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Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Let's be honest. There's no real recipe here...just a list of ideas. Use different flavors of ice cream, fillings and toppings. Or, go plain with just vanilla wafers and vanilla ice cream. It's all good.


  • Vanilla wafers I used Trader Joe's Ultimate Vanilla Wafers
  • vanilla ice cream

For the filling:

  • peanut butter
  • refrigerated hot fudge or ganache
  • dulce de leche
  • nutella

For the toppings:

  • sprinkles
  • mini chips
  • chopped peanuts or other nuts
  • toffee chips
  • toasted coconut chips


  1. You can either make and eat or make ahead and serve later. I would make them ahead to give the cookie a little time to soak up the moisture from the ice cream and to make it easier the day of serving.
  2. To assemble a quantity of them, line a cookie sheet with wax paper and get all of your bottom cookie halves ready, whether that's plain or with a filling.
  3. Scoop ice cream onto each bottom half. Press down to create the sandwich and to get the ice cream to push out to the edges.
  4. Roll in desired toppings. Place back on the cookie sheet and freeze until firm.
  5. Once frozen, you can remove from the cookie sheet and place in a zip top freezer bag to store until serving time. If you're worried about them sticking to each other, separate them with layers of waxed paper or wrap them individually.
  6. Allow to soften a bit at room temperature before serving for the easiest "bite."

Recipe Notes

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