- 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 gallon ice cream*
- In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, shortening, butter, egg, water and vanilla; beat until well blended. Divide into four equal parts. Between waxed paper, roll one part into a 10-in. x 6-in. x rectangle. Remove one pieces of waxed paper and flip dough onto a ungreased baking sheet. Score the dough into eight pieces, each 3-in. x 2-1/2-in. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until puffed. Immediately cut along the scored lines and prick holes in each piece with a fork; cool on baking sheets.
- Cut ice cream into 16 slices, each 3-in. x 2-1/2-in. x 1-in. Place ice cream between two chocolate cookies; wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze on a baking sheet overnight. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 16 servings.
Reviews forHomemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
"I keep coming back to this recipe because it reminds me of the ice cream sandwiches I ate as a kid. Instead of making them square, I usually make a round shape and have varied the size from a 2" circle to a 3" circle. ANY flavor of cake mix works. Using a lemon cake mix was a refreshing change from chocolate. This recipe is a quick prep!"
"OMG! These are grrrrrrrrreat! Better than the stores. Didn't last at my house and there's only two of us! Husband is already wanting more. I think he's addicted! I appreciate you sharing the recipe."
"I cant have shorting and can I try 1/2 cup butter instead of 1/4 cup of shorting and 1/4 cup of butter. please send [email protected]"
"So easy and so good. Tastes just like the store bought. Hubby loved them too."
"In High School Ice Cream Sandwiches were my favorite dessert at lunch. I have wished for years to find a chocolate cookie to make really good sandwiches - well now - I Have! This recipe for the chocolate cookies is perfect. The shapes and flavors are exactly right. I do love the chocolate as these deliver very well. I am also inspired to think that cookies of other flavors, could work out well. I'm thinking Raspberry and/or Orange would work out very well. The variety of Ice Cream gives you a world of special flavor combos with the new cookie flavors."
"I have been looking for a recipe that mimics store bought ice cream cookies. This is the first one that appears to be close. Can't wait to try it! I will review again after I have tried them."
"I made this for my little sister and the kids in the neighborhood... they gobbled them up within a minute!"