ice cream sandwiches

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We all scream for it...but these five sumptuous suggestions from Natasha Case, CEO of hip ice cream company Coolhaus ( for stores), will have you savoring in sublime silence.

Coolhaus Balsamic Fig and Mascarpone Ice Cream + Chocolate Chip Cookies
"The flavor profile is very European, and the mix of chewy figs and sticky balsamic swirl makes for a complex twist."

Coconut Ice Cream + Shortbread Cookies
"The richness of both the coconut and the buttery cookies creates the ultimate indulgence."

Mango Sorbet + Soft Ginger Cookies
"The spice of the ginger cuts the sweetness of the mango; you wind up with a tropical flavor that's so refreshing."

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Double Chocolate Cookies
"With a mint filling, you get an extra-cooling treat, while dark chocolate ensures that it's decadent but not too sugary."

Strawberry Ice Cream + Snickerdoodles
"This combo is reminiscent of strawberry shortcake."
peach cobbler ice cream sandwich

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They don't call fruit nature's candy for nothing: Peaches pump up the flavor (and texture) with no added sugar.

Get the recipe: Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Sandwiches
smore ice cream sandwich

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Chocolate lovers will appreciate this chilled-out version of the campfire classic. If you're a certified chocoholic, you can swap the marshmallows for crushed Oreos.

Get the recipe: S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
key lime ice cream sandwich

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Tangy Greek yogurt gets hugged by two crisp cinnamon grahams in this lighter take on a Floridian favorite.

Get the recipe: Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
stout brownie ice cream sandwich

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Think of these rich beauties as handheld brownie sundaes—and a rewarding use of your time.

Get the recipe: Stout Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
chocolate sorbet ice cream sandwich

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Blackberry sorbet lends lightness to this luscious chocolaty stack—a frosty fantasy come true.

Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Sorbet Sandwiches

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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."

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Non-Dairy Queens

These new plant-based offerings make fine fillings for your sandwich creations.

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy P.B. & Cookies
As creamy as the real deal, this almond-based vanilla concoction delivers ribbons of crunchy peanut butter and chunks of chocolate sandwich cookies for a stuffing that'll hit most any spot. ($8; for stores)

McConnell's Toasted Coconut Almond Chip
Pea protein (you're going to have to trust us) gives traditional texture to this salty-sweet mix of golden coconut shreds, roasted almonds and bittersweet chocolate chips. ($12;

Mud Chocolate Coconut Mousse
This dreamy dessert contains no extra sweeteners—just coconut cream, dates, cashews and cacao. Which means there's no reason why you shouldn't eat it every night this summer. ($28 for a three-pack;