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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

Summer = All of the ice cream.

I have to keep my freezer stocked all summer long with frozen treats for my family. My girls love to beat the heat with popsicles or a treat of some delicious and creamy ice cream at the end of the day. And of course, my husband and I pretty much live for quiet evenings on the couch after they are in bed when we can also indulge in some frozen goodness.

While my kiddos are pretty happy with any ice cream, Mama needs the good stuff! You know, the cartons that you have to hide deep in the freezer behind the frozen peas where your husband and kids never will think to look…

I was asked to try out the new Signature Reserve™ Super Premium Ice Cream and to create a fun recipe! The Signature Reserve Super Premium Ice Creams are everything I want in my ice cream: So perfectly creamy, rich, and thick! The flavors are bold and balanced with flavors around the world. The ice cream is made with globally-sourced ingredients to provide unique flavors like Colombian Cold Brew Caramel, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Brazilian Guava Cheesecake, Bourbon Maple Blondie and more!

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

I chose to use the Madagascar Vanilla Bean ice cream. I know some people might find vanilla to be boring, but it’s truly one of my favorite ice cream flavors, especially when it’s loaded with those gorgeous specks of vanilla beans and rich vanilla flavor! An ice cream sandwich sounded like the most perfect treat so I made a big batch of soft and chewy vanilla bean cookies to eat with the ice cream!

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

The cookies are very similar to snickerdoodles. I replaced the cinnamon in the dough with vanilla bean paste. I rolled them in a touch of cinnamon and sugar which compliments the vanilla flavors. The key for these cookies is you don’t want them to be too big or thick so my trick is to flatten them quite a bit before baking instead of spooning big spoonfuls of dough. I bake these for just 10 minutes so they are still incredibly soft!

These vanilla bean ice cream sandwiches are the thing my summer dreams are made of!

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yield: 12 ice cream sandwiches

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Homemade sugar cookies make for the perfect decadent ice cream sandwiches!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 containers (14 oz.) Signature Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla bean paste.
  2. Add in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in with the wet ingredients until just combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Scoop about 2-3 tablespoonfuls of the dough and roll into a ball. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on the cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to gently flatten the cookie dough to about 1/2-inch thick.
  4. Bake for about 10-11 minutes or until just lightly golden. Let cookies cool completely.
  5. To make ice cream sandwiches, spoon about 1/3 cup of the Signature Reserve Vanilla Bean Ice Cream onto the bottom of one cookie. Place another cookie on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

NEW Signature Reserve™ Super Premium Ice Cream is available in the Orange County, CA area exclusively at Pavilions’, Vons, and Albertons stores.

I buy my Signature Reserve products at my local Pavilions, and you can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas.”

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

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