Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches: Delicious and Guilt-Free Treats

Are you ready for a treat that’s both indulgent and guilt-free? Look no further than these vegan ice cream sandwiches! Not only are they dairy-free and gluten-free, but they’re also homemade, meaning you know exactly what’s going into them.

This recipe combines two classic desserts to create something truly special. Rich chocolate chip cookies are paired with creamy vanilla ice cream, creating a deliciously satisfying sandwich. And don’t worry about missing out on the traditional taste and texture of ice cream – this recipe uses coconut cream and unsweetened applesauce to create a plant-based version that’s every bit as scrumptious.

Whether you have dietary restrictions or just want to try something new, these vegan ice cream sandwiches are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. So turn up the tunes, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to make a dessert that everyone will love (even if they’re not vegan!).

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Welcome to vegan ice cream sandwich paradise! Once you sink your teeth into one of these luscious vegan ice cream sandwiches, you won’t believe they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat-free. This recipe is perfect for any occasion – from a hot summer day to a cozy winter night in. There’s no need to compromise on taste just because you’re following a plant-based lifestyle or have food sensitivities.

The homemade vegan chocolate chip cookie sandwiched with creamy vanilla ice cream made from soaked cashews and coconut milk is the perfect indulgence without the guilt. This dessert is not only healthier for you, but it’s also better for the planet! By eliminating animal products, we play our part in reducing environmental damage caused by factory farming.

This recipe’s superpower is its versatility; it can be personalized to everyone’s taste buds by swapping ingredients or experimenting with flavors! With just some minor adaptations like switching vanilla ice cream with banana nice cream or adding peanut butter to the cookie dough mixture, this recipe can be transformed again and again.

So if you are looking for a delicious, dairy-free treat that also helps save the environment while satisfying your cravings, look no further than these vegan ice cream sandwiches. They will change the way you think about “ice cream” forever!

Ingredient List

 These vegan ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat to cool down during a hot summer day!
These vegan ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat to cool down during a hot summer day!

Now, let’s move on to the heart of this recipe article: the ingredients! This recipe for vegan ice cream sandwiches is made up of two main components: the cookie sandwiches and the ice cream filling. Here’s everything you’ll need to make these delicious treats.

For the cookie sandwiches:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (gluten-free flour can be substituted)

For the ice cream filling:

  • 10 oz. so Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream (or your favorite non-dairy ice cream)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips or chopped vegan chocolate

Optional Add-ins:
– Fresh or frozen cherries, chopped
– Vegan chocolate chips or chunks
– Raw vegan cookie dough

These ingredients combine to make for a decadent dessert that anyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack to share with friends or a satisfying dessert that won’t leave you feeling bloated or guilty, these vegan ice cream sandwiches are sure to delight your tastebuds.

The Recipe How-To

 You won't even realize this sweet treat is vegan, as its flavors explode in your mouth with each and every bite.
You won’t even realize this sweet treat is vegan, as its flavors explode in your mouth with each and every bite.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 ½ cups (180g) of flour, 1 tsp. of baking powder and ¼ tsp. of salt.
3. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat ½ cup (112g) of vegan butter and ¾ cup (150g) of brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add in 3 tbsp. of unsweetened applesauce, 2 tbsp of golden syrup and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, mix together until well combined.
5. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture until it comes together as a dough.
6. Fold in half a cup (90g) of vegan chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
7. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing at least two inches apart.
8. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges but still soft in the center.

Banana Nice Cream
1. Peel two ripe bananas and slice them into rounds.
2. Freeze for at least two hours, or overnight, until solidly frozen.
3. Blend frozen banana slices in a high-speed blender or food processor until it becomes creamy and smooth.
4. Optionally, add in other additions such as peanut butter, cherry puree, or vanilla bean for added flavor.

Assemble Sandwiches
1. Place a scoop (about ¼ cup) of the banana nice cream onto the flat side of one cookie, then place another cookie on top and gently press down to make a sandwich.
2. Repeat with the remaining cookies and ice cream until all sandwiches are made.
3. Freeze the sandwiches for at least an hour or until firm before serving.

Enjoy your homemade Vegan Chocolate ice cream sandwiches that are both gluten-free and dairy-free!

Substitutions and Variations

 Vegan ice cream for every sandwich lover.
Vegan ice cream for every sandwich lover.

One of the best things about this vegan ice cream sandwich recipe is that it is highly adaptable. Whether you want to experiment with different flavors or adjust the ingredients to suit your dietary preferences, there are plenty of ways to customize this dessert.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, you can easily swap out the flour for a gluten-free alternative. Try using almond flour, coconut flour, or a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. Be sure to use a 1:1 ratio when making this substitution.

For those who are lactose intolerant or avoiding dairy products altogether, you can substitute traditional ice cream with vegan ice cream made from coconut milk or bananas. These alternative options are just as creamy and satisfying as regular ice cream without any of the dairy. You can even try making your own homemade vegan ice cream to use in the recipe.

If you’re in the mood for a different flavor profile, mix things up by using chocolate chip cookies instead of plain sugar cookies. Or add peanut butter, cherry or raw vegan toppings on top that pairs well with vanilla bean or chocolate ice cream. You could also try experimenting with new fillings like non-dairy whipped cream or fresh fruits and berries.

Those looking for low-carb options will need to make a few changes in the recipe. Try substituting golden syrup and brown sugar for natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit extract. Use almond flour instead of traditional wheat flour and add some nuts like chopped almonds instead of chocolate chips.

Overall, don’t be afraid of trying out new substitutions and variations with this scrumptious vegan ice cream sandwich recipe. With so many possibilities available, there’s no limit to what you can create with this sweet treat.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a break from a hot day and have one of these vegan ice cream sandwiches, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Take a break from a hot day and have one of these vegan ice cream sandwiches, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Now, it’s time to indulge in these delicious vegan ice cream sandwiches! Serve them chilled and enjoy their soft and chewy texture. These cookie sandwiches are a perfect dessert for any occasion, be it a summer party, picnic or family gathering.

Pair these vegan ice cream sandwiches with a cold glass of almond milk, an iced coffee or even a vegan hot chocolate. The contrast of the cold ice cream with a warm beverage is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy.

These cookies also pair well with a range of vegan toppings like fresh berries, chopped nuts or even some homemade vegan whipped cream! The possibilities are endless; you can fully customize your ice cream sandwich to your liking.

For those who have a sweet tooth, try pairing these sandwiches with some vegan chocolate syrup or drizzle some caramel sauce on top. These toppings will take your vegan ice cream sandwich to the next level and give you that indulgence that you deserve.

One of my personal favorite pairings is strawberry or raspberry sorbet between two chocolate chip cookies. The tartness of the sorbet balances perfectly with the sweetness of the cookie, making every bite pure bliss.

You can also serve these ice cream sandwiches as part of an ice cream sundae bar for your next party or get-together. Your guests will love being able to create their own unique flavor combinations.

In short, these vegan ice cream sandwiches are versatile and can be paired with a wide variety of food and drink options. Experiment with different flavors and find your perfect combination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A treat that's both sweet and kind to all animals.
A treat that’s both sweet and kind to all animals.

Okay folks, let’s talk storage! The beauty of these vegan ice cream sandwiches is that they can be made ahead of time and conveniently stored in the freezer until ready to eat. Here are some tips for storing your scrumptious treasures.

If you have any leftover cookie dough, wrap it tightly in cling film and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just remember to thaw it completely before baking.

As for the finished product, allow the ice cream sandwiches to cool on a wire rack before wrapping each one separately in cling film or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped treats inside an airtight container or sealable plastic bag and pop them straight into the freezer. They should last for about 2-3 weeks without losing their appeal and retaining their original texture.

When reheating (or defrosting) the ice cream sandwiches, I recommend taking them out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving. That way they’ll reach room temperature – perfect for munching on without breaking your teeth!

To maximize freshness, try not to open and close the freezer frequently as this can cause ice crystals to form on your delicious morsels. And if you’re feeling generous, feel free to share a few treats with friends and family or place them in a small cooler when travelling.

You won’t believe how easy these vegan ice cream sandwiches are to make and store! So go ahead and fill your freezer with cowgirl (or cowboy) approved sweet treats that will always hit the spot!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You would not know that these ice cream sandwiches were vegan.
You would not know that these ice cream sandwiches were vegan.

Proper preparation and execution are crucial when it comes to making the perfect vegan ice cream sandwich. Here are some tips that can help you achieve your desired results:

1. Use high-quality ingredients – before even starting with the recipe, make sure that you have the freshest and best ingredients available. This will greatly impact the flavor and texture of your ice cream sandwich.

2. Follow the recipe – this may seem obvious, but sometimes we tend to improvise or change certain parts of a recipe. However, baking is a science that requires precise measurements and ratios for success. Stick to the instructions as closely as possible.

3. Use full-fat coconut milk – this will give a creamier texture to your ice cream, which is essential for that satisfying mouthfeel in every bite.

4. Soak your raw cashews in hot water – if your recipe calls for cashew cream or cashew milk, soaking them in hot water for 30 minutes can make them easier to blend into a smooth consistency.

5. Don’t over-bake the cookies – be careful not to keep the cookie sandwiches in the oven for too long because they will lose their softness and become too crispy.

6. Fill the freezer – after you assemble your ice cream sandwiches, let them rest in the freezer for at least 30 minutes so that they hold their shape properly. You can also store them in an airtight container in the freezer if you want to enjoy them later.

7. Get creative with flavors – while vanilla is always a classic choice, don’t hesitate to experiment with other flavors such as peanut butter, cherry or even raw vegan varieties.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to master the art of making delicious and picture-perfect vegan ice cream sandwiches every time!

Bottom Line


Now that you have all the knowledge you need to make some delicious vegan ice cream sandwiches, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and taste for yourself why so many people are switching to plant-based alternatives. Not only is it better for your health and the environment, but it also tastes amazing and can satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

So why not join the movement of vegan ice cream sandwich lovers? Take the first step by grabbing the ingredients on our list and following the how-to instructions. Remember to keep experimenting with different ice cream flavors and mix-ins until you find your perfect combination.

Whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, or just looking for a healthier option, these vegan ice cream sandwiches are sure to impress. From cowboy vegan to raw vegan, there’s a version out there for everyone to enjoy. So go ahead, indulge in some guilt-free goodness and be proud of your contribution towards a more ethical and sustainable food future.

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Serve with good quality vegan ice cream (or otherwise).
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 60.7 kcal


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the sugar in a large bowl. Slowly stream in the syrup and then the applesauce. Mix until well combined and fluffy. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and flour. Slowly add to the batter and beat until well combined.
  • Drop tablespoonful amounts on to the cookie sheet, spacing you have about 6 cookies per sheet. Flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake 12 minutes. They should look "set" but slightly shiny. Remove to wire racks and cool.
  • Place one cookie on a plate, top with ice cream and another cookie. Repeat.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 29gCalories: 60.7kcalCarbohydrates: 14.3gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.1gSodium: 0.2mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8.3g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Vegan, Very Low Carbs
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