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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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!