Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Posted on Aug 24 2014 - 9:00am by Susan Bewley

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Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Sometimes, it’s nice to treat yourself to something special. Ever since I was a kid I have loved ice cream sandwiches. As an adult, however, I have been a bit frightened by some of the ingredients. Maybe I’m crazy, but if I can’t easily pronounce the ingredients I usually assume it shouldn’t go in my body. I have been on a kick of making my own ice cream, especially after my husband bought me a Kitchenaid Ice Cream Bowl that works with my Kitchenaid mixer. All I do is put in the freezer for two or three days and then I can whip up my favorite homemade ice cream!

With National Waffle Day here, I decided to make a unique treat for my family – homemade ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream for this recipe has the most wonderful texture, and the sweet flavor compliments the frozen waffles that make this so quick to fix. I personally love to use Vans Love Your Heart wholegrain waffles. These waffles are made from natural ingredients and have a great taste to pair with this sweet chocolate ice cream! Make sure to tell what you think of this delicious, homemade ice cream sandwich recipe!

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Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2½ Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 5 Tablespoons of Hersey's Natural Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 Cup of Sugar (Pure Can Sugar Only)
  • ½ Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Cup of Whole Milk
  • 2 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6 ounces of Semi-Sweet Chocolate (I use chips)
  • 1 Box of Van's Natural Foods Love Your Heart wholegrain waffles (in the frozen section)
  1. ) In a saucepan, mix the heavy whipping cream, cocoa, sugar, and salt . Make sure to stir constantly to keep it from sticking.
  2. ) Once the mixture is at a rolling boil, remove from heat.
  3. ) Mix the chocolate chips into the mixture until they are completely melted.
  4. ) Once the chocolate mixture has melted, pour in the milk and vanilla and stir.
  5. ) Place the liquid mixture in a blender. This will make sure there are no chocolate chunks and that the texture is even. Blend on a low to medium low setting for 1½ minutes.
  6. ) Place the blender full of the chocolate mixture in the fridge for 6 to 8 hours. Waiting is the hard part!
  7. ) Take the mixture out of the fridge. Use your ice cream maker as directed. (I use my Kitchenaid Ice Cream Bowl attachment). I like the ice cream airy and fluffy so I stir mine longer than directed.
  8. ) Toast your Vans waffles. When finished, place ice cream between two waffles and serve!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

32 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. karen August 25, 2014 at 7:00 am - Reply

    I agree 100 percent about ice cream that has ingredients I cannot even pronounce. I have issues about eating food that have a lot of strange things in them. My mother is allergic to wheat and my brother-in-law has Celiac’s Disease. Vans has some yummy tasting waffles that are gluten-free. These ice cream sandwiches are a great treat that everyone can eat and enjoy. Maybe some blueberry waffles and little whip cream with fresh blueberries and I just made a really nice dessert.

    • Susan Bewley August 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Oh that sounds heavenly! I am going to have to try that!

  2. kath g August 25, 2014 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I love that there is so much protein in a dessert! I’ve never used waffles with ice cream before, but I will now. I’m not so sure about making my own ice cream though….I get impatient when I want to splurge.

  3. Nancy August 25, 2014 at 8:01 am - Reply

    This recipe looks delicious! What a sweet treat! You can’t go wrong with a great-tasting waffle plus home made chocolate ice cream!

  4. Bonnie @ wemake7 August 25, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Those sure look mighty tasty. I’m going to have to print this recipe and make these for the kiddos.

  5. LaDonna Dennis August 25, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Wow, looks like it turned out fabulous!. I’m gonna try it. Thanks

  6. Terrie Meerschaert August 25, 2014 at 8:57 am - Reply

    This recipe brings back memories of my childhood in the 1960’s. My dad would make homemade waffles. I would fill them with ice cream and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. What a great summertime treat!

  7. Pam August 25, 2014 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Now that looks so simple but yet so delicious. I can see where waiting is the hardest part! I never thought to use waffles and make ice cream sandwiches but that is such a great idea.

  8. Ken Green August 25, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Looks good. Need to get some waffles!

  9. Dorothy Teel August 25, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I would not of thought to make ice cream sandwiches out of the Vans waffles, but this recipe sounds great and my granddaughters who have problems with gluten, would loveto enjoy these, thank you for sharing this recipe, on my list to make next timethe grandchildren are coming.

  10. Reesa Lewandowski August 25, 2014 at 10:47 am - Reply

    There is nothing better than waffles + ice cream! I love Van’s because they make gluten free products!

  11. Cathy French August 25, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I’ve never really thought about waffles being a dessert before. This looks relatively simple to make, thanks for posting.

  12. The Frugal Exerciser August 25, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    To much work for me, lol. I rather buy the ice cream and use Van waffles, it is much easier. Hey Susan, have you ever tried using 2% milk in your ice cream recipe?

  13. kathy downey August 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    This sandwich looks so good,I want to make this

  14. Elizabeth August 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    I must say that these Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches look good enough to eat!! Yummy…my husband would love it if I made them =)

  15. Leela August 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    That looks so good. I’ll bet my kids would LOVE these.

  16. Natalie August 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    That ice cream looks incredibly smooth! I have never thought to use a waffle for a “cookie”

  17. Stephanie August 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I never thought to make ice cream sandwiches with waffles.My daughter would love it if I made these for a snack sometime!

  18. Lanie August 26, 2014 at 12:24 am - Reply

    That actually sounds really good. I never thought to use ice cream. Of course I do not have the equipment to make homemade ice cream, but im sure I could substiute it 🙂

  19. Christie Robinson August 26, 2014 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I can remember trying this before but, with using vanilla ice cream! I bet French Vanilla ice cream would be awesome!!!!! Just hold the syrup 🙂 haha

  20. Veronica Lee August 26, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm! Looks delish! Waffle and chocolate ice-cream – my fave combo!

  21. Ronald G August 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I love ice cream sandwiches…and these are the first that I have found healthy also…thank you

  22. Cheryl Rahkonen August 26, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks Susan for this delicious recipe. Ice cream sandwiches have always been my favorite treat. I have always wanted to know how to make these–I never considered using waffles. This recipe looks simple enough for even me to be able to make it. I am going to make these this weekend.

  23. tj August 27, 2014 at 9:16 am - Reply

    that looks wonderful! I would have never thought to use healthy waffles!

  24. Dara Nix August 28, 2014 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Ok — THESE look delicious! If I am lucky enough to win some Van’s, this will be the first thing I am going to make! I’m pinning it right now!!

  25. Lea August 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Those look so very yummy! I need to try this. I know they would be a hit at our house!

  26. lisa August 28, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    That sounds pretty good. I’m going to try this recipe. Thanks!

  27. Lucille West August 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    This looks very yummy. My grandchildren will love it. I’ve never tried making ice cream before, but there is a first time for everything. Thanks for the recipe.

  28. rose September 1, 2014 at 4:00 am - Reply

    look very yummy never thought of using waffle foe and ice cream sandwich. Gonna have to try this recipe out 🙂

  29. denise low September 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Looks delicous.My favorite is ice cream. Thanks for the recipe and thanks so much for all your contests

  30. Georgette September 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I would probably mess with this one a little- meaning I would likely use vanilla or mint chocolate chip ice cream and then I would throw Nutella on the waffles, and then scrunch it together for a treat. I like to experiment, and while I love chocolate ice cream to distraction, I know how I am, and I would have to use some unusual stuff to make my ice cream sandwich unique. I do, however, really like the idea of using the gluten-free waffles for an ice cream sandwich- genius!

  31. lisa December 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Homemade ice cream tastes so much better than most store bought brands. I like this version of an ice cream sandwich. And best of all, it’s quick and easy to make.

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