Easy Cookies and Jam Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Cookies, jam, ice cream and a good imagination are all you need to make this easy cookies and jam ice cream sandwich recipe your go-to summer dessert!


  • 8 vanilla cookies (Nilla wafers or thin shortbread cookies work wonderfully)
  • 4 teaspoons of your favorite fruit jam (cherry, blueberry, strawberry, etc)
  • 4 tablespoons of vanilla, coconut or other flavored ice cream or gelato, slightly softened


  1. Spread 1 teaspoon of jam on each of four cookies. You can use a little more or less based on the size of your cookie.
  2. Top the jam with a tablespoon or so of ice cream – again, more or less depending on the size of your cookie.
  3. Top with remaining cookie.
  4. You can serve right away – because the ice cream was a little soft, this way is delicious but a little messy. If you prefer, you can pop these back in the freezer for an hour or two to let them firm up. They are scrumptious either way!


You can customize this recipe to your heart’s content with different jams and ice creams – get creative!