Do you like the combination of Oreos and ice cream? Then you will love these easy homemade Oreo ice cream sandwiches!
I thought I had come up with kind of a genius idea, when thinking up these homemade Oreo ice cream sandwiches!
A quick Google search later and I realized that my idea – though still genius – is far from original. Others have thought of it before me. Like, a LOT of people…hehe Ohh well! I still think it’s a great idea!
Coming to terms with my non-original inner genius didn’t hold me back one single bit from executing this idea. Here it comes (these are also the instructions for this ‘recipe’ – so pay good attention as it might be over sooner than you think):
Twist Oreo cookies apart, place a scoop of softened ice cream on one half and top with the other!
And that’s it! It’s a good idea to let the sandwiches set up in the freezer for about an hour, but then there is nothing that is holding you back from enjoying a super easy, homemade Oreo ice cream sandwich. If you like Oreos and you like ice cream, you’ll love this easy-to-make desert!
I used coconut ice cream, because it is like the vanilla equivalent in Southeast Asia. But, you can use whichever flavor you prefer. I also think chocolate ice cream would be an interesting and delicious twist on this recipe!
If you want to make your own homemade coconut ice cream, try my base recipe for dairy-free ice cream.
Now let me tell you what is NOT AT ALL easy: taking pictures of ice cream in 35 degree, (95 F) extremely humid weather. Before I had even fully figured out the angles and settings, the sandwich filling started melting in front of my eyes and oozing out. The heat and humidity have definitely made things challenging and interesting when it comes to creating content (especially pictures) for this blog!
First, I wanted to cry. Then, I was ready to just eat these Oreo sandwiches all by myself and not tell you about this genius idea – because that would have meant admitting to this photography fail. I like this idea and of course, I LOVE eating Oreo ice cream sandwiches but there were a few too many for that to be a realistic option!
As I was starting to clean up, I noticed I had a perfect photo-op for one of those “slightly messy overhead shots”. I am sure there is a more professional description for this photography style, I just don’t know it. I personally think it accurately describes my experience making this recipe!
Nothing like a shot from Helene Dujardin or Naomi from Bakers Royale, but not bad for a first of its kind. What do you think? Give this recipe a chance, especially if you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe! Although, if you’re planning to make it anywhere tropical, like me, be warned, you may get more than your bargained for! Share your results with me and your pictures as well! I am always glad to hear from my readers!
Easy Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 1 tub ice cream ½ gallon / 2 L
- Take ice cream out of the freezer to soften up for 10 minutes. Twist Oreo cookies apart, place one scoop of ice cream on one cookie and close with the other half.
- Optionally, place Oreo ice cream sandwiches back in the freezer to set up for 1 hour before enjoying!
Now to take these ice cream sandwiches to the next level of awesomeness, you could make your own homemade oreos, or these flourless 5-ingredient vegan chocolate cookies, and pair them with freshly churned homemade ice cream!
Wondering how to make homemade ice cream? Check out this post about the best ice cream maker reviews.
Every one of the photos is seductive, melting or not. I want ice cream. I want Oreos (I have some!). I want Oreo Ice Cream Cookies! Yum...
Thank you so much for overlooking the meltiness Kathleen! 😀
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
Hello coconut ice cream in an oreo...that sounds awesome to me!! I love your fun dark shots!!! So pretty!!!
First I wasn't so sure about coconut ice cream in these but it turned out to be such a yummy combo. And thank you so much! It really is fun doing the dark shoots 😀
OMG these look so good, I all of a sudden have the biggest craving for oreos and ice cream!
Natalie, these little sammies are an awesome way to satisfy that craving 😉
ashley - baker by nature
I seriously want to dive into my screen right now and devour all of those ice cream sandwiches!!!
I may or may not have eaten more than one of these as I was cleaning up the set 😉
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Ha, that's why I don't google. 😉 This is a genius idea, and it's totally new to me!
You are the best Dorothy! 😀 For a while I thought I was the last person who didn't know about this.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
Oh my gosh. I want to steal whatever that thing is in the background! Do you know What Should I Eat for Breakfast? She lives near me and I want to steal that dark table of hers. Dark tables / whatever that thing is are the best. I want!
And the pictures are great! 🙂 I hate it when my "original" idea isn't original. It's so hard to come up with something new!
That thing in the background is the desk in our current place. It's awesome isn't it? I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I am actually planning to write about it this week 🙂 I didn't know this blog before, but you are right, her table is gorgeous.
sally @ sallys baking addiction
I LOVE the sultry shots in this post - you're doing a GREAT job with them Regina! I am always up for a fun twist on an Oreo cookie 🙂
Thank you so much Sally. I also never get tired of anything Oreo 😉
Such a bummer - when you think you have an original idea and than you see it elsewhere? 🙂 There isn't much that hasn't been done before, sadly - but adding a new twist makes it fresh. We used to do this in school, dessert for broke students - lol! Really liking the moody pics, Regina.
Thank you for your sweet compliments Jacquee 🙂
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
YES! Great idea Regina!!
Thank you Aimee 🙂 I guess it doesn't matter if others had the same great idea before.