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Double Take

Want a 'wich that wows? Take a tip from Katie Jacobs, entertainment expert and author of So Much to Celebrate, and serve your ice cream between two of these unexpected goodies.

"Belgian waffles are a home run," Jacobs says. "They're airier than cookies but not as sweet." She recommends rolling the sides of your sandwich in chopped pistachios for extra texture. If you don't want to make your own waffles, Birch Benders' new Paleo Toaster version ($4; for stores) achieves the right crispy chewiness.

Mini Pies
Make mini berry or cherry pies: Top a 3-inch round piece of store-bought pie dough with pie filling, top with another piece of pie dough and crimp the edges before baking at 375° for 15 minutes. "It's like pie à la mode— a Southern staple," Jacobs says.

Oatmeal Cookies
They're often overlooked, but their hearty texture is so satisfying with ice cream. "And if you add cinnamon to your cookie batter, they'll make coffee flavors pop," Jacobs says. "Dip half the sandwich in melted chocolate to take them over the top."

Update the iconic French dessert by replacing the cream filling with ice cream. Says Jacobs, "Pistachio, coffee or raspberry macarons filled with corresponding ice cream flavors become little bites of frozen heaven."