Get ready to make gluten-free ice cream sandwiches for a taste of nostalgia and childhood - in celiac safe form AND dairy-free, too!
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And according to my husband, these gluten and dairy free ice cream sammies are better than the originals.
About This Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
Ice cream sandwiches have been a CRAVING I have not been able to satisfy in a good 13 years (since my celiac diagnosis). But thanks to two awesome brands - Sweet Loren's and So Delicious, these ice cream treats are mine once again.
And they can be yours too, with just 2 ingredients!
Yes, you read that correctly! There are only 2 gluten-free products you need to create your own childhood tasty treat right at home without any of the gluten or dairy.
What You Will Need
Sweet Loren's Fudgy Brownie Cookie Dough (This is what makes the cookie base of the sandwich)
If you haven't tried Sweet Loren's cookies yet, you are missing out! I used their sugar cookie dough to make these gluten-free & dairy-free black & white cookies too. Their cookie dough is gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with all-natural ingredients. *Sweet Loren's cookies do contain certified gluten-free oat flour. If you are unable to digest oats, please be aware of this! I find Sweet Loren's cookies at my local Stop & Shop, but you can also check online to see where they are located.
So Delicious Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream (This is for the ice cream filling!)
You can use whatever dairy-free ice cream you prefer, but I really like So Delicious Vanilla Bean because it's not too strong of a coconut flavor. Since I also have slight lactose intolerance due to IBS, I do better limiting my dairy, and will opt for dairy-free or lactose-free ice cream so I don't get a stomachache later!
How To Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
While normally you would just pop the Sweet Loren's cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet and bake them, we're going to take it a step further. You're going to leave the cookie dough on the counter for 30 minutes at room temperature until it's soft and malleable.
Then, you'll roll it out like regular cookie dough with a rolling pin and cut out squares or rectangles to bake. Once they bake and cool, you add on the ice cream and create the sandwiches, and then place them in the freezer to firm up. After that, it's time to take them out and enjoy a piece of childhood!
Tips & Variations
If you can't use Sweet Loren's cookie dough, any chocolate cookie dough that is your favorite (and gluten-free) will do the trick! And of course, you don't have to make these with dairy-free ice cream - you can use regular ice cream too.
More Gluten-Free Baking Recipes
Feel like an easy quickbread? This banana bread with walnuts hits the spot.
Looking for a scones recipe? Bake a savory version with bacon, cheddar, and chives.
Want to practice your pie making skills? Check out this gluten-free peach pie with lattice design.
Ready to take your baking skills to the next level? Try these delightful, buttery, and flaky gluten-free croissants.
Here's the recipe for gluten-free ice cream sandwiches (dairy-free, too!)
If you love this recipe, please leave a comment! Thank you so much!
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
- 2 packages of Sweet Loren's Fudgy Brownie Cookies (or a similar cookie dough)
- 8 ounces of vanilla ice cream (I use So Delicious Coconut Vanilla Bean to make them dairy-free)
Remove Sweet Loren's Cookies from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
When the dough is soft and malleable, combine all the cookie pieces in to a ball, and roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into rectangles using a sharp knife about 5 inches by 2 inches and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Poke holes with tines of a fork, for design. Be sure to leave plenty of space in between each cookie - a good 2 inches. Use 2 cookie sheets if needed. They will expand.
Bake for 12 minutes according to package directions and leave on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, use a knife to trim edges and form better rectangles (if cookies are odd-shaped after cooking).
Soften ice cream for 5-7 minutes at room temperature. Then form sandwiches - quickly! Place the sandwiches on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in freezer to harden for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!
Feel free to use whatever ice cream you want to make these! Also, you can eat them right away, but they taste better once they have had a chance to freeze and harden.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 142Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 23mgSodium 74mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 2g
The nutrition information on each recipe card is provided as a courtesy and for your convenience. The data is calculated by Nutritionix. You are encouraged to make your own calculations based on your ingredients and preferred nutritional facts calculator. While I try to make sure they are accurate, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these calculations.
Now I'm off to go eat another. Or two. Maybe three.
Have you made these gluten-free ice cream sandwiches?
Let me know in the comments!