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9 Epic Ways To Make Ice Cream Sandwiches

One word: SAMOAS.
07/10/2017 10:46am ET

When it comes to ice cream sandwiches, there are two classic options that come to mind. First, there’s the stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth chocolate wafer and vanilla ice cream sandwich. Then there’s the beloved Chipwich, made with two chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream and if you’re lucky, extra sprinkles around the ice cream rim.

They’re glorious. But they can be even better.

When you make ice cream sandwiches at home ― and you really should, because this year’s best summer flavors deserve to be served in a sandwich ― you can get creative. Really creative. We’re talking waffles and cookie dough creative. We’re talking pretzels and churros creative.

Summer is short, so don’t let these ideas pass you by. Here are nine ingredients you can use in place of the classic choices. They’ll up your ice cream sandwich game by a million.

1
Mini Blueberry Pies. Seriously.
The Kitchen McCabe
This is a la mode meets genius. Plus, the cute factor is overwhelming.

Get the Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwich recipe from The Kitchen McCabe
2
Waffles. (They're finally meeting their full potential.)
Waffles
Admit it, waffles have always been more of a dessert than a breakfast option. It was only a matter of time before they were used as a vehicle to eat ice cream.

Get the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Waffle and Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe from Half Baked Harvest
3
Soft, chocolate-y brownies, of course.
Averie Cooks
It's like a portable brownie sundae.
Get the Fudgy Brownie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe from Averie Cooks
4
Soft pretzels, because with salty and sweet you can't go wrong.
Half Baked Harvest
Put down the mustard and pick up an ice cream scoop.

Get the No-Churn Caramel Peanut Butter Cup Soft Pretzel Ice Cream Sammies recipe from Half Baked harvest
5
Cookie dough, naturally.
Completely Delicious
YES.
Get the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe from Completely Delicious
6
Girl Scout Samoas, because you're worth it.
Country Cleaver
Beloved Girl Scout cookies AND ice cream. It's almost too good to be true.

Get the Two Bite Samoas Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe from Country Cleaver
7
Donuts have never tasted so good.
Paper and Stich
For something really special, fill the glazed donuts with coffee ice cream.

Get the Donut Ice Cream Sandwich recipe from Paper & Stitch
8
Muffins. This is their true purpose in life.
Feasting on Fruit
Does this mean we get to eat ice cream for breakfast?

Get the Chocolate Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream Sandwich recipe from Feasting on Fruit
9
Cinnamon-y, sugary churros.
Chelseas Messy Apron
Proof that life really is wonderful.
Get the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich recipes from Chelsea's Messy Apron
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