How to Make an Ice Cream Sandwich at Home
Celebrate Any Day with an Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwiches are a fun summer treat that everyone enjoys. To be able to make our own ice cream sandwiches using our own healthier recipes, I went in search of the best ice cream sandwich makers and ice cream sandwich molds.
One of my favorite finds is the Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker by Cuisipro. This mini ice cream maker lets you make fun shapes while helping with portion control.
Another fun choice in the search for the best ice cream sandwich makers is all of the fun shapes (like stars, hearts, pigs, cows, snowflakes, gingerbread men and snowmen) available from the Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds to make shaped ice cream sandwiches.
Making homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches lets you to decide the type of ice cream (or other iced fillings), the type of cookies used and the size of the finished sandwich, which can result in healthier ice cream sandwiches.
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.
Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker makes it simple to make tiny ice cream sandwiches at home from ice cream and cookies.
The sandwich maker comes with three different shapes: a circle, a heart and a star.
In addition to making sandwiches with ice cream the tool can also be used for making fun shaped mini sandwiches or sandwich towers.
How to Use the Cusipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
Watch the YouTube clips to help see how to make ice cream sandwiches.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches - YUM!
Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
One easy recipe for making traditional large-sized ice cream sandwiches.
Making traditional homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches at home starts with choosing a favorite ice cream, or other frozen filling and favorite cookies or cakes.
Best part is you can make unique flavor combinations that you wouldn't be able to buy in the store.
- Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies or Cakes
- Ice Cream or Sorbet
- Ice Cream Scoop or Spoon
- Foil or wax paper
- Chopped Nuts or Sprinkles or Jimmies or Mini Chocolate Chips or Crushed Peppermint Candy
- Making ice cream sandwiches is easy using a rectangle or round ice cream sandwich pan or Electric Ice Cream Sandwich maker to make the cookie part:
- Bake ice cream sandwich cookies according to the directions using an ice cream sandwich pan.
- Once cookies are cooled, start with one cookie.
- Scoop out ice cream or sorbet. (It is helpful to have the ice cream a little soft, but not melting.)
- Spread the ice cream carefully over the cookie.
- Top the ice cream with a second cookie.
- Press the ice cream sandwich together.
- If dip edges in your favorite extras: chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, jimmies or even crushed peppermint candy.
- To help even out the edges, use a knife to smooth out the edges and wrap in foil or wax paper, while gently pressing evening out the ice cream.
- Repeat as necessary to make the desired number of sandwiches.
- Freeze until harden.
Large Ice Cream Sandwich Makers
How to Make a Healthy Ice Cream Sandwich
Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker from Cuisipro
Healthier Options with Mini Ice Cream Sandwich
Making Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches can be a much healthier option than eating traditional ice cream sandwiches. By choosing healthier ingredients and practicing portion control by eating smaller ice cream sandwiches you don't have to give up ice cream sandwiches.
Smaller portions let you enjoy eating ice cream sandwiches, without over indulging with the super-sized portions. Smaller ice cream sandwiches mean fewer calories, so instead of a 300 or 400 calorie ice cream sandwich, you may be able to cut those calories in half.
Choosing lower calorie options for the ice cream, using frozen yogurt or fruit sorbets are other ways of cutting down on calories. You could even blend some frozen fruit and use that instead of ice cream.
Lower calorie cookie options (instead of chocolate chip or chocolate cookies) would be using vanilla wafers (< 20 calories) or chocolate wafers (~ 25 calories), a 65 calorie graham cracker or a plain sugar cookie.
Mini sizes help with portion control, so you can eat ice cream sandwiches and not eat too much, which can very helpful if you are watching a waistline.
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches - Video Tutorial
Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
A recipe for making mini ice cream sandwiches.
Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches are an easy way to have your ice cream and practice portion control.
Making mini ice cream sandwiches is simple with the Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.
- Ice Cream or Sorbet or Frozen Fruit
- Cookies or Wafers or Thin Cake
- Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker tool or small cookie cutter
- Making mini ice cream sandwiches is easy. Watch the video clip below to see how the tool works:
- Cut a cookie shape with the Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker tool
- Scoop up some ice cream.
- Cut out a second cookie shape.
- Press the ice cream sandwich together.
- Push the sandwich out onto a plate.
- Repeat as necessary.
- If needed, freeze until harden.
Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker - Video
See how easy it is to make mini ice cream sandwiches with the Cuisipro's Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.
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Ice Cream Sandwich Molds and Makers
Making Ice Cream Sandwiches with Molds
For those wanting to make fun ice cream sandwich shapes look at getting ice cream sandwich molds.
With the Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Classic Molds you can make the a heart, star or circle sandwich. With the barnyard combinations, not only can you make the cute pig shown to the right, but you can also make cows and chickens. With the Tovolo holiday molds you can make a snowflake, gingerbread man and snowman.
With the Wlliams Sonoma Ice Cream Sandwich Molds you can make a star, a cow or a pig and the Willams Sonoma Wild West Molds make a cowboy hat, sheriff's badge or cowboy boot and the Gemco Ice Cream Sandwich Molds lets you make a car or train.
Another fun way to use the Ice Cream Molds is to use the cutters to make fun shaped sandwiches, which would be cute to serve at a child's party or shower.
Pig Ice Cream Sandwich made with Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds
Fun Ice Cream Sandwiches from Molds
Ice Cream Sandwich Molds and Makers
Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes - William and Sonoma
- Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
A basic Ice Cream Sandwich recipe. To make it more special roll the edges of the sandwiches in semisweet mini chocolate chips or in finely chopped toasted almonds, before freezing.
- Peppermint Snap Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
These chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches are a peppermint treat using crushed peppermint candies, candy canes or peppermint sticks to cover the ice cream.
- Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Caramel sauce and waffel cookies.
- Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
Kids will love to prepare these delightful ice cream sandwiches, formed in favorite Wild West shapes and made with Brownies.
- Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
Use cow, star and pig ice cream sandwich molds to create these super-cool Blondie or white treats at home.
- Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
Make Ice Cream Sandwiches from scratch with this recipe using chocolate chip ice cream. Feel free to use vanilla ice cream or another favorite flavor instead.
- Chocolate-Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches | Williams-Sonoma
Another brownie ice cream sandwich, this one combines deep, dark chocolate brownies with bing cherry ice cream for a chocolaty-cherry treat.
Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Make Flower Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches
Another Ice Cream Sandwich Maker is the one from Girl Gourmet, created by JAKKS Pacific.
The Ice Cream Sandwich maker comes with a flower-shaped mold, cookie cutter and press along with cookie mixes and recipe cards for making cookie dough, graham cracker or brownie ice cream sandwiches.
Girl Gourmet offers several different baking and cooking products for making all kinds of sweet treats that make cooking a fun activity for girls.
Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker Flower Mold
Girl Gourmet has created the Ice Cream Sandwich Maker which comes with a flower mold for making cookie dough, graham cracker or brownie ice cream sandwiches.
Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches - Use Mini Cookie Cutters to Cut Decorative Holes
These ice cream sandwiches look to be made from chocolate cookie wafers and strawberry ice cream, with the nice added touch of a small heart cut out of the cookie.
Use a mini cookie cutters to cut decorative holes in the cookies or cakes before baking.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches by Ryan Snyder
Customize Your Ice Cream Sandwich
Making homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches lets you to decide the type of ice cream (or other iced fillings), the type of cookies used and the size of the finished sandwich.
- Ice Cream
Use ice cream, sherbet, a mixture of the two or for healthier options light ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet or pureed frozen fruit.
Premade or homemade cookies, graham crackers, wafers or thin cakes.
Any size you like, mini, small, medium, large or super-sized
The traditional shapes are rectangles and circles, but with molds and sandwich makers you can make hearts, flowers, animal and holiday shapes.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day - August 2
Or any day really...
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is held August 2. The origin of the holiday is harder to pin down, as is the origin of ice cream sandwiches.
One of the first references to ice cream sandwiches is a patent filed by the Anderson company for an ice cream sandwich making machine. The Food Time Line lists an article in the New York Times from August 31, 1928 listing ice cream sandwiches as one of the "New Hot-Weather Refreshments" available. Ice cream sandwiches were among the ice cream novelties (ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, popsicles) that were introduced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Inexpensively priced and sold at fairs, these ice cream novelties were treats of the "common folk."
Official holiday or not, it is a fun one to celebrate during the hot days of summer. Make your own ice cream sandwiches to celebrate with the Classic Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds or Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.
Ice Cream Sandwich made with Classic Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds.
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Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes
Different variations on making ice cream sandwiches using different ice creams and cookies, brownies or cakes.
Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes Galore
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Take a regular ice cream sandwich over the edge with this chocolate covered brownie ice cream sandwich. Perfect for dessert on hot summer days!
- Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Woman's Day
WomansDay.com takes dessert to a whole new level with its Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe, moist dark chocolate brownies sandwiching creamy vanilla bean ice cream.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Simple, quick and tasty - who can resist? Hand these out for dessert at a cookout.
- Margarita Ice-Cream Sandwiches Recipe | MyRecipes.com
Fresh lime zest and coarse sea salt mimic the flavors of a margarita in this treat that kids and adults will love.
- Praline Ice Cream Sandwiches
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- Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches | Confections of a Foodie Bride
A festive twist on the classic ice cream sandwich.
- Gorilla Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe : : Recipes : Cooking Channel
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- Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches - Recipe for Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches
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- Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
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- Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Create the perfect summer escape with this incredible recipe for Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwiches. With large, soft, chewy cookie sides, each full of delicious premium toppings ranging from macadamia nuts to peanut butter cups.
- Irresistible Ice-Cream Sandwich Recipes - Southern Living
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- Two-Bite Ice Cream Sandwiches | A Dash of Sass
Homemade ice cream sandwiches with a perfect brownie cookie base. Easy, delicious and perfect for summer.
- Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe - Joyofbaking.com *Tested Recipe*
This Ice Cream Sandwich starts with a chocolate sheet cake that is cut in half and sandwiched together with vanilla ice cream.
- Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
This recipe involves two steps -- mixing the cookie dough and filling the baked cookies with ice cream.
- Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches
Delicious chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches which make for an easy cool treat.
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Hip hip hooray - August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! As the temperature continues to climb and Americans sizzle in the sweltering heat and humidity,
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