Ice Cream Sandwich Ideas You Need To Try If You Want To Have The Most Amazing Summer Ever

Forget ice cream cones — these killer ice cream sandwich ideas by Spoon University are where it's at this summer. There are few better ways to cool down on a scorching hot day than with a drippy, delicious dollop of ice cream smushed between two cookies, but if you are feeling really adventurous, these combos are the way to go. A classic ice cream sandwich is great, but trade in your regular ingredients for rich, fudgy brownies, gooey Rice Krispy treats, and scrumptious Cinnabons (no, seriously), and suddenly you've upgraded your 'wich from cool treat to most amazing thing in the entire world. Play around with different ice cream flavors, and prepare to have the best summer of your life. And no — we're not being overdramatic. These ice cream sandwiches are simply that good. And since putting these together only requires a few ingredients and minimum prep time, there's no reason why you shouldn't just try them all.

I spend a fair amount of my time looking up recipes, reading cookbooks, and testing out my own creations. The other day I saw this bomb Fruity Pebble ice cream sandwich on the Coolhaus Instagram, and immediately had to recreate it for myself.

That got me thinking: what other amazing ice cream sandwich combinations are out there just waiting to be made and tasted? Here's a roundup of my favorite new ice cream sandwiches. I highly recommend the strawberry shortcake one.

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Brownie + Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Prep Time: 2 minutesCook Time: 0 minutesTotal Time: 2 minutes

Servings: 6 sandwiches

Ingredients:12 brownies1 pint chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream

Directions:1. Using a 1-inch circle, cut brownies into small circles.

2. Sandwich cookie dough ice cream between two brownies.

Fruity Pebbles + Rice Krispie Ice Cream

Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 3 minutesTotal Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients:4 cups Fruity Pebbles3 cups mini marshmallows3 tablespoons butter1 pint Rice Krispie Treat ice cream

Directions:1. Melt down marshmallows with butter until smooth.

2. Combine with Fruity Pebbles. Pour out onto parchment paper, and press flat. Chill for 15 minutes.

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3. Using a 2-inch circle, cut eight circles out of the set Fruity Pebble treats.

4. Sandwich Rice Krispie Treat ice cream between two Fruity Pebble rounds.

Cinnabon + Cinnabon Ice Cream

Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Prep Time: 2 minutesCook Time: 3 minutesTotal Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients:8 pre-made Cinnabons1 pint Cinnabon ice cream

Directions:1. Cook Cinnabons in a waffle iron for three minutes.

2. Slice Cinnabon in half.

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3. Sandwich Cinnabon ice cream between two Cinnabon halves.

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4. Drizzle frosting over sandwiches.

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Original post by Phoebe Melnick for Spoon University - BU.

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