These paleo and vegan chocolate ice cream sandwiches are filled with a creamy chocolate ice cream between two chewy gluten-free double chocolate cookies.
What could be better than a cookie? How about two cookies with a big scoop of ice cream in the middle? I thought so.
While biting into a ice cream sandwich certainly brings back fond childhood memories, this is one treat you’re never too old to enjoy. Chocolate ice cream sandwiches are the perfect marriage of two timeless desserts, both excellent in their own right but together transforming into something altogether different and even more outstanding.
First there are the cookies; you need a cookie that’s sturdy enough to stand up to being filled without crumbling but soft enough that you can bite into when frozen. I like to use these vegan double chocolate cookies , they’re soft and chewy on the inside with a rich chocolate flavor. I also under bake them for a minute or 2 when making ice cream sandwiches to ensure they are extra soft and brownie-like.
Next up is the ice cream; I’ve gone for a rich and creamy vegan chocolate ice cream to make these extra decadent, because there’s no such thing as too much chocolate.
Now you could also use your favorite store bought brand, but I urge you to give my double chocolate ice cream a try because it’s probably one of the easiest ice creams you can make at home. There are no eggs or custard involved, you only need a handful of ingredients and everything is thrown into the blender before being churned, (the only fiddly bit really is melting the chocolate, which only takes a minute.)
A combination of cocoa powder along with melted chocolate is what gives this dairy-free ice cream its rich texture and dark chocolate flavor. It’s thick and velvety like gelato and tastes so creamy you’d never guess there wasn’t a drop of cream or milk in it.
Grab two cookies and an ice cream scoop and you’re almost there. Roll the edges in miniature chocolate chips for decoration if you’d like and into the freezer they go to chill!
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