Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches are two chocolate chip cookies with cold ice cream in the center. A perfect treat for summer.
As summer creeps up on us, we tend to be purchasing or making ice cream more often in our household. Of course, one of our favorite things to eat during the summer months are these gluten free ice cream sandwiches.
These chocolate chip sandwiches are SO good. It’s a great way to mix a little homemade with store bought. My son loves to help me with these as well, as we sneak a few cookies along the way. I use my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make the cookies, but I use the muffin top pan for these. This pan makes for thick cookies and they are perfectly shaped for evenly-sized sandwich cookies.
I usually never have to worry about them rising and spilling over with this pan; it’s perfection, at least in the ice cream sandwich world.
Once the cookies are done, they need to fully cool. It takes some quick working to get the ice cream on the cookies without it melting too much, so it’s imperative to cool the cookies first.
While I’m waiting on the cookies to cool, I like to prepare ten sheets of foil to wrap the cookies in so that I can easily wrap them and place them in the freezer. This is the part of the job that I let my son do. He loves it, although sometimes he gets a little distracted from the lure of the ice cream.
Once the cookies are fully cooled, you will want to use softened ice cream, and then place a nice helping of it on one cookie and top with the other cookie. I can typically get 10 sandwiches out of one batch of my cookie mix, that’s about 20 cookies.
Next up, we let them harden for a bit in the freezer before serving, I let them soften up just a smidge. We love serving these at parties during the summer or when special friends or family come over. There really is nothing much better than a homemade ice cream cookie sandwich!
Next time I might try them with homemade peanut butter ice cream. What flavors would you try with these?
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