Best Ever Ice Cream Sandwich

by possandruby

Summer is the season of lazy sunny days, swimming, eating salads and fruit and also a little sweet indulgence – an ice cream sandwich. It’s also the season for entertaining and we all want simple but delicious treats that we can share with our friends and family.

This recipe came about as a bit of an accident, I had some cookies left from a recent bake as well as ice cream in the freezer.  I am a huge fan of individual serve desserts so I came up with this easy and delicious ice cream sandwich. These can also be kept in the freezer for up to two weeks which means they come a great ready made snack or treat.

Choose to create everything from scratch, the cookies and the ice cream or use shop brought ingredients – the choice is yours. With ice cream and cookies available in so many flavours, there is something to please everyone.

You can whip up a plate of these delights quickly and serve just as easily. Add a little extra wow factor by rolling them in sprinkles or chocolate shavings.

This easy choc chip cookie recipe is a great base to start your ice cream sandwich adventures!


Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 160° celsius.  Begin by creaming the butter and sugars until pale in colour and fluffy. Add the vanilla essence and egg and mix until combined. Stir in flour until combined and add chocolate chips then mix gently.  Place teaspoons of mixture on a baking tray allowing room for cookies to spread. Cook for 10-15 minutes until slightly brown. Cool on a wire rack.


Using 500ml of slightly softened vanilla ice cream, place a large tablespoon of ice cream between two cookies. Gently press cookies together and scrape off any excess that oozes out the sides. Put sandwiches into a plastic container and place in the freezer.

Once the sandwiches are frozen, you can add the finishing touches by rolling the sides of the sandwiches in your chosen topping for example crushed nuts, sprinkles, 100’s and 1000’s, shaved chocolate just to name a few options or you can come up with your own topping.

Put the sandwiches back in the freezer so they freeze through until it’s time to serve.

  • Chocolate ripple cookies and vanilla ice cream
  • Peanut butter choc chip cookies and caramel ice cream
  • Anzac cookies and vanilla ice cream
  • Vanilla cookies and white chocolate raspberry ice cream

We look forward to hearing about the combinations you create with your favourite flavours.  Place your suggestions in the comments below.

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