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Spooky Halloween Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches

Spooky Halloween Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches



These spooky, easy to make Halloween ice cream sandwiches made with sugar cookie dough, Halloween-themed candy and sprinkles and vanilla ice cream are the perfect Halloween treat for your trick or treaters or for your next Halloween party!   

Can you believe that it is almost fall? I feel like the summer flew by so quickly! While I am sad to see summer end, I am also getting excited for all my favorite fall things, especially Halloween.

Halloween is definitely not just a holiday for kids and trick or treating. I like to make it into a full, month-long event! How do I do that? By making delicious, Halloween-themed foods  in October. It is fun to get into the spooky spirit! 

Halloween monster ice cream sandwiches

One of my favorite Halloween treats that I make every year is my monster cookie ice cream sandwiches. They are super easy to make and the perfect dessert to help you transition from summer into fall. You still get a delicious, summery ice cream sandwich but with a Halloween twist!

Halloween ice cream sandwich

Let me tell you all about how I make Halloween monster cookies and then make ice cream sandwiches so you can try them too!

Ingredients and Tools for Halloween Cookies and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Before I start baking, I always get out all the kitchen tools I will need first. For this ice cream sandwich recipe, you don’t need too much! All you need is two sheet pans with parchment paper and an ice cream scoop. That’s it! Here is a quick look at the ingredients you will need:

Halloween cookie ice cream ingredients

  • ready to bake sugar cookie dough– I like to use Pillsbury sugar cookie dough that you can find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store or on Amazon but any brand will work! You can even make your own sugar cookie dough if you’d like. I just like to save time and buy the dough so I can eat the cookies sooner
  • Halloween sprinkles– I always look for Halloween sprinkles that have the mini eyeballs and ghosts in the mix. These are extra festive for Halloween! I got them on Amazon or look for them in your local craft store.
  • candy eyes– If you can’t find halloween sprinkles with candy eyes in the mix, add a few of your own! The Amazon really make the ice cream sandwich recipe halloween-y. Most craft stores have candy eyes in the baking section at Halloween time but you can also order candy eyes on Amazon
  • vanilla ice cream– Use your favorite brand of vanilla ice cream to make the best ice cream sandwich recipe ever. I like to use softer vanilla ice cream like Breyers or Friendly’s brand which are easier to eat when sandwiched between two Halloween monster cookies!

Once you have these four ingredients and your cookie trays ready to go, you are only minutes away from eating a delicious Halloween monster cookie ice cream sandwich. Getting excited? I sure am!

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches for Halloween

Just like the ingredients and tools for this ice cream sandwich recipe are super simple, the steps to making the ice cream sandwiches are very easy too. Here is what you need to do:

how to make cookie ice cream sandwiches

1. Preheat your oven and get your baking trays ready with parchment paper. 

2. Roll each pre-portioned cookie dough ball in the Halloween sprinkle mix, covering the dough completely in sprinkles. 

Halloween monster cookies ice cream sandwiches

3. Place the sprinkle covered cookie dough on the baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Press a few extra candy eyes into the dough to make sure the Halloween monster cookies will look extra spooky.

Halloween monster cookies

4. Bake the cookies until the edges turn golden brown, about 14 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the tray. 

Halloween ice cream sandwich

5. Flip half of the cookies over so the flat side is facing up. 

6. Place one scoop of ice cream on each of the flipped cookies then place a second cookie on top of the ice cream, creating your Halloween ice cream sandwich. 

halloween ice cream sandwich

Serve the cookies immediately while they are fresh and soft. I also like to individually wrap the ice cream sandwiches in plastic wrap then store them in the freezer. You can grab one anytime you need a sweet Halloween ice cream sandwich treat! 

Substitutions and Variations for Halloween Ice Cream Sandwiches 

halloween ice cream sandwich

I have tweaked the recipe quite a few times. Here are a few of my favorite ways to switch up this ice cream sandwich recipe:

  • Use chocolate ice cream in place of vanilla. Really any flavor of ice cream will work!
  • Use Christmas sprinkles or red, white and blue sprinkles for the Fourth of July. These ice cream sandwiches are really ideal for any holiday! 
  • Try using chocolate sugar cookie dough. I found chocolate sugar cookie dough in my local grocery store and it really made the cookies look extra spooky! The dark dough was a nice contrast to the white candy eyeballs.
  • Knead a few drops of red food coloring into the sugar cookie dough to make it a creepy, red color. Even more perfect for Halloween!
  • Scoop the ice cream into a bowl then top with the baked Halloween monster cookie. Add a little whipped cream, some chocolate sauce and a cherry to make an easy Halloween ice cream sundae. 

With so many simple ways to make this ice cream sandwich recipe exciting, you can make these every week! Let me know if you come up with any other delicious substitutions or variations so I can give them a try too!

Tips and Tricks: Halloween Monster Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches 

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I always try to make my recipes as easy as possible so everyone can bake amazing treats. Here are a few tips and tricks to help make these perfect ice cream sandwiches.

  1. Bake the cookies to be nice and soft. Take them out of the oven when the edges are just beginning to turn brown. Soft cookies are easier to eat as a sandwich as they will not crumble and crack.
  2. I buy my Halloween sprinkles on Amazon but local craft stores and grocery stores will likely have them in stock in October. Choose your favorite!
  3. If your cookie dough is too cold, the sprinkles may not stick well. Let the dough sit at room temp for about 5 minutes to soften it. 
  4. To store the ice cream sandwiches in the freezer, wrap each one individually in plastic wrap. They will keep for about 3 months!
  5. Press a few candy eyes into the top of the cookies to make them more prevalent. Sometimes the candy eyes sink into the cookies so adding a few extra is always a good idea!

I hope that you give my Halloween monster cookie ice cream sandwiches a try this fall. They really are a fun dessert that everyone in your family will love. Grown ups should get to enjoy Halloween right alongside the kids, too. Enjoy! 

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Try these other delicious fall and Halloween-themed recipes! 

Hocus Pocus Fudge – Easy White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Vampire Blood Drink – Kid-Friendly Halloween Drink

Caramel Crunch Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin S’mores Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Dump Cake

I hope you love this recipe for Halloween ice cream sandwich – be sure to give it a review below!

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Spooky Halloween Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes + 1 hour chill time
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

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These spooky, easy to make Halloween ice cream sandwiches made with sugar cookie dough, Halloween-themed candy and sprinkles and vanilla ice cream are the perfect Halloween treat for your trick or treaters or for your next Halloween party!   


Ingredients

Scale

1 package ready to bake sugar cookie dough, I used Pillsbury Ready To Bake Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough

4 oz Halloween sprinkles

0.88 oz candy eyes

1.5 quarts vanilla ice cream


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Roll each cookie dough ball into the sprinkles and press a few candy eyes into each cookie. Place on the sheet pan 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 13-17 until the edges are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
  4. Flip half the cookies over and place one scoop of the ice cream onto each of those cookies. Top the ice cream with the remaining cookies.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the freezer until you want to serve them. 
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: halloween, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, Halloween monster cookies, desserts, Halloween dessert

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27 Comments

  1. 09/02/2022 / 6:54 pm

    Hhhhmmm…this is my first time seeing an ice-cream sandwich! I love it and the whole concept of creating one. Nice topping, by the way!

  2. 09/01/2022 / 10:20 am

    Wow, it looks so good and it’s the first time to know about these sandwiches. I would love to try them and see how they taste even though by looking at them. They look delicious!

  3. Catalina
    09/01/2022 / 7:29 am

    What a delicious and fun idea! This is a must make treat for Halloween this year!

  4. Hannah Bures
    08/31/2022 / 8:19 pm

    What a great Halloween dessert to make! My son loves helping make cookies like this!

  5. Neely Moldovan
    08/31/2022 / 6:50 pm

    I want to find some Halloween treats to make with the kids this year. This is perfect!

  6. Richelle Milar
    08/31/2022 / 5:24 pm

    Wow! These are so cute! My kids would really gonna love this! It look so good and tasty!

  7. 08/31/2022 / 3:52 pm

    I love ice cream sandwiches but they usually only come in 4-6 count at the grocery store. These look super easy to make and I can even wrap them individually too.

  8. 08/31/2022 / 2:24 pm

    These will be perfect for my 30th birthday party next week! We’re having a spooky theme!

  9. Shelley King
    08/31/2022 / 12:59 pm

    There is nothing better than an ice cream sandwich! These are adorable!

  10. 08/31/2022 / 11:37 am

    Ice cream sandwiches are the best. This makes me really excited for fall and Halloween.

  11. 08/31/2022 / 11:02 am

    Wow. time flies so fast. We are already on Halloween recipes! I would definitely try this one.

  12. 08/31/2022 / 9:16 am

    Those Halloween monster ice cream cake are so cute. I never tried making my own ice cream cake and it makes me want to make one for myself.

  13. Krystle
    08/31/2022 / 3:55 am

    I love recipes that start with cookie dough. Simple but so yummy.

  14. 08/31/2022 / 3:36 am

    You made something so adorable and so simple. I bet they’re really yummy

    • 09/01/2022 / 1:44 am

      Aww, thanks.. they really are adorable and the kids always have a laugh when they see these spooky but cute ice cream sandwiches 🙂

    • 09/01/2022 / 1:45 am

      Can’t go wrong with them for sure.. always amusing for the kids too! 🙂

  15. 08/30/2022 / 11:48 pm

    Pinning this recipe to try with my granddaughter, when she gets a bit older. These are adorable and perfect for Halloween! 🙂

    • 09/01/2022 / 1:43 am

      Yayy! Have fun making these with your granddaughter.. thank you! 🙂

  16. 08/30/2022 / 11:10 pm

    Those look so adorable! I bet my preschooler would love those.

  17. 08/30/2022 / 10:37 pm

    These look so delicious and fun to make. I will have to make them for my boys.

    • 09/01/2022 / 1:43 am

      Yayy! Let me know how it turns out for you all 🙂

  18. Amber Myers
    08/30/2022 / 9:50 pm

    Yum, what a fun dessert. I will have to make these with my kids.

    • 09/01/2022 / 1:42 am

      Yesss! So fun to make and they will love it too! 🙂

  19. 08/30/2022 / 8:03 pm

    Those sound so delicous. I love the look of them, too. It doesn’t get better than this for Halloween.

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