This fun, easy-to-make frozen graham cracker ice cream sandwiches recipe uses cool whip, instant pudding, and chocolate chips as the tasty “ice cream” filling. It’s so simple to make, kids will love helping to make their own frozen treats.
I grew up making this homemade ice cream sandwich recipe, and it was always the perfect summer treat for us kids.
It’s made even simpler because there is no baking required, so you can whip up a batch even on the hottest summer day without breaking any additional sweat.
Is this frozen graham cracker sandwiches recipe gluten-free?
You can make this a gluten-free frozen dessert by using gluten-free graham crackers and gluten-free instant pudding.
I also now use and recommend SO Delicious CoCo whip as a healthier option with far fewer additives than Cool Whip. (this is not a sponsored post.)
It this recipe dairy-free?
You can use the SO delicious ‘cool whip’ alternative and almond or coconut milk as dairy-free options. However, I am not aware of an instant dairy-free vanilla pudding mix yet.
If I find one, I will post it. (If you know of one, please leave a comment and let me know.)
My children love helping to make these graham cracker ice cream sandwiches. Even toddlers can help stir the “ice cream” mixture with supervision and preschoolers can help gently break up the graham crackers into squares.
It doesn’t take very long to whip up – the “ice cream” is just vanilla pudding, Cool Whip, and mini chocolate chips.
Easy Frozen Graham Cracker Sandwiches
You’ll need: instant vanilla pudding
This recipe is so easy. Really my 10-year-old can practically make it himself. But I’ll show you a couple of steps because that’s what I do here.
After a few minutes, take the pudding out of the fridge and stir in the Cool Whip…
Add mini chocolate chips. Mix well.
Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the pudding mixture on top of each graham cracker. This is a job for mom or older kids.
Top with the other graham crackers.
If you have leftover pudding mixture, (I usually do) and have another box of graham crackers, I make a few more. Otherwise, I let the kids lick the bowl. There’s never a shortage of volunteers for that task!
Pop in the freezer for about an hour until they’re firm.
Take the ice cream sandwiches out, wrap individually in plastic wrap, then freeze.
You’ll need to keep these stored in the freezer.
Filling options for your graham cracker ice cream sandwiches
You can substitute chocolate pudding for the vanilla, add in mini M&M’s (wouldn’t that be a hit?!), nuts, whatever you want in your cool whip ice cream sandwiches.
I love a good versatile recipe and that’s exactly what this homemade graham cracker sandwich recipe is.
More recipes you might enjoy
For more delicious frozen treats for hot summer days, check out these recipes:
- 3-ingredient strawberry banana “ice cream”
- “chunky monkey” peanut butter banana frozen treats
- orange yogurt homemade popsicles
- berries ‘n cream popsicles recipe
This fun, easy-to-make frozen graham cracker sandwiches recipe uses cool whip, instant pudding, and chocolate chips as the tasty “ice cream” filling. Simple to make, kids love this frozen recipe!
- Mix pudding and milk together, then refrigerate until set. In the meantime, break the graham crackers into squares. Once the pudding is set (usually 5-10 minutes), gently mix in the Cool Whip and mini chocolate chips.
- Put 24 graham crackers onto a baking sheet and top with 2-3 TB of pudding mixture. Put another graham cracker square on top. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Wrap individually in plastic wrap; freeze.
- Serve frozen.
Keywords: ice cream sandwiches, frozen dessert, cool whip, graham cracker sandwiches, kids