Chocolate and Lavender-Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich day! The original sandwich was sold in New York from a push cart – for one penny! That was back in 1900, but things have sure changed since then! Jerry Newberg sold the more modern sandwiches, the ones we are more familiar with, in 1945 at Forbes Field.

And today we have sandwiches made with every kind of ice cream and every kind of sides. Here’s one for you that is super easy to celebrate the day! It starts with store bought cookies and ice cream!

What you need:

  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • Lavender syrup (below)
  • 8 large chocolate cookies (like Safeway’s extreme chocolate chunk)


  • ½ cup water with ¼ cup fresh, culinary lavender blossoms
  • ¾ cup sugar

How to Do it:

Bring the water and the blossoms to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes to start the syrup. Add the sugar and simmer until it is reduced to about 2 Tablespoons. Let cool.

Take the ice cream out of the freezer and stir in the syrup. It will be soupy.

Put it back int the freezer until it is firm. OR

Use this No Churn Lavender Ice Cream.

Split between four of the cookies.

Put the remaining cookies on top and freeze.

Makes 4 servings.

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