You scream, I Scream, We all scream for…ice cream sandwiches! But not just any ice cream sandwiches, these made-from-scratch Skittles Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Rich and creamy vanilla ice cream is nestled between two soft and chewy sugar cookies sprinkled with a rainbow of Skittles, in this delectable summer treat that just can’t be beat.
Best of all, these yummy Skittles Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches can be made ahead of time, so you’re ready to whip them out in a flash.
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Whether you’re celebrating the beginning of summer of the end, no party would be complete without that much-loved summertime staple: ice cream! But not just any old ice cream. Cookies and ice cream. And not just any cookies either. I’m talking homemade Skittles® cookies with a scoop of ice cream sandwiched in between. Now there’s a sandwich that everyone will love – Skittles® Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!
How to Make Homemade Skittles Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches
You’ll find the complete list of ingredients and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Kitchen Tools You May Need
- baking sheet
- hand mixer or countertop mixer
- medium mixing bowl
- cookie scoop – I used a 2-tbsp scoop
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- Silpat mat or parchment paper
- Egg separator – optional, but it makes it SO easy to separate the yolk
Skittles Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches Ingredients
Before you get started, you are going to need a few basic ingredients including:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White Granulated Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Butter (salted)
- Egg and Egg Yolk
- Vanilla Extract
- Skittles® Candy
- vanilla ice cream
Skittles Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches Instructions
Making these cookies and then the Skittles Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches is pretty straightforward and very easy.
Cream together butter & sugar – in a large bowl using either a hand mixer or a countertop mixer, creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Remember to use room temperature butter.
Add in egg, egg yolk, & vanilla – beat in one egg plus one egg yolk, then add the vanilla and mix well.
Mix dry ingredients – In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder, mix until well blended.
Combine wet & dry ingredients – then slowly mix in the wet ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until just combined.
Chill dough – although an optional step, I find that letting the dough chill in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for at least 30 minutes makes it easier to handle the dough and prevents the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
Roll cookie dough balls – once the dough is chilled, scoop it out into small balls using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop.
Press Dough – lightly press a dough ball between your palms to flatten just a bit, and then place 1 – 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
Add Skittles – gently press 2 to 3 Skittles® candies into the top of each cookie.
Bake – place the cookies in oven and bake.
Cool – allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, and then remove them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Making the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Now it’s time to make the ice cream cookie sandwiches!
Pro Tip: when I make ice cream sandwiches with homemade cookies, I like to make the cookies a day or two ahead of time. This way the cookies are ready to go and all you have to do is add the ice cream. Simple and quick!
Using a cookie scoop, take a large scoop of ice cream and sandwich it between two cookies.
Feel free to roll the sides in more Skittles®, sprinkles, or anything else you’d like – or just leave them plain! And then it’s time for the best part – eating them!
That’s it! Pretty simply, huh?!
Can I Make Skittles Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches Ahead of Time?
You can always prepare these cookie sandwiches ahead of time! Simply prepare the cookies and ice cream, assemble the sandwiches, wrap each tightly in plastic wrap and freeze. Perfect straight from the freezer for a cool treat.
So there you have it – a fun and delicious end-of-summer party treat,Skittles® Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches! For even more delicious fun, we like to set out a variety of sweets including Starburst® Original, Life Savers®, M&M’s® Peanut and SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars!
You can find the 14 ounce bags of Skittles® on the candy aisle at your local Walmart. While you are there, make sure you pick up some Starburst®, LifeSavers® and M&M’s® Peanut for a little extra sweetness. And when you head over to the freezer aisle to pick up the ice cream, grab a pack of SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars, too!
Do you have a favorite recipe using Skittles® that you like to make? #ShareFunshine by telling us about it in the comments below!
- 2 3/4 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups White Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Butter (salted)
- 1 Large Egg and 1 Egg Yolk
- 1-1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Skittles® Candy
- Vanilla ice cream
For the Skittles Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and then beat in one egg plus one egg yolk.
- Add the vanilla and mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder, mix until well blended, and then slowly mix it into the butter and sugar mixture.
- Scoop out about 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough, and roll into a ball. Lightly press it between your palms to flatten just a bit, and then place 1 - 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Gently press 2 to 3 Skittles® candies on top of each cookie,.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 - 12 minutes until very lightly browned on the sides.
- Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a wire cooling rack. Allow cookies to cook completely. The centers may still look soft, but they will finish cooking as they cool.
Assembling Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
- Using a tablespoon, take a large scoop of ice cream and sandwich it between two cookies. Carefully press the cookie sandwich together.
- Feel free to roll the sides in more Skittles®, sprinkles, or anything else you'd like - or just leave them plain!
- Serve and enjoy!
Yield:12 Skittles Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches
Serving Size:1 ice cream sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.