vegan cookie dough ice cream sandwiches
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Cookie Dough Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches (Easy + No-Bake!)

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These cookie dough vegan ice cream sandwiches are going to rock your world. Trust me when I say you cannot tell they’re gluten-free, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, nut-free, and vegan! Easy no-bake recipe that’s perfect for a healthy freezer dessert. Just 8 simple ingredients!

Yield: 18

Cookie Dough Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches (Easy + No-Bake!)

vegan cookie dough ice cream sandwiches

These cookie dough vegan ice cream sandwiches are going to rock your world. Trust me when I say you cannot tell they’re gluten-free, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, nut-free, and vegan! Easy no-bake recipe that’s perfect for a healthy freezer dessert. Just 8 simple ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbs. ground flax + 2 Tbs. water. Stir and let thicken 3-5 minutes.)
  • ½ cup melted vegan butter (or grass-fed butter)
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups gluten-free flour (must contain xanthan gum. See note 1 for how to heat treat)
  • ⅛ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup mini dairy-free chocolate chips (my favorite brand)
  • 20 fl. oz (about 2½ cups) vanilla non-dairy ice cream (You can use any non-dairy or dairy ice cream you prefer!)

Instructions

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and ensure there is space in your freezer for it.
  2. In a medium bowl or stand mixer, add the flax egg, melted vegan butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  3. Next, add in the heat treated (see note 1 for how to do this) gluten-free flour and pink salt. Mix until a dough forms. Fold in the mini chocolate chips then transfer cookie dough to parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the cookie dough and flatten with your hands until it’s ¼ inch thick and shaped into a 15x12 inch rectangle. Keep top parchment paper on cookie dough and freeze for at least 40 minutes or until firm (this cookie dough will stay pretty soft all the time in the freezer so giving it at least 40 minutes to chill will help with the assembly of the ice cream sandwiches). 
  5. Transfer cookie dough to cutting board and slice down the center vertically. Scoop ice cream on one half and spread into an even layer. Then gently place the other half of the cookie dough on top. Transfer back to baking sheet and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. 
  6. Slice into any size squares you prefer and serve (I made medium size sandwiches and this made 18 cookie dough ice cream sandwiches). Enjoy! The cookie dough will remain soft and ready to eat straight from the freezer which is delicious. Store in the freezer in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to 5 months. 

Notes

  1. Heat Treat Your Flour: You can do this in the oven or microwave.

Oven: Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread the gluten-free flour on a rimmed baking sheet in a thin layer. Cook for 5 minutes, then let cool completely before using. You can also store it in an airtight container until ready to use.

Microwave: Place gluten-free flour in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir flour and continue the process 1 to 2 times until flour has reached a temperature of 165°. Cool completely before using in recipes.

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What Is The Texture Of These Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches?

What I absolutely adore about these healthy cookie dough ice cream sandwiches is that the gluten-free cookie dough stays soft and doesn’t harden into a rock when you store it in the freezer. There is nothing worse than biting into a frozen treat that is truly rock hard and might break your teeth 😅 Thesecookie dough vegan ice cream sandwiches are soooo extremely soft and delicious. It’s like eating cookie dough straight from the bowl with ice cream in the middle. Truly a match made in heaven.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? I know that’s a tough question. For me, it’s pretty easy though. Cookie dough is hands down my favorite, followed closely by mint chocolate chip. So you better believe that these cookie dough ice cream sandwiches hit the spot for me. It’s more cookie dough than ice cream which in the ratio department I definitely prefer. And the fact that they are made with some wholesome ingredients, makes me feel so satisfied after having just one square. More on the healthy ingredients below 🙂

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Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches 

No baking is required for these healthy cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, which makes them even more perfect for summer! And come on, edible cookie dough with ice cream smashed in the middle! What on earth could be better than that?! I love that these vegan ice cream sandwiches are egg-free. A lot of my vegan recipes use flax eggs or chia eggs, which I really love working with! These healthy ice cream sandwiches are no different. We use 1 flax egg to help these vegan ice cream sandwiches hold together. I know of so many people who have egg allergies, so these cookie dough ice cream sandwiches truly are the best way to feed and nourish anyone with a yummy treat who otherwise couldn’t enjoy it. 

Easy No Bake Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

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How To Make Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. Make the raw eggless cookie dough which is just 7 ingredients. Then flatten it on a parchment-lined baking sheet and pop it in the freezer to harden a bit.
  1. Then cut your cookie dough down the middle and spread dairy-free ice cream or any ice cream of choice on one half of the cookie dough. 
  2. Place the other half of the gluten-free cookie dough on top and freeze again until the ice cream is firm (4 hours or overnight).
  3. Cut into squares and enjoy this amazing freezer dessert!
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How To Heat Treat Gluten-Free Flour

You can heat-treat raw gluten-free flour in order to make it safe to eat! You can do this in the oven or microwave.

Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the gluten-free flour on a rimmed baking sheet in a thin layer. Cook for 5 minutes, then let cool completely before using. You can also store it in an airtight container until ready to use.

Microwave: Place gluten-free flour in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir flour and continue the process 1 to 2 times until the flour has reached a temperature of 165°. Cool completely before using it in recipes. 

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Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Making desserts secretly gluten-free is something I’ve been doing for years now. If you’ve tried my gluten-free millionaire bars, fluffy vegan coffee cake, or my copycat homemade tagalong cookies, you’ll know what I’m talking about. So, when I say these vegan cookie dough ice cream sandwiches are secretly gluten-free, I mean it! No one will be able to tell it’s gluten-free and sweetened with all-natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup or honey.

For this recipe, we use gluten-free all-purpose flour to give the healthy cookie dough the perfect soft and chewy texture while also keeping the ice cream sandwiches nut-free. Usually, I like using a combination of gluten-free flour and another flour when I am baking something, but for this gluten-free cookie dough base, just the gluten-free flour works perfectly. Makes the recipe simple and allergy friendly. Win, win!

My favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour to use for this vegan cookie dough recipe is King Arthur’s Measure For Measure Gluten-free Flour. I also have made these no-bake vegan cookie dough ice cream sandwiches using Cup 4 Cup multi-purpose gluten-free flour as well and it works perfectly! The gluten-free flour you use must contain xanthan gum. You need to find gluten-free flour with xanthan gum, otherwise, these gluten-free ice cream sandwiches will fall apart. You can also add xanthan gum if you have it on hand and your gluten-free flour doesn’t contain it. 

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Reasons To Love This Vegan Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe?

  1. Ridiculously easy to make! Just pop everything into one bowl to make the cookie dough, spread it onto a baking dish and freeze. Then spread the ice cream on the cookie dough and freeze again. I love no-bake recipes.
  2. Perfect chewy and soft texture. These vegan ice cream sandwiches are the best texture. I love how when you pull it straight from the freezer and take a bite, the cookie dough is soft! You don’t need to wait for them to dethaw at all.
  3. Flavor explosion. This tastes like unhealthy cookie dough, seriously. But I think it’s even better because you don’t get any grittiness from refined sugar. Since we use pure maple syrup, the gluten-free cookie dough is smooth and delicious. 
  4. Super healthy and filling. Since these vegan ice cream sandwiches have healthy ingredients, one will keep you fuller longer and won’t spike your blood sugar as other ice cream sandwiches will. Perfect for snacking in the day or for an after-dinner treat.
  5. Just 200 calories. Depending on what ice cream you use, these vegan ice cream sandwiches can be 200 calories or less! It’s incredible because they are so satisfying still. Unlike some other desserts that claim to be “low calorie.”
  6. There are limitless ice cream choices for these vegan ice cream sandwiches. You can use your all-time favorite ice cream for the center of these healthy ice cream sandwiches. Mint chocolate chip, cookie dough, dairy-free, or plain old vanilla ice cream. The options are limitless! Please share what ice cream flavor you try in the comments below or message me on social media. I would love to see it!
  7. Toddler and kid-friendly! Kids absolutely love these vegan ice cream sandwiches, especially if you make them into mini ice cream sandwiches. That’s another thing I love about this recipe, you can make vegan cookie dough ice cream sandwiches in whatever size you prefer. They are the perfect size for kids and adults alike.
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I cannot wait for you to give these Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you.

Happy Vegan Ice Cream Sandwich Makin’!


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6 Comments

  • Jennifer

    Can I substitute another flour for the gluten free flour? We are not gluten free so I don’t have any on hand. Thank you!

    • Claire

      Hi! Yes, you can substitute regular unbleached all purpose flour. Just be sure to heat treat it prior 🙂 Let me know how they turn out!

    • Em

      Did these turn out with the other flour? Thanks!

      • Claire

        I’ve not heard specifically from anyone about the regular flour. But they should turn out just the same 🙂 Let me know if you make!

  • Maxwell Fuhr

    is there something else you can sub the flax for?

    • Claire

      You can do a chia egg 🙂 1 Tbs. ground chia seeds + 2 Tbs. water. Let me know how you like them when you make them!

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