Home Made Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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This chocolate wafer recipe is simple, chocolatey, buttery and full of flavour. It’s an easy way to elevate a homemade ice cream sandwich! Switch up the ice cream to make your favourite flavour or keep it classic with mint chip, vanilla or chocolate.


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Chocolate Wafer Cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Line two baking sheets with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt until blended.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beating until blended. Don’t worry if the batter is thick, it’s supposed to be.
  5. Divide batter in half and shape into 2 flat discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, approx. 1 hour. Note: This is a very soft cookie dough, it’s easier to work with and roll out when the dough is cold. If your dough is too soft, place it back in the fridge to firm up.
  6. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  7. On a lightly floured surface roll dough out 1 disc at a time to approx. 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Using a 3-inch fluted cookie cutter, cut out approx. 20 cookies. Place on your prepared baking sheets approx. 1-2 inches apart.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until slightly crisp on the outer edges. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely (or place in the freezer).
  10. Pull ice cream out of the freezer. Remove the packaging from the ice cream tub to expose the ice cream (see images above for reference). Using a large knife, slice 1″-1 1/2″ inch thick slices (horizontally) through the ice cream.
  11. Using the same size cookie cutter, cut out ice cream rounds. Working quickly, place rounds on cooled chocolate cookie wafers, and sandwich together. Place ice cream sandwiches into the freezer and re-freeze for about 30-60 minutes.


If your unbaked cookies are too warm and soft before baking, they will spread out and lose their shape. For best results, place your baking sheet of cookies in the freezer (or fridge) to firm up for 5 – 8 minutes before baking. This will give you the perfect-shaped cookie.

Ice cream sandwiches will last 1 month in the freezer.


Keywords: Ice-Cream, Sandwiches, Summer, Chocolate Wafers

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