24 Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Combinations

August 4, 2020

There’s usually a box of ice cream sandwiches in the freezer at my house. It’s an easy dessert treat to grab when there isn’t time to scoop and serve. But while the chocolate cookies with vanilla ice cream combo is a classic, sometimes you need a more exciting treat for your taste buds. These 24 homemade ice cream sandwich combinations create perfect flavor pairings. You’re sure to find a new favorite!

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Breakfast Inspired

These combos are the perfect way to start the day sweet with something, or have breakfast for dessert! From coffee and tea, to a delicious bowl of cereal, these flavors will make morning your favorite time of day.

Earl Grey Tea Infused Cookies

From Cooking Journey

Lemon Curd Ice Cream

From Taste Botanical

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

From A Baking Journey

Matcha Ice Cream

From Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Cookies

From Nourish Nutrition

Decaf Coffee Ice Cream

From Slumber & Scones

Lucky Charms Cookies

From A Table Full of Joy

Cereal Milk Ice Cream

From The Flavor Bender

Sweet & Salty

Combining two desserts can lead to a sweetness overload, but these pairings are here for you. If you are the type to grab pretzels over candy, there’s a perfect ice cream sandwich out there for you!

Banana Bread Cookies

From Life Begins With Dessert

Nutella Peanut Butter Ice Cream

From Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Coconut Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

From House of Nash Eats

Miso Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

From Slumber & Scones

Salted Caramel Crunchy Ice Cream

From Fab Food 4 All

Salty Marshmallow Cookies

From The Salty Marshmallow

Sweet Corn and Bacon Ice Cream

From Running to the Kitchen

Refreshingly Fruity

Sweet berries, tart citrus, and juicy fresh peaches bring a new life to this set of sandwiches. Fruit makes every dessert feel a little bit healthier, and adds gorgeous natural colors.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

From Lemon Blossoms

Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream

From The Unlikely Baker

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Slumber & Scones

Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

From Sweet Tea & Thyme

Lemon Sugar Cookies

From Urban Bliss Life

Thai Basil & Lime Ice Cream

From Straight to the Hips Baby

Molasses Cookies

From Inspiring Kitchen

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

From Midwest Nice

Fun & Nostalgic

Throw back to childhood with some classic flavor combinations (fluffernutter, anyone?) and bold, bright colors. These pairings are perfect for kids of any age, and are sure to bring out plenty of joy!

Birthday Cake Cookies

From Lemons & Zest

Bubblegum Ice Cream

From Crayons & Cravings

Cookies & Cream Cookies

From Eat the Love

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

From Erhardts Eat

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

From Simply Stacie

Funfetti Whole Wheat Cookies

From Live Laugh Love With Me

Birthday Cake Crunch Ice Cream

From Bitz N Giggles

Holiday Flavors

You can enjoy ice cream all year, so why not upgrade your holiday desserts with these fun treats. Cozy oatmeal, cranberry, orange, and chestnut flavors will definitely have you singing some carols come dessert time.

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

From Bunsen Burner Bakery

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Recipes Worth Repeating

Sweet Potato Swirl Ice Cream

From The Simple Sweet Life

Chocolate Cranberry Chestnut Cookies

From Jo’s Kitchen Larder

Chocolate Orange Ice Cream

From Fitty Foodlicious

Drinks for Dessert

You know a good cocktail can be considered dessert, but what about the other way around? These cookie and ice cream combos are turning your favorite drinks into a fun and frozen treat.

Chocolate Malted Cookies

From This Delicious House

Bailey’s Ice Cream

From Running to the Kitchen

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

From Urban Farmie

Pina Colada Ice Cream

From Three Olives Branch

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

From Erhardts Eat

Stout Ice Cream

From A Younique Journey

Shortbread Cookies

From Savory Bites Recipes

Maple Bourbon Fig Ice Cream

From Cali Girl Cooking

Discover a new favorite ice cream and cookie combo from these 24 delectable pairs, and treat yourself to a homemade ice cream sandwich!

How to Make a Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Pair your cookies by size and shape

The secret to perfectly uniform ice cream sandwiches is uniform cookies. In many cases, you can achieve this by using a cookie scoop to create round and similarly-sized cookies.

However, oven variations, chocolate chip distribution, and so many other factors can have an affect on cookie size and shape. Before building your ice cream sandwiches, pair up any larger, smaller, or irregularly shaped cookies with a similar match.

Cool or chill cookies before adding ice cream

Some cookie recipes keep really well in the fridge or freezer, while others don’t. If you are able to chill your cookies, it will give the ice cream a nice, cool place to settle between them. This means longer before it starts to melt and drip!

Even if you don’t have time to chill, or the recipe doesn’t recommend it, at least let the cookies cool down to room temperature. Warm, just out of the oven cookies are incredible, but they will melt your ice cream! Use those for a warm cookie sundae instead.

Use ice cream that is easily scoopable, but has not started to melt

Depending on the ice cream recipe, your ice cream machine (for recipes that need to be churned) and your freezer, ice cream consistency can be variable. If your ice cream is too hard to scoop, you may need to let it sit out for a few minutes. You’ll also want a good ice cream scoop, for easy serving.

But don’t let the ice cream start to melt! Ice cream that’s too soft will drip right out of the sandwiches, while too hard will make it difficult to squish the cookies together and flatten it out.

Make and freeze full sandwiches

If you need to make and serve a whole bunch of sandwiches at once, or if you only want to grab one at a time, prepping them ahead is the way to go. Check the cookie recipe to make sure it’s okay to freeze the cookies.

If so, build a bunch of sandwiches, and store stacked on top of one another, separated by a small square of parchment paper. You can keep most ice cream sandwiches in a sealed container in the freezer for about a month.

Add fun toppings for a little something extra

Mini chocolate chips, fun shaped and colored sprinkles, and sparkling sugar are all great additions to your ice cream sandwiches! Add some of the topping to a small bowl, and roll the sandwiches like a wheel to get the pieces to stick to the ice cream.

You can do this before freezing them, for a grab-and-go treat. Or you can set it up as part of an ice cream sundae bar, and allow your guests to build their own fun desserts!


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23 thoughts on “24 Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Combinations

  1. These all look so good! Love the pairings. Thanks for including my Molasses Cookie recipe! Going to try with the ice cream you suggested.

  2. This is such a fun idea! I love how you pulled recipes from so many different blogs to make all these mouth-watering combos. And I must admit, they ALL sound superb!! haha thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

  3. I can’t decide, I think I’ll need to eventually try all of these. This is something fun I’m going to make with my older son.

  4. Kait this is amazing! These ice cream combo are PERFECT for summer! I’ve been wanting to bake my own cookies and have a sundae party, and this is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  5. This is SUCH a creative and totally genius article! I’m thrilled about the idea of breakfast ice cream sandwiches – and drinks with dessert too. I can’t get over how amazing each category is – and now, even if I don’t necessarily want an ice cream sandwich, I still have an amazing list of cookies and ice cream to try out!! Love it!

  6. Oh dear! These look delicious, especially for a hot summer’s day like we’ve been having here in the midwest. Thank you for sharing! Ice cream is a favorite sweet treat of mine =)

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