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10 Ice Cream Sandwiches You’ll Want to Be Friends With

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches You’ll Want to Be Friends With

These beautiful ice cream sandwiches will never let you down

These ice cream sandwiches will give you everything you need and more.

Good friends are hard to come by. We all need buddies who are trustworthy, will make us laugh, and can be there for us when we really need them. Making new friends can be exhausting, but don’t despair. These ice cream sandwiches are here for you.

Ice cream sandwiches are the best of both worlds. You have doughy cookies holding in a cool ice cream center. It’s like they are hugging each other, and who doesn’t love a hug every now and then? Ice cream cookies understand you. They realize that you make a lot of tough decisions throughout the day, so they don’t make you choose. You can have whatever you want however you want it. Want a classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich? You got it. Or maybe you want something fruity, like blueberry ice cream stuffed between two oatmeal cookies. You can get one.

Ice cream sandwiches are the type of friends you wish you had. They may be gone within a few minutes, but there are always more to love. Not to mention they are beautiful to look at. If you walked by these ice cream sandwiches on the street, you’d want to know their names, numbers, and where they like to hang out on the weekends.

Blackberry and Graham Crackers

Fruit is great, especially when it’s in ice cream.

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Brown Sugar Bacon

Definitive proof that bacon goes with everything.

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Cake Batter

Have your cake as an ice cream sandwich and eat it too.

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Cookie Dough in Cookie Dough

The ultimate slumber party food.

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Donut Dipped in Chocolate

Donuts were almost perfect, and now ice cream completes them.

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Hazelnut, Nutella, and Caramel

So sweet that it’ll make your teeth ache. But so worth it.

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Dark Chocolate Oatmeal

Taking something healthy and stuffing ice cream into it? We’re all for it.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly

Two perfect combinations to make the ultimate dessert.

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Ritz Crackers

Tiny bites of buttery, crispy goodness, with ice cream!

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

This is just what you need after a long day, and it’s here for you.

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Think Chapman’s Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich is an ordinary ice cream sandwich? Think again!

On our last grocery trip, it was Howie’s turn to pick out which dessert he wanted to bring home. There are a lot of choices in the ice cream aisle and I honestly wasn’t sure which one he would pick.

“That’s the one!” he exclaimed and pulled the box from the freezer. He chose a box of Chapman’s Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich for our dessert. I asked him why this ice cream out of any of the choices available to us and he said it reminded him of summer days as a kid. These ice cream sandwiches are also one of his favorite comfort ice cream treats.

THE TASTE

These ice cream sandwiches are honestly the perfect after dinner dessert for us. The sandwiches are a good size to enjoy without being overly large in portion after a nice meal at home. The ice cream is sandwiched between two chocolate wafers. We love the combo of the vanilla ice cream with the chocolate wafers. The wafers are soft to bite down into and releases that delicious chocolate aroma. The vanilla flavour will quickly follow and pulls you into a deep sense of comfort. The ice cream itself is creamy and sweet. A delightful treat!

HOW TO ENJOY

When we are able to see our friends outside for picnics or barbecues, we can see ourselves packing up a box in our cooler to share. We’re very sensitive to our friends’ allergies and food intolerances when we choose what to share. This product is made in a peanut and nut free facility. If you’re ever unsure if a product is made in such a facility, you can look for the red banner on the front of Chapman’s boxes. With these ice cream sandwiches, we can feel good that we know what we’re giving our friends to eat.

Each box of Chapman’s Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich comes with 12 ice cream sandwiches. They’re the perfect treat to keep in the freezer for yourself or grab a box to share with the people you love!

Chapman’s offers many delicious products so be sure to learn more about them on their website.

Our previous reviews about other Chapman’s products can be found here and here.

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Annie's Organic Vanilla Ice Cream Mini Sandwiches

Su-Jit Lin / Eat This, Not That!

The name of this sammie doesn't lie: They are indeed mini. Normally, in the case of ice cream sandwiches, that's a negative, but in this case, it was a plus, because they were … not great. Newer to market and boasting no high-fructose corn syrup and only eight ingredients in the ice cream, the very sweet ice cream had a rich French vanilla flavor that kept its solid state well for a nice, firm cut as we tasted. However, the wafer proved to be its undoing.

While we appreciated the cute bunny logo stamp on the wafer, the odd green tinge to the light brown, dog-biscuit color that somehow doesn't translate into photos (both on the box and in this taste test) was decidedly off-putting. Unfortunately, that feeling carried over into the flavors of the wafer—or lack thereof. The taste impression was much more of carob chips and pea protein with a barley tone to it as opposed to chocolate, and that gummy, vegetative taste stayed in our mouths too long after the bite was gone.


Homemade ice cream sandwiches

Who'd ever think of making your own homemade ice cream sandwiches?

After all, it's easy enough to pick up a box at the supermarket. You can probably get store brand for under $3.

And, aside from that slightly freezer-burned, vaguely fake taste, they're pretty good. Right?

That's what I thought, until I made my own ice cream sandwiches last week.

Even setting aside the lack of freezer burn and aftertaste of the various preservatives and artificial flavors that go into mass-market ice cream sandwiches, this homemade version of a classic store-bought treat is striking.

I kind of knew, inside my baker's head, that homemade ice cream sandwiches – like most treats that are homemade – would probably taste better. But inertia kept me on the path of "Make your own cookies and bread buy ice cream treats at the store."

Then, earlier this summer, I got an ice cream maker.

And quickly thereafter, was introduced to this book. Which, during the sweltering days we've "enjoyed" this month, has become a very cool bedside companion.

Milk Gelato on Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies, anyone?

Flipping through the book, I wondered where to start. Well, why not right at the beginning? The book's first recipe is fittingly entitled "Pure Nostalgia – Vanilla Ice Cream on Soft Chocolate Cookie Bars."

Exactly what I used to cough up a hard-earned dime for at the Good Humor truck. I guess the days of 10¢ ice cream sandwiches are long gone, eh?

Anyway, if you have an ice cream maker, it's absolutely worth it to make your own ice cream for these sandwiches.

Substitute store-bought vanilla ice cream, if you like but this recipe for vanilla ice cream, with its interesting addition of tapioca starch for thick, smooth texture, is outstanding.

If you're making your own ice cream, here's Jennie's recipe:

2 cups (454g) whole milk
1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup or light agave nectar (or light corn syrup, or honey*)
2 tablespoons (14g) tapioca starch (or minute tapioca, finely ground in a spice or coffee grinder)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or a scant 1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup (227g) heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

*I've added these choices beyond what the recipe calls for, for those who don't want to purchase golden syrup or agave nectar.

Whisk together 1/2 cup (113g) of the milk, the sugar, syrup, tapioca starch, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the remaining milk, and the cream.

Cook and stir the mixture over medium-high heat until bubbles form around the edge and it begins to steam. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens to the consistency of a cream sauce don't let it boil.

Remove the mixture from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator. For best results, the mixture should be very cold. Make it ahead and refrigerate overnight or for up to a couple of days, if desired.

When the mixture is thoroughly chilled, freeze it in your ice cream maker, following the manufacturer's directions.

I like to add alcohol to homemade ice cream, to keep it from becoming rock-hard in the freezer. If desired, stir 3 tablespoons rum (vanilla rum is tasty), brandy, or vodka into the ice cream as soon as it comes out of the ice cream maker.

Transfer the ice cream to a storage container, and freeze until solid, at least several hours. If you've added the alcohol, it'll still be soft enough to scoop easily. If not, you'll need to let it soften a bit before using it for ice cream sandwiches.

Speaking of sandwiches – let's make the chocolate cookies.

Preheat your oven to 350°F, with a rack in the center. Lightly grease a piece of parchment about 12" x 16", and place it on a flat work surface.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the following:

1 1/4 cups (149g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup (43g) Dutch-process cocoa powder or all-purpose baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or 3/8 teaspoon table salt

Place the following in a larger bowl:

6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup (99g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (53g) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat at high speed until well combined and somewhat expanded the mixture will look a bit grainy, but also fairly creamy.

On low speed, add half the flour/cocoa then 2/3 cup (152g) whole milk then the remaining flour/cocoa, scraping the bowl between additions.

Can you use lower-fat or skim milk? Of course the cookies will simply be less tender.

Dollop the batter all over the prepared parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread it to the edges of the parchment, smoothing it as flat as possible.

Pick the parchment up, and set it into a half-sheet pan (18" x 13"), or onto a large cookie sheet.

Bake the cookie slab for about 10 minutes, until it just loses its shine. Remove the pan from the oven, and cool the cookie on the pan for about 5 minutes. Cut it in half crosswise to make two rectangles, each about 8" x 12".

Trim the edges of each rectangle, if desired you'll make neater-looking sandwiches.

Use a fork to prick the top of the cookie slabs in neat rows, like the top of a traditional ice cream sandwich.

Place the cookie slabs, with their parchment, on a rack or racks to cool completely. When completely cool, wrap well and place in the freezer. If there's room, freeze them on a baking sheet it's good to have a cold surface to work on when you're making the sandwiches.

When you're ready to assemble the sandwiches, check your ice cream. If it's rock-hard, get it out of the freezer and let it soften until it's scoopable. If you've added the rum or other alcohol, it'll be scoopable right out of the freezer.

Peel the parchment off the backs of the cookie slabs. Place one slab, bottom up, on a cold surface. Spread with ice cream.

Top with the second cookie slab, top side up. Press down firmly to distribute the ice cream evenly between the cookie slabs.

At this point, the ice cream will probably be starting to melt. Put the sandwich back in the freezer for 15 minutes or so, to firm up.

Use a sharp knife to trim the edges of the sandwiches, if necessary or desired.

Cut the slab into 12 squares.

Now THAT'S an ice cream sandwich!

Serve immediately or wrap squares individually in plastic wrap, and store in the freezer.

"So," you say, "Remind me why I should make my own ice cream sandwiches? Looks like kinda a lot of work. "

It's true, they're not quick and easy. But the cookie part is so very chocolate-y and the ice cream, so strikingly vanilla the whole such a wonderful amalgam of tastes and textures AND no artificial ingredients or flavors.

'Nuf said? If you need more encouragement, I highly recommend Jennie's book, I Scream Sandwiches. I'm thinking Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard on Oatmeal Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate next.

Read, make, and review Jennie's recipe for Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.

For more information on author Jennie Schacht and her book, visit her Web site, Fork & Swoon.


25+ Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes to Cool You Off on the Hottest Days

Keep these in the freezer for when the temps get too high.

The only thing better than eating custard or ice cream right out of the container is eating it wedged between two cookies. Not only do you get all the sweet creamy deliciousness of your favorite ice cream, but you get the bonus crunch of cookies, and the pure genius of turning ice cream into transportable finger food. What could be better?

But skip the store-bought, and make much better treats by making your own! It's much easier than you think, and that way, you get to have the exact kind of cookie and ice cream you want. From mint chocolate chip to Cherry Garcia, when you're making them yourself, the sky is the limit.

This summer, keep you and the family cool without stalking the ice cream truck, thanks to any of these delicious homemade ice cream sandwiches. Little ones will be begging for rainbow sprinkle treats or caramel swirl varieties, and they&rsquoll have no idea that the fruit-infused strawberry banana ice cream sandwich is healthier than most. Don&rsquot limit yourself to just cookies, either&mdashthink outside the (ice) box with creative creations like waffle sandwiches, brownie sandwiches, and, most outrageous of all, a homemade doughnut ice cream sandwich. Or, celebrate your favorite ice-cream lover's birthday and go big with an entire chocolate chip cookie cake&mdashbecause why not? If you want to really go all out, check out our ultimate collection of homemade ice cream recipes for more fun cookie-ice cream flavor combinations.


Our Top 10 Ice Cream Recipes Worthy of Wonder Woman

Right off the bat, I want to assure you there are no spoilers in this article! Two parts in the movie had me giggling long after others in the theater had pulled it together: One was when Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) semi-reluctantly gives Diana an honest answer when she asks if he is a typical example of a male: "I would say I&aposm above average."

The other line that hit me square in the funny bone was when Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) tries ice cream for the first time: "It&aposs wonderful!" she says. And then, to the ice cream purveyor, "You should be very proud." (Fun fact: that line was taken right from the DC animated film Justice League: War.)

Indeed, anyone who mixes together ingredients in such a way that it tastes like that should be very, very proud. And we want to encourage these types of achievements, so we gathered some top-rated ice cream recipes we&aposre sure Wonder Woman would applaud.

"Awesome! The fresh flavor of the strawberries shines brightly in this ice cream." � C.


Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

These ice cream sandwiches are quick to make and your family will love them.

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Butter, At Room Temperature
  • ¼ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 3-⅝ ounces, weight Dark Chocolate, Chopped
  • ½ gallons Vanilla Ice Cream, Use Only As Much As Desired

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Place butter, brown sugar and sugar in the bowl of the KitchenAid mixer.
3. Cream for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix for 30 seconds.
5. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix for another 2 minutes.
6. Cut the chocolate in small pieces. Add to the cookie mixture. Mix for 30 seconds.
7. Drop balls of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet, spacing them two inches apart and bake 11 minutes. Remove them from the cookie sheet and let them cool to room temperature.
8. To make the ice cream sandwiches place 125 ml of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. Put sandwiches on a tray. Place tray in the freezer until ready to eat.


Recipe for Easy 10-Layer Ice Cream Dessert

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 ice cream sandwiches
  • 2 cups ice cream softened
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • 8 Oreo Cookies crushed

Line a 9&Prime bread loaf pan with aluminum foil.

Place 5 ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of loaf pan (you will really have to squeeze this first layer in).

Spread 1 cup ice cream on top of sandwich layer.

Add another layer of 5 ice cream sandwiches, followed by another 1 cup of ice cream.

Top with 1 cup of Cool Whip and crush Oreo cookies.

Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for several hours.

Remove foil from pan and cut ice cream &ldquoloaf&rdquo into 12 slices.

Eat and enjoy! (Keep leftovers tightly wrapped and frozen.)

See, isn&rsquot that SO easy?

And doesn&rsquot it look fancy?

The fun thing about this dessert is that you can mix and match flavors to create so many different combinations.


Step-by-step directions

1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream together butter and both sugars until smooth.

2. On low speed, beat in egg, egg yolks and vanilla extract until thoroughly mixed.

3. Whisk whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, wheat bran, baking soda and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. In batches, add flour mixture into butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand

4. Scoop out a scant ¼-cup of dough and use two spoons to place the dough ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Space the dough balls with 2-3 inches of space in between and from the edge of the baking sheet.

5. Bake at 325ºF for 15-17 minutes until cookies are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove with a spatula and place on a cooling rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

6. When cookies have completely cooled, you can use immediately for ice cream sandwiches or store for up to 10 days in a sealed container at room temperature. If using for ice cream sandwiches, place one heaping scoop of ice cream for each sandwich, using approximately 1 quart ice cream. Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 of a 12oz bag of miniature REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups (about 16 candies), coarsely chopped

Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars till creamy. Beat in egg. Stir in dry ingredients, then peanut butter cups. Roll dough into golf ball sized balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 375° for about 10-12 minutes. Let sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before removing to cooling racks. Cool completely.

To make ice cream sandwiches, place a scoop of ice cream on the bottom of one cookie. Place another cookie on top, flat side down. Place on a flat surface, and gently press down using even pressure so the cookie doesn’t break. Serve immediately, or wrap individually in plastic wrap and return to freezer.


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