The only thing better than eating ice cream right out of the container? Eating it wedged between two cookies, of course. This summer, you and your family can keep cool (without stalking the ice cream truck, that is) thanks to any of these delicious homemade ice cream sandwiches. Little ones will be begging for rainbow sprinkle treats or caramel swirl varieties, and they’ll have no idea that the fruit-infused strawberry banana ice cream sandwich is healthier than most. Don’t limit yourself to just cookies, either—think outside the (ice) box with creative creations like waffle sandwiches, brownie sandwiches, and, most outrageous of all, a doughnut ice cream sandwich. Or, go big with an entire chocolate chip cookie cake—because anything goes. Rule the dessert realm this season with a new homemade ice cream sandwich recipe, and check out our ultimate collection of homemade ice cream recipes for more fun cookie-ice cream flavor combinations.
Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings in one fell swoop. These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were actually made using crushed potato chips for an extra-crunchy kick. Don't knock it 'til you try it, because we guarantee you'll be sold in one bite.
Get the recipe at Foodie Crush.
If this homemade ice cream sandwich's sprinkle count correlates to its deliciousness level, consider these colorful creations the cream of the crop.
Get the recipe at Bloom Designs.
Behold: one of the most boundary-pushing ice cream sandwich combos that takes "go big or go home" to unforeseen heights. Need we say more?
Get the recipe at Paper & Stitch.
If you're not drooling at the sight of these sweets alone, know that they truly pack the best of both worlds—caramel and chocolate chip cookies.
Get the recipe at Browned Butter Blondie.
Treat your family to a dessert that runs on the healthier side with fresh ingredients like ripe frozen bananas and sweet strawberries.
Get the recipe at Divas Can Cook.
No sweet tooth can resist the soft, doughy goodness of these brown sugar ice cream-stuffed desserts. And raw cookie dough aficionados needn't worry—the batter's made without eggs.
Get the recipe at Love & Olive Oil.
These stellar creations may look like they came from a kitchen far, far away, but you can easily whip them up at home for any space-obsessed little ones.
Get the recipe at A Bajillian Recipes.
Coconut and chocolate is the ultimate dessert combo, and this recipe is proof.
Why treat yourself to cookies or ice cream when you can have both?
These sweet sammys will sprinkle your dessert table with color (and lots of it).
Tools you'll need: Belgian waffle maker ($40, amazon.com)
Your childhood favorite—peanut butter and jelly—is summer ready.
This recipe is a real winner: It has the same great cherry pie taste creamy vanilla ice cream.
Tools you'll need: 3-inch cookie cutter ($7, amazon.com)
We give you permission to make these sprinkle-filled sandwiches any day of the year, not just summer.
Get the recipe at If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen.
A no-churn strawberry ice cream between no-bake chocolate and vanilla cookies might be the easiest summer dessert.
Get the recipe at Feasting on Fruit.
This cereal-based sweet treat—filled with the ice cream of your choice—will take you right back to your childhood.
Get the recipe at Cookies and Cups.
You can't go wrong with this classic combination: a thick scoop of vanilla ice cream between two warm chocolate chip cookies.
Get the recipe at Baker By Nature.
These homemade brownie sandwiches look stunning with raspberries frozen into the ice cream.
The unique flavors of snickerdoodles—brown sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon—add just a hint of spice to your summertime cookie.
These thin, fudgy cookies pair delightfully with every flavor of ice cream; , they only require five ingredients to make!
Fluffy and elegant, these red velvet sandwiches are the perfect summertime treat.
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The tartness of Nerds adds a crunchy kick to soft vanilla and bittersweet chocolate chip cookies.
Double chocolate cookies and cherry chocolate chip ice cream are the perfect summer incarnation of a Black Forest cake.
Get the recipe at The Crumby Cupcake.
When was the last time you enjoyed cookies, candy, AND ice cream all at once? These colorful sandwiches will make you feel like a child again.
Get the recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.
Didn't snag a box of these delicious caramel, coconut, and chocolate cookies from the Girl Scouts this year? This blogger shows how to make them at home and, as an added stroke of genius, makes them into ice cream sandwiches.
Get the recipe at Broma Bakery.
If mint chocolate chip is your go-to flavor, this brownie-ice cream sandwich will blow your mind.
Get the recipe at True Aim.
The peanut butter ice cream and thin chocolate cookies are cut out using the same cookie cutter to give this decadent sandwich its neat, uniform size.
Get the recipe at Erica's Sweet Tooth.
A little bit of patience is required when working with the sticky dough for these cinnamon roll cookies, but the payoff is so worth it—especially when they're stuffed with brown butter ice cream.
Get the recipe at Baker By Nature.