A big thank you to Smart & Final for sponsoring this delicious Donut Ice Cream Sandwich recipe post. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.
It doesn’t get much better than today’s tasty treat… a delicious donut ice cream sandwich! For all you moms out there, this is definitely what you want to indulge in on Mother’s Day. These donut ice cream sandwiches are deceivingly simple to make and are a unique and fun treat to serve to family and friends!
When I go to the San Diego Fair every year, I see fried food and ice cream served everywhere. Since summer and the fair are coming soon, I wanted to create a state fair-themed recipe that was something that might be served at the fair, but that I had never seen done before.
I was so excited when I thought up these donut ice cream sandwiches, because how can you ever go wrong when both donuts AND ice cream are involved?!!
To make this treat, I went to Smart & Final and picked up some First Street Ice Cream, as well as some First Street sprinkles and mini chocolate chips. I also bought some donuts. Smart & Final is an easy store for me to shop in because they have warehouse-sized items without a fee, and they carry everything from meat to produce to meats, so I know I can find everything I need there.
Donut Ice Cream Sandwich
- First Street Ice Cream (any flavor you like)
- Mini chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles
Step 1. Use a serrated knife to carefully cut each donut horizontally in half.
Step 2. Use a knife to cut through the container of First Street ice cream. Cut as far down as you would like the ice cream to be thick in the donut. Then take a large circle biscuit cutter or glass with straight sides, and use it to push down on the ice cream and form a circle.
Remove the excess ice cream, and use a butter knife to lift up the ice cream round and place in between the two donuts.
Step 3. If desired, and for some extra color and texture, roll the ice cream sandwich ice cream side down into the mini chocolate chips or sprinkles, making sure that the toppings stick. You can also spoon extra toppings on to fill in any gaps or holes.
You can either eat your donut ice cream sandwiches right away, or place in the freezer for a short while to harden up if the ice cream melted. (Don’t leave them in there for too long, though, or the donuts won’t be soft). Remove when ready to serve.
Since it was a cool day today, I didn’t have to worry about freezing them. These donut ice cream sandwiches were ready to be eaten and were just perfect!
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In the words of my husband’s grandfather, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” 😉