9 Mindblowing Ice Cream Sandwiches That Will Make Your Life Complete This Summer

We wonder sometimes about the genius who first decided to put a scoop of ice cream between two cookies and call it a sandwich. Did it come to him in a dream? Was it divine inspiration? We may never know, but this much is certain: if there are dessert gods, ice cream sandwiches are proof they want us to be happy.

The best part? You’re already halfway there. You can bake a killer batch of cookies with your eyes closed, and ice cream is a breeze. Now, the only thing left to do is to put the two desserts where they belong: together. Fire up the oven and get churning — this is going to be the sweetest summer yet.

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The Classic

This is the dessert you used to chase the ice cream man for. It’s a classic, no-frills sandwich — taken to the next level with homemade ice cream and chocolate wafers. Thanks, Tummy Train!

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Black and White

The next step in your ice cream evolution? Swap out the cookies, of course. How Sweet Eats subs iconic black and white cookies for an especially decadent treat.

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Pretzel Sandwich

Who says your ice cream has to live between two cookies? Half Baked Harvest slides a scoop into a pretzel bun — but brioche would be pretty magical, too.

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Get It Drunk

Nothing goes better with a pretzel ice cream sandwich than a beer ice cream sandwich. HonestlyYUM whips up a special batch of boozy ice cream for the occasion.

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Crackers & Brownies

We’ve officially taken a leap into weird-but-delicious territory. Lady and Pups substitutes saltine crackers for chocolate wafers and brownies for melted chocolate. Genius.

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Tropical Paradise

Feeling adventurous? Ditch the chocolate-vanilla combo for Moonblush Baker’s tropical ice cream sandwich with mango gelato.

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Get Corny

Yes, cornmeal cookies are a thing, and they make a mean ice cream sandwich, too. Hummingbird High has the scoop. (Oh, yes. We went there.)

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Bring Home the Bacon

Bacon is always a good idea, especially when it comes to dessert. My Name Is Yeh, mad scientist that she is, whips up sweet corn ice cream and sandwiches it between two epic, bacon-studded cookies.

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Homemade Oreos

Peanut butter and mocha ice cream. On a homemade Oreo. Need we say more? Thanks, Half Baked Harvest!

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