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30 Best Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes For Summer

These ice cream sandwich recipes are more than just vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafers. They’re fruity, nutty, and more versatile than you think.

In fact, there are so many here, you might have a hard time deciding where to start. 

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes For Summer featuring Sweet Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich
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I think the s’mores dessert would be ideal for camping enthusiasts. But the Reese’s ice cream treat is a must-make for us candy bar addicts.

Whichever of these ice cream sandwich recipes you choose, you won’t be disappointed – and no one will judge you for trying two or three at a time 😉

1. Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Want to know how to make hot, soft, dripping-with-glaze donuts even more delicious? Cut them in half and fill them with cold, creamy vanilla ice cream. 

But that’s not quite decadent enough if you ask me. So, I suggest adding a drizzle of berry, chocolate, or caramel sauce.

And if you really want to impress your family and friends, why not make one of these no-churn ice cream recipes?

2. Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

These aren’t nearly as easy to make as the donut recipe above – and they require some actual baking. But the rich fudginess of brownies complement the ice cream centers flawlessly. 

And if you think brownies and ice cream aren’t quite sinful enough, why not make a batch of these slutty brownies?

3. S’mores Ice Cream Sandwich

When you’re camping in cold weather, you want a raging fire and hot, gooey, melty s’mores, right?

But ice cream is the better option when you’re camping beneath the warm summer sky. 

Luckily, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have all the same unique flavors.

These s’mores bars are made with yummy layers of Graham Crackers, milk chocolate frosting, marshmallow cream, and ice cream.

If that’s not summer perfection, I don’t know what is. 

These giant cookie sandwiches look like something from the Great American Cookie Co., but you’ll make them at home from scratch. 

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They take a bit of time and effort, but they’re well worth it. 

The cookies are soft, crumbly, and practically overflowing with chocolate chips, while the ice cream is sweet, cool, and also overflowing with chocolate chips.

They’re rich, though, so take it slow.

5. Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you thought red velvet desserts were all about cupcakes, prepare to have your mind blown! 

It doesn’t get much more patriotic than these red, white, and blue, star-shaped ice cream sandwiches (unless you go for Superman ice cream, of course!).

All you’ll need to make these sensational treats are red velvet cookies (cut into star shapes for effect), vanilla ice cream, and red, white, and blue sprinkles.

Believe it or not, it shouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes to make a dozen.

These Oreo ice cream sandwiches are insanely good, and you won’t believe how easy they are to make.

Simply scrape out the Oreo’s centers and refill them with vanilla ice cream. The hardest part is keeping yourself from licking off the filling instead of scraping it.

Of course, if you’re making them just for you, why mess up a knife?

7. Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Pops

These simple, no-bake desserts are an excellent option if you want something fun and unique but don’t want to put in a lot of work.

Start with store-bought ice cream sandwiches – yes, really.

Cut them in half, stick them on popsicle sticks, then dip them in melted baking chips. Finally, decorate with colorful sprinkles or chocolate chips. 

People will love how fantastic they look, and they might even think you slaved away for hours. I won’t tell if you don’t!

8. Key Lime Pie ~ Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re a key lime dessert lover, this recipe is a must-try!

These may not look as fancy as some of the other options on the list, but they’re full of bright and tangy citrus flavor.

Plus, the Graham Crackers are crunchy and lightly sweet, while the centers are creamy and indulgent.

It’s a beautiful combination. 

9. Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

This churro ice cream sandwich is similar to the donut one at the top, but it’s crunchier with more cinnamon goodness.

You’ll also make the churros from scratch here, making them so much better. 

If you’ve never made churros before, don’t panic – it’s pretty easy. The most intimidating part will be deep-frying them, which you’ll get used to after the first couple.

10. Snickerdoodle Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

These snickerdoodle sandwiches feature buttery, syrupy waffles, your favorite ice cream, and a dash of cinnamon.

Oh, and whatever toppings you want to pile on top! 

They may not be healthy, but they sure do taste fantastic. 

11. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re looking for something comforting and with the perfect balance of sweet and tang, these blueberry pie ice cream sandwiches are just the thing. 

You’ll start by making blueberry hand pies. But instead of topping the hot, berry-filled pies with ice cream, you’ll slice them in half and put the ice cream in the middle. 

They’re decadent and messy, but you’ll love every bite. 

Imagine a crumbly, sweetly spiced oatmeal cream pie. Now imagine that same tasty treat with an ice-cold, creamy center.

Sounds terrific, right? Well, that’s what you’ll get with this recipe. 

And it’ll only take you 35 minutes to make them, so it’s pretty hard to beat. 

13. Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich

If you’re looking for something fun, quick, and kid-approved, you can’t go wrong with Nutella.

I like to make these super soft Amish sugar cookies, but you can make any you prefer – or buy them from the store to save time!

Either way, with a smear of Nutella and a scoop of ice cream, they’ll be a sure-fire hit.

14. Matcha Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

These green sandwiches may look a little strange, but they’re every matcha lover’s dream. 

There’s matcha in the ice cream and in the macarons for a double-dose of green tea goodness.

These are lightly sweet and refreshing. Give them a try; you might like them more than you think. 

15. Matcha Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you enjoy matcha but don’t want to go overboard with it, use this recipe instead.

You’ll still get plenty of matcha flavoring in the cake, but the ice cream is plain vanilla.

The two go really well together, and it keeps the sandwiches from being overpowering. 

16. Mochi Ice Cream Sandwiches

Of course, if you’re more of a fan of mochi than matcha, then you’ll probably prefer this recipe.

They have a light, tropical flavor and an icy cold texture that’s chilling but unbelievably good.

17. Triple Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you prefer peanut butter to chocolate, this triple peanut butter ice cream sandwich is the one for you. 

You’ll get a nutty ice cream filling sandwiched between two moist, crumbly peanut butter cookies.

It’s an absolute wallop of peanut butter flavor, and I just know you’ll devour more than one.

18. Snickers Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This recipe is less about making ice cream sandwiches and more about turning already made ice cream sandwiches into a seriously sweet, over-the-top cake. 

It’s layer upon layer of chocolatey goodness.

You’ll start with a row of ice cream sandwiches; then, you’ll cover those in fudge and add peanuts and caramel topping. 

Next comes another layer of ice cream sandwiches, then more fudge.

Finish it off with Cool Whip, peanuts, plus caramel and chocolate syrup. 

If you think that’s a sugar high waiting to happen, you’re right, but it’s also phenomenal.

19. Reese’s Stuffed Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are cold, creamy, and overflowing with peanut butter cup flavor.

Between the chocolate pudding and sweet cream cheese, this recipe might be too good to share.

What more could you possibly need to know?! 

20. Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’ve never made cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker, now’s the time to start. I’d never tried it myself until I found this recipe, and now I’m hooked. 

They’re just as sweet and cinnamony, but they have a crispier texture that’s way more pleasing than standard cinnamon rolls. 

Add some vanilla ice cream and a second cinnamon roll on top, then top the whole thing with a sticky glaze. Yummmmmmmmmy.

Here’s another one that looks like it came straight from the Great American Cookie Co., and it tastes like it too!

The ice cream is soft and sweet, and the cookies are even more tender.

If it weren’t for the crunchy M&Ms, they would practically melt in your mouth. 

22. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Here’s another example of an ice cream sandwich that may not look as colorful and fancy as the others on this list, but when it comes to taste, it blows most of them out of the water. 

When you look at them, all you’ll see are simple, crunchy shortbread cookies with a vanilla and strawberry ice cream filling.

The taste is exquisite, though. 

The sweet, buttery shortbread cookies pair perfectly with the tart and tangy strawberry ice cream. You won’t want to stop eating these delicious sandwiches. 

23. Cake Mix Cookies {Ice Cream Sandwiches}

If you’ve ever had a cookie that was so soft and moist, you were at a loss for words, then you’ve probably had cake mix cookies

They’re so light, flavorful, and, well…cake-like.

And you already know how good ice cream and cake taste together! So this is pretty much the same thing, only in a neater package. 

24. Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

These colorful, funfetti-filled, birthday cake ice cream sandwiches are unbelievably good. They may be even better if you prefer vanilla to chocolate. 

They take only 20 minutes to make (though you’ll need to let them freeze a while before serving), and they make a lovely addition to any birthday party. 

25. Nutter Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

You might think you can’t enjoy low-carb, grain-free ice cream that’s also no-churn, but with these ice cream sandwiches, it’s true.

They’re crumbly, creamy, and have a lightly sweet and seriously nutty flavor that no one can believe is “healthy.” 

Plus, they have a fantastic texture; you’ll be amazed at how smooth the ice cream is.

26. Galaxy Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are so stunningly beautiful that I’d make them even if they tasted bland. Luckily, though, they taste incredible. 

However, they are super sweet, so if you’re serving them for a child’s party, be sure you monitor how many everyone is getting.

But if it’s just for the adults, let them run wild!

27. Salted Caramel Ice Cream

These unassuming brown sandwiches may look a bit plain (especially following the galaxy ones above), but what they lack in appearance, they make up for in flavor. 

If you’re someone who enjoys the juxtaposition of salty sweets, this is the icy cold treat for you. 

28. Double Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

With tender chocolate mint cookies and a creamy mint chocolate chip filling, these double mint chip ice cream sandwiches are some of my favorites. 

They’re thick, rich, and leave your mouth tasting fresh. They’re also a breeze to make, taking less than 30 minutes for two dozen. 

29. Homemade Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches

These may look like Ding Dongs – and the chocolate cake does taste similar – but the coconut ice cream adds a different flavor profile. 

Don’t be surprised if you get some serious pina colada vibes while enjoying one of these homemade confections.

They’re pretty tropical, chocolate notwithstanding.

30. Tropical Ice Cream Sandwich

Speaking of tropical, it doesn’t get more island fantastic than vanilla ice cream squeezed between two grilled pineapples and covered in toasted coconut. 

If you’re in the mood for a luau or just want to try something a bit more unique, give these a try. They use only three ingredients and take just a hair over 10 minutes to make. 

Plus, they’re ideal for those wanting something gluten-free. And if you make one of these dairy-free ice cream recipes, this can even be vegan-friendly.

30 Best Ice Cream Sandwiches For Summer

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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