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Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + freezing


4 servings

When you're looking for a grown-up dessert that brings out the little kid in you, this extraordinary ice cream sandwich will do the trick! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 4 dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 4 heaping scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 8 pizzelle cookies
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, figs and thyme.
  2. Top four cookies with a scoop of ice cream. Sprinkle with half of the walnut mixture and drizzle with melted chocolate. Combine cheese and vinegar. Spread over remaining cookies; place over top of sandwiches.
  3. Press remaining walnut mixture into sides. Wrap in plastic. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 ice cream sandwich: 828 calories, 61g fat (31g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.

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