Gone are the days when the only ice cream sandwiches available to you were the ones that came in a paper wrapper and stuck to the roof of your mouth. And while it may have been fun to chase down the ice cream truck back in the day, these days we can have all the crazy ice cream sandwich concoctions we want (one of the many perks of adulthood). They could be made between two waffles, churros or donuts and have fillings of any kind — even vegan and Paleo ice cream! Scroll down for 20 ice cream sandwich hacks that prove the sky’s the limit when getting creative with your food.


1. Easy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches: If making your own ice cream sandwich sounds complicated to you, think again. All you need to make this dessert is a box of brownie mix and a quart of your favorite ice cream. The hardest part is waiting to cut into them. (via Celebrating Sweets)

Avocado sandwiches

2. Chocolate Black Bean Banana and Avocado Ice Cream Sandwiches: These nutritionist-approved ice cream sandwiches are so healthy, they serve as both a snack AND dessert. Lucky for you, they only taste naughty. (via Further Food)


3. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches: You’re obligated to have a scoop of ice cream with your pie, so it only makes sense to combine them into one epic ice cream sandwich. These blueberry pie-inspired treats are just as amazing as they sound. (via Honestly Yum)

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4. Ginger Molasses Cookies and Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream Sandwiches: These sandwiches are as fun to eat as they are delicious. The crunchy sugar on top of the chewy molasses cookies strikes the perfect balance with the creamy brown sugar bourbon ice cream. (via My Kitchen Love)


5. Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches With Tahini Cookies: You wouldn’t know from the indulgent flavors that these sandwiches are vegan and GF. The ice cream is made with coconut milk and avocado, making this dairy-free option just as creamy as the real thing. (via The Green Life)


6. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches: It’s not every day that you make a batch of cookie-shaped churros, so you might as well go ahead and make ice cream sandwiches out of them. Plain vanilla ice cream works best for these so the flavors don’t compete. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)


7. Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches: Why we haven’t always eaten ice cream sandwiches on donuts is a mystery that remains unsolved. Store-bought donuts will work fine here, but if you want to go the extra mile, homemade ones would be bomb. (via The Merry Thought)


8. Homemade Fudge Stripe Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches: The great thing about making your own ice cream sandwiches is that you can choose how much you want to make from scratch. If you prefer your cookies to be the star of the show, these homemade fudge stripe goodies will do just that. (via The Dessert Chronicles)


9. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches: Nothing says summer quite like key lime pie. The homemade ice cream in this dessert is unlike anything you’ve ever had, and will go perfectly with graham crackers you’ve made from scratch. (via Saving Room for Dessert)


10. Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Pops: This adorable party treat is as simple as cutting store-bought ice cream sandwiches in quarters, dipping the exposed ice cream in sprinkles and shoving a lollipop stick in the bottom. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a dressed-up dessert that’s full of nostalgia. (via Girl Inspired)

oreo sanwiches

11. Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches: What do you get when you take soft chocolate cookies, stuff them with Oreo ice cream and roll them in crushed cookies? Pure Oreo ice cream sandwich bliss, of course. (via Bite Me More)


12. Raw Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Bars: You definitely don’t have to be a raw vegan to enjoy these ice cream sandwich bars. In fact, you probably wouldn’t even guess these are raw if you didn’t know. (via Tofu for Thought)


13. Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches: Red velvet cake mix makes these fluffy cookies super quick and easy to prepare. Simply fill with your favorite strawberry ice cream to complete the crimson cookie sandwich. (via Betsy Life)


14. Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches: Did you know that pureed frozen bananas make a fabulous healthy ice cream? Well, they do, AND they make a great filling for these cookie dough ice cream sandwiches. That cookie dough is also made from chickpeas, so your whole sandwich is just as healthy as it is tasty. (via Imma Eat That)

rose sandwiches

15. Rose Chocolate Spritz Cookies Ice Cream Sandwich: There’s a time and place for fancy ice cream sandwiches, and that time is now. Piping these chocolate spritz cookies is a lot easier than it seems, and it creates a gorgeous base for the rose ice cream filling. (via Bakes by ChiChi)


16. Savory Cornmeal, Thyme and Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches: What better way to use up that fresh farmers’ market bounty than with these savory ice cream sandwiches? The cookies have an herbal cracker-like vibe that pairs perfectly with the sweet peach ice cream. (via Radiant Rachels)


17. Toffee Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches: These lacey cookies are studded with pieces of toffee and baked to crunchy excellence. Fill with whatever ice cream you prefer, but allow us to strongly suggest chocolate or butterscotch. (via K&R Adventures)


18. Snickerdoodle Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches: Even though we’re (sort of) adults now, we’re still allowed to play with our food. These cinnamon and sugar spiced cookies are so much fun to make, it’s almost sad to eat them… almost. (via Creme de la Crumb)


19. S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches: The strategic art of layering and proper assembly is the key to making these sandwiches. Plan your attack properly and you’ll execute the process with ease. These will be a hit at your next glamping excursion. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)


20. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches: Peanut butter fanatics, these are for you. Homemade peanut butter cup ice cream and homemade cookies make these sandwiches extra special. Use the same cookie cutter to shape the cookies and portion out the ice cream for uniform sandwiches. (via Erica’s Sweet Tooth)

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