Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches?  Yes, please!

Make your own flavor combinations with this easy Ice Cream Sandwich recipe!  I like ice cream sandwiches any time of the year, but I find the basic chocolate cake / vanilla center a bit tired.  I do enjoy the strangely green mint sandwiches, but  why limit myself?  Make a dairy-free version, or use frozen yogurt instead.  Why not make vanilla cake with that awesome lemon cookie ice cream that place down at the corner makes?  (hmm. . . that's a good idea.  I'll be right back. . .)
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ok, I'm back!  Here's a basic recipe for your chocolate ice cream sandwich cake.  Fill it with whatever your heart desires.  I'll keep working on the vanilla cake (same recipe, minus the cocoa), and let you know how it goes! 
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (2 pints) (950 ml) Ice Cream (Homemade or Store Bought), slightly softened - see what happens in step 6 if you let it get too melty!!
  • 10 x 15 inch (25 x 38 cm) rimmed baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Step 2: Prepare your pan

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven.

The first time I made this, I used parchment paper in a 10 x 15 inch (25 x 38 cm) baking pan. The second time, I slipped a silicone sheet (Sil-Pat) over a cookie tray and just spread the mixture on it carefully. Both methods worked, but I prefer the less hassle of the cookie sheet.

Step 3: Melt Butter

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Chop up your butter and microwave it for 30 seconds to a minute.  Alternatively, melt it over low heat on the stove.   Stir stir stir, to make sure all of the butter is melted, but not boiling.

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zurichko4 years ago
This was easy and the wait was painful but well worth it! I used a pizza cutter once it was cooled for nice clean edges. Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely make this again!
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RedPanda227 months ago
They are SO GOOD!
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lblack108 months ago
any updates on the vanilla cake recipe? I might just try more vanilla to flour...D: tell you how it goes...

plz let me know the recipe of ice cream sandwich without egg...

hammer393 years ago
I remove the ice cream from the carton and slice it. Then organize it like a puzzle on one half of the cake. then top with the other half. Keep the ice cream fully frozen and use a bread knife or a sharp knife that has been put under running hot water.
Me too!
cairotaiva1 year ago
use a whoopie pie recipe and just make the cookoes. my foster parents did this and they are my favorite
I don't know what I did wrong, but my cake isn't drying out and becoming cookie like. I used brown sugar in stead of white sugar and I used cake flour. Am I missing something? It's been in the oven for half an hour :| Oh and they also didn't have parchment paper so I just buttered my baking tray thoroughly. Any suggestions for what I'm doing wrong?
ntodaay2 years ago
Looks yummy. Isn't that brownies?
SeminoleFan2 years ago
I subbed Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour and added 1/4 tsp xanthan gum and it worked great! From a Celiac who has missed this treat, THANK YOU!!
TheMacyC2 years ago
Awesome !
Will be definitely trying that during the week :)!
gnatquill2 years ago
I made the cakey part but then realised I only had choc ices rather than ice cream.
Not visually as exciting as yours but yummy all the same!
jediwhiz33 years ago
robotmaker3 years ago
great recipe,but i use my homemade icecream
Batness4 years ago
Two questions! 1. Could you modify a boxed cake mix to make the sandwich part? 2. The ice cream looks...different from Step 7 to Step 8. It went from lumpy and not completely filled out between the layers to smooth and delicious looking. How did you make the ice cream completely pressed between the "sandwich" layers?
scoochmaroo (author)  Batness4 years ago
Good questions, and good observation!
  1. It depends on the cake mix, but I feel confident that you can.  Consider what ingredients I listed above, and how many of those would be in your existing cake mix.  The final product I made is much thicker than a typical cake mix, and creates a lot less of this!  Keeping this in mind, the final product can be whatever consistency you  prefer, really.
  2. I cut off the edges of the sandwiches so they would be all nice and smooth!
Semilove4 years ago
You could make them bite size and dip them in chocolate, but don't forget to add a Popsicle stick for less mess! Great idea for kids -- who am I kidding?! I'm eating them all! Better yet, maybe I won't cut them at all and make one big one! Ha, ha!
Kindhamster4 years ago
hmmm, I just finished a foods course and the teacher said that to make a chocolate-free version of anything, you just replace the cacao with the same amount of flour
Xial4 years ago
I'm going to have to try this once I get my weight back under control. ... but seriously, it's crazy. You post food things, I want to make them. :)
jimbom4 years ago
Awesome. I really appreciate you showing where things didn't work quite right.
sassier2994 years ago
I have also made ice cream sandwiches with a brownie mix instead of chocolate cake. Gosh it's good! I am going to try your recipe for sure.
Sounds so good. But I can't find the amount of cocoa I should use...
rattyrain4 years ago
What keeps any moisture in the cake from solidifying?
scoochmaroo (author)  rattyrain4 years ago
It's a very dense cake - almost like a cookie. It does get all frozen up, but it's only about 1/8" thick.
Ah, I see.
okay, so here's my final thought on these... cut them into small squares, say 2" x 2" or even 1-by's, freeze 'em solid, then dip these bad boys in melted chocolate coating stuff so that they'd have a thin, hard shell on the outside. Little 2-biters that would be easy to serve at a party or just keep all to oneself! I'm gonna go get the stuff right now to make these for dessert tonight!
scoochmaroo (author)  ladybanksia994 years ago
lej6194 years ago
thanks for this. I love icecream sandwiches! now i can make my own. no to go and get the ingredients!
teamcoltra4 years ago
What would you doooOOOoooo for a scoochmaroo bar? :)
scoochmaroo (author)  teamcoltra4 years ago
traitor5614 years ago
cool now i will make some
scoochmaroo (author)  traitor5614 years ago
If you post a picture, you'll be eligible for the I Made It contest!
sweet but first need to get ingredients
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