Ice cream is the mascot dessert of summer, and I am so here for it. Luckily, National Ice Cream Day is a thing, giving us the perfect excuse to indulge in DIY ice cream sandwiches. I mean, how can you resist? It is a cookie (well, two) and ice cream all rolled into one. And since there are some seriously creative folks in the blogging world, you can make a unique ice cream sandwich that is anything but basic.
Of course, you cannot go wrong with the traditional soft brown cake-like cookie. Those babies just bring back memories of my childhood, and I know I am not the only one. However, now that adulthood is upon us, why not take things up a notch? Many of the recipes on this list involve homemade cookie recipes, topped off with all the extra goodies. After all, ice cream is a serious matter, my friends.
One might argue that ice cream sundaes are simpler. While it is true, think about the clean-up. Ice cream sandwiches can be individually wrapped, making them the perfect summer party treat. Feeding a crowd will be easy-peasy. Plus, you can make a batch, pop them in freezer, and bask in their delicious goodness all season. I know that is what I plan on doing. Who wants in?
1Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Oreo lovers, this one's for you. Bakerella transforms this classic cookie into a ridiculously adorable ice cream sandwich. It's also kind of brilliant.
2Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Can we just talk about these double chocolate chip cookies by Foodie Crush? They have espresso, people. Dreams do come true.
3German Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies
If you've never had German chocolate cake, you're missing out. These cookies by Dessert Now, Dinner Later! feature the classic ingredients: Chocolate, coconut, and pecans. Yum.
4Trail Mix Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Trail mix gets a major upgrade with this recipe by A Beautiful Mess. The best part? You can easily infuse this recipe with a customized trail mix. Just think about the possibilities.
5Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches
Shortbread cookies might be basic, but Your Cup Of Cake is here to change that. Those chocolate chips (and strawberry ice cream) change everything.
6Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yes, this is real. No, you are not dreaming. The Kitchn has figured out how to turn Lucky Charms into ice cream sandwiches, and all is right in the world.
7S'Mores Ice Cream Sandwich
S'mores are a must during the summer. So according to my calculations, a S'mores ice cream sandwich makes perfect sense. Head to The Little Epicurean to make it.
8Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
There's nothing like a good ol' chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. To make this long-time fave, head to The Comfort Kitchen.
9Hot Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich
To take it up a notch, take a tip from Half Baked Harvest. Add hot fudge, use cookie dough ice cream, and die happy.
10Lemon Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches
Actually, why do cookies get to have all the fun? Switch things up with lemon bars, thanks to Taste and Tell.
11Rhubarb Ice Cream Sandwiches
For something out of the ordinary, make these rhubarb ice cream sandwiches with Green Kitchen Stories. Top them off with raw hazelnut wafers and instantly win at life.
12Black And White Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Black and white cookies are cult favorite. With some help from How Sweet It Is, you can make them from scratch and add ice cream.
13Tiramisu Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Bars
Tiramisu, brownies, and ice cream. These are a few of my favorite things. And with the help of Half Baked Harvest, you can combine these ingredients into a mouth-watering sandwich.
14Bacon & Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you're a fan of sweet and salty snacks, you'll adore this recipe by Two Red Bowls. Extra points for adding chocolate to the mix.
15Salted Pretzel Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you're a fan of crazy flavor combos, don't pass up this recipe by Half Baked Harvest. Salted pretzel, Nutella, and ice cream sound like a dream.
16Brown Sugar Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches
Bacon makes another appearance in this brown sugar and bacon version by I Am Food Blog. The recipe uses wafers, but I bet this would be amazing with chocolate chip cookies.
17Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Waffle And Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
When it comes to crazy concoctions, Half Baked Harvest does not mess around. These waffles are infused with chocolate chip cookie dough, for crying out loud.
18Ritz Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches
When it comes to ice cream sandwiches, Ritz crackers don't have much of a reputation... until now. Visit Joy The Baker to make this sweet and salty treat.
19Paleo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Do you eat a Paleo diet? Oatmeal With A Fork has got your back. In this recipe, she used coconut whipped cream as an ice cream substitute. What a genius move.
20Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Using blondies in an ice cream sandwich is one thing. However, adding a layer of peanut butter cups is an entirely different story. So smart. Learn how to do it at Cookies And Cups.
21Raw Ice Cream Sandwiches
Last but not least, Oatmeal With A Fork has figured out how to make raw ice cream sandwiches. They're even nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. The secret? Mejdool dates and avocado ice cream.