Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Buffet Bar

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Desserts | 0 comments

… Sure to Please the Gluten Free, Dairy Free Party-Goers (and Everyone Else) at Your Summer Celebration! (This is actually a re-post of a Father’s Day post but thought you might enjoy it again this summer).

Crispy & Chewy GFDF Ice Cream Sandwich med picWant a cool and oh-so-easy gluten free, dairy free dessert that can also be on the activities agenda for your Father’s Day celebration? We’ve got just the thing! Gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. Okay, I hear you saying, “So where’s the activity in that?”

Let everyone share in the fun of not only eating a favorite dessert, but also by making it themselves. You can create your own “Ice Cream Sandwich Buffet Bar”. It’s so easy to do!

Set out a plateful of gluten free, dairy free chocolate chip cookies, and offer a variety of different ice cream flavors for each guest to choose from to assemble their own perfect ice cream sandwich creation. Since the cookies can be baked ahead of time, making the sandwiches is super simple. Simply scoop the “ice cream” of choice and sandwich between two cookies. Press down (in the center of the cookie) a bit to spread the ice cream to the edges.

Ice Cream Sandwich Buffet Bar Garnishes md picYou can even add “garnishes” like Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips, crushed nuts, chopped marshmallows, gummy chews, shredded coconut, or crushed peppermint candies. Just put these garnishes in separate bowls large enough for the ice cream sandwich edges to be rolled in. If you want to really have fun with the activity, have people write down their creation, then let folks vote on different categories, such as “most creative” flavor combo, “most popular” flavor combo, “most likely to not be a hit” flavor combo, etc. Have fun with the creative ideas and the interaction instigated by your Father’s Day Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich Buffet Bar.

Here are some ice cream sandwich flavor combos, using gluten free, dairy free coconut milk from So Delicious, we think sound fun:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Sandwich with mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Brownie Almond Sandwich with chopped marshmallows

Cookies ‘N Cream Sandwich with chopped nuts

Green Tea Sandwich with gummy chews or crushed peppermint candies

Cherry Amaretto Sandwich with shredded coconut

Try an ice cream sandwich flavor combo using Trader Joe’s gluten free, dairy free Strawberry Frozen dessert made with Coconut MilkRoll edges in chopped marshmallows or gummy chews. Yum!

And here are a few more delicious flavor combos using non-dairy, gluten-free Almond Dream:

Praline Crunch Sandwich with chopped marshmallows

Vanilla Sandwich with mini chocolate chips (a classic we can’t forget about)

Cappuccino Sandwich with crushed nuts, coconut, and marshmallow (live it up :D)

And if this isn’t enough fun, you can even let people scoop their ice cream into a dish to soften a bit, fold the garnishes right into the ice cream, then make the ultimate ice cream sandwich. The point is … have fun celebrating Father’s Day the gluten-free, dairy-free way!

So what’s your favorite flavor combo? Get creative and be sure to come back and share your comments. Can’t wait to see your personality come through … in ice cream sandwich style:-D

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