I don’t know about you, but I can go for an ice cream sandwich just about any time of the year. Spring, summer, autumn, even the dead of winter, there’s no wrong time for this hybrid dessert perfection in my mind. If what you know as an ice cream sandwich consists solely of those little rectangular bricks that come pre-packaged from the supermarket, it’s time to expand your ice cream sandwich horizons, here are 17 amazing unconventional ice cream sandwiches you need to try:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re one of those people who can’t keep their fingers out of the bowl while making cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are going to be the stuff your dreams are made of. While it might look complex, these sandwiches require no baking and use delicious homemade, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough to sandwich chocolate chip, cookie dough ice cream.

2. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

The traditional ice cream sandwich always uses some sort of cookie or biscuit to capture that sweet, sweet ice cream filling, but who says that’s the only way to make an ice cream sandwich? These blueberry pie sandwiches laugh in the face of tradition, creating a whole new hybrid ice cream treat that takes the idea of pie with ice cream to a whole new level!

3. Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s your favorite fair food? Candy apples? Cotton Candy? Well if it’s funnel cakes, you’re going to love these outstanding ice cream sandwiches! These sandwiches take mini funnel cakes, a staple of country fairs around the country, and use them to sandwich some rich, creamy vanilla ice cream. Top it with powdered sugar for that real state fair-feel.

4. Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwich

Topping your cinnamon rolls with gooey cream cheese frosting is one thing, but using them to make a sinfully sweet ice cream sandwich is a whole new ball game! While it looks pretty fancy, it’s actually easy to pull off! Just make a batch of cinnamon rolls (you can use the ones in a can, I won’t tell) once cooled, slice in half and fill with vanilla ice cream. Top with a drizzle of icing for that perfect finish!

5. Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Waffles are one of my favorite brunch foods, and if I want to be really indulgent I add a scoop of ice cream on top. These mini waffle ice cream sandwiches are like a handheld version, only better! Chocolate waffles sandwich your favorite ice cream (I like vanilla here) which is dipped in melted chocolate and crushed raspberries for a sweet romantic touch.

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6. Matcha Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

French macarons are a delicious treat all on their own, but it was only a matter of time before some crafty person found another way to use these delicate almond meringues for an over the top treat like this. These ice cream sandwiches use matcha (green tea) macarons with layers of vanilla and green tea ice creams.

7. Mint Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownies and ice cream has been a classic dessert combination for decades and the same can be said about the combination of mint and chocolate. Put all these things together and you get this amazing, cool, rich ice cream sandwich that uses chewy chocolate brownies and a luscious mint ice cream filling. This is one ice cream sandwich that will never disappoint.

8. Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich

If you thought a doughnut was indulgent enough, you’d better look away. These doughnut ice cream sandwiches consist of a fresh glazed doughnut, sliced in half and filled with creamy vanilla ice cream. And if that’s not enough for your sweet tooth, the whole sandwich is dipped in rich melted chocolate, taking it to crazy new dessert heights.

9. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

You may have seen churros in ice cream, you may have seen churros on ice cream, but this is likely the first time you’re seeing ice cream inside a CHURRO SANDWICH! For these indulgent treats, mini churros are piped into a circular shape and fried to make the perfect sweet bookends for some creamy vanilla ice cream. Of course these wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of cinnamon sugar for that traditional sweet, spicy churro flavor.

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10. S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

S’mores are amazing all on their own, but take the flavors of toasted marshmallow, rich dark chocolate and graham cracker cookies and you’ve got an awesome ice cream sandwich that can be enjoyed around the bonfire.

11. Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

These tender peanut butter cookies filled with homemade vanilla ice cream swirled with strawberry jelly are a fun ice cream treat for kids and adults alike, and make for a perfect after-school treat for your little learners.

12. Rice Krispie Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’d like to shake the hand of whoever thought of putting ice cream between two slabs of homemade rice krispie treats. For me, ice cream sandwiches don’t get much better than this!

13. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you like the fresh zesty flavors of key lime pie you’re going to love these ice cream sandwiches that combine homemade coconut-lime ice cream with brown sugar-graham cracker cookies.

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14. Gingerbread Men Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you thought there was no easy way to work ice cream sandwiches into your holiday celebrations, these gingerbread men are here to prove you wrong.

15. Cookies n’ Cream Ice Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

These ice cream sandwiches are so amazingly easy that I’m almost embarrassed I didn’t come with this idea myself. Pop tarts have never been cooler.

16. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich

There’s nothing quite like the perfect combination of strawberries and cream… especially when cream really means ice cream. Golden cake slices sandwich this delicious filling of vanilla ice cream with smashed strawberries.

17. Grilled Pineapple Ice Cream Sandwich

Just when you thought ice cream was getting predictable, these grilled pineapple ice cream sandwiches are maybe the most unconventional idea we’ve come across. They’re also a great option for those wheat/grain-free peeps out there.

Angela Nightingale

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

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