Nothing says summer like ice cream! Transform your casual summer ice cream treat by trying an ice cream sandwich. It's a crowd pleaser (kids and adults alike!) and the process is simple. I love a snickerdoodle cookie for mine, but chocolate chip or your cookie of choice works just as well. The cookie is really just a vehicle to serve the ice cream. Give it a try for your next BBQ or family gathering. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Homemade batch of snickerdoodle cookies (Martha Stewart's recipe is my go-to. Tip: follow the directions precisely, from oven baking rotation to her cooling instructions! I also like to substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour.).
  • Pint of good quality ice cream (I prefer Talenti gelato and like to keep it simple with vanilla).
  • 2-3 Toppings e.g. rainbow sprinkles, mini-chocolate chips, chopped pecans
  • Ice cream scoop and freezer bags

 

Ice Cream Sandwich

I like to make the cookies one day in advance of my party to lessen my stress the day of! The cookies store well in a glass cookie jar. If you make the cookies same day, ensure they are completely cooled before assembling the sandwiches. To make the sandwiches, take a small scoop of ice cream and place between two cookies and gently press together. If you want to add toppings, place topping of choice onto a plate and roll sides of sandwich until covered. I recommend making sandwiches 15-20 minutes prior to serving, placing back in the freezer in order to set and ice cream to firm. You can place into freezer on a tray or plate covered with plastic wrap or set gently into a freezer bag. Enjoy!

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich

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