Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

My friends Peter and Kelli Bronski of the popular blog, No Gluten, No Problem, have just released their new cookbook, Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day—a great collection of easy, foolproof recipes for those of us who would like to get dinner (and maybe even dessert!) on the table as often as possible.

That’s why I’m excited to support their cookbook—and to share their recipe for Ice Cream Sandwiches.

To make the recipe dairy-free:
1)   Substitute melted vegan shortening for the butter.
2)   Substitute nondairy ice cream for the ice cream.

Get the whole family cooking! Kids can…
1)   Collect ingredients from the pantry and refrigerator
2)   Measure ingredients
3)   Crack the eggs
4)   Dump ingredients into mixing bowl
5)   Mix ingredients with a whisk or spoon
6)   Help spread ice cream

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 12 Sandwiches


¾ cup (162 g) sugar

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons (30 g) cocoa powder

¾ cup (1½ sticks, 170 g) butter, melted

2 eggs

1½ teaspoons gluten-free pure vanilla extract

¾ cup (94 g) Artisan Gluten-Free Flour Blend

¾ teaspoon xanthan gum

¼ teaspoon salt

4 cups (648 g) ice cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a half sheet pan or rimmed baking sheet (about 11 x 16 inches/28 x 41 cm) with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper‹this will keep the parchment from sliding around.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, and melted butter. Add the eggs and vanilla (make sure the butter mixture is not too hot as you do not want to cook your eggs), and stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, xanthan gum, and salt; add to the cocoa mixture and stir to incorporate.
  3. Spread the batter on the parchment paper, going all the way to the edge of the pan; using an offset spatula helps with this process. You want to spread the batter as evenly as you can; it will not spread much while it bakes. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  4. While the cake is cooling, pull the ice cream out of the freezer to soften a little bit (you do not want it too soft as it will become oozy and seep out of the sandwich while it freezes, but a little softening helps to spread it).
  5. Slide the cake with the parchment off the pan. Cut it in half crosswise to make two equal rectangles. Slide one half, top-side down, onto the middle of two overlapping pieces of plastic wrap that are about 2 feet (60 cm) long. Spread the ice cream on the top of the cake. Top with the remaining cake half, top-side up. Wrap with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  6. Trim the edges of the large rectangle to make the edges completely straight. Make 3 lengthwise cuts and 2 crosswise cuts to create 12 rectangles about 2 x 4 inches (5 x 10 cm).


  1. I can’t wait to try these! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yum! These look delicious!

  3. These are my favorite childhood ice cream treats! I am so excited for this recipe.

  4. Perfect recipe for this weekend! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. I’m a fan of the Bronski blog and their cookbooks also. I’ve been waiting for a Gf ice cream sandwich recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Will e making these for my family!

  7. So excited to see this recipe! My daughter loves
    Ice cream sandwiches but cannot have gluten, she will
    Be thrilled too! Thank you.

  8. Thank you, can’t wait to try. They look delicious 🙂

  9. Fabulous!!

  10. These look delicious – I can’t wait to try them and to check out their blog! Thanks!

  11. I’ve got to try these! My boys would be sooo excited!

  12. These ice cream sandwiches look delicious!

  13. this cookbook looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  14. yUM!!! Love the Bronski’s cookbooks!! There Artisian Gluten free book is fabulous…. can’t wait to try the recipes from this new one!!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oooh, my daughter will be thrilled! I can’t wait to get a hold of this new book.

  16. Rosemarie Bireley

    This great, thanks!

  17. Sounds delicious! Love that it can be made dairy free. Can’t wait to try this!

  18. I love their blog!

  19. The ice cream sandwiches look delish! Haven’t had one in well over 3 years since being GF. Recipe looks great! Hope to try them out soon:)

  20. Looks yummy! Thanks!

  21. Amazing. Just like most of your Gf recipes it’s hard to feel you are missing anything. . My family loves it.

  22. These look absolutely fantastic! Can’t wait to make them for my kids.

  23. These are def in our future!

  24. These look delicious! I’m going to try this recipe this weekend. The cookbook looks fantastic too!

  25. can’t wait to try these recipes!!!

  26. Those look delicious

  27. Can’t wait to try these!!

  28. These look delicious!

  29. Yummy yum!!!!!!!!!!

  30. These look yummy!! Always looking for summertime treats that are gluten free 🙂

  31. So excited I was in the mood for an ice cream sandwich. Now I can have 1 or 2 or……

  32. Sounds (and looks delicious)! Our family project this weekend. Thanks.

  33. I CANNOT wait to make these.

  34. Dairy free and gluten free and perfect for snacking. What is better than that? Nothing!!! YUM!

  35. These look great!

  36. Yum! Oh how I’ve missed these!

  37. Amazing recipe, will definitely try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. These look so good and I’d love to try making them with my little nieces, who love to help in the kitchen 🙂

  39. I am always looking for summer treats for my 3 year old son who cannot have any dyes or artificial flavors in his food! He is going to be so excited!!

  40. Sooooo miss these. Gonna try!

  41. Ever since my celiac kid saw the photo on FB while I was reading it, he has been begging me to make these “real” ice cream sandwiches! I had taken the lazy way out and used round cookies last time and he said he’d much rather have these, lol. Thanks for your awesome recipes, we will be making these asap!

  42. Thanks for providing such a great source for us. I can’t wait to try your recipes. The only problem is figuring out which to do first 🙂

  43. Such a yummy way to improve my summer! So glad you shared this! I’ve been stuck in a sling and out of work for two months. So happy for yummy treats!

  44. I am so excited hearing about their new cookbook. Love your website and thanks for offering their cookbook as a prize. Good luck everyone.

  45. Can’t wait to try them!

  46. We have been wishing for Gluten Free Ice Cream sandwiches! Thank you!

  47. I need to make these ice cream sandwiches! I want a treat that’s just for me…
    Looking forward to your new book !

  48. I recently went gluten & dairy free and would love this book!

  49. That looks great and the cookbook seems like a must-have

  50. My family will love these!

  51. Looks interesting and good!

  52. I’m so excited to try these GF ice cream sandwiches! They sound like the perfect backyard treat for a hot summer day in Florida!

  53. These look amazing! I love ice cream sandwiches! Now I can have them again.

  54. Karen Culbertson

    Thanks so much for sharing both the recipe and a chance to win the cookbook!


    I would love to win this for my sister!

  56. Thank you for participating! This cookbook giveaway is now closed and the winner has been selected at random using

    And the winner of is Jenny from Creative Cooking Gluten Free! Please email your shipping address to and I’ll mail out your copy!