Our Best Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes to Stash in Your Freezer

A sweet cookie ice cream sandwich is our all-time favorite summer dessert.

Cornbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Photo: Carson Downing

Why choose between a cookie sandwich or an ice cream recipe when you can enjoy both in one crave-busting package? Each of our favorite ice cream sandwiches—with variations that include fruit, chocolate, and even donuts—is so delicious that these ice cream treats will surely disappear long before they melt.

01 of 07

Chocolate-Marshmallow Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate-Marshmallow Ice Cream Sandwiches

S’mores + candy bars + chocolate cake = a recipe for guaranteed dessert deliciousness. All three combine in our irresistible ice cream cookie sandwich recipe! Rather than starting from scratch, the cookies are based on chocolate cake mix, while the chocolate ice cream gets a semihomemade twist with the addition of chopped Twix bars. Layer both with a schmear of marshmallow creme, and dessert is done. (No campfire required.)

02 of 07

Lemon Bar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Lemon Bar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Tart, tangy, and totally refreshing, this ice cream sandwich dessert starts with a simple sugar cookie bar recipe. Spread the baked bar cookies with vanilla ice cream swirled with lemon curd, then stack on the second cookie layer and freeze. For a final mouth-puckering punch, coat in crushed lemon candies.

03 of 07

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches


It’s like your favorite lunch box sandwich just got taken to new decadent heights. These PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches look like you spent loads of time bringing them to life, but the supermarket does most of the work for you (our little secret!). Bake a roll of peanut butter cookie dough in square-shape bites, add a mini scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and crown it all with a dollop of your favorite fruit preserves.

04 of 07

Summer Fruit Crisp Ice Cream Bars

stacks of summer fruit crisp ice cream bars

We're taking a few liberties by categorizing these bars as ice cream sandwiches. But as long as you pack in the crumble nice and tight, you can absolutely eat these ice cream treats with your hands! For even more sweetness, amp up your strawberry or peach ice cream recipe with pieces of fresh fruit.

05 of 07

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Introducing the best South-of-the-Border ice cream sandwich! Cinnamon-sugar churros act as the “bun” on this cookie sandwich. Add a scoop of vanilla or dulce de leche ice cream between two for a warmly spiced Mexican-inspired delight.

06 of 07

Pistachio Gelato Brownie Bars

Pistachio Gelato Brownie Bars
Carson Downing

This ice cream sandwich cookie starts with thick slabs of chocolate brownies. No one will guess this easy dessert starts with a boxed mix! Sandwich rich pistachio gelato and finished with crushed nuts for the ultimate pistachio dessert. These will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks.

07 of 07

Cornbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cornbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Carson Downing

Spiced cornmeal cookies are a perfect match for creamy fruit ice creams. Sweeten up the dough with brown sugar and honey. Use a cookie cutter to create fun shapes on the top of each ice cream sandwich.

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