When the temperatures rise, few things are more satisfying than ice cream stuffed between two cakey (or crunchy) cookies. This seasonal delicacy is best known as the ice cream sandwich. While we're fans of the classic chocolate-and-vanilla combo, there are way more inventive renditions out there to try. Read on for 32 ice cream sandwiches that take the O.G. to the next level.
32 Ice Cream Sandwiches That Will Help You Beat the Heat
1. The World's Easiest Ice Cream Sandwich
Step 1: Slice a pint of ice cream into stackable rounds. Step 2: Place the slice of ice cream between two store-bought cookies (we're partial to chocolate chip). Step 3: Devour. Ta-da.
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5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bars
We love you, ready-to-bake cookie dough. Be sure to slightly underbake the cookies so they stay soft, chewy and slightly flexible once they're sliced.
13. S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches
This recipe is as simple as layering store-bought ice cream atop graham crackers in a baking dish and freezing until set. But the key is mixing chopped toasted marshmallows into the vanilla ice cream before assembling.
14. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches
Bury us in crispy fried churro rosettes, please. Go the extra mile by sprinkling on extra toppings after the cinnamon sugar, like chopped pistachios, ground ginger or edible flower petals.
18. Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mascarpone-chocolate chunk ice cream finds a home between two crisp espresso cookies to create this epic treat. Up the tiramisu-inspired ante by rolling the sammies in chopped ladyfingers.
23. Potato Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you believe a cookie is only as good as its mix-ins, look no further than these chocolate chip cookies studded with kettle-cooked potato chips, chopped pecans and oatmeal.
24. Brown Sugar Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich
To get the crispiest bacon bits ever, cook the pieces over low heat to slowly render out as much fat as possible. And be sure to keep a close eye on the pan once you add the brown sugar, since it can burn fast.
27. Bite-size Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
We dare you to stop noshing after just one. (OK, that's impossible—we dare you to stop after five.)