Introduction: 3-Ingredient Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

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In this Instructable, learn how to make super easy 3-ingredient cookies and cream ice cream sandwiches with just graham crackers, cool whip, and Oreo cookies.

Now technically they are not ice cream sandwiches because Cool Whip isn't ice cream, but when frozen they taste pretty close to an ice cream sandwich and are pretty tasty! A fun easy treat to make for the family, kids, party, etc. And they are a little healthier than a normal ice cream sandwich.

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both!



  • 8 oz of Cool Whip or store-brand whipped topping (226g)
  • 24 Graham cracker halves
  • 12 Oreos


  • Bowl
  • Bag
  • Meat tenderizer or rolling pin
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper or a silicone baking mat

Step 1: Smash Those Oreos

First, set the Cool Whip out at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes to soften.

Now mash up those Oreo cookies. You can do it a few ways. Place them in a bag and then use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin and smash them into crumbs.

Or you can use something like a food processor or blender. I like there to be a few larger chunks so I usually just use the bag and tenderizer method.

Step 2: Make the Filling

Add the softened Cool Whip to a large bowl along with the Oreo cookie crumbs. Then stir those together until well combined.

Step 3: Assemble

Break a sheet of graham crackers in half (or keep them intact for larger longer ones). Use a spoon or spatula and add a few heaping tablespoons of Oreo Cool Whip filling to one graham cracker half.

Press the other half on top then use a spatula to go along the edges to make the edges cleaner, if desired.

Place the sandwiches on a sheet pan or cookie sheet or even a plate lined with parchment paper (easy cleanup).

Step 4: Freeze and Eat

Now all you need to do is place them in the freezer and freeze them for 2 to 3 hours until nice and firm.

Once frozen, remove them and eat them. They taste amazing, lighter than a typical ice cream sandwich, and a little healthier.

For long-term storage, place them in a freezer bag and freezer for 2 to 3 weeks or even a bit longer.


Find the printable ice cream sandwich recipe here.

Step 5: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial.