I just love ice cream sandwiches. You know, the ones that come wrapped in white paper that are stacked in a box? I love the simplicity of the vanilla ice cream enveloped between two soft chocolate cookies that get stuck on your teeth. They're perfect for parties, sports events and cooling down at the beach. In fact one summer day at the beach my neighbor was throwing a party and actually made an ice cream cake out of these sandwiches. She made some inspired filling and we all thought it was great. It quickly disappeared. I got to thinking that with game day coming up why not make our own ice cream sandwiches? There is no cooking involved only shopping, freezing, and eating! Here is my very simple version.
Ingredients for Favorite Ice Cream Sandwiches:
approximately 4-8 cups of ice cream, depending on size of cookies, extra is needed for sampling flavors
2 packages of soft cookies such as oatmeal, molasses, chocolate, or chocolate chip, 8 cookies in a package
toppings such as colored sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles,chopped salted nuts, mini-chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or toasted coconut
Time-Saving Tip: The ice cream sandwiches can be made in advance and stored in a plastic container in the freezer.
Let's see what we need.
We're ready to make the ice cream sandwiches.
Take the ice cream out of the freezer for about ten minutes before making the sandwiches. It's easier to work with when it softens a bit. Though if it gets too soft it becomes a little more challenging and messy. If this happens just put the ice cream back in the freezer. I used about a half cup of ice cream in each sandwich. Feel free to use any amount but the sandwiches look best if they all have the same amount of ice cream. Place the ice cream on the bottom side of a cookie. Then place another cookie on top; the bottom side of the cookie touching the ice cream.
Now just roll the ice cream sandwiches in whatever toppings you choose.
Place the sandwiches on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer.
They're ready! These look great! I made oatmeal cookies filled with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate cookies filled with cherry vanilla ice cream. Have fun with the cookies and ice cream flavors. The combinations are limitless.