Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe Round-up!

What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day than with a round-up of recipes for my favorite treat.IScreamSandwich_CoverPhoto

Celebrated on August 2, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is a holiday of slim documentation and dubious origin. It may exist only in the minds of those who enjoy these icy treats. But what’s the harm?

In fact, it seems to me a late date for getting a jump on the ice cream sandwich season. I enjoy the combination of frozen bliss and cookies, brownies, bars, brioche, or even buttered toast (mmm hmm) all year round. Even if you’re a summer-only kind of frozen sandwich person, the season should rightfully begin on Memorial Day at the latest, when entertaining moves out-of-doors, and should easily continue through Labor Day, when you’ve finished staining all your summer whites with dripping strawberry ice cream and fudge ripple.

The earliest documented ice cream sandwiches were found just before the turn of the century at the Jersey Shore, sold for a penny a piece. In the early 1900s they moved away from the beach to pushcarts in New York City’s Bowery. Today you’ll find them not only in ice cream shops but also on restaurant menus and, in a return to days of yore, sold from the modern interpretation of the pushcart: the food truck.

In honor of the holiday, here’s my round-up of ice cream sandwich recipes–from my book and elsewhere–to keep you swathed in ice cream sunshine for the rest of the year.

thai iced tea & vegan ginger ice cream sandwiches

thai iced tea & vegan ginger ice cream sandwiches, from {local milk}

Better-Than-It

Better-Than-It i scream SANDWICH!

Beer Chocolate Chip

Beer Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Sandwiches, from honestlyyum.com

Lemon Zinger i scream SANDWICH!

Cardamom Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cardamom Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches, from TheNest

Cookie Monster i scream SANDWICH!

homemade cherry garcia ice cream sandwiches

homemade cherry garcia ice cream sandwiches, from fleur de sel

PB&J

PB&J i scream SANDWICH!

Black Plum Ice Cream Sandwiches on Homemade Oat Graham Crackers

Black Plum Ice Cream Sandwiches on Homemade Oat Graham Crackers, from Chasing Delicious

Pure Nostalgia

Pure Nostalgia i scream SANDWICH!

Peach Froyo and Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

Peach Froyo and Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches, from desserts for breakfast

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen i scream SANDWICH!

Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches, from GoodLifeEats

Latin Love

Latin Love i scream SANDWICH!

Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies with cherry ice cream sandwich

Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies with cherry ice cream sandwich, from allParenting.com

Inside-Out Carrot Cake

Inside-Out Carrot Cake i scream SANDWICH

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches, from cherryteacakes.com

Got Your Goat

Got Your Goat i scream SANDWICH!

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches, from Heather Christo

Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays i scream SANDWICH!

Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches, from two peas & their pod

Chocolate Dipped Homemade Peanut Butter Oreo Mocha Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Dipped Homemade Peanut Butter Oreo Mocha Ice Cream Sandwiches, from Half Baked Harvest

You’ll find more ice cream images and recipe links on my Pinterest board and Facebook page.

Wishing you a happy holiday fueled by cool summer delights!

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9 thoughts on “Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe Round-up!

  1. August 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

    hello Jennie, thank you for these gorgeous pictures, they invite to eat all of them. i’m sure kids love these little ice-cream cakes. thank you, liên

  2. RJ
    August 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I am loving your book!!! I have hadcit for two weeks and I have already made 4 different sanwiches from it!! Thanks so much for an incredible book!!

    1. August 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks so much for letting me know! Which have you made? (PS: I’d love your review on Amazon.com if you are willing!)

      1. RJ
        August 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        I have made the corn meal, carrot cake, peanut butter, and sugar cone cookies/sandwiches. Absolutely incredible!!! I just posted a review of your book on Amazon. Looks like I need to wait a few minutes for it to post, though. This really is a gem of a book!!

        1. August 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

          Thank you so much for your kind comments and review. I appreciate it very much! Even more importantly, I am delighted that you are using and enjoying the book. Wishing you joy in the kitchen and beyond!

  3. August 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you so much for the shout out Jennie! What a lovely round-up you created! All of them are simply drool worthy! xoxo

    1. August 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      My pleasure, Lindsay — I love that you make your own Cherry Garcia and your images are gorgeous!

  4. August 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Sure some yummy-looking treats here, Jennie! Thanks for including me among them. 🙂

    1. August 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post, Jill. I’m delighted to include you. Though I might get into trouble with your husband or my wife if I were to refer to you as a yummy-looking treat!

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