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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Meet the Cook: My mom sent me this recipe. We love it, and so does company I serve it to. I inherited my love of cooking from my mother. She's a former home economics teacher. When we were growing up, each of us five kids had a night a week when we planned and prepared supper for the rest of the family. Our home is "way out in the sticks", 15 miles from town and 5 miles from the nearest neighbor. My husband and I have a son, 20, and a daughter, 17. -Kea Fisher, Bridger, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 gallon ice cream


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, shortening, butter, egg, water and vanilla until well blended. Divide into four equal parts.
  • 2. Between waxed paper, roll one part into a 10x6-in. rectangle. Remove one piece of waxed paper and invert dough onto a ungreased baking sheet. Score the dough into eight pieces, each 3x2-1/2 in. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 3. 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 wire racks.
  • 4. Cut ice cream into 16 slices, each 3x2-1/2x1 in. Place ice cream slice between two chocolate cookies; wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze on a baking sheet overnight. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Purchase a rectangle-shaped package of ice cream in the flavor of your choice for the easiest cutting.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 326 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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TimedOut User ID: 7143231 254148
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"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!"

janleck User ID: 718602 202184
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"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."

LuluJohn User ID: 3572557 18019
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"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]"

cathiemh User ID: 3074456 19058
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"So easy and so good. Tastes just like the store bought. Hubby loved them too."

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 21260
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"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."

stone481064 User ID: 2583157 19438
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"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."

Alice_101 User ID: 5048055 46392
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I made this for my little sister and the kids in the neighborhood... they gobbled them up within a minute!"

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