Ice cream sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches

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These homemade ice cream sandwiches are a guaranteed hit with the kids! With a delightful soft ice cream between two layers of rich chocolate-flavoured cake wafers, these simple treats make a perfect snack that is too good to resist. For a final touch, the ice cream sandwich slices are decorated with melted white chocolate for a fun and delicate look. A delicious and simple dessert that is too good not to try out, irresistible to kids as well as adults!


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C regular oven.
  • Melt chocolate in a bowl in a water bath.
  • Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy.
  • Mix the dry ingredients.
  • Quickly stir the melted chocolate and flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  • Line a baking pan (approx. 30 x 40 cm) with baking paper and spread the batter out towards the edges in an even layer.
  • Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for about 8 minutes at 200°C and let it cool on a baking rack.
  • Let the ice cream sit on the kitchen counter for approx. 15 minutes.
  • Cut the cake in half along the short side.
  • Place two pieces of cling film (approx. 50 cm long) on the kitchen table they overlap each other lengthwise.
  • Place one cake in the middle of the cling film. Cut slices of the ice cream and place them on the base so that it is covered in an even layer – use a knife to smooth out the ice cream.
  • Place the other cake base on top and press it down lightly.
  • Fold the cling film tightly over all sides of the ice cream cake. Freeze it for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove it from the freezer and decorate it with lines of melted white chocolate. Cut the frozen ice cream cake into 16 pieces and serve.

It is important to remember to let the ice cream sit to soften for approx. 15 minutes before assembling. This will make it easier to cut the ice cream sandwich into slices and smooth out in an even layer on top of the cake without tearing or damaging the bottom layer of the cake. It is also important to let the cake cool completely before cutting into it, so it is firmer and less likely to crack or tear.


Save time and bake the cake a day before! You can easily bake the cake wafers ahead of time and assemble it with the ice cream the next day. This allows the cake more time to firm up and makes it easier to cut.

Questions about ice cream sandwich

Combining cake, chocolate and ice cream, this sandwich treat is not only delicious but also very easy to make with our straightforward ice cream sandwich recipe. You can also read below to get to know even more about the delicious vanilla and chocolate ice cream sandwiches.

What is an ice cream sandwich?
An ice cream sandwich is a simple frozen dessert made with ice cream sandwiched between two thin cake wafers. For our recipe, we use a cake made with chocolate and cocoa powder that is cut in half and encases a creamy and soft vanilla ice cream. The combination of chocolate-flavoured cake and vanilla ice cream is delicious and makes this a perfect sweet afternoon snack or an enjoyable cool treat on a warm day.
How to make an ice cream sandwich?
Mix all the ingredients for the cake and bake it for about 8 minutes. Once the cake has cooled, cut it in half and place one half on cling film. Put slices of slightly softened ice cream on top of the cake in an even layer, place the other half of the cake on top, and gently press down. Fold the cling film tightly over all sides of the ice cream cake and freeze for at least 1 hour. Remove it from the freezer and decorate it with white chocolate. Finally, cut the ice cream cake into 16 ice cream sandwiches and serve.
How to make ice cream sandwich wafers?
These ice cream sandwich wafers are made from a simple thin brownie-like chocolate cake. Some special ingredients are added to make it perfect for ice cream sandwiches; for example, muscovado sugar to give a deeper, nutty-like flavour, and potato starch to make the cake wafers chewy, moist, and firmer so they can hold the ice cream. Once you have combined all ingredients for the batter, pour it into a baking pan and bake for about 8 minutes at 200°C. Let the cake cool completely before cutting it in half and assembling the cake with the ice cream in between the halves.


Dark chocolate (about 55% cocoa)
100 g
(approx. 2 ½ dl) muscovado sugar
150 g
(approx. 1 dl) flour
60 g
Potatoes starch
3 tbsp
Cocoa powder
3 tbsp
Baking powder
½ tsp
Coarse salt
¼ tsp
Vanilla ice cream
450 g
White chocolate - melted

Homemade ice cream sandwich

Do you love ice cream and cake? Then you are going to absolutely love these homemade ice cream sandwiches. Combining two very popular treats, ice cream and cake, our ice cream sandwiches are the ultimate dessert snack for kids and adults alike, and it is a very simple one at that. Enjoy the taste of a creamy, soft vanilla ice cream between two thin layers of dark chocolate cake.

The cake base is in some ways comparable to a brownie and contains similar ingredients like dark chocolate, cocoa powder, flour, eggs, and baking powder. However, we use potato starch to give the chocolate wafers their characteristic chewy and moist texture. The potato starch also gives the cake a thicker texture needed to hold the sandwich and the ice cream together. We also added muscovado sugar, which is less refined and has a moist texture and smoky toffee-like flavour that goes well with dark chocolate, creating a deeper and darker flavour.

Enjoy a delicious ice cream slice for dessert

These ice cream slices make for a simple yet delightful dessert with a delicious union of bitter and sweet. You get two layers of chocolate cake wafers with a creamy, flavourful vanilla ice cream filling between the cake slices. Though the ice cream sandwiches are frozen, they still have a soft texture that will melt on your tongue. Each bite is like a slice of heaven.

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafers

For our ice cream sandwich dessert, we use creamy, silky soft vanilla ice cream. If you are running short of time, you can use store-bought ice cream. Otherwise, we recommend giving our homemade vanilla ice cream a try with its sweet and intense vanilla flavour; it is easier to make than you might think.

The ice cream is sandwiched between two thin cake wafers made with dark chocolate and cocoa powder, giving them an intense, rich chocolate flavour. With a thick brownie-like texture, these chocolate wafers are ideally suited to contain the ice cream filling and hold the ice cream sandwiches together.

Try different kinds of ice cream

Want to try something else than the classic combination of vanilla and chocolate? Give the ice cream sandwich a fresh and fruity flavour with strawberry ice cream. The sweet and tart flavour of the strawberries complements the rich chocolate flavour of the cake, and strawberries and chocolate make a classic flavour combination.

You can also use our basic homemade ice cream recipe for the ice cream sandwich filling, and instead of using vanilla, add some freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice for a tarter, more citrusy ice cream. Or go full out chocolate crazy and use chocolate ice cream with rich and deep flavours. Chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake wafers combined to a chocolate ice cream sandwich makes for the most divine dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth.

For a richer chocolate feeling, use our recipe for chocolate sauce and dip the ice cream sandwiches in it.