Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream Sandwiches | Photo by Zoë François

We went from 16″ of snow to 80 degrees in two weeks. My mind spun into summer mode in about 10 seconds flat. We Minnesotans can’t adjust to the warm slowly or we may miss it. So, in my mind it’s summer and that means ice cream season.

My friend, Sarah Kieffer, from the Vanilla Bean Blog and the fabulous The Vanilla Bean Baking Book, has been talking about no-churn ice cream for years. She’s one of my favorites (baker, blogger, book creator, photographer and human) and yet, I wasn’t listening when she said it was SO easy and delicious. Ugh, sometimes I’m just too wedded to the traditional ways.

Well, I’m here to tell you that I should have paid attention earlier, but at least I am on board now. I won’t give up my ice cream maker, just because it’s super fun, but Sarah’s no-churn ice cream will play a major role in this summer’s desserts.

I also made her deep, dark, chocolate sugar cookies to sandwich the coffee ice cream between, which made for the perfect ice cream sandwiches. The cookies are incredible all on their own, but with the intense coffee flavor of the ice cream they are sophisticated, a touch edgy and a perfect grown-up dessert that kids will love too, but make it with decaf! The cookies have enough body to hold up to the ice cream, but they don’t turn to stone when they are frozen, so they are perfect for this marriage.

Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream Sandwiches | Photo by Zoë François
Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream Sandwiches | Photo by Zoë François

Recipes for the Ice Cream Sandwiches:

Coffee no-churn ice cream from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. (Instead of cocoa nibs I used grated milk chocolate in the ice cream, but otherwise it’s the same)

The Chocolate Sugar Cookies can be found in The Vanilla Bean Baking Book, and here is another excellent cookie to use for the sandwiches.

Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream Sandwiches | Photo by Zoë François

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5 thoughts to “Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream Sandwiches”

  1. I love coffee ice cream. It’s my favorite flavor. I’ve been making a no-churn (well, no machine) coffee ice cream in my little 2-pint hand-churn container for years and it’s the best. But I must try Sarah’s now! And paired with chocolate cookies has got to be the best dessert in the world!

  2. Wow! Yum Yum! These look absolutely delicious and 100x better than anything store bought! I loved this cookie very much and as I love ice-cream! It will be in my number one priority. Yummy Flavor!

  3. Hello
    These look yum. However, on hopping to VanillaBean’s site for the details, I noticed that the recipe there does not include cream cheese while your highlights showed you adding the same. Are the 2 recipes different?

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