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Easy & Delicious Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Winter blues got you down? Start dreaming of warmer weather with these vegan ice cream sandwiches. We'll show you how to make them here.

Is there anything more enjoyable than eating an ice cream sandwich on a hot day? It can instantly transport you back to the carefree summer days of childhood. The sticky, processed treats might make you feel nostalgic, but homemade vegan ice cream sandwiches are better for both you and the planet. Conventional ice cream sandwiches do not only contain a lot of refined sugar, but usually also a lot of dairy products: butter and dairy chocolate in the cookies, and of course cow’s milk in the ice cream. The dairy industry has a huge environmental impact, and by substituting all animal products with vegan options, you’re making a change for the positive without compromising on any of the flavor.

Let’s take a look at how to make them yourself.

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

You can use any cookie you want for your vegan ice cream sandwiches – as long as it's vegan!
You can use any cookie you want for your vegan ice cream sandwiches – as long as it's vegan!
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Ice cream and cookies are two of the most beloved desserts, and when you combine them, they become even better. If you don’t have time to make both the cookies and ice cream yourself, you can use your favorite store-bought vegan brands. That being said, making your own is always more rewarding – and allows you to say no to packaging waste

These vegan ice cream sandwiches are so tasty and easy to make, and can be adapted based on dietary restrictions or preferences. Plus, you can make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer for up to two months so you’ll always have some on hand. 

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Recipe



  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  3. Blend the frozen ice cubes until you achieve a nice, creamy consistency.
  4. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish and freeze again for about an hour. 

Homemade Vegan Cookie Recipe 


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter 
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar 
  • ⅓ cup oat milk (or other plant-based milk of choice) 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup spelt flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • pinch of salt 


  1. Add peanut butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix until creamy. 
  2. Stir in oat milk and vanilla extract, then add flour, baking soda, and salt — mix to combine. 
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, create 10 even dough balls and place them on a baking sheet. 
  4. Bake in an oven at 375°F for 12 minutes, until outsides are crispy. 
  5. Transfer to cooling rack and allow them to fully cool before assembling your vegan ice cream sandwiches. 

Assembling Your Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

You need to work quickly when assembling your vegan ice cream sandwiches so the ice cream doesn't get too melty.
You need to work quickly when assembling your vegan ice cream sandwiches so the ice cream doesn't get too melty.
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Once you’ve made your cookies and ice cream, it’s time to assemble the vegan ice cream sandwiches. 

  1. Pair the cookies together, matching those with the most even shapes and sizes. 
  2. Remove the baking dish of ice cream from the freezer, and place a cookie on top. 
  3. Using a knife, trace the shape of the cookie into the ice cream. Once you’ve traced the shape, you can cut it out of the ice cream, and remove it carefully using a spatula. 
  4. Place the cut out ice cream disk onto one of the cookies, and place the other on top. 
  5. Work quickly to finish assembling the other vegan ice cream sandwiches so the ice cream doesn’t melt. 
  6. Enjoy straight away, or freeze for up to 2 months. 

Ice Cream Sandwich Variations

Vegan ice cream sandwiches don’t all have to be the same, feel free to mix it up. If you want to change the flavor of the ice cream recipe above, consider adding in finely ground coffee, vegan chocolate, or even vegan cookie dough. You can also make vegan ice cream using bananas.

For the cookies, any vegan cookie will do. Try one of our other vegan cookie recipes as the vessel for your vegan ice cream sandwiches: 

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