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I keep seeing these DIY ice cream sandwiches made with graham crackers around Pinterest. They look so yummy and easy enough for the kids to help make, so we decided to try them but with a kid-friendly twist.
DIY Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Recipe — for Kids!
What makes our ice cream cookie sandwich recipe so kid-friendly? A few things…
First, we swapped out the graham crackers for the classic kid-favorite, vanilla wafer cookies. Kids love the sweet vanilla flavor and their little size makes the perfect mini treat.
Then, we swap out traditional ice cream for cool whip. The cool whip is easier for little ones to spread and lighter on the taste buds, too.
Finally, we roll our mini ice cream sandwiches in colorful rainbow sprinkles, because… well, everything’s better with rainbow sprinkles, right?
How to Make Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
The best part… you can customize this ice cream sandwich recipe with cookies or sprinkles of any kind.
Make a yummy chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwich by using chocolate chip cookies instead of vanilla wafers and mini chocolate chips instead of sprinkles. Or, try swapping out the vanilla wafer cookies with oatmeal cookies, sugar cookies, or Oreos. The possibilities are endless!
These little treats are great to have in the freezer for a special snack time or can be made for a special occasion, too. How about making some for your child’s next Birthday party? You can even tailor them to the holiday or party decor with different colored sprinkles.
Either way, your child will love to help you make them. They’ll practice fine motor skills while spreading the fluffy cool whip and rolling the ice cream sandwiches in the sprinkles. And in no time, with just three ingredients and a little time in the freezer, you’ve got an itty bitty homemade ice cream cookie sandwich you pop right in your mouth.
Recipe for Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches:
Itty Bitty Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Recipe
- Spread around 1 cup Cool Whip on the flat side of half of the 24 vanilla wafer cookies.
- Place remaining vanilla wafer cookies flat-side down onto the Cool Whip-covered ones to make "cookie sandwiches."
- Add around 1/2 cup nonpareil sprinkles to a shallow bowl, then roll the edges of each cookie sandwich in the sprinkles to coat the edges of the Cool Whip.
- Place cookie sandwiches on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and put in freezer until Cool Whip is frozen solid. When frozen, transfer to a sealed zip-top freezer bag or freezer-safe storage container.
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Nabisco Nilla WafersHOTEC Silicone Rubber Spatula SetBakers Choice Rainbow NonPareils SprinklesMixing Bowls with Airtight LidsE-far Baking Cookie Sheet Pan Set of 3, 16/12.4/10.4 Inch, Stainless Steel Baking Pans SetReynolds Kitchens Pop-Up Parchment Paper SheetsHappy Belly Vanilla WafersZiploc Gallon Food Storage Freezer Bags
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