La Jolla Mom

The 5-Minute (or Less) Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

BY La Jolla Mom

Summer may be behind us but this doesn’t mean that ice cream season is over.

In fact, in our house, ice cream is a year-round staple. It’s easy to have around for last-minute play dates and a treat that is loved universally. The tweens in my life now like to make stuff. So, I wanted to figure out a way to up their ice cream game.

It occurred to me that I could buy a handful of ingredients for them to assemble ice cream sandwiches at leisure. It’s not a unique idea by any means, but it is always a hit. And, everything you need can be store-bought.

Make an easy ice cream sandwich in a few minutes with 2-3 store-bought ingredients.

Breyers Ice Cream or Gelato

The reason why Breyers works well for ice cream sandwiches is that is so creamy that we don’t need to let it thaw much before scooping. It’s mostly a grab and go situation. They also make my favorite vanilla and chocolate chip ice cream. I only recently found out that they make gelato, too.

As I reached in for the chocolate chip and chocolate flavors they had asked for while at Vons, I noticed a sign. It said that I could collect a $5 reward every time I spend $20 on Unilever ice cream brands like Breyers. With kids over at the house all the time, a $20 spend on ice cream happens easily.

A Top and a Bottom

My Instagram feed proves that basically anything can serve as the top and/or bottom of an ice cream sandwich. I highly recommend using mini glazed donuts.

Make mini donut ice cream sandwiches.

The texture of the donut meshes well with the ice cream and I like that they’re a bit more bite-sized.

We also tried soft chocolate and peanut butter cookies and also found a box of everyone’s favorite seasonal cookies hiding in the freezer. Leftover Girl Scout Cookies make excellent ice cream sandwiches.

Soft chocolate chip cookies from the bakery section of the grocery store also work really well for this ice cream sandwich recipe. But, you basically can use whatever cookies, brownies or donuts you have around the house. We’ve even tasted muffin top ice cream sandwiches!

Sprinkles (Optional)

While, of course, an ice cream sandwich is pretty epic without sprinkles, its even better with them. Chocolate chips and/or nuts will do, too. Put them on a plate and let people roll their ice cream sandwiches in them.

It takes only three ingredients and maybe 5 minutes to assemble some awesome ice cream sandwiches.

Ice Cream Sandwich Directions

Lay everything out. Let the kids assemble the ice cream sandwiches for immediate consumption. That’s it.

Get Rewarded for Buying Ice Cream

Now through the end of the month, you can be rewarded for stocking up on Unilever ice cream brands. This is how the program works:

  • Buy $20 worth of your favorite Unilever frozen treats.
  • Take a photo of your receipt and upload it to to receive your $5 reward.
  • Purchases must be made between 5/1/2017 to 9/30/2017.

You can visit to learn more about how to #SavorSweetRewards.

What is your family’s favorite way to eat ice cream?

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With three store-bought ingredients the kids can DIY their own ice cream sandwiches in a few minutes. There's no limit to what you can use for a top or bottom (donuts, brownies, cookies and more).

Make ice cream sandwiches with leftover Girl Scout Cookies like Samoas or Thin Mints!

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