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A couple of scoops of ice cream on a cone may hit the spot, but you know what’s even better? Ice cream sandwiches. Whether you’re setting up an ice cream sandwich bar for a party or simply making yourself an afternoon snack, these recipes are anything but ordinary. From savory additions to swapping in waffles or donuts for cookies, you won’t be able to say no to these delicious desserts.  

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

Gluten and dairy-free means these are healthy, right? Broma Bakery‘s deliciously chocolate-y rendition features a vegan chocolate ice cream center, dunked in a dark chocolate mix and garnished with chopped walnuts for an added crunch. 

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

A nostalgic classic makes a comeback with a refreshed take—yep, you guessed, in the form of an ice cream sandwich. Olive Magazine‘s rendition features a mix of fresh berries and a garnish of freeze-dried strawberries for a dynamic twist.

Black Sesame and Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwiches

Featuring a no-churn ice cream filling, comprised of condensed milk (yum!) and sesame seed paste, the flavors of this unique treat from Chewtown are definitely untraditional. Don’t fret, there’s no compromise on taste though. The metaphorical cherry on top? The green tea biscuits that seal the deal. 

Cherry & Pistachio Cassata Ice-Cream Sandwiches With Lemon Biscuits

The lemon snap biscuits in this mouthwatering combo from MindFood lend a refreshing tart element, complementing the sweetness of the vanilla bean ice cream—blended with fresh cherries, lemon zest, and pistachios nonetheless.

Samoas Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

This Girl Scouts classic (made from scratch, by the way) proves to be even more delectable when served as the top and base for a truly indulgent scoop of ice cream. Drizzled with a coconut caramel and dark chocolate garnish, this simply sweet treat from Broma Bakery will be an instant crowd-pleaser. 

Spumoni Ice Cream Sandwich

Matcha powder, pistachio butter, and two pints of cherry ice cream complete this decadent ode to a classic Italian treat. HonestlyYum‘s next-level recipe appropriately features a dark chocolate finish dipped in freshly chopped pistachios. Pro tip: lightly roast the pistachios for an even better flavor. 

Shortbread Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sandwich

This mouthwatering recipe from Tasty Kitchen eponymously embodies three of our favorite ingredients, yielding an over-the-top combo that’ll sure please.

Waffle Sandwiches

Few things are better than a warm waffle with a scoop of ice cream—except these waffle ice cream sandwiches from The Sweet Escape. Whip up a waffle, and cut it into quarters to create the most perfect sandwich alternative. Make sure they cool down before scooping the ice cream in order to avoid a melty fiasco.

Key Lime Sandwiches

Key lime pie is a summer staple, and it’s even better turned into a refreshing gelato snack. Recreate the flavors by combining a homemade key lime gelato with graham crackers with this recipe from Saving Dessert.

Churro Sandwiches

Unlikely pairings often make the best combinations, and these churro ice cream sandwiches from Southern Fatty are no exception. The texture and cinnamon flavor of a homemade churro will go together perfectly with any ice cream flavor you crave.

Cookie Dough Banana Sandwiches

These bite sized goodies from Imma Eat That are bound to become a favorite this summer. Turn frozen bananas into homemade ice cream, and enjoy it between two layers of edible cookie dough. You can even freeze it and slice it into tiny bars that are perfect when you want just a taste.

Thyme and Peach Sandwiches

These thyme and peach ice cream sandwiches from Radiant Rachels are the perfect example of how to flawlessly add a savory element to a dessert. The cookies are rich in flavor thanks to addition of  thyme, olive oil, and honey, which all works together perfectly with fresh peach ice cream.

Donut Sandwiches

We’ve seen plenty of donut ice cream sandwiches, but this recipe from The Jewels of NY has us scrambling to whip up a dozen for ourselves. Skip the homemade ice cream in this situation, and put all of your effort into crafting the ideal donut. Recipes for blackberry lemon, vanilla rosewater, and coffee chocolate are all included here.

Pop Tart Sandwiches

These ice cream sandwiches from Aww Sam look adorable, but the flavor will seal the deal. Make the tarts with the help of some store bought pie crust and strawberry jam. And spruce them up with some icing and sprinkles and a scoop of strawberry ice cream. It’s the ultimate millennial pink foodie moment.

Chocolate Dipped Sandwiches

The best way to upgrade a standard ice cream sandwich? Dip it in chocolate. You can use just about any ice cream treat, but these extra chocolatey sandwiches from Flourishing Foodie really wow. Chocolate cookies, chocolate dip, and a variety of nuts for toppings make these a must-try.

Chocolate Waffles

Follow this recipe from Dessert For Two to learn how to make these delightful small snacks. Dip them in extra chocolate and roll them in crushed raspberries to amp up the flavor even more.


S’mores Sandwiches

No barbecue is complete without toasting some marshmallows and making s’mores. Take these to the next level by adding ice cream into the mix. This suggestion from Paper & Stitch will be the hit of any backyard get together this season. Make standard s’mores, and add a scoop of ice cream for the best combination on the block.

Rainbow Sprinkle Sandwiches

Less is sometimes more, and this recipe from Bloom Designs Online proves just that. Rather than rolling the ice cream in toppings, you bake the toppings right into the cookies. The result is super pretty and cleanup is infinitely easier.

Oreo Sandwiches

Calling all cookie lovers! Look no further than this Oreo-packed option from Bite Me More. Chocolate cookies, Oreo ice cream, and crushed Oreos make this option a must-have for anybody with a major sweet tooth.

Funfetti Sandwiches

Turn a classic into a party for your mouth by mixing up the toppings you use. This stack of ice cream sandwiches from Studio DIY do just that. Chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles come together to make this classic goodie even better.

This story was originally published on June 2017, it has been updated with new information.

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