Every year on August 2nd, foodies everywhere celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, a food holiday where our Instagram feeds will, no doubt, be filled with drool-worthy photos of one of the best things to happen to ice cream since soft serve. If you don’t know how ice cream sandwiches came about, the book Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making says that very first ice cream sandwich was created by a pushcart peddler in New York City’s Bowery neighborhood at the turn of the 20th century. Originally, a scoop of ice cream was served between two graham wafers and as the idea caught on, the wafers were swapped for cookies.
The original ice cream sandwiches may have used ice cream made with dairy, but today, we know that it’s easy to make vegan ice cream. Read How to Make Vegan Ice Cream Rich and Creamy for tips and tricks on making it at home. Or, you can just pick up a pint of vegan ice cream and call it a day. In that case, check out 10 Store-Bought Vegan Ice Creams That Are Better Than “The Real Thing”. But for today, we highly recommend trying your hand at making vegan ice cream at home.
So, here are five dairy-free ice cream sandwiches you can make today. Then, because we love you so much, we’ve thrown in five vegan cookie sandwich recipes that you need to try frozen. Enjoy!
Celebrate summertime with these delectable Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches. The smooth almond butter banana ice cream sandwiched between two chewy cookies will take you back to the cold treats you enjoyed in your childhood. Who would’ve thought you could make such incredible ice cream with just frozen bananas and a food processor?
These Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Beet Ice Cream Sandwiches are going to blow your mind, improve your life, and impress your friends – plus they’re super easy to make. The simple raw peanut butter cookies are fudgy rich but the elegant banana and beat ice cream is what makes these cookie sandwiches works of art. These are the perfect treat to cool off with on a hot day.
These Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches are a snap to make. Fresh mint ice cream snuggled in between an easy chocolaty crust, drizzled with chocolate for an extra kick. The filling is pretty much the easiest thing ever. Coconut milkfat from a cat, a green banana, maple syrup, and mint leaves, which adds a pretty green color and natural mint flavor. Using green banana as part of the filling makes the ice cream lighter than your average plant-based options. If you use a green banana, it won’t impart any banana taste and you still get the creamy nana qualities.
These Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches are so good, so easy, and so perfect in every way. The cake batter ice cream and rainbow sugar cookies by themselves are amazing, and putting them together creates the best dessert ever! Even if you don’t have any birthdays coming up, these babies will make everyday feel special! Have a very merry unbirthday!
Blueberry, Earl Grey tea, and coconut make such a dream team. All the flavors in these Blueberry Earl Grey Ice Cream Sandwiches are soft and pretty, it’s the ultimate flavor trio. The coconut oat cookies are thin, crispy-edged, and tender in the center. The ice cream is fruity, creamy, and rich. Together, they make sparks fly.
These Sweet Potato Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are a healthier take on the classic! These are still just as decadent though!
This Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwich is so creamy and delicious! Carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and orange combine in these awesome frozen treats!
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches are so comforting! Chewy and sweet cookies are stuffed with creamy ice cream- perfection!
Or, Try Freezing These Vegan Cookie Sandwiches for a Delicious Frozen Treat!
Write a love letter to carrot cake with these Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches — and then pop them in the freezer for about an hour to transform them into “ice cream sandwiches.” The cookies are made from a blend of whole wheat flour and oats with plenty of cinnamon, carrots, raisins, and walnuts. But it doesn’t stop there. They’re stuffed with a decadent coconut cream cheese filling so good, you might have to stop yourself from eating it by the spoonful — or, you know, just make an extra batch.
These Rainbow Oreos are milk’s favorite cookie turned raw, vegan, and much healthier! Plus, they’re pretty, too, thanks to all-natural food coloring. Activated charcoal, spirulina, and golden algae create a gorgeous spectrum of colors, but feel free to get creative and make the fillings in your favorite color. No doubt, these would make some awesome vegan ice cream sandwiches.
3. Raw Chocolate Pistachio Cookie Sandwiches
These Raw Chocolate Pistachio Cookie Sandwiches are super easy to make but manage to look fancy all the same. This recipe uses a classic flavor combination, chocolate, and pistachio, to make simple, elegant, and tasty cookies that will have everyone asking for more – especially if you freeze them on a hot summer day.
These fruity, crunchy, gluten-free Apricot Cookie Bars have no added sugar — only natural sweeteners. This sweet treat is made with sunny yellow apricot jam and a crunchy crumble topping layer. This dessert is both a delight to look at and to eat and we can only imagine how good it would be as a frozen treat in summer.
Looking for even more vegan recipes? We also highly recommend checking out Food Monster app, a food app available for both Android and iPhone. The app has over 10,000+ vegan recipes! Give it a try — and don’t forget to follow Food Monster on Instagram and Facebook!
Lead image source: Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches