Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Yes, you can make your own ice cream sandwiches at home! This easy peasy ice cream sandwich recipe – if you can even call it a recipe – will show you how. You can vary the ice cream, “toppings”, and cookies as you’d like.

You will need to make these ice cream treats ahead of time but the plus side of this is that you can have them on hand, ready to serve all summer long!

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Prep Time 1 hour, 5 minutes


vanilla ice cream

mini rainbow candy coated chocolate chips

chocolate chip cookies


1. Allow the ice cream to sit out for a few minutes to soften.

2. Add mini rainbow candy coated chocolate chips to a shallow dish.

3. Scoop the ice cream onto one side of the cookie and gently press another cookie on top. Ensure the ice cream comes to the edge of the cookie so that the chocolate chips will stick to the ice cream.

4. Gently roll the edges of the ice cream sandwich into the mini rainbow candy coated chocolate chip until well coated. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

5. Chill for at least one hour or longer, until the ice cream hardens.


Use a firm ice cream. Soft ice cream doesn’t hold up well in this recipe.

We used homemade cookies made with a 2.5 inch cookie scoop to make large cookies. You can use your favorite store-bought or homemade cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to make ice cream sandwiches?

A: You will need store-bought or homemade cookies, ice cream, and mini rainbow candy coated chocolate chips.

Q: Can I use any type of cookie?

A: Yes, you can use any type of store-bought cookie that you like. Cookies that are soft and chewy work particularly well.

Q: Do I need to soften the ice cream before assembling the sandwiches?

A: Yes, it is best to soften the ice cream slightly before assembling the sandwiches. This will make it easier to spread the ice cream onto the cookies.

Q: How do I assemble the ice cream sandwiches?

A: Place a scoop of softened ice cream onto one cookie, and then place another cookie on top. Press down gently to create a sandwich. Roll the edges of the sandwich in the mini rainbow candy coated chocolate chips.

Q: Can I make these ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can make these ahead of time and store them in the freezer. Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in a freezer-safe container.

Q: How long do they need to freeze?

A: Freeze the sandwiches for at least 1 hour, or until the ice cream is firm.

Q: Can I use different toppings?

A: Yes, you can use any type of topping that you like. Some other ideas include sprinkles, crushed cookies, or chopped nuts.

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