Strawberry Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s official: we survived our 5th and final summer here in Las Vegas! Today we are leaving the desert and driving toward hot, humid Florida. I’m excited to live by the beach, but as a Seattle native I’m not thrilled about moving to another warm climate. I miss cold, cozy winters! However it is nice to wake up to blue sky and sunshine almost every day! During these extremely warm months I constantly crave cool treats and don’t bake as much as I’d like to—it’s too hot to be by a hot oven! Before we moved out of our house last month we had some friends over and I made these ice cream sandwiches for dessert. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and you can kind of eyeball the measurements. They are pretty hard to mess up! I LOVE strawberry wafers, so before I ate the whole package, I sandwiched them around vanilla ice cream and added some rainbow sprinkles! My only tip is to enjoy them right after they are assembled, otherwise the cookie layers start to separate if they are kept in the freezer for too long. These would be really cute for a kid’s birthday party or a baby shower!

P.S. You can follow along with our road trip and move on Instagram!


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Strawberry Sugar Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cuisine Dessert
Servings
Cuisine Dessert
Servings
Instructions
  1. Line a 9" x 13" baking pan with parchment paper, leaving several inches of overhang on opposite sides. Set the ice cream out to soften slightly, then use a rubber spatula to evenly spread it into the prepared pan. Place back into the freezer until firm, about 20 minutes.
  2. Once the ice cream layer is frozen, remove from pan and place onto a cutting board. Trim the sides of the ice cream block if needed to create neat, straight edges. Working quickly so that the ice cream doesn't melt, evenly place the wafer cookies on top with just enough space between each one for a sharp knife. Cut around each cookie and then sandwich with another cookie. Dip the sides into a shallow bowl of sprinkles and repeat until you've used all of the ingredients. Place in the freezer for up to 20 minutes to harden or enjoy immediately. If they are kept in the freezer for too long after being assembled, the cookie layers will start to separate.