It may be a wee bit cold to go on and on about all things ice cream…but we’re doing it anyway! Because here at SMP, we are always on the lookout for pretty recipes that our loves will love or that we can whip up ahead of time to serve to a small crowd. And this¬†grown up version of a kid favorite¬†definitely fits the bill. Just make them the morning of your dinner party and voila, insta-dessert.

Two fun tidbits about these cookies before we dive into the recipe. First, they were actually made for our DIY Editor, Jess’s, Real Wedding. She served them to a crowd of a hundred or so and everyone was licking their plate clean. How cute, right? Second, we re-made them for this shoot and guess who I shot with that day? My 17 year old niece, Lexi who is a far better photographer than I’ll ever be and made the whole day so much more fun. Cute times two right? Okay, back to the goodness.

Pizzelle Ice Cream SandwichesTraditional ice cream sandwiches are given a grown-up makeover with Italian Pizzelle Cookies. Great for a crowd.
prep time
30 Minute/s
cook time
total time
30 Minute/s
Serves 6IngredientsInstructions
  1. Remove ice cream from freezer and let soften about 15 minutes.
  2. Using either a 1/4 cup or a 1/2 cup (depending on how much ice cream you want sandwiched in between), scoop your softened ice cream onto your first pizzelle cookie taking care to not press too hard. Working on a very flat surface helps a lot as these cookies are delicate.
  3. Gently (very very gently) press the 2nd cookie on top of the softened ice cream. Roll your sandwich in your sprinkles and set aside.
  4. Moving quickly, repeat with the remaining cookies.
  5. Once set, wrap in a 3" x 8" piece of wax paper, taping to secure. Tie with a pretty piece of twine.
  6. To keep your sandwiches fresh, place on a cookie sheet and cover tightly with plastic wrap, then another layer of aluminum foil. Freeze until ready to eat up to 2 days.

Looking for other great desserts that are super easy and perfect for a crowd? Try our Strawberry Shortcut Cakeletts and our Individual Better Than Heaven Cakes. YUM!