Chocolate Gluten Free Cherry Almond Ice Cream Sandwiches

Okay, that is the longest name for a recipe….I was going to say chocolate almond gluten free, but shortened it some…..

When I made the ice cream,  I also kinda fell in love with it.   So that is when the idea for ice cream sandwiches started coming into my brain.  Since you all are chocolate lovers out there, a chocolate cookie was  totally in order here.  THEN on Saturday I decided almond flour would compliment the ice cream flavors perfectly.

If you missed the cherry almond ice cream, here is my first experience with delicious homemade ice cream!

This recipe is adapted from The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook, one of my favorite gluten free cookbooks!  The recipe is gluten free and vegan, but because I added honey it is now only gluten free.  In the description of the recipe in the cookbook, it actually says it creates a perfect sandwich cookie!  So there ya go, this is a perfect compliment to a cherry almond ice cream sandwich then!!!

Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies

A chewy, chocolatey cookie!

30 minsPrep Time

12 minsCook Time

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3 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup honey
1 tbsp almond extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, place parchment or silpat on baking sheet.

In medium bowl, mix together almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and cocoa powder.

In small bowl mix together the olive oil, honey, and almond extract.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Place about a tablespoon of batter for each cookie on the baking sheet. You can use more or less batter, depending on the size of your ice cream cookie you will be making.

Bake the cookie for 10-12 minutes, depending on size and type of oven you use. The cookie should look dry and may crack when it is done. Let them cool completely.

To assemble sandwiches, let ice cream soften at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. Place a large scoop of ice cream on cookie, spread out carefully with a spatula, and top with second cookie. Place in freezer for about one hour or longer.



This recipe made about 22 cookies, but again it depends on how big you want them.


The cookie can be a bit messy with the sandwich…..BUT I believe a ice cream sandwich IS supposed to be messy, right?  The chocolate cookie is medium on sweetness, and even hubby wanted it sweeter.  Then when you add the sweet ice cream, it is plenty sweet enough for sure.  AND you get your chocolate fix all in one shot, PERFECT!!!

I think my next adventure with the fun ice cream maker is going to be watermelon sorbet.  When I was traveling last week for work, I passed a sign that said, “Watermelon Capital of the World!”  So of course I stopped and picked up some, I mean you kinda have to.  Stay tuned for that refreshing, and fun treat!

I forgot to say thank you in my last post to Ilke’s Kitchen for her wonderful guest post, if you missed it here are her Ricotta Scones!  Thank you sweet Ilke for such a fun, delicious recipe!

Do you love ice cream sandwiches, or just a big bowl of delicious ice cream?


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  • Youmadethatblog
    I love how these ice-cream sandwiches turned out.  Perfect to use the almond flour and I like that the cookies are flat so the sandwich isn't so huge to take a bite out of.  Great job on this recipe.
    •  Thank you so much!!! It was kinda of a addictive treat:-) Hugs, Terra
  • OMG... this looks so delicious.  I first need to make the ice cream first and hope there will be leftover for these sandwiches!  
    •  LOL!!! I was worried I wouldn't have enough ice cream for the was close for sure:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • CCU
    These cookie sandwiches are simply gorgeous my friend - te texture of the cookies, the flavours... Dying for a bite :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    •  Thank you so much!! oxox Terra
  • Terra..can you move to the NYC area and cook/bake for me?  These look fantastic, and the fact that they're gluten-free will thrill my GF ice cream sandwich loving friends! xoxoxo
    •  I have wanted to live in NYC since I was maybe someday:-) Thank you so much my friend, Hugs, Terra
  • This looks so good, Terra! What a fabulous idea
    •  Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra
  • This looks scrumptious! That chewy cookie with the cherry ice cream is irresistible, I could just imagine the taste and textures mix together :P
    •  They were really addictive, and I need to make some more:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • kitchenriffs
    I need a few more gluten-free recipes, and this looks great.  And who doesn't like an ice cream sandwich?  I used to love them as a kid, but haven't had one in ages.  This looks great.
    •  I just updated my recipes and have a separate page for my gluten free recipes.  I need to make more gluten free treats, I love working with almond flour:-)  I say it is time for you to enjoy an ice cream sandwich, they are pretty fantastic! Take care, Terra
  • Lovely looking ice cream sandwiches!!I love the fact you've used almond flour and I have some waiting to be used :)Love your cherry ice cream too!Absolutely delicious :)
    •  Definitely enjoy your almond flour, it is amazing stuff!!! It is my favorite gluten free flour to work with:-)  Thank you so much my friend, Hugs, Terra
  • This is so the weather for ice cream sandwiches. These look great!
    •  I so agree, it is perfect weather!!! I thinking I may need to make these again this Summer:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • I'm drooling over your pics
    •  Awwww, thank you so much!! That means a lot:-)  Hugs, Terra
  • I don't mind messy at all...and you are right, ice cream sandwiches are supposed to be messy! They look fantastic!
    •  LOL!!! Thank you so much my friend:-) Hugs, Terra
  • hotlyspiced
    These look great Terra.  Yum, yum, yum.  Ice cream sandwiched together within chocolate biscuits!  What a great idea and I love how they're gluten free as well.  Never mind about the mess - you just have to lick your fingers!  xx
    • LOL!  The gluten free cookie really was delicious with the ice cream:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Cool recipe and ingredients..It's very very delicious..
    •  Thank you so much!  It was really delicious:-) Take care, Terra
  • It's finally beginning to feel like summer here on the left coast and I'm ready to break out the ice cream maker! Cherry and chocolate are always a winning combo and, yes, messy is part of the fun of an ice cream sandwich!
  • It's finally beginning to feel like summer here on the left coast and I'm ready to break out the ice cream maker! Cherry and chocolate are always a winning combo and, yes, messy is part of the fun of an ice cream sandwich!
    •  Definitely break that ice cream maker out and have fun!!! I love this time of the year:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • My dear, you have outdone yourself.  I just love how those cookies cuddle that ice cream so perfectly!
    •  I love it, cuddle the the ice cream!  They do though:-)  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • What a gorgeous recipe. The combination of chocolate and cherries is such a winner, and awesome that these are gluten free. The weather here in the UK is appalling but hopefully we'll get some ice cream weather soon!
    •  I hope your ice cream weather comes soon too, but then again you can eat ice cream whenever LOL!  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • they will melt in my mouth for sure
    •  They definitely would melt in your mouth:-)  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • what a fun way to use your yummy ice cream 
    •  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Kim Bee
    I'll be right over. Sure hope you saved me some.
    •  I definitely plan to make more, so I will make enough for us both!  Thank you so much:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Oh my goodness...How did I miss this??  Love that the cookie is not so sweet, then you get a little extra dose from the ice cream.  Perfect!
    •  Thank you so much EA!!!! The cookie was fun, and really was delicious with the cherry ice cream:-) Hugs, Terra
  • How delightful and fun for summer...these look amazing! 
    •  Thank you sweet friend!! Hugs, Terra