Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Mar 13 2010

Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Jon has really, really missed ice cream sandwiches since going gluten-free in July 2006. He is coming up on 4 years gluten-free. Since then, I have only come across one pre-made gluten-free sandwich that is sold in the store – Julie’s Organic Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches. While these are very good and definitely rank right up there with any gluten-filled ice cream sandwich, they are very $$, even when they are on sale.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio does make a gluten-free ice cream sandwich that they sell in their ice cream stores. To make this creation, ice cream is sandwiched between 2 macaroons. They are worth their weight in gold.

I think I finally hit the jackpot for a homemade ice cream sandwich treat. These treats are much more cost effective than the Julie’s or Jeni’s and super easy to make. This recipe doesn’t use ice cream, but Cool Whip! Check this out:


Kinnikinnick S’moreables Graham Crackers
Cool Whip (you can use Lite to save calories)

  1. Thaw Cool Whip in the refrigerator until spreadable.
  2. Spread Cool Whip on Graham Crackers.
  3. Place in freezer for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  4. Enjoy.

It really is that simple. We ended up getting into them a little early & they were a little squishy in the middle, so we tried them again today. They really do taste like ice cream sandwiches! The Cool Whip firms up to the perfect consistency. I wish I could remember where I saw this idea – wherever it was, it was not gluten-free and then I remembered I had those S’moreables in my pantry & Cool Whip in my freezer & wanted to surprise Jon. They were definitely & hit and already gone! If you really wanted to get creative, you could try the different flavors of Cool Whip – like strawberry or chocolate!

If you’d like to check out other recipe ideas, check out our gluten free recipes page!

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. Linew says:

    What a great, simple idea!

  2. Bethia says:

    Jeni’s Ice Creams are now selling their ice cream sandwiches by mail order. I read your post and thought you (and your readers) would like to know.

  3. Tiffany Janes says:

    Bethia – are Jeni’s Ice Cream sandwiches gluten-free? Our readers would be interested to know if they are gluten-free – no wheat, rye or barley 😉


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