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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sometimes you just need to give in. Throw out all the must Do's and just give in to your inner child. That's how I felt when I came across the idea of these homemade ice cream sandwiches.

I have been so good with cutting out refined sugars and using agave, honey, or coconut sugar since I completed the Sugar Crush challenge in April. But when I saw this idea in a magazine, I just had to give in and make these!

I mean how could I say No to ice cream and cookies scrunched together to make these "homemade" ice cream sandwiches? I know, right?

Now you can use any store bought cookies and ice cream to make these with, but when I saw these lemon chocolate chip cookies...need I say anymore? Y'all know my weakness for lemon (and if you don't, just scroll through my recipes. You'll notice I also L-O-V-E coconut).

Pair these cookies with some frozen yogurt (I tried to keep it healthy) and YUM! I felt like a kid again with the ice cream, er, frozen yogurt dripping all over my hands as I tried to eat my ice cream sandwich!

As you can see, I also tried this recipe with sugar cookies that I rolled into shapes with a mint chocolate gelato. I was surprised with how the sugar cookies held up after rolling the dough out flat. I thought I had made them too thin, but they held together until the very. Last. Bite. Not even crumbling apart in my hands!

Not only are these homemade ice cream sandwiches fun to eat, but they're also fun to make. If you have kids, they will love helping you make these on a hot summer day. They'll also love helping you eat them!

And you don't have to be a whiz in the kitchen to make them either. Just as long as you know how to turn on the oven, watch a timer, and scrunch ice cream between two cookies then you can make these homemade ice cream sandwiches.

Leaving you more "me" time.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Easy ice cream sandwiches you can make at home.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 17 minutes (includes cooling time for cookies)
  • 1 package store bought cookie dough
  • 1 carton ice cream
  1. Bake cookies as directed on package.
  2. If using sugar cookies and you want to create different shapes, roll out on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin. Cut shapes with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. A pizza cutter works great for this! Bake as directed on package.
  3. Remove cookies from oven and let cool for at least 1 hour before assembling ice cream sandwiches.
  4. To make ice cream sandwiches, drop 1 scoop of ice cream onto a cookie and press another cookie on top.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Inspired by Better Homes and Gardens 2013 Cookbook recipe - Tropical Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches.
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