National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is celebrated on August 2.
An ice cream sandwich is a frozen confection composed of a layer of ice cream sandwiched between two biscuits/cookies or slices of cake. Alternatives to wafers are often used, such as chocolate chip cookies, which are used by Chipwich, for example. Many companies offer alternatives to the conventional ice cream sandwich as well, such as San Francisco’s It’s-It, that uses oatmeal cookies and dips the sandwich in dark chocolate. In North America, an ice cream sandwich is a slice of ice cream, commonly vanilla although other flavors are sometimes used, sandwiched between two wafers, usually chocolate and rectangular. The current version was invented in 1945 by Jerry Newberg when he was selling ice cream at Forbes Field.
What better way to celebrate the height of summer than with an ice cream sandwich? Get out of the sun and enjoy a cool, creamy treat in the form of rich ice-cream layered between sweet biscuit bases. Delicious!
Celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day with these 57 amazing recipes:
3 Ingredient PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches
These ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make and quick that you can even get those “bored” kids of yours in on the ice cream sandwich making fun! 🙂
Chocolate Sea Salt Cookie & Dulce De Leche Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you are a salty-sweet person, these are for you. The dark chocolate combined with sea salt and dulce de leche ice cream? You couldn’t find a better combination.
S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
This is an ice cream version of the beloved treat. It includes all the same components as traditional s’mores with the addition of vanilla ice cream. However, feel free to customize your s’mores. Try a slather of peanut butter, opt for Rocky Road ice cream, or dip the finished ice cream sandwich in some melted chocolate!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches flaired up with sprinkles and other accoutrements.
No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are prepared with an unbaked egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough. Use your favorite ice cream or make it homemade!
Butterscotch Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
There is a little secret to the Butterscotch Chip Cookie dough: cream cheese. Combine it with butter, and the result is what I consider the perfect cookie. Firm but chewy, with a tender crumb.
Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches with Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Everything about these cookies screams Friday, the weekend, summer and FUN (and let’s pretend we are kids again).
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches combine ultra chocolaty, creamy, and rich ice cream with chewy peanut butter cookies and crunchy salted peanuts.
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich
So if you love Chocolate chips cookies and you love ice cream…You will want to try these.
M&M® Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
The creamiest homemade ice cream, made with just four ingredients and no ice cream maker required, is sandwiched between two soft ‘n chewy M&M® cookies to make the ultimate summer treat.
S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches
As the last days of summer draw to a close, we can’t think of a better way to bid the season farewell than with these S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches from Chicago Pastry Chef CeCe Campise. Inspired by a childhood classic, these soft baked graham cookies are filled with creamy chocolate gelato and pillowy marshmallow fluff. Just one bite packs a whole summer’s worth of campfire nights.
Two Bite Samoas Ice Cream Sandwiches
These two bite Samoas ice cream sandwiches are small enough to be decadent, and leave you feeling no guilt! It’s time to indulge, but just not too much!
Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches made with blueberry pie cookies?!?!?!? Honestly, American. Honestly, YUM.
Brown Butter Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
These are so ridiculously easy. Just 5 ingredients and NO measuring!! You just dump everything into the bowl and mix it up. They are super buttery and SO soft and chewy. They melt in your mouth!
Chewy Ginger Snap Pumpkin-Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches with Heath Bar Bits
A playful celebration of fall: Chewy Ginger Snaps are perfect for ice cream sandwiches paired with a light Pumpkin-Salted Caramel ice cream studded with Heath Bar bits.
S’mores Ice Cream Sandwich
This is the easiest way to throw together the ultimate ice cream sandwich in minutes! This trick will change the way you make this yummy dessert forever!
Vegan Chai Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches
The creamy, spicy-sweet goodness that is this cashew-based dessert will make you a vegan ice cream belieber.
Ultimate Raw Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
These are hella tasty and super healthy. The ice cream is literally just bananas, the brownie sandwich is walnuts and dates, and the chocolate coating is full of super foods!
Ice Cream Sandwich Bar
With summer on it’s way, why not keep cool with a fun ice cream sandwich bar? A great idea for last day of school celebrations, birthday parties, and backyard BBQs!
No-Churn Caramel Peanut Butter Cup Soft Pretzel Ice Cream Sammies with Hot Fudge
There are ice cream sandwiches, and then there are these. Soft pretzels, peanut butter and butterscotch are one of the most perfect combos. So summery, yet so indulgent.
Fudgy Brownie and Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
The flavor combination of the bold, dark chocolate brownies contrasted with the sweeter and more zingy raspberry sorbet makes for a wonderful flavor pairing. Chocolate and raspberries go so well together. The perfect refreshing and cooling treat on a hot summer day.
Key Lime “Pie” Ice Cream Sandwich
These Key Lime “Pie” Ice Cream Sandwiches are as simple as it gets. So why is this recipe so great? Because it’s fun, easy, stripped down and the flavor is SPOT ON.
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
The best part about these little babies? As they will melt, the mess will be pretty self contained to the wonderful little waffle pockets of the one below it. How awesome is that?
Cardamom Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
Crisp buttery cookies, slathered in dulce de leche and cardamom studded vanilla ice cream. The combination of dulce de leche and cardamom is a winner.
Black and White Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
This is like eating cake and ice cream. Not cookies and ice cream. Without the cake. But still kind of with the cake. Because black and white cookies are basically cake, and then you stuff ice cream in between and it’s all OMG head explosion. Delicious.
Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
The chocolate cookie encasing the fresh mint ice cream is WAY better than store bought. You’ll never want to buy the ready made ones again.
Thai Ice Cream Sandwiches
Coconut Ice Cream, Accented with Ginger, Lime, and Grilled Pineapple, is Sandwiched Between Two Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, for a Tropical Thai Inspired Treat that will Tickle Your Tastebuds! These Ice Cream Sandwiches are so Refreshingly Summery, and Gluten and Dairy Free to Boot!
Nutella Frangelico Ice Cream Sandwiches
The Frangelico ice cream is smooth and luscious, and I that nutty flavor from the Frangelico is just meant to be there. The cookie itself is light and not overly sweet, allowing the flavor of the ice cream to shine through.
Gluten-Free Three Layer Ice Cream Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love an Ice Cream Sandwich? Let alone one with three layers of ice cream or frozen yogurt, a chewy Blondie cookie, and that is gluten-free! The visual impact of these decadent ice cream treats can’t be denied and they taste fantastic too.
Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
A gorgeous, elegant ice cream sandwich that hits a perfect flavor combination. The cookies are amazing on their own – fine-crumbed and a little shaggy with coconut and lemon zest – but they hold together like champs when matched with the ice cream.
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Bites
Behold, an eggless cookie dough recipe. You can put this delicious dough directly into ice cream — or you can whip up these easy but incredible ice cream sandwich bites. Regardless of the recipe you decide to make, this dough guarantees that you’ll instantly make many a fabulous new friend!
Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches
It’s summertime, it’s hot, and we all need a churro ice cream sandwich in our lives right about now.
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Picture this. It’s one of the hottest days of the summer. You’ve been out back in the yard and you start feeling uncomfortable. Perspiration is running down your face. You duck for a spot in the shade with an ice cream sandwich. This will be a moment that you look back on in years and remember with fondness. And for a fleeting second in time, everything is perfect. Everything.
Chocolate Dipped Homemade Peanut Butter Oreo Mocha Ice Cream Sandwiches
This recipe has something for everyone – the chocolate lovers, the coffee addicts, the cookies and cream die-hards, the peanut butter obsessed, and obviously the “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” people.
Chocolate-Dipped S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
Initially inspired by Mallomar cookies, but sort of a s’more too, that’s been frozen and sandwiched and dipped in chocolate. On a hot summer day they soften into a perfect mess of a dessert, dewy and melty and oozing liquid marshmallow.
Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches
This ice cream is sandwiched between two buttery blondie bars and filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s a wonderful world.
Fudgy Brownie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
These are like biting into a classic ice cream sandwich, but instead of the traditional thin and skimpy chocolate cookies in most ice cream sandwiches, here you’ve got a rich chocolaty brownie with tooth-sinking thickness and density.
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches
These doughnut ice cream sandwiches are delicious and take your donuts over the top…turning those breakfast treats into a decadent dessert!
Low Carb Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
And these low carb peanut butter ice cream sandwiches are especially worth it, because the ice cream filling doesn’t require any churning! Yep, you read that right. You do NOT need an ice cream maker to make these awesome low carb treats.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
This recipe uses chocolate mint leaves from the garden, but you can use any kind of mint leaf you like. Top secret info that is no longer secret: use a little bit of spirulina powder to give the ice cream that classic mint ice cream colour we all learned to love as kids. You cannot even taste it but it worked perfectly.
Cinnamon Roll Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
A fun twist on ice cream sandwiches – made with cinnamon roll dough and your favorite ice cream!
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
I bet you didn’t realize you could make a cake that you didn’t even have to bake!!! Try the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake recipe. This will be one of the easiest cakes you ever make!
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies are pretty delectable all on their own. The addition of espresso powder deepens the chocolate flavor and with big, and I do mean BIG, chunks of dark chocolate bits. In my humble opinion, if you’re going for chocolate, go deep and go dark.
Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Sandwiches
The melt-in-your-mouth brown sugar cookies bake up soft in the middle and take on a beautiful golden color. Perfect to pair with the strawberry rhubarb ice cream.
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
At some point, a girl just wants a donut AND some ice cream too. So, combine the two and made a few DIY donut ice cream sandwiches. Oh man, were are delicious.
Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Kids are going to be flocking to your ice cream truck (read: your kitchen) for these soft chocolate cookies that are stuffed with Oreo ice cream and rolled in crushed cookies. No freezer burn here!
Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches
Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Roll Cookies are stuffed with homemade Brown Butter Ice Cream – one of our favorite ice cream sandwich recipes EVER!
Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Pie and ice cream just belong together. And if you’re not a blueberry fan, well, you can let your imagination run wild with these. ANY kind of pie filling would make for an awesome piec cream sandwich.
DIY Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches
This is a spin-off of the maple bacon flavor doughnut, true to the author’s northern maple roots, and perfect for summer.
Paleo or Primal Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
This tastes exactly like the Nestle Ice Cream Toll-House Cookie Sandwiches. Identical. In fact those were the inspiration behind this recipe.
Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches are a special dessert that really doesn’t take much to prepare. Cannoli ice cream sandwiched between two pizzelle cookies, and the ice cream is made without an ice cream maker!
Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches
When it comes to making an ice cream sandwich, not all gingerbread men are created equal. Some are too crispy; others too soft, but these thin yet sturdy boys hold up nice in the freezer and make for a whimsical make-ahead dessert.
Super Easy M&M Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
This is an honest to goodness show-stopping dessert that you don’t even have to “cook”! It is more about the “assembly”.
Mini Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches
The perfect quick + easy frozen cookie treat! Just 2 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to make these mini ice cream sandwiches. Roll in your favorite toppings and freeze before serving, or enjoy right away!
Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich Chocolate Wafer Cookies
These chocolate cookies are perfectly thin and chewy, with a rich and deep chocolate flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. When you bite into the sandwich, the cookie and the ice cream will yield in the very same way, at the very same time.
Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches
Slather a cookie with softened coffee ice cream and top them with the top half of the cookie pair. Enjoy!
Giant Ice Cream Sandwich
This giant ice cream sandwich from Food Network Magazine will be big fun at any party — it feeds 20 people!