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Come Party With Me: Graduation — Desserts

A sheet cake is the standard dessert for most graduation parties. However, my party is all about pleasing the eighth-grade graduate, so we're serving ice cream sandwiches! The handheld, frozen treat is perfect for the party because everyone loves them and they have to be made in advance. A variety of ice cream flavors can be used for the filling. Let guests select their favorite.

Wrapped in wax paper, these sandwich resemble fabulous, little gift packages. To take a look at the recipe,


Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches


  1. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  7. Pinch of salt
  8. 1 1/2 quarts ice cream (any flavor), softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-by-16-inch jelly-roll pan or rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, tucking the foil around the edges of the pan. Butter the foil.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition. Add the flour and salt and stir until smooth.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth into an even 1/8-inch-thick layer.
  6. Bake until the surface feels dry, about 10 minutes (the brownie should be soft). Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Invert the pan to release the brownie and carefully remove the foil. Using the pan, press down firmly on the brownie to flatten. Let cool 30 minutes, pressing occasionally to flatten.
  7. Cut the brownie into 2-by-4-inch rectangles, discarding the tough edges.
  8. Working quickly, spread a 1-inch layer of the softened ice cream onto a brownie, top with a second brownie, wrap in parchment paper and freeze immediately. Repeat with the remaining brownies.

Makes 8 sandwiches.

Join The Conversation
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
what a great idea!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
man, your killin' me today.... this looks so good!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I love ice cream sammies!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years Here's a couple pics of my diploma cake! I still love it!
neonbee neonbee 9 years
Yum. I might try this next year.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
sounds good! at my college graduation party my cousin made a plain chocolate cake and rolled these skinny things on them to look like diplomas, and tied those with was so cute! i think she got the idea from martha stewart, but if i find a picture i will post it!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I worry about the mess of eating an ice cream sandwich in graduation clothes. They're best reserved for a summer day at the beach when you care less about what you're wearing. Graduation's too risky.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I love icecream sandwiches.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
These look great.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
oops...I :love: them!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I :heart: ice cream sandwiches!!!
smileyface smileyface 9 years
Umm, that sounds yummy! I'll have to try those one day. I LOVE ice cream sandwiches!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Mmmm, looks and sounds sooo good right now in this hot weather!
NdHebert NdHebert 9 years
Hmmmm.... Im having a graduation party in 2 Saturdays (from Culinary School). Of course I have to cook, so maybe I could finish off with these! Afterall, its already 100 degrees where I live. :(
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 9 years
rainydaybleus rainydaybleus 9 years
You are right, everyone does love ice cream sandwiches. I know I do :)
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