Get ready for summer with these scrumptious homemade Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches! There is nothing like cold, creamy ice cream sandwiched between two thin gluten free brownie layers to make the best summer treat! Kids and grownups alike will love this recipe!

A stack of four gluten free ice cream sandwiches on a plate.

Summer is made for frozen treats! We have made our own gluten free ice cream sandwiches because who doesn’t love chocolate and vanilla in a dessert?? Once you see how easy these are, you will want to make them all summer!

To make this gluten free ice cream sandwich recipe, you can easily use my homemade Gluten Free Brownies or Gluten Free White Chocolate Brownies recipes. You can also use a gluten free store-bought brownie mix. This gluten free ice cream sandwich recipe is so simple, and you can feed a crowd!

Plain gluten free ice cream sandwiches on a plate.

Why our whole family loves this gluten-free ice cream sandwich recipe:

  1. There is so much to love about this gluten free ice cream sandwich recipe…rich, deep chocolate flavor combined with sweet vanilla ice cream. It is like a party with every bite! These gluten free ice cream sandwiches are perfect for summer or any time!
  2. I give lots of fun flavor variations so that you can enjoy these in many different ways.
  3. They are easy to make and keep fresh for months in the freezer!

These are so fun to make and so many ways to add flavor! My teens loved making these! So excited to make these again!”

Beth, blog comment

Check out all of my delicious gluten free frozen desserts on the blog.

Allergen Information:

This homemade ice cream sandwich recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. If you use an egg-free brownie mix, they will also be egg-free. Use dairy-free ice cream to make these dairy-free.

Gluten free ice cream sandwiches ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Gluten-Free Brownie Batter—I use my Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe that I linked above, but I also love Open Nature’s Gluten-free brownie Mix if you are in a hurry. They are only $2.99 a box, which is a huge bargain!
  • Ice Cream – You can use any flavor of ice cream and regular or dairy-free ice cream to make these dairy-free ice cream sandwiches!
  • Sprinkles – Add sprinkles to the sides to make these ice cream bars colorful. Just make sure to see which sprinkles are gluten free!

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Photos making ice cream sandwiches steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: The first part of this recipe is to make the brownie batter. As I explained above, you can use one of my gluten-free brownie recipes or a boxed mix. Mix your dry ingredients (or dump the mix in the bowl.) Add optional chocolate chips.

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients to your brownie mix. For best results, if you are using a gluten free brownie mix, be sure to follow the directions on the package!

Photos making ice cream sandwiches steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Mix the brownie batter. You can use a standing mixer if you prefer.

Step 4: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread the brownie batter thinly in a 9×13 baking pan. I like using parchment paper because you can easily lift the brownies out of the pan and transfer them to a cooling rack.

📢 Sandi says: Every gluten-free flour blend has a different starch-to-grain ratio. The brand of gluten-free flour you use will affect the moisture of the batter. If your cake batter is too runny, add more flour, and if it is too thick, add more liquids.
Read Why Gluten-Free Flour Blends Vary to learn more about this.

Bake at 350º F for 18 minutes or until it is finished baking. Move the brownie to a cooling rack.

Photos making ice cream sandwiches steps 5 and 6.

Step 5: Cut the thin brownie in half. Spread ice cream over the whole half of the brownie sheet.

🔑 Sandi says: Allow the brownie to cool completely before spreading ice cream onto the brownie.

Step 6: Place the second half of the brownie over the ice cream and gently press down. Freeze the whole thing in the freezer until it is very firm.

Step 7: Use a sharp knife to cut it into ice cream sandwich bars. Wrap each ice cream brownie bar in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer.

This frozen dessert will keep fresh in the freezer for up to 4 months. Make sure each is individually wrapped in plastic and placed into a large zip-style freezer bag.

A gluten free ice cream sandwich with a bite taken out.

Fun flavor variations:

Toppings bar with dishes of sprinkles and chopped nuts.

Make a toppings bar and have fun adding sprinkles or chopped nuts to the sides of these gluten free ice cream sandwiches.

If you love ice cream sandwiches, check out these yummy Gluten Free Dessert Tacos, too!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the cookie part of the ice cream sandwiches?

The outer cookie part can be anything. Try the batter from these gluten free chocolate espresso cookies or brownies!

Can you buy ready-made gluten free ice cream sandwiches in the grocery store?

There are a couple of companies that make gluten free ice cream sandwiches, including Fat Boy and Jolly Llama brands.

What is an ice cream sandwich made of?

An ice cream sandwich is made of chocolate cookies or brownies. Vanilla ice cream is sandwiched between cookie/brownie slices.

A stack of four gluten free ice cream sandwiches. Each is decorated with sprinkles.

There are so many kinds of sandwiches. My favorite is always ice cream, but here are more easy sandwich ideas!

More Gluten Free Summer Desserts:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A stack of four gluten free ice cream sandwiches on a plate.

Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious sweet vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two thin brownies. These gluten free ice cream sandwiches make the perfect summer treat!
5 from 8 votes
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nut free allergen icon
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freezing 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 24 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 sandwiches
Calories 384 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Optional: sprinkles or nuts

Instructions
 

  • The first part of this recipe is to make the brownies. You can use my gluten free brownie recipe or use a boxed mix as I explained above. Mix up your dry ingredients (or dump the mix in the bowl.) Add optional chocolate chips.
  • Add the wet ingredients to your brownie mix.
  • Mix the brownie batter. You can use a standing mixer if you prefer.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread the brownie batter out to make a thin layer. Bake at 350º F for 15-18 minutes until it is finished baking.
  • Cut the thin brownie in half. Spread ice cream over the whole half of the brownie sheet.
  • Place the second half of the brownie over the ice cream and very gently press down. Freeze the whole thing in the freezer until it is very firm.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut it into ice cream sandwich bars. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the freezer.

Notes

  1. You can use box mix, or my gluten free brownies recipe linked above.
  2. Feel free to use any flavor of ice cream you like!
  3. These gluten free ice cream sandwiches will keep up to 4 months in the freezer. Wrap each in plastic wrap and then place in a large zip-style freezer bag.
  4. Make sure to check which sprinkles brands are gluten free!

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg
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Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This recipe was updated in July 2021 with a lot more recipe details.

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so fun to make and so many ways to add flavor! My teens loved making these! So excited to make these again!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely love that these are healthy and gluten free, but still so tasty! Covered mine in colorful sprinkles as well