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How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways

Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways!

  • So much better than the store! You can’t get more than simple chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiches from the store; making them yourself is so much better.
  • Get creative! Choose your favorite cookie base and mix and match with the ice cream, the toppings, and even the shape. You can even dip them in chocolate or frosting.
  • So fun and always delicious! Whether you decide to use the ice cream sandwich maker, cut out the cookie shapes from a sheet cookie, or use simple cookies they’re fun to make with the kids and will taste great.

Method 1: Use an Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

This method uses a slick ice cream sandwich maker to make uniform and professional looking ice cream sandwiches. The tool cuts a cookie sheet into uniform rectangles. A cookie is placed in the tool, ice cream is spread on top of the cookie, and the second cookie is placed over the ice cream. Using the tool, the ice cream and the two cookies are compressed together.

Method 2: Ice Cream Sandwiches with Sheet Cookies

This method uses two sugar cookie sheets with ice cream frozen between the sheets. The sheets are sawed into individual sandwiches using a serrated knife.

You can use nearly any sugar cookie recipe or mix. (We use our sugar cookie mixes in flavors like Huckleberry, Raspberry Lemon, and Cinnamon Banana.) You can use the frosting mix that comes with the mix to decorate or frost you ice cream sandwiches.

Choose your sugar cookie mix here.

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Method 3: Ice Cream Sandwiches with Regular Cookies

This method is probably the easiest. Simply make your cookies as usual, according to the directions on the back of the mix or your favorite recipe. Then layer a slab of ice cream in between two cookies, and you’ll have your own variation of an ice cream sandwich.

Choose your cookie mix here.

Make Your Ice Cream Sndwiches in Three Easy Steps

What you’ll need:

  • sugar cookie mix or recipe
  • 2 baking pans, 9 x 13 if you are using our mixes but other pans may accommodate other mixes or recipes
  • ice cream
  • parchment paper or aluminum foil

Step 1: Make the Sheet Cookie

Mix the cookie dough according to the package instructions. Roll the dough into two parchment-lined pans to a thickness of just less than 1/4-inch. It is easiest to do this with a pastry roller or pony roller. For this cookie mix, two 9 x13-inch pans were perfect. Save any leftover dough to make sugar cookies. Bake for nine minutes or until done. Dark pans will bake more quickly than light pans.

Let the cookies cool in the pans on a rack. Once cool, lift one of the sheets from the pan and set it on a cooling rack. Leave the other in the pan.

Step 2: Layer On the Ice Cream

Soften the ice cream on the counter until it is no longer hard. Spread the ice cream with the back of an ice cream spade or spatula. For a 9 x13-inch pan, nearly a quart of ice cream is the right amount. Place the pan with the ice cream in the freezer.

Place a plastic cutting board over the cookie sheet on the rack. Grasping the cutting board and cooling rack together, invert the cookie sheet onto the cutting board. Peel off the parchment paper. You will now have a whole cookie sheet upside down on the cutting board. Replace the cooling rack, hold the cutting board and rack together, and invert the combination. You will now have the cookie sheet on the rack right side up.

Carefully slide the cookie sheet off the rack onto the frozen ice cream. Gently press the cookie onto the ice cream. Place the pan with the cookies and ice cream into the freezer to freeze solid.

Step 3: Cut and Finish the Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remove the pan from the freezer. Lift the cookie and ice cream sheet from the pan by grasping the edges of the parchment paper.

Use a ruler to determine cut lines. Score lines in the cookie where you want the cuts to be. Use a stiff-bladed serrated knife to saw the sheet into ice cream sandwiches returning each to the freezer once cut. If the ice cream starts to soften before all the cuts are made, refreeze the ice cream.

You may dip your ice cream sandwiches in melted chocolate coating one end. As you remove the ice cream sandwiches from the chocolate, you may dip the soft chocolate end in sprinkles or other decorations.

You may also choose to frost the top of your ice cream sandwiches and sprinkle decorations onto the frosting.

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