Taste a “Modern Classic” with these Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

As we embrace the joyous spirit of the holiday season, there’s nothing quite like the nostalgic aroma of gingerbread filling the kitchen. This delightful recipe not only brings back cherished memories but also offers a modern twist for a treat that everyone can enjoy. 

Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches combine the warmth of traditional gingerbread cookies with the cool indulgence of ice cream. Easy to make and delightful to savor, these sandwiches are perfect for spreading festive cheer and creating new holiday memories with loved ones!

Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • vanilla ice cream (or your favorite flavor)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg, and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, scoop a generous amount of your favorite ice cream onto the flat side of one cookie. Top it with another cookie, pressing down gently to create a sandwich.
  • Optional: Roll the edges of the ice cream in festive sprinkles or crushed nuts for an extra touch.
  • Place the completed ice cream sandwiches in the freezer for at least 1 hour to firm up.

These Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are a delightful blend of tradition and modern enjoyment. The soft, spiced gingerbread cookies enveloping the cold and creamy ice cream create a perfect harmony of flavors and textures. Share these treats with your loved ones, creating moments of joy and laughter as you savor the taste of the holidays. Remember, embracing the festive spirit is a wonderful way to make the holiday season special, regardless of age. Wishing you a season filled with warmth, sweetness, and delightful indulgences!