On a hot summer day, nothing beats a Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich. This easy-to-make frozen treat combines prepared waffles and your favorite flavor of ice cream. What could be easier than a 2 ingredient summer dessert?!

Waffle ice cream sandwiches are the perfect summer dessert. This easy-to-make frozen treat uses just 2 simple ingredients! \ Recipe on PassTheSushi.com

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches are a fun twist on your typical dessert recipes. Even the pickiest sweet tooth will love this simple recipe, which involves taking creamy ice cream and smashing it between two crispy waffles. This fun recipe screams nostalgia and brings us back to those days when life was just a little bit easier! Although life might be more complicated now, these ice cream sandwiches don’t have to be! Now, let’s dig in and cure that nagging sweet tooth with a blast from the past!

Waffle ice cream sandwiches

What Is a Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich?

A Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich combines both waffles and ice cream for the ultimate creamy, crunchy combo! We didn’t want to make things too complicated for you, so we went with frozen waffles for this recipe. But feel free to make homemade waffles if you want! And, if you’re feeling fancy, you can also make homemade ice cream! Some homemade ice cream flavors we recommend include this Tagalong Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Brown Sugar Brandy Ice Cream

What You Need to Make a Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 1 Package of Frozen Waffles – We’re using store-bought waffles for this recipe because it’s easier!
  • Ice Cream Flavors of Choice

How to Make a Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

  1. Remove ice cream from the freezer to soften a bit.
  2. Toast waffles as per directions on the box. Make sure they are well-toasted until golden brown; no one wants a soggy waffle. That’s what the ice cream is for.
  3. Plop a scoop of ice cream onto one waffle and use the other half of the waffle to top your sandwich.
Waffle ice Cream Sandwich

What to Serve With a Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

Hosting a special occasion? Serve these delicious Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches with other quick desserts like this No-Bake Cheesecake! Another delicious option is to pair your ice cream sandwiches with these Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles! Last but certainly not least, you can get super creative with this ice cream sandwich recipe and put this Two Ingredient Magic Shell on your ice cream before slapping your waffles together!

Leftovers and Reheating

  • If your eyes are bigger than your stomach and you accidentally make too many waffles, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • When you’re craving a midnight snack, pop the waffles into the toaster or toaster oven until heated. Then, use an ice cream scoop to plop your favorite ice cream flavor in between your waffles!

Expert Tips

  • If you feel like classing up the joint, sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top.
  • Use chocolate chip waffles or brownie waffles for a fun twist!
  • Slap some peanut butter on the insides of each waffle for a creamy surprise!
Waffle ice cream sandwiches are the perfect summer dessert. This easy-to-make frozen treat uses just 2 simple ingredients! \ Recipe on PassTheSushi.com

Recipe FAQs

What if I can’t have dairy?

Use vegan ice cream for a dairy-free waffle ice cream sandwich!

What flavor combinations can I make with this simple recipe?

The possibilities are endless! You can keep it simple with chocolate and vanilla ice cream or jazz it up with fun flavors like Rocky Road or Mint Chocolate Chip! Want to spice things up even more? Try adding fun toppings to your ice cream before slapping it between your waffles! Some great options are hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, or caramel sauce!

How do I prevent the ice cream from melting too quickly while assembling the sandwiches?

​We recommend waiting until the waffles cool slightly before putting ice cream on them so the ice cream doesn’t melt everywhere! But don’t wait too long, or your waffles will get too cold, and no one wants a cold waffle.

More Ice Cream Recipes to Try

You’re now ready to create your own crispy, creamy masterpieces to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth! Whether you’re hosting a get-together or indulging in a sweet midnight snack, these delectable treats will always be there for you! So, get ready to take a trip down memory lane and experience the bittersweet nostalgia of worry-free hot summer days! Please rate the recipe card and leave a comment below to help out the next reader!

How to Make Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Indulge in the dreamy combination of our Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich recipe. With crispy, golden waffles and your choice of creamy ice cream, it's a dessert made in heaven.
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Author: Kita Roberts
5 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 8 frozen waffles - use classic frozen waffles or ones with chocoalte chips
  • 1 pint Ice cream flavors of choice


  • Remove ice cream from freezer to soften a bit.
  • Toast waffles as per directions on box. Make sure they are well toasted, no one wants a soggy waffle. That’s what the ice cream is fore.
  • Scoop out ice cream onto one waffle and use another to top your sandwich.
  • If you really want to make a party out of things, top with whipped cream, sprinkles and fudge for a great blast to your childhood.
  • If you feel like classing up the joint, sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1563IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. I think that these are just the right amount of effort one needs for a really hot day!

  2. Ohhh those look so delicious 🙂 I need to try this 🙂

  3. the pictures look great,i can have for my breakfast too why not 🙂

  4. You should make sure you send out a notice for this recipe/idea again on August 2 which is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

  5. these look absolutely amazing! what a great, simple idea, love it!

  6. So fun! Glad to see you used frozen waffles – I was going to say I’d have to do that since we don’t own a waffle maker!! The neat thing here is the varieties can be endless w/ice cream or waffles and sizes depending on what you find or make 🙂

  7. I miss my slip ‘n slide! It had so much duct tape on it I am sure my parents threw it away eons ago. But hey at least I can still enjoy these waffle ice cream sandwiches!

  8. I’ve been craving ice cream sandwiches for a while now, but I’ve been resisting the urge because I know the ones from the corner store are sooooo full of artificial junk.
    I have a feeling these would totally hit the spot, though, especially since I could make them with proper (ie. non-artificial) ice cream! More taste, less guilt. 🙂

  9. These are awesome! I was all pouty yesterday because I saw a post where someone made waffle cones and I don’t have a waffle cone maker but now this is totally better! Such a great idea.

  10. LOVE these, Kita. Love. My kids would love them too. What I need to do is get the mini waffles so my kids don’t OD on sugar!!!

  11. I am so jealous of the heat out there. Not hot here at all. But still eating ice cream. Toaster waffles here are squarish. Belgian waffles may be the right ones for these.

  12. I have never heard of something like this! I LOVE this idea!!! We have a bunch of old Eggos in the fridge that nobody ever eats… looks like I am going to claim them. And about the wading pool… my friends bought a 15 ft diameter above ground pool for 200 bucks it is AWESOME! We put chairs in it and a badminton net over it, true class.

  13. Such a fun treat. I could totally see trying to sneak one of these in as breakfast food. 😉

  14. Mmmmmm…I could totally go for these treats right now!! And my slip ‘n slide is outside waiting for Ana and I to get to it. :))

    1. It was some Graters black raspberry I had stashed away. 😀

  15. Okay – this is easy, delicious and really beautiful! I buzzed this one – so clever and your pictures are amazing! Love, love, LOVE it!

  16. Holy cow…..I love this idea. I have never heard of waffles + ice cream. You are a genius.

  17. i’m really praying for the month of August. With all this “ice-cream month” going on I’ve been craving ice-cream like a pregnant girl. I may need new clothes soon !!! HELP!!!

  18. Waffles…I totally forgot about frozen waffles. Good idea. Love your photos!

  19. I’ve seen ice cream sandwiches with biscuits or cookies but wafles… never! Let me tell you i looove this idea!

  20. Now I am in serious need of one of these waffle ice cream sandwiches! What a great idea.

  21. Waffles for breakfast right? 🙂 I think I can stand the heat with this delightful treat. I love your pictures!

  22. Thank you so much for linking up to Fusion Fridays! These ice cream sandwiches are so fun…my kids will love them!

    Drop back by on Monday for my Weekend Wrap Up, and check out my favorites from the weekend…I just might feature your link! https://janedeereblog.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend!

  23. Fact: I just sat here with my jaw practically on the floor for a moment or two when I first saw that picture up top. Like…seriously? How have I NOT thought of this before??? Evil.genius.right.here.

  24. I love waffles.
    I love ice cream.
    This is a dream 🙂

  25. Either I missed this post with the summer happenings in my family or I have a really bad memory. W-O-W these look good! I came across this on Stumbleupon…naturally I “liked” it too!

  26. ~{ Nay }~ says:

    Really cute, I want to know which flavor of ice cream you have used. (Principally the purple one)

  27. I was wondering if you are the photographer of these great, tempting pictures? I am a graphic designer playing around with some type and would love to use them. Let me know what you think. I am still reworking my website but it will be up within the year.

    Happy baking!

  28. If you live in michigan you can come on by to The Custard Hut & have a fresh amazing one with FRESH CUSTARD! #yum

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