Have you ever wanted to know how to make those gourmet cookie ice cream sandwiches with decorations on the outside from the comfort of your own home? You’ve found the right place! These are not only super easy to make and able to be customized but the perfect treat for a hot day or any sweet cravings you get.
What Ingredients Do I Use?
Since it’s an ice cream sandwich, there are some personal liberties you can take with what specific ingredients you use. But for the basics, you’ll need a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream, 16 MnM cookies, and then decorations like sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut pieces, or anything else that inspires you.
How Many Can I make?
With the amounts of ingredients from this recipe, you can make 8 ice cream sandwiches. That can last just one person quite a while, but if you have a larger household or family or are sharing these across a party you may want to increase the ratios of ingredients to make more.
Will They Go Bad While Storing?
If you tightly store these in parchment paper and in a freezer bag, they should last for multiple weeks at a time. We’d assume you and your company would finish them off by then, but if you’re wanting to make a larger batch to last for a while, then you do have quite some time. These can last in the freezer before the freezer burns.
Will Making Homemade Ingredients Alter the Recipe?
Going the extra mile to make homemade elements of this idea can be a great way to have more fun making them; just be mindful you will add extra time. You can make toppings, cookies, or ice cream to your own liking for sure. Just try to keep cookies the same size, and remember to fully cool them before adding the ice cream.
Can I Customize Mine?
Of course! Taking this easy base and making it more fun or sentimental to you is precisely the fun part. You can experiment with different types of cookie-like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and more, or change the ice cream flavor too. You can even do more than one type of decoration outside on the rim if you want!
Is This Safe For Kids to Make?
Families out there looking for a recipe to do with your little ones this summer are in luck, this recipe is fairly easy to include your kids’ help in. There’s no element of heat, and decorating your sandwiches will be super exciting for them! Just be sure to monitor and help with the steps, so you don’t end up with a huge ice cream mess.
What If The Toppings Don’t Stick?
The recipe gives you a bit of a tip for when you’re decorating the outside edge of the ice cream with toppings, but if rolling and pressing it on yourself doesn’t work, don’t panic. Try letting the ice cream melt a little more, and then try putting toppings on the outside again, carefully pressing them in with a spatula or your hands.
Do I Have to Use Parchment Paper?
Freezing and long-term storing of your ice cream sandwich creations call for parchment paper in this particular recipe, but if you don’t have that, it’s okay too. You can substitute parchment paper for plastic wrap or even possibly aluminum foil, just anything that can keep them safe and won’t deteriorate from the cold of your freezer.
Time to get those creative juices flowing! Get out your ice cream, cookies, and fun toppings, gather any helpers you have today and let’s dive into this easy ice cream sandwiches recipe for your next yummy dessert to enjoy or share with your friends and family in no time.
DIY Ice Cream Sandwich
- ½ gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
- 16 Store-bought MnM’s cookies
- Mini chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- Sliced almonds
- Walnut pieces
- Put your toppings into individual bowls.
- Turn a cookie upside-down and put a scoop of ice cream onto it.
- Place another cookie on top, right-side-up, pressing gently.
- Use a knife or icing spatula to even out any ice cream that has come out of the sandwich.
- Roll into the topping of your choice.
- If it doesn’t seem to stick, use your hand to press the topping onto the ice cream.
- Place the finished icecream sandwich on a cookie sheet covered with a piece of parchment paper.
- Put in the freezer for 10-20 minutes to harden.
- Store by wrapping each ice cream sandwich in a piece of parchment paper and place in a gallon freezer storage bag.
- Store ice cream sandwiches for a few weeks.
- When you are ready to have one, place it on a plate at room temperature for a few minutes before eating, as the cookies will be hard.
- Put cookies in the freezer before you assemble your sandwiches. This will help keep the ice cream from melting too quickly.
- At any time while making the sandwiches the ice cream seems to have melted; place the ice cream and the semi-completed or fully completed cookie sandwiches back in the freezer to harden.
- Use different sizes and types of cookies and make it your own!
- Different topping ideas: butterscotch chips, Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, crushed Oreo cookies, graham cracker pieces with mini marshmallows, Reeses Pieces, Raisins, Dried cranberries, Macadamia nuts, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish.