DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich {Gluten & Dairy Free!}

This DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich is the perfect summertime treat. Delicious dairy free ice cream sandwiched between the perfect gluten free chocolate cake!

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Nothing says summer time like ice cream treats. I’ll be honest, I haven’t had an ice cream sandwich since my Celiac diagnoses. To my knowledge, there aren’t any gluten free ice cream sandwich brands. That’s the trick to gluten free- you gotta learn to make a lot of things yourself and usually you can come up something that’s just as good- or in this case, even better!

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

New Perfectly Free Pints

Perfectly Free PintsI love perfectly free frozen bites. The creamy coconut ice cream center and the delicious outsides are amazing. I was so excited when they came out with pints. They come in three flavors- fudge stripe, caramel cafe, and strawberry sundae. All are delicious, but for this gluten free ice cream sandwich, I chose to use the fudge swirl and caramel cafe. The fudge swirl is a bit more of a coconut ice cream flavor, whereas the caramel cafe has this delicious coffee taste with that caramel swirl.

DIY Ice Cream Sandwich

A few things that I love about Perfectly Free:

  • Top 8 allergen free
  • Non-Gmo
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Taste Ridiculously Good!

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Perfect Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich

When most people make a DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich, they usually use cookies, which of course are good, but if memory serves me correctly, an ice cream sandwich has that cakey cookie outside. When I wanted to remake it, I wanted to recreate that same cakey cookie. This gluten free ice cream sandwich has that perfect texture that will remind you of childhood summers, eating ice cream sandwiches by the pool.

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe Notes

This is a really simple recipe. I took my basic gluten free brownie recipe and spread it thinly on a baking sheet. It makes the perfect outside for these gluten free ice cream sandwiches.

The Cakey Cookie Brownie

  • The trick is to not bake it too long. If you do you end up with brownie “chips.” They taste good but don’t make good gluten free ice cream sandwiches.

Gluten Free Flour

  • For this particular recipe, I have tried several different gluten free flour blends and they all work well. GF Jules is my go to, but I’ve also used Trader Joes and King Arthur and they both work well.

Dairy Free

  • I have used both vegetable oil and coconut oil for these, both work well.

Off Set Spatula

  • This works best for spreading the batter into an even, thin layer, but in a pinch, a spatula can work.

I hope you love this gluten free ice cream sandwich and be sure to check out Perfectly Free. You can see if they are available in your area by checking out their location finder. If they aren’t available, be sure to ask your local grocery store to carry them!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich {Gluten & Dairy Free!}

DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich {Gluten & Dairy Free!}
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    Brownie Layer
    Dry Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free cocoa powder
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp gluten-free instant espresso powder (optional)
    Wet Ingredients
  • 2 eggs (room temperature works best)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
    Ice Cream
  • 2 Pints Dairy Free Ice Cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Add wet and stir well.
  4. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Spread brownie mixture in thin layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, turning half way through.
    Ice Cream
  1. Let ice cream soften for about 10 minutes.
  2. Cover a small pan with parchment paper (about half the size of your brownie layer)
  3. Spread softened ice cream.
  4. Place in freezer to harden.
    Prepare Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches
  1. Let brownie layer cool.
  2. Cut in half.
  3. Carefully remove ice cream and place on top of cookie layer. Cover with second layer.
  4. Carefully cut into individual sandwiches.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.

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49 thoughts on “DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich {Gluten & Dairy Free!}

  1. You are so right about the cakey sandwich rather than a cookie. I remember the cake sticking to my fingers and having to scrape it off! Brownie is the perfect solution.

  2. Love the look of these! They’re so easy to make so can be whipped up whenever you have a sweet craving 🙂

  3. Wow these look and sound AMAZING! I definitely have to check out that ice cream and make those cookies. I’m all about gluten free and healthier alternatives to my favorite ice creams!

  4. oo, yum! I love a good ice cream sandwich! I don’t THINK I have a gluten issue, but with my Crohn’s Disease, i can’t imagine putting more gluten free items into my diet hurting the effort to get better. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This reminds me of a video I saw about how ice-cream sandwiches are made (in a factory) – how cool that yours looks just as awesome and almost machine-made (I totally mean it as a compliment though)! And yeah, I always thought that ice-cream sandwiches were made with cookies too! I stand corrected now!

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