National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is upon us once again and I keep updating this post with the latest fabulous gluten-free ice cream sandwich recipes for you. Enjoy!
A homemade gluten-free ice cream sandwich is a real treat, so I thought I’d share a multitude of recipes from some of gfe‘s favorite contributors. Look at them all before you decide which recipe to make first! Or make a plan to make one new delightful recipe each week. It’s up to you, of course.
4-Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches from Healthful Pursuit ~ Leanne’s simple treats are: “Quick and easy ice cream sandwiches made with crushed gluten-free cereal, vegan chocolate chips, macadamias and banana soft serve.”Mini “Oatmeal” Raisin Ice Cream Sandwiches from Daily Bites ~ Hallie uses a grain-free “oatmeal” cookie, which contains two key ingredients, and ready-made dairy-free ice cream to create her gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan mini ice cream sandwiches. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Paleo Mom ~ Sarah points out that there are so many options for dairy-free ice cream now compared to just a few years ago. She says you can use one of those ready-made ice cream products or “go ahead and make your own ice cream!” She adds: “I think they taste better 100% homemade anyway!”
Chocolate Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from She Let Them Eat Cake ~ Maggie uses her gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Chocolate Cookies (teff based) and one of her three homemade ice cream recipes to create her ice cream sandwiches.Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ This recipe from is grain free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan. The ice cream recipe is so simple that you might want to try that simply on its own!
Coconut Cacao Nib and Banana Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Mommy Bowl ~ Deanna’s grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and raw ice cream sandwiches are full of delicious, nutrient-dense ingredients.Dairy-Free Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches from Petite Allergy Treats ~ Laura gives you the skinny on her pretty, healthy, and delicious version of ice cream sandwiches: “They are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, egg free, peanut free, tree nut free and free of the top 8 food allergens. The filling is pure banana, nothing else. Overall, a healthy cool treat just in time for summer.”
Peanut Butter & Roasted Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches from Simply Quinoa ~ Alyssa’s ice cream sandwiches are made from her three-ingredient roasted banana ice cream and whole-grain peanut butter cookies. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and more free.Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Gluten-Free Gobsmacked ~ Show the love with Kate’s ice cream sandwiches that use homemade gluten-free, heart-shaped chocolate cookies and ready-made ice cream.Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches from Go Dairy Free ~ This recipe uses ready-made ingredients—gluten-free, dairy-free graham crackers and ice cream—for quick “homemade” treats!Ice Cream Sandwiches from Elana’s Pantry ~ Elana uses her famous vegan chocolate chip cookies and her vegan vanilla ice cream to create these mini irresistible ice cream sandwiches.Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches from No Gluten, No Problem ~ Pete and Kelli use ready-made vanilla ice cream and homemade “unleavened chocolate cake-cookie” to create a classic gluten-free version of ice cream sandwiches.Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from GF Jules ~ Jules’ ice cream sandwiches are made from her delicious chocolate chip cookies and ready-made ice cream for a gluten-free, dairy-free frozen treat.
Crisp Chocolate Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ Jeanine makes crisp chocolate wafers (what she calls “Oreo knockoffs”) and fills them with ready-made ice cream. As her photo shows, you can gussy them up even more by rolling them in sprinkles, nuts, etc.Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cuter Than Gluten ~ Dawn’s ice cream sandwiches use unbaked egg-free cookie dough dipped in chocolate for the outsides and homemade or ready-made chocolate ice cream for the filling. For the final touch, they’re rolled in chocolate bar pieces and peanuts, if you wish.Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ Lynn uses her gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, ready-made ice cream, and a layer of her homemade hot fudge to create these decadent ice cream sandwiches.Ice Cream Sandwiches from Forest and Fauna ~ Andrea covers so many allergen-free bases with these gluten free, grain free, dairy free, nut free, vegan, raw, and paleo treats. Check out her post to see more variations!
Semi-Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Wheatless & Meatless ~ Bernice gives you two “outer” options to make these super quick ice cream sandwiches which use ready-made ice cream. The first uses Food Should Taste Good Chocolate Tortilla Chips (one of my personal faves!). The second uses ready-made chocolate cookies, in this case, Jo-Sef’s Square Chocolate Cookies.Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Spunky Coconut ~ Kelly’s gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream sandwiches are made from her healthy grain-free chocolate biscotti recipe as well as her chocolate ice cream recipe from The Spunky Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook. However, ready-made chocolate ice cream may be used instead.
Chocolate Ice Cream Sliders from The Sensitive Pantry ~ Nancy uses homemade Dutch Chocolate Cookies and ready-made coconut vanilla bean ice cream to make her gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan ice cream sandwiches.Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Jeanette’s Healthy Living ~ Jeanette made gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches and she shared: “for a most decadent, celebratory touch, I melted some dairy/soy free chocolate chips and drizzled it on top of the chocolate chip ice cream sandwich just like Chef Locricchio’s recipe in Teen Cuisine.”Paleo Mallomar Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Paleo Mom ~ One batch of Sarah’s Magic Shell, one batch of her Paleo Graham Crackers, and one batch of her Paleo Vanilla Ice Cream and you’ll have these fabulous-looking Mallomar Ice Cream Sandwiches.Broinhas and Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches from In Johnna’s Kitchen ~ Johnna made these ice cream sandwiches using Broinhas, which are Brazilian Corn Cookies, and Sweet Corn Ice Cream. She says that this gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free combination of shortbread-style cookies and creamy mildly sweet ice cream “made a terrific hot day dessert!”
Pink Peppermint Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Tasty Alternative ~ Amber seduces you with the “truth in advertising” name for her pretty pink ice cream sandwiches. They are not only vegan, but grain free, refined sugar free, and paleo friendly, too.Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Non-Dairy Queen ~ Sarena uses her homemade gluten-free pizzelles to make her ice cream sandwiches. So pretty and so tasty!
Paleo Ice Cream Sandwiches from Oatmeal with a Fork ~ Lauren uses a healthier “ice cream” filling for her lighter, paleo-friendly ice cream sandwich treats.Raw Ice Cream Sandwiches from Oatmeal with a Fork ~ Lauren pleased her whole family—including her brother-in-law, “the hardcore junk food enthusiast with a penchant for Oreos and ice cream”—with these nut-free, chocolaty cookie and avocado ice cream sandwiches.
Go Bananas! Chocolate Almond “Ice Cream” Sandwiches from Pocketfuls ~ Lisa uses several different ingredients to create the magic in her gluten-free, vegan treats.
Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Banana Ice Cream Sandwich from Tasty Yummies ~ Simple banana “ice cream” is Beth’s filling for her sandwich made from flourless, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and paleo nut-butter (or sun butter) based chocolate chip cookies.
S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches from Fork and Beans ~ Cara calls these: “A more grown-up and allergen-friendly way to enjoy your S’mores by the campfire.”
Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ Michelle uses this “love-appropriate” non-stick whoopie pan to create her heart-shaped, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. The filling is your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Originally published July 29, 2014; updated August 1, 2018.