Try this ice cream sandwich recipe for a yummy treat. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are so much better than store bought! Loaded with delicious vanilla ice cream, sprinkles and more.

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

We have the best ice cream sandwich recipe. The chocolate wafers are packed full of delicious ice cream. You can use any vanilla ice cream you prefer but we made this Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

It is SO creamy and delicious! Plus, you do not need an ice cream maker for it. It isn’t much more work but it adds a ton of extra flavor.

We love ice cream around here. It is a great treat to beat the heat during summertime. But we love these Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches all year long.

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The cookie part of this ice cream sandwich is brownie batter that is poured into a 18×13 pan and then baked. The ingredients for the cookie portion of the ice cream sandwich is easy to make. The ingredients are simple pantry ingredients.

After the brownie is baked it is then frozen while you prepare the ice cream middle. Once the brownie has been frozen, then the ice cream is layered on the cookie portion and then frozen again.

Once the it is ice cream and cookies are frozen together than the ice cream sandwich is cut into smaller rectangles.

Ingredients needed - flour, baking soda, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, unsalted butter, chocolate chips, vanilla, salt and ice cream

Ingredients for Ice Cream Sandwich recipe:

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Eggs 
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Salt 
  • Home Style Vanilla Ice Cream – Your favorite ice cream.
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  • Prepare the Oven – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a ribbed baking sheet (18X13 pan) with parchment paper. Make sure that the paper overhangs the sheet and spray the paper with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Melt the Chocolate – Place the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat these ingredients in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each interval until fully melted and combined. 
  • After Chocolate has cooled, add in sugars, eggs, vanilla – Let the chocolate cool for a few minutes until it is warm to the touch.  Then whisk in both sugars, then the eggs and vanilla extract.  
  • Mix together dry ingredients – In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. 
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients – Then stir the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture until it’s just combined.  Do not over mix.  
  • Pour batter into prepare pan – Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread the batter out evenly. 
  • Bake Brownie – Bake for 12-15 minutes until it has puffed up slightly. 
  • Cool Brownie – Then let it cool completely at room temperature. 
Preparing the cookie layer

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches:

  • Cut the brownie in half – Layer the 2 brownies on the baking sheet with parchment paper in between them. Then freeze them for 15 minutes.  If you freeze them for 30 minutes, the brownies will still be good.
  • Begin Preparing Ice Cream – While the brownies are in the freezer, beat the ice cream on low in a stand up mixer or with a hand held mixer until the ice cream is soft and easy to spread. 
  • Spread Ice Cream on the Frozen Brownie – Remove the brownie from the freezer.  Place 1 brownie on the baking sheet.  Spread the softened ice cream over the top of that brownie. 
  • Top the Ice Cream with Brownie – Then top with the other half of the brownie.  Then place it back into the freezer for at least 2 hours.  
  • Cut into Rectangles – Once it’s fully frozen, use a sharp knife to cut it into smaller rectangles that are approximately 2.25X4 inches on a cutting board.  
Preparing the ice cream and layering on the cookie
  • Freeze, Serve and Enjoy – Then the ice cream sandwiches are ready to serve or you can wrap each sandwich individually with plastic wrap and freeze until you are ready to serve. 
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How do you Freeze Ice Cream Sandwiches?

Once you have prepared the homemade ice cream sandwiches, wrap each individual ice cream sandwiches in plastic wrap. Then wrap them again in aluminum foil and place in the freezer.

You can also place in a single layer in a zip lock bag.

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Tips for the Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches:

  • Freeze Cookies – Make sure after you baked the brownies and let them cool, that you freeze them. The ice cream sandwiches hold up better when brownie is frozen. Even though the brownie has been frozen, it will still retain its perfect taste.
  • Use Good Ice Cream – When I make these delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches, I make sure to use really good vanilla ice cream.
  • Dip Immediately – Make sure to roll your ice cream in the chocolate chips or sprinkles immediate so that they stick to the ice cream.
  • Cocoa Powder – You can add in cocoa powder into the brownie mixture for an extra chocolate flavor.

How long will they last?

If stored correctly, these ice cream sandwiches will last up to 3 months.

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Variation Ideas:

  • Try using different cookies – Instead of making brownies, you can make chocolate chip cookies. You can also make them with double chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cookies.
  • Make Birthday Ice Cream Sandwiches – Use their favorite colors instead of the chocolate chips. You can also mix chocolate chips and the sprinkles together.
  • Use different chocolate chips – Use can use dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate or mini chocolate chips.
  • Roll in Nuts – Chop up some pecans or walnuts and roll your ice cream sandwich in some chopped nuts.
  • Change the Ice Cream – Chocolate Ice Cream would be also instead of Vanilla. Really any flavor ice cream will do.
  • Crushed up candy bars – If you have some leftover candy bars, place them in a zip lock bag and crush them up. M&M’s would be a great option as well.

Family favorite dessert idea:

This dessert would be great for the kids to help. From making the cookie dough and spreading the ice cream on the cookies to rolling them in the chocolate chips.

It would be a great activity to spend time together and the end result would be a yummy dessert.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Homemade ice cream sandwiches are so decadent. This Ice cream sandwich recipe is much better than store bought! Once you try this Homemade ice cream sandwiches recipe, you will be a fan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Freeze 4 hrs
Total Time 14 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 690
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 gallon Home Style Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a ribbed baking sheet (18X13 pan) with parchment paper (make sure that the paper overhangs the sheet) and spray the paper with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat these ingredients in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each interval until fully melted and combined.  Let the chocolate cool for a few minutes until it is warm to the touch.  Then whisk in both sugars, then the eggs and vanilla extract. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Then stir the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture until it’s just combined.  Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter onto the lined baking sheet and spread the batter out evenly.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until it has puffed up slightly.  Then let it cool completely at room temperature.  Cut the brownie in half.  Layer the 2 brownies on the baking sheet with parchment paper in between them. Then freeze them for 15 minutes.
  • While the brownies are in the freezer, beat the ice cream on low in a stand up mixer or with a hand held mixer until the ice cream is soft and easy to spread.
  • Remove the brownie from the freezer.  Place 1 brownie on the baking sheet.  Spread the soft ice cream over the top of that brownie.  Then top with the other half of the brownie.  Then place it back into the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • Once it’s fully frozen, use a sharp knife to cut it into smaller rectangles that are approximately 2.25X4 inches. 
  • Then the ice cream sandwiches are ready to serve or you can wrap each sandwich individually with plastic wrap and freeze until you are ready to serve. 

Recipe Notes

As long as the ice cream sandwiches are stored correctly, they should last for up to 1 month in the freezer. 
If you have trouble with the brownie batter spreading into the baking sheet.  Spray your fingertips with non-stick cooking spray and use your fingers to press the batter into the pan. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving 10g, Calories 690kcal, Carbohydrates 78g, Protein 10g, Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 23g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 141mg, Sodium 282mg, Potassium 517mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 61g, Vitamin A 1137IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 269mg, Iron 2mg

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