These mini ice cream sandwiches are a delicious way to cool off and treat yourself to something yummy when temperatures are hot, and the kids are home.
I use shortbread cookies and french vanilla ice cream for this recipe, but you can treat it like a blueprint and use your family’s favorite cookies and ice cream flavor.
Assembling these frozen treats are also a fun activity for bored kids, and the finished product is a sweet reward.
Homemade Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
Creamy ice cream nestled between chewy cookies and chocolate spread makes these homemade ice cream sandwiches the perfect treat to enjoy on a hot summer day.
Dipping them in melted chocolate is optional, but it does add a nice touch and gives you the option to roll the sandwiches in rainbow sprinkles or chopped candy. Another plus for the kids.
What Do You Need to Make Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Try this recipe with the ingredients listed below, or create a customized ice cream sandwich cookie with your favorite variety of cookies and ice cream.
- shortbread cookies: use homemade or packaged cookies of any kind.
- chocolate hazelnut spread: helps hold the sandwich together. Swap this out for peanut butter or caramel spread.
- ice cream: ANY flavor! Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, birthday cake- the sky is the limit!
- chocolate chips: gets melted down and serves as a coating for the ice cream sandwiches.
- coconut oil: helps the chocolate melt into a smooth, glossy consistency.
How to Make Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
To easily assemble ice cream sandwiches, I recommend starting with ice cream that’s soft enough to scoop but not half-melted; this makes it easier to spread onto the cookie and assemble the sandwiches.
You’ll find more detailed guidance in the recipe card at the end of the post, but here’s the short version:
- Add a base of chocolate.
Spread a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut spread over each cookie.
Scoop a tablespoon size of the ice cream onto half the cookies. Assemble the ice cream sandwiches.
Place the sandwiches onto the lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Dip each frozen sandwich halfway into the melted chocolate, then place them onto the baking sheet and allow the chocolate to harden.
- Take a bite
Grab an ice cream sandwich or two and enjoy!
You can eat them right after making a batch or keep them in the freezer for up to a week inside a freezer bag. Watch the video to see these treats come together!
Making the Chocolate Dip
To coat the sandwiches in chocolate, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, pausing to stir until the chocolate is smooth and glossy.
While this step is optional, the chocolate does add a delicious and impressive touch to these ice cream sandwiches.
How to Dip Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
You can dip the sandwiches halfway into the chocolate, giving them that “black and white” cookie appearance, or go all the way and coat the entire cookie in chocolate. You make the rules.
If you’d like to add a beautiful rim of color and crunch, roll the chocolate-dipped ice cream sandwich in rainbow sprinkles or chopped candy.Print