If you’re not already sitting, sit down. It’s story time. August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. We could ask ourselves over and over again, “why is that a national holiday?” but we say there’s nothing bad about celebrating something as delicious as a good ice cream sandwich. According to the book Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making by Jeri Quinzio, the very first ice cream sandwich was created by a pushcart peddler in New York City’s Bowery neighborhood. The price for one of these cool, creamy bites of summer joy sandwiches between two graham wafers? It started at around three cents until shrewd customers convinced the salesman to bring the price down.
A traditional ice cream sandwich uses ice dairy, but we don’t have to. We can make cookies without eggs and butter and ice cream without the eggs and milk. Are you ready to fight off the summer heat with a sweet, frozen, and portable handheld treats? Good, because in honor of National Ice Cream Sandwich day we have 10 dairy-free and delicious recipes for you.
1. Blueberry Earl Grey Ice Cream Sandwiches
The flavors of these Blueberry Earl Grey Ice Cream Sandwiches make such a dream team. All the flavors are soft and pretty, it’s the ultimate flavour 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.
2. Raw Matcha Mint Oreos
These Raw Matcha Mint Oreos are everything we want in an ice cream sandwich. Raw pecans give these treats a buttery taste, while dates and cacao add the ideal amount of sweetness and rich chocolate flavor to the cookie layer. We’ve even provided two options for filling: a coconut butter based creme, or a banana and almond milk ice cream filling. Either way, they’re amazing!
3. Raw Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Don’t treat yourself to just any ice cream sandwich! Treat yourself to one of these Raw Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches! Not only is it chocolatey and delicious, but it also contains the energy boost you need to get through your day (or at least, to get you to your next ice cream sandwich bite)! It’s nothing short of amazing, between the rich, chewy crust and the dense coconut ice cream on the inside.
4. Coconut and Mango Froyo Cookie Sandwiches
These Coconut and Mango Froyo Cookie Sandwiches are some fabulously tropical treats. Soy yogurt is blended with frozen mango and sandwiched between two coconut and spelt cookies. Sit back on a hot summer day and enjoy one of these guys. Yum!
5. Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yeah, these Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches are a party in yo mouth. Just fresh fruit and some buckwheat groats make these creamy, sweet ice cream sandwiches Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and pretty low in fat. Magic. Eat these whenever you want. Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, whenever … It’s all good.
6. Ice Cream Sandwiches With Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
We have no words to describe these Ice Cream Sandwiches With Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies … Okay, we do. Since peanut butter is the main ingredient in the ice cream, you do not need to add a lot of additional fat like coconut oil, coconut milk or a lot of cashews, which can dominate the flavor sometimes. Also, the addition of crunchy cookies like these add a nice touch since this dessert is usually made of a soft cookie that looks more like a brownie. Soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
7. #5under5: Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
You know that feeling when you’re craving fall flavors, but it’s still summer? What better way to bridge the seasonal gap during this fickle time of year than with these Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches? The comforting flavor of apple pie is recreated in a creamy frozen banana-based ice cream studded with apple and date pieces. The only way to make it even better? By sandwiching a scoop between two pieces of no-bake cinnamon oat cookie dough. Pure heaven!
8. Raw Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Raw Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches are truly divine! Sweetened avocado-banana ice cream sits atop a chocolatey base of raisins and Brazil nuts, then both layers are then coated with melted chocolate. You can choose to leave it as a top layer or, if you’re a true chocolate lover, you can coat the entire sandwich in chocolate.
9. Mango Zucchini Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches
Making ice cream sandwiches is the perfect way to transform and save any quick bread loaf — seriously, it is. These Mango Zucchini Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches are made up creamy banana ice cream between two pieces of two soft, delicious slices of mango-infused zucchini bread. It would work wonderfully with any kind of quick bread – banana bread, carrot cake loaf, lemon loaf, etc… The options are endless! But we highly recommend doing it with this mango zucchini bread because it’s kind of amazing.
10. Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches is something you need to try. It combines fruity mango and coconut in a creamy vegan ice cream sandwiched by cashew cookies! This recipe is five ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, raw, and refined sugar-free! Oh, yeah.
Looking for more? Check out what we did for last year’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, 10 Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches for Sensational Summer Treats.
Lead image source: Ice Cream Sandwiches With Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies