Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich

Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich

Do you guys know Tess from Handle the Heat? She’s basically a doll and her first (and gorgeous) cookbook just came out a few weeks ago. And take a wild guess on what it’s all about…. Ice Cream Sandwiches!!! Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich. I mean if I didn’t already know Tess, I’d basically think that we were destined to be besties. But since I already know her, I’m determined to make that happen. Ice Cream Sandwiches are the way to anyones heart, especially in the summer time.

Growing up in Tucson, AZ where it’s basically like a billion degrees during the summer, the only refuge is the pool and the freezer. Air conditioning doesn’t even come close to cutting it.Basically a day in the life of little Gaby looked like this. Wake up at 7, go to tennis practice till like 11ish. Come home, eat lunch, stuff myself into the freezer for as long as possible until my mom discovered me and told me to get out so I don’t break the freezer. Once banished from the only cool spot in the house, I’d retreat to the pool.

Jump in, cool off some more, hang out in the shade somewhere and then call it a day and get an ice cream sandwich. Rinse. Repeat. Boom.

Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwiches were a way of life for us. My dad is a cookie making fein and mint chip ice cream was a staple in the Dalkin household. So we were always a hot second away from making these treats. Literally. So this book totally appeals to my childish side (do I even have an adult side?) and makes me want to invite some friends over, hang out in the freezer, and eat some Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Side note. Did any of you guys used to make Ice Cream Soup? Basically a few scoop of ice cream into a bowl and then into the microwave for a bit just to gently melt the ice cream and then into your belly it goes? No. Yes? Maybe? You should try it.

Anyways, when I was paging through Tess’ gorgeous cookbook, all of these ice cream sandwiches were screaming at me. Literally, screaming. As if I should drop everything I do ever and just make them all. Reality set in and I decided to make the Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwiches. Mostly because who ever makes Mascarpone Ice Cream!!! I hadn’t but I have now, and it rocks. Big time. And then imagine it between 2 Espresso cookies. Life doesn’t get much better than that.

You should make these immediately. Plus, now that the kids are home for summer, they can help out and create their own little ice cream sammies.

Here’s a link to Tess’ book on Amazon. It’s LOADED with other amazing ice cream sandwich recipes like Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich and Salty Sweet Ice Cream Sandwich and Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches. I mean, do you even need another sweet treat cookbook this summer? This one takes the cake!

And because I love ya. And it’s summer, I’m giving away 3 copies of Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich!! All ya gotta do is leave a comment here telling me your all time fav Ice Cream Sandwich combo and you’re entered to win! I’ll randomly pick 3 winners on Monday, July 1, and get the books out to you ASAP so you can have them for your 4th of July party if you want!

Happy Ice Cream Sandwich Eating :)

Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich

Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich


    For the Mascarpone Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • For the Espresso Cookies
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


    For the Mascarpone Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
  1. In the bowl of a blender or food processor, puree the mascarpone, milk, cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and press plastic wrap against the surface.
  3. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  4. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. During the last 5 minutes of freezing add the chocolate chunks and rum. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container, press plastic wrap against the ice cream surface, and freeze until it is firm and the flavor is ripened, at least 4 hours.
  5. For the Espresso Cookies
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt.
  9. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until well combined and smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the milk, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat until combined. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  10. Using a spoon or spring-loaded scoop, drop 2 tablespoon–sized balls of dough onto pre- pared baking sheets.
  11. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Freeze the cookies until frozen, at least 1 hour. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  12. For Decorating:
  13. To assemble, top one cookie with a scoop of ice cream. Place another cookie on top of the ice cream and gently press down to form a sandwich. Immediately place the sandwich in the freezer. Repeat for the remaining cookies. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

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  1. Those look delish! I love vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched in between chocolate chocolate-chip cookies!

  2. My favorite ice-cream is vanilla ice cream and chocolate cookies.
    The Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich looks amazing, great recipe.
    The cookbook would be great.

  3. Chocolate chip cookie with cookie dough ice cream. Our local ice cream parlor makes a delicious one but I would love to make my own. Neat cookbook topic.

  4. I’ve never made an adventurous ice cream sandwich yet, but now I’m imagining some butter pecan ice cream with a browned butter pecan cookie.

  5. I’ve always been a tradition ice cream sandwich kind of gal.. You say those 2 words together and I’m sold! However, upon discovering this, there’s no doubt I’d have a new favorite flavor when it comes to ice cream sandwiches!

  6. Wow…this looks REALLY good. It is only 8am here, but I would devour that right now. I’ve only ever tried chocolate chip cookie sandwiches and the basic chocolate wafer sandwiches. I prefer the chocolate chip cookie sandwiches, but I have a feeling I’m really missing out considering I’ve only tried two kinds. A new mission…!

  7. Oh, that looks delicious!!! It’s a billion degrees here in Louisiana and I think I need an ice cream sandwich ASAP!

    Growing up I was addicted to Chipwhiches, but when I make my own I like to use the best vanilla ice cream I can get my hands on and put it between chocolate-chip cookies.

  8. This looks delicious! I’m old school…I like plain old vanilla ice cream smushed between chocolate chip cookies!

  9. I love the classic chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream, but I would love some inspiration from Tess’ book! Thanks for the giveaway Gaby!

  10. I do love Tessa! She’s the one who got me hooked on Pinterest when it first started. So much time wasted… I mean being inspired! My favorite would have to be something simple like fresh strawberry ice cream and sugar cookies or snickerdoodles.

  11. I love the basic chocolate wafer cookie with vanilla ice cream sandwich — I need to branch out! :-)

  12. The ice cream sandwich that comes to mind, is a combo from my childhood. I love brownie cookies and pistachio ice cream w/ mini chocolate chips around the ice cream edge. OUTSTANDING!!!!

  13. I make these for my grandson when he comes to visit! Take 2 sugar cookies,, homemade or store bought, put a piece of Hershey’s chocolate candy bar on each cookie, melt for few seconds in microwave, put small scoop of any flavor you like on one cookie, put other cookie on top, wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper, place in freezer on cookie sheet, when froze put all in freezer bag. Hope you enjoy!

  14. A few months back, I had balsamic fig with mascarpone ice cream with peanut butter cookies. As weird as it sounds, it was incredible! Hoping to duplicate it soon.

  15. Oatmeal cookies with cinnamon ice cream (no raisins, please!)
    This is a torturous post to be reading while at work at my desk on this hot, humid Friday. I need to remember to read posts like this AFTER lunch!

  16. Wow – those look beautiful. I’ve been debating buying an ice cream machine for a month now, and the weather lately (in MN) isn’t helping. This would push me over the edge.

    My favorite is the classic vanilla on chocolate chip cookies. yum.

  17. I’m a vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookie kind of gal but I think I need to try some of these! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  18. I’m embarrassed…probably out of the running altogether…but, my entire life all I have ever had were the Eskimo Pies from a store. Am hanging my head in shame. However, where there’s life there’s hope and I don’t consider my self a lost cause. This Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich, for example. My favourite ice cream flavour is Vanilla Bean…hmmm…maybe with snickerdoodle cookies?

  19. My daughter and I like to experience with cookies and ice cream and we have fount that ones we have enjoyed the most are chocolate chip cookied with chocolate mint ice cream and snickerdoodle cookies with pecan prailine ice cream and we are sure we will be trying this one over the weekend here in HOT Arizona.

  20. My fave ice cream sandwich combo is from a local restaurant that makes their own. It’s dulce de leche ice cream with a graham cracker cookie. YUMMY!

  21. in college I used to looooove hitting up the nearby 7-Eleven for the Tollhouse ice cream cookie sandwiches! But I think my favorite combo would be dark chocolate cookies with espresso ice cream…might need to make that happen at some point this weekend.


  23. Congrats Tess on your first cookbook!! We love ice cream sandwiches (usually the store-bought kind)! But, we have made vanilla ice cream with either chocolate chip cookies fudge stripe cookies and cherry cordial ice cream with chocolate wafer cookies…which is by far, our favorite!!

  24. These look delish and we’ll definitely be making them this summer! I’ve actually never made ice cream sandwich’s at home! But if I had to pick one, I’d probably go with chocolate chip cookies with smores ice cream sandwiched in there;)

  25. These sound amazing. I have always stuck with vanilla ice cream on chocolate chip cookies but clearly need to start branching out with this cookbook!

  26. Ahhhhmmaazing… my most fav has always been just the plain and simple chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream. BUT these could for sure give that a run for the money! Looks delicious

  27. Those look delicious! My favorite combo would have to be a dark chocolate cookie with salted caramel ice cream.

  28. Snickerdoodles and cinnamon ice cream. Or Graham crackers with marshmallow ice cream and melted chocolate. Mmmm

  29. AHHH! gosh this looks so delicious! My favorite ice cream sandwish combo is dark chocolate ice cream and snickerdoodle cookies!

  30. I do not know Tess, but I think I’d like to. These look amazing and ice cream sandwiched can be so much fun.

    I’m a chocolate chip cookie with dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream girl.

  31. I’m obviously WAY behind the power curve on ice cream sandwiches; I’ve only ever tried chocolate and vanilla. I need this book!

  32. Mint chocolate ice cream between 2 dark chocolate cookies sounds amazing! But I think I’m making this recipe for the 4th! Thanks!

  33. I love homemade chocolate chocolate chip cookies filled with vanilla ice cream. I haven’t had any kind I don’t like.

  34. A simple chocolate chip cookie with mint chocolate chip ice cream. Most excellent :-)
    Maybe with dallop of whipped topping and sprinkles on the sides! A mess of yumminess!

  35. I love chipwiches!! (Chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches) we used to buy them in the cafeteria during middle school lunch.

  36. We are having a family gathering and one of the evening fun will be making “mixie sandwiches” two cookies your choice, ice cream your choice and mix ins. aka a ice cream sandwich bar.

  37. My fav ice cream sandwich is homemade coconut ice cream (no vanilla!) between 2 very soft chocolate chocolate chip cookies-yum!

  38. These look amazing!! All the ice cream sandwiches that I have seen bloggers make from this book all look incredible! I would have a hard time choosing which to make first! I love both coffee and salted caramel ice creams so either of those in a sandwich work for me!

  39. Favorite ice cream sandwich combination: chocolate fudge brownie ice cream nestled between homemade chocolate chip cookies. So yummy!

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