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Gluten-free ice cream sandwich being grabbed by a little kid to be eaten.

Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sara Vaughn
These gluten-free ice cream sandwiches bring back all the memories of the ice cream truck with soft chocolate gluten-free wafer cookies sandwiched together around your favorite ice cream!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 189 kcal


  • ¾ Cup Cassava Flour
  • Cup Arrowroot Starch
  • ½ Cup Potato Starch or sub corn starch or additional arrowroot starch.
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter or shortening or dairy-free alternative
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Sallt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cup Milk or dairy-free alternative.
  • 1 Quart Ice Cream of Choice


Make the dough

  • Cream the butter and sugars. You want to make sure these are completely combined and the mixture is fluffy.
    6 Tablespoons Butter, ½ Cup Sugar, ¼ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • Add the dry ingredients To the sugar mixture add the dry ingredients. The mixture will be dry and crumbly.
    ¾ Cup Cassava Flour, ⅖ Cup Arrowroot Starch, ½ Cup Potato Starch, ½ Cup Cocoa Powder, ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda, ½ Teaspoon Sallt
  • Add the vanilla and the milk and mix till combined. The dough will look like a soft cookie dough.
    1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla, ⅔ Cup Milk
  • Place the dough into the shape of a disc on plastic wrap and wrap it tight. Place it in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Cut the dough in half and place the half between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll the dough until it's about an ⅛ in thick. At this point, if the dough has become soft and the parchment is sticking, place it on a baking sheet and back into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. Once frozen, the top piece of parchment paper should release.
  • Repeat with the other half of the dough.
  • In a preheated 350 degree oven, bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. The cookies should look dull when they are done.
  • Once the cookies are baked, let them cool and place them into the freezer for at least 2 hours or longer until solid. This will help make it easier to assemble the ice cream sandwiches.

Make the ice cream layer.

  • While the cookies bake, spread your desired ice cream into a flat layer. I like to line a baking pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Spread the ice cream, cover it and place it back into the freezer to set up.
    1 Quart Ice Cream of Choice

Assemble the ice cream sandwiches as desired.

  • Cut the cookies and the ice cream into desired shapes and assemble. You can also layer the cookie and ice cream before cutting them into squares.

Chill the ice cream sandwiches.

  • Wrap the individual ice cream sandwiches and place them into a freezer-safe container in the freezer.
  • These are best once the assembled ice cream sandwiches have been chilling for at least 4-6 hours.
  • When you are ready to eat, there is no need to defrost. Just remove an individual ice cream sandwich from the freezer and enjoy.


How to soften ice without melting it to make ice cream sandwiches?
The easiest way to soften ice cream is to place the container in the fridge for about fifteen minutes. While the ice cream is softening, line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Once the ice cream is softened, spread it out into an even layer in the baking pan. Place another piece of parchment paper over the layer of ice cream and place it back into the freezer. When you want to make your ice cream sandwiches, use the parchment paper to help remove the ice cream from the baking pan. Cut the ice cream into desired shapes and assemble.
Can you make gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream sandwiches?
Yes, these gluten-free ice cream sandwiches can be made dairy-free. This can be done by substituting the butter for a dairy-free alternative and using dairy-free ice cream when you are assembling the ice cream sandwiches.
How do you store homemade ice cream sandwiches?
Once these gluten-free ice cream sandwiches are assembled, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or wax paper and place them in a container in the freezer.
How long do homemade ice cream sandwiches last in the freezer?
These homemade gluten-free ice cream sandwiches will last in the freezer for about three months when they are wrapped and kept in a sealed container.
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