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25 Ways to Turn Ordinary Cookies into Out-of-This World Ice Cream Sandwiches

You know exactly what you want? Sun. Short sleeves. And ice cream sandwiches. Lucky for you, we’ve got 25 drool-inducing ideas from a chocolate dipped peanut butter Oreo mocha sammie (yeah, that’s a mouthful) to a bacon ice cream sando — for real. Take a minute to indulge your eyes and plan your impending ice cream feast. Just a warning: Don’t read this when while you’re hungry!

1. Cake Batter: What’s this? Oh, you know, just deliciousness. With sprinkles. (via Raspberri Cupcakes)

2. Lemon Raspberry Swirl: Check these out, you guys! We’re swooning over these homemade little dandies. If you’ve ever made an ice cream sandwich that turned into a dripping mess, you’ll love the spread, freeze and cut method. Genius. (via Annie’s Eats)

3. S’mores: Toasted melty marshmallows, squares of milk chocolate and vanilla ice cream on a graham wafer? Yeah, we’d eat that. (via The Chic Site)

4. Easy Oreo: Dinner party dessert menu got you stressin’? May we suggest these Oreo sammies. They’re totally easy and totally fun. Make up a bunch and store them in the freezer for emergencies. (via Bakerella)

5. Peanut Butter Fudge: It’s a question that deserves an answer: What makes an out-of-this-world ice cream sandwich? Not a cookie, but cake. Meet the cookie — er, sandwich, that’s really cake. And oh-so soft and chewy! (via The Sugar Hit)

6. Ritz Cracker: Woah, did your Ritz cracker just sandwich ice cream and embrace a chocolate drizzle? Okay. This story calls for some investigating. (via Joy the Baker)

7. Dark Chocolate Chunk: More chocolate, please. Chocolate chips are always good. Chocolate chunks? Better. (via Flourishing Foodie)

8. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches: Don’t you wish these were in your kitchen right now? Apparently there are ways to make ice cream even more amazing than it already is. (via The Kitchy Kitchen)

9. Peanut Butter Jelly: Here’s further proof that peanut butter enhances everything. Add jelly for a fearless take on your fave childhood flavor combo. (via Desserts for Breakfast)

10. Lemon Blueberry: Dear life, please hand us some lemons — and maybe throw in a few blueberries? Sorry to be demanding, but we need to make these flavorful cookie treats ASAP. (via Shutter Bean)

11. Chocolate Dipped Homemade Peanut Butter Oreo Mocha: This treat’s anything but ordinary. Homemade Oreos envelop mocha ice cream and a creamy PB filling, then take a dunk in magic shell chocolate. What’s not to love? (via Half Baked Harvest)

12. Mint Chocolate Chip: Mint chocolate chip ice cream is good, but mint chocolate chip ice cream + a cookie? That’s just awesome. (via Peaches Please)

13. Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches: Next up: a recipe for the classic ice cream sandwich. You know, the one you grew up eating. This homemade version will totally live up to your reminiscing expectations. (via Smitten Kitchen)

14. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Here is one thing we want to do now that we’re all grown up: Eat an entire batch of these. Yep, that’s one of the good parts about being an adult. Eat cookie dough ice cream sandwiches to your heart’s content. (via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

15. Chocolate Dipped Coffee Ice Cream Glazed Donut Sandwiches: Donuts are always on our radar. Here’s a twist on the classic that makes them even better than usual. (via Bon Appetit)

16. Hot Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Have you ever wanted something so badly that you just knew you weren’t going to get it? Make this sugarific dream a reality. (via Half Baked Harvest)

17. Brown Sugar Bacon: As the saying goes, bacon makes everything better. Including ice cream. Give these little brown sugar and bacon encrusted squares a try and invite some hardcore bacon-lovin’ friends over for a bacon fest — err, ice cream social? (via I Am a Food Blog)

18. Nutella Frangelico: You knew we were gonna find a way to bring Nutella into this roundup somewhere. You won’t even be able to handle this level of Nutella deliciousness. (JK, you totally can!) (via Buttercream Blondie)

19. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches: Pleeeeeease tell us that you’re as obsessed with macarons as we are! If you’ve been waiting to try your hand at these pretty little confections, this ice cream cookie perfectly delivers what many others are lacking — elegance. (via This Heart of Mine)

20. Chocolate Coffee: A simple-looking sweet packs some serious flavor. And caffeine. Get excited, coffee crazies (you’re among friends here). We’d be willing to give up our morning cup o’ joe for a taste of this coffeelisciousness. (via Heather Christo)

21. Mini Chocolate Chip: Put down that chocolate chip cookie! There’s more than one way to eat a cookie, and this has to be the best way. (via Martha Stewart)

22. Raspberry Palmiers With Red Currant and Raspberry Swirl: Just staring at this photo is making our sweet tooth ache. A delectable combo of crisp buttery palmiers, tart raspberry and creamy ice cream will rock your world. (via Cannelle et Vanille)

23. Teeny Tiny Ice Cream Sandwiches on a Stick: Itty bitty bites are fun for more reasons than one. The smaller the bites, the more you can eat. (via Style Me Pretty)

24. Cake Batter Cookie: Cake batter sammies are an instant party on your plate. Super fun. Super delicious. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)

25. Pretzel Nutella: We may have just downed a whole batch of these sweet ‘n’ salty goodies. So yeah, no judging from us. (via Babble)

Who can think of a more creative ice cream sammie than the ones featured here? Dish about your ice cream creations in the comments!

Bethany Kosten

Bethany Kosten is a freelance editor at Brit + Co. and an information junkie who is passionate about creating and consuming clever content. Being an idea enthusiast makes her unique, but also — and this is critical — awesome. Side note: Bethany is a serial chips and salsa eater. (Seriously, hide them.)

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