20 Outrageous Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

These recipes and tips from Tessa Arias's book Cookies & Cream and bloggers make for a more special dessert than what's in the freezer case at the store.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwich

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Arias uses homemade ice cream and cookies for all her recipes, but you can also try these ideas with store-bought ingredients. Here's her decadent take on the classic PB&J: raspberry ice cream sandwiched between two flourless peanut butter cookies, with the edges coated in salty potato chips. Try these ice pops recipes for more frozen treats.

Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Sandwich

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Use crushed pretzels to add a salty crunch to a homemade chocolate stout ice cream sandwich (with chocolate stout whoopie pies) that was inspired by bar food. Wash it down with a pint? Check out these boozy milkshakes for a sippable take.

The Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich

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Homemade peanut butter ice cream, banana oat cookies, and a sprinkling of crispy, crumbled bacon—this is "The King" of ice cream sandwiches. Find out why you should eat dessert every day.

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwich

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Cinnamon roll cookies (which look a bit like the pastry, split) pair it with homemade brown butter ice cream for a fun take on the traditional breakfast.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwich

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Homemade strawberry cream cheese ice cream—made with a cream cheese, sour cream, whole milk, and heavy cream base—slides between two graham cracker cookies; the whole sandwich gets decorated with heart-shaped sprinkles. Make a batch for the whole family to celebrate Valentine's Day as a parent.

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

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Wedge a scoop of butterscotch between two chocolate-chip cookies, then roll the sandwich in mini chocolate chips. Use these chocolate chip cookie hacks for a fool-proof dessert.

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwich

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Roll the edges of your ice cream sandwich in a shallow dish of malted milk ball candies to create an old-fashioned flavored treat.

Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwich

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Chewy chocolate sugar cookies and mint chocolate chip ice cream make for a cool and refreshing treat.

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich

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Arias calls this recipe "a giant frozen version of those famous Mounds candy bars," with her coconut ice cream sandwiched between double chocolate cookies (that's chocolate batter with chocolate chips). Roll in sweetened coconut flakes for extra texture. Don't miss these things nutritionists want you to know about coconut oil.

Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream Sandwich

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After intensifying the flavor of fresh strawberries by roasting them in the oven with balsamic vinegar, Arias adds the tangy fruit to ice cream and sandwiches it between her own chocolate balsamic cookies.

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