One of my biggest guilty pleasures has got to be ice cream. I just can’t resist it! And that goes for ice cream in any form. Even during the winter when temperatures are nearly below freezing, I’m tempted to stock up on my favorite ice cream flavors.

Ice cream sandwiches are no exception, and whoever invented them was a genius. I’ve really only tried the traditional kind of ice cream sandwich, but my oh my is there a whole world of variations out there! These recipes are so amazing, I think I’ll have to try every single one, like, a million times.

ice cream sandwich recipessource: The Sweet Escape

1. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Since these are made with waffles, I can totally eat them for breakfast, right? And since they are a type of sandwich, I can also get away with eating them for lunch, yes? These are so simple to make. You just scoop ice cream in between the waffles, freeze, and dip in your favorite toppings. Heck, this is also dessert! If “ice cream sandwich” was a food group, I’d definitely get my daily servings!

Get a great homemade waffle recipe and find other sweet ones to try at The Sweet Escape.


ice cream sandwich recipessource: Saving Room For Dessert

2. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Key lime is a flavor that’s been growing on me lately. And if you like a little tang in your ice cream, these are going to be your new favorite treat! Made with key lime gelato and sandwiched between homemade graham crackers, this is a sweet dessert that is slightly healthier than others. So don’t feel guilty if you have more than one. Or two. Or all of them.

Check out the full ingredient list and instructions for making these at Saving Room For Dessert.

ice cream sandwich recipessource: She Likes Food

3. Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

I mean, who thinks to make an ice cream sandwich from carrot cake? Somebody brilliant, that’s who! This vegan, gluten-free recipe is on the healthy side, but it doesn’t lack in the flavor department. There are delicious ingredients like applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla coconut milk ice cream. Top with walnuts if you choose, or enjoy topping-free.

Stop by She Likes Food for the details on making these and other tasty treats.

ice cream sandwich recipessource: Aww Sam

4. Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now before you start freaking out about how unhealthy these sound, there are three things you should know. One, the pop tarts are homemade using pie crust and strawberry jam. Two, this recipe uses strawberry ice cream, which isn’t as bad as other flavors. And three, these are delicious, so who cares whether or not they are healthy?

Learn how to make these from scratch on Aww Sam.

ice cream sandwich recipessource: The Merrythought

5. Oatmeal Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe requires an ice cream maker and patience. The ice cream and the oatmeal cookies are both homemade and the ice cream mixture must be frozen overnight. The result is a creamy, chewy, yummy ice cream sandwich that you won’t be able to put down. And with the brown sugar mixed in, there’s no way you’ll want to share.

Everything you need to know to make these is over on The Merrythought.

ice cream sandwich recipessource: Paper & Stitch

6. Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Donuts happen to be another guilty pleasure of mine, so this is a double dose of temptation! But these are so easy to make, it’s ridiculous. All you do is slice a glazed donut in half and slap a couple scoops of ice cream in between. Then stuff your face and let the deliciousness fill your belly.

You’ll find other great recipes, as well as home decor and DIY ideas at Paper & Stitch.

ice cream sandwich recipessource: Honestly Yum

7. Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a mom, I eat peanut butter & jelly quite often. Now I have a reason to enjoy it even more. Homemade peanut butter cookies with blackberry jelly ice cream in between- how could I ever say no? You could also try using peanut butter flavored ice cream for a major peanut butter flavor overload!

Check out the full recipe on Honestly Yum, where you’ll also find other food & drink recipes.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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