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This ginger cookie ice cream sandwich is a delicious treat! With mini gingersnaps and peppermint ice cream, it’s perfect as a Christmas dessert recipe.

Ginger Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich | Peppermint ice cream sandwiches

Here we are in December, and we feel like our heads are still stuck in mid-summer. Maybe it was the breakneck speed of our house and kitchen renovation throughout the summer and early fall, or the relentless pace of our jobs. Whatever the case, we’ve been in desperate need of margin, which we finally got the sweet taste of these past few days. This margin has given us some time to come up with some ideas for you for the holiday season (which incidentally we’re having a hard time believing is really here!). Keep reading for the ginger cookie ice cream sandwich recipe!

Ginger Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich | Peppermint ice cream sandwiches

For Christmas and the holiday season, Alex and I love to come up with a few different ideas. Typically we focus on healthy, whole food, simple recipes. But for this cookie ice cream sandwich recipe, we thought we’d get the holiday season started out right with a traditional, festive baked good! It’s made with good old butter, sugar, and flour.

For this cookie ice cream sandwich recipe, we’ve combined our favorite ginger molasses cookies with peppermint ice cream recipe to create a tasty sandwich (that happens to be dairy-free or vegan). You’ll have to carve out some time for this one – it’s best when the ice cream is made the day before, and the cookies are fully cooled before assembling the ice cream sandwiches (we learned that the hard way!). But all the work is absolutely work it for the flavor! These ginger cookie ice cream sandwich

Next up are a few easy, natural (and gluten-free) treats that are still festive and fit for the holiday table, as well as an elegant entree for the holiday table. We can’t wait to share them with you. Cheers to the holidays – may they be full of margin and joy for you!

What are your favorite holiday recipes? We’d love to hear your favorites.

Aside from these gingersnap ice cream sandwiches, here are a few of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes:

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This ginger cookie ice cream sandwich recipe is vegetarian.

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Ginger Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 2024 mini sandwiches, 12 large sandwiches 1x


This ginger cookie ice cream sandwich is a delicious treat! With mini gingersnaps and peppermint ice cream, it’s perfect as a Christmas dessert recipe.



For the peppermint ice cream (or use purchased ice cream)

  • 14-ounce can regular coconut milk
  • 14-ounce can light coconut milk
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract

For the cookie ice cream sandwich


  1. The night before serving, make the ice cream: In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cans coconut milk, ½ cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 teaspoons peppermint extract. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker (or make it without the machine). Transfer to an airtight container and freeze overnight.
  2. Make the ginger cookies. To make mini cookies as pictured above, roll dough into into ¾ to 1-inch balls. Cool cookies completely before assembly.
  3. To assemble, crush the candy canes by placing them in a sealable bag and crushing with a rolling pin. On each cookie, spread some peppermint ice cream; top with another cookie. Roll the outside of the ice cream with peppermint candies (or use your fingers to line the ice cream). Freeze in a sealable container. Serve frozen within a few minutes from removing from the freezer.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cookie, Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, Ice Cream, Peppermint, Ginger, Ginger Cookie, Gingersnap, Holiday, Christmas, Christmas Dessert

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. I could have written this word for word! I’ve not even started thinking about festive baking yet but I need to get on with it otherwise I’m pretty sure that December will just fly away…

    I love ice cream sandwiches at the best of times but I really love the way you’ve combined all these holiday flavours in one perfect treat.

  2. Holidays start with December 1st. It’s official. And nothing says Christmas holidays like peppermint candy canes. Love this twist on an old classic.

  3. Hi Sonja and Alex! I just found your blog through Foodgawker and am really enjoying it! I love pretty much anything with mint or candy canes, so I am definitely pinning this for later. I bet the ice cream base would work great by itself too. :-)

    1. Hi Lauren! We’re so glad you enjoy our blog! I hope you enjoy the recipe — and yes, the ice cream base is great on it’s own! I’ve been adding chocolate chips to our leftovers for mint chocolate chip (my personal favorite).

  4. Hi Guys,

    I was curious if you’ve tried this ice cream with any other cookies? The gingersnap combo sounds delicious, but I am wondering if it would go with your chocolate black bean cookies (I have yet to try them!) to provide a dairy free alternative?

    1. Hi Katy! We have not personally tried the ice cream with other cookies, but I can’t imagine a combination that would not be delicious! I would give the chocolate black bean cookies a try for a dairy-free sandwich — let us know how it works out!

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