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How to Make an Ice Cream Sandwich at Home

Updated on September 12, 2014
Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker available from Amazon
Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker available from Amazon

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
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.

Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Wilton's Rectangle Ice Cream Sandwich Pan
Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Wilton's Rectangle Ice Cream Sandwich Pan

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.

Cast your vote for Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: Varies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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:
  2. Bake ice cream sandwich cookies according to the directions using an ice cream sandwich pan.
  3. Once cookies are cooled, start with one cookie.
  4. Scoop out ice cream or sorbet. (It is helpful to have the ice cream a little soft, but not melting.)
  5. Spread the ice cream carefully over the cookie.
  6. Top the ice cream with a second cookie.
  7. Press the ice cream sandwich together.
  8. If dip edges in your favorite extras: chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, jimmies or even crushed peppermint candy.
  9. 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.
  10. Repeat as necessary to make the desired number of sandwiches.
  11. Freeze until harden.

How to Make a Healthy Ice Cream Sandwich

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker from Cuisipro

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

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.

Using the heart-shaped Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.
Using the heart-shaped Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker.

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.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: Varies

Ingredients

  • Ice Cream or Sorbet or Frozen Fruit
  • Cookies or Wafers or Thin Cake
  • Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker tool or small cookie cutter

Instructions

  1. Making mini ice cream sandwiches is easy. Watch the video clip below to see how the tool works:
  2. Cut a cookie shape with the Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Maker tool
  3. Scoop up some ice cream.
  4. Cut out a second cookie shape.
  5. Press the ice cream sandwich together.
  6. Push the sandwich out onto a plate.
  7. Repeat as necessary.
  8. 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.

Ice Cream Sandwich Molds and Makers

Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds available from Amazon
Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds available from Amazon

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

Assorted Ice Cream Sandwich Makers available from Amazon
Assorted Ice Cream Sandwich Makers available from Amazon

These Ice Cream Sandwiches were made using different Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds.

Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker available from Amazon
Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker available from Amazon

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 available on Amazon

Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker Flower Mold

Girl Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Maker Flower Mold
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

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches | Source

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.

  1. 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.

  2. Cookie

    Premade or homemade cookies, graham crackers, wafers or thin cakes.

  3. Size

    Any size you like, mini, small, medium, large or super-sized

  4. Shape

    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...

Classic Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds available from Amazon
Classic Tovolo Ice Cream Sandwich Molds available from Amazon

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.

More on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

News from Last Year's National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Different variations on making ice cream sandwiches using different ice creams and cookies, brownies or cakes.

Would you get an Ice Cream Sandwich maker to make Ice Cream Sandwiches at home?

Leave your comments in the section below.

© 2012 Kirsti A. Dyer

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @GregoryMoore: Mine have. We're going to be making more again this summer.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Sure. I think my kids would have a blast making them.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @GeekGirl1: My daughters have had a lot of fun this summer making their own ice cream sandwiches. I like that we can choose the ingredients that go into the sandwiches e.g. frozen yogurt or lower calorie options.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Fantastic idea. Perfect for summer and kids birthday parties.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Fantastic idea. Perfect for summer and kids birthday parties.

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      justDawn1 5 years ago

      Great idea for a child's birthday party! :) Looks like fun! I'd make them! :)

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      mdfroze 5 years ago

      Its was Nice to See this lens......

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      lilblackdress lm 5 years ago

      Yum!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      We use to make ice cream sandwiches with homemade chocolate chip cookies, but these ice cream sandwiches made with the cookie sandwich maker tool and molds are fabulous. They look so professional and delicious! *Angel Blessed*

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      In the "olden" days, our sandwiches were ice cream between two warmish waffles. Had to eat 'em quick!

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      Rumisglass 5 years ago

      Great lens, will be picking up a ice cream sandwich maker before summers end!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I love ice cream sandwiches! Never thought about making them myself. Nice idea.

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      These are great! My kids would love these

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      perfect summer treats!! Awesome. Blessed*

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Maybe. These look so cute, especially the star shapes. Yum!

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      Absolutely! I adore ice cream sandwiches, and I'll be celebrating on "their" day too! If I were an angel, I'd bless this lens for pure sensual delight.