Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

When South Texas is sizzling and simmering in the summertime, we cool off with popsicles and paletas, shaved ice and sundaes, frozen yogurt, gelato, halo-halo or ice cream! The latter is always a popular choice, whether it is simply scooped into a cup or cone or pressed between cookies as a sweet sandwich.

As it is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, we are posting a simple recipe for this frozen food. Typical ice cream sandwiches are comprised of chocolate wafer cookies and vanilla ice cream. But the cookies can be chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal, peanut butter, graham crackers, waffle pizzelles or macarons, and the ice cream can be any favorite flavor. The combinations are endless and the creative process is fun and easy for kids (and kids-at-heart)!


For the chocolate wafer cookies

For the filling

  • Ice cream, frozen yet slightly softened for spreading (we used lactose-free vanilla, coffee, strawberry, chocolate chip mint, ube/taro and dulce de leche/caramel flavors)


Generously spread ice cream on the bottom side of one cookie. Press another cookie down on the ice cream. Use a spatula to smooth the sides evenly if necessary. Cover each sandwich in plastic wrap. Freeze until firm. Unwrap and enjoy immediately.

Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • For a creative alternative to ice cream sandwiches, try the ice cream macaron version, like our Neapolitan Ice Cream Macarons, which we blogged about in July (National Ice Cream Month).
  • For a textured finish on the ice cream sandwiches, roll the sides with chopped nuts, crushed peppermints, colorful non-pareils, chocolate chips or jimmies, shredded coconut or minced dried fruits.