Have you heard the news? It’s national ice cream sandwich day! (insert me cheering and leaping for joy!)

Before I say goodbye to summer, I must pause and savor the season.

Yes, Autumn is one of my most favorite times of the year, but I always feel like I’m cheating myself if I don’t slow down to create and enjoy the simple pleasures of the present moment.

  • Fully appreciating the long summer days.
  • Listening to the children giggle and splash in the pool.
  • Watching fireflies dance in the yard.
  • Smelling the aroma from the BBQ as Daddy grills.
  • Setting the table with momma as we prepare for guests.
  • Laughing around the table with friends both new and old.

I count my blessings to share these summer moments with those I love. It’s not unusual to find us sharing homemade treats as well. Recipes from grandma that have been passed down and enjoyed even more today.

With national ice cream sandwich day coming up I thought it was only right to share our homemade ice cream sandwich recipe with you so you can enjoy these chilly treasures before saying goodbye to summer.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Before we get started with the recipe, I want you to know I’ve included some affiliate links in here. It costs you no more to shop through the link but does help keep the site running. With that said, Let’s make some ice cream.

You’ll need to use an ice cream mixer of your choice. We’ve used a few over the years. The Cuisinart ice cream maker is one we really enjoy, but with our family size we need several bowls (you have to freeze them first) and we just don’t have enough freezer space for them. We’ve used many different ice cream makers over the year, right now we’re using the Rival ice cream maker with success.

Once you have your ice cream maker figured out, combine the following ingredients and mix well. Then add to your ice cream maker and use as instructed.

Elisha’s Fabulous Vanilla Ice Cream

1 Quart Heavy cream

1 Quart half and half

One cup of milk

2 to 2.5 cups of cane sugar

Seven eggs

2-3 Tb pure vanilla extract

Beans from one vanilla pod


Mix sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl, then add the heavy cream, half and half, and milk.

Once that is mixed well add your vanilla extract and the beans from the vanilla pod. Mix all items well before adding to ice cream maker.

Ice Cream Cookie Recipe

Additional Notes:

Allow your ice cream maker to do the magic. If you use the same ice cream maker as we do, you’ll want to layer your ice and salt for best results. It takes approximately 45 min to churn. At the end of this time, it will be like a soft serve ice cream. To use for ice cream sandwiches, you’ll want it firm, so go ahead and freeze your ice cream overnight.

In the morning, you’ll want to make your cookies and allow them to cool before assembling your ice cream cookie. You can get creative and use a variety of recipes. Last week we made some ice cream sandwiches using the cookie recipe from Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller page 40. The cookies are smooth, slightly sweet, with a deep chocolate flavor. They are an excellent homemade expression of an oreo cookie. For this project, I would suggest you want the cookies to be soft so reduce your cooking time just a bit. We baked our cookies for 8-10 min instead of 15 min.

Assemble and enjoy

Don’t say goodbye to summer without enjoying these treats with people you love. If you do make this recipe, please come back and share. I’d like to chat with you and hear about your experience.

Until our next chat,

Mrs. Joseph Wood. 

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