Vanilla Nilla Ice Cream Sandwich thumb Vanilla Nilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

Some of you out there might be able to recall my obsession with ice cream. Allow me to refresh your memory:

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Tiramisu Ice Cream

S’mores Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Told ‘ya I was obsessed. icon smile Vanilla Nilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

Out of all the small kitchen appliances that I own, and I own many, (some I don’t even know what they are for or how to use), the importance of my ice cream maker ranks somewhere around 3rd or 4th place… can’t decide between that or my food blender. My electric mixer is in the first place, then food processor, then ice cream maker. Or, food blender?! … I do use my blender to prepare the mixture for my ice cream…

What I like about making my own ice cream is the fact that I can throw whatever I want in there; grab some milk, some sugar, sometimes an egg, a few cookies, fruit, and voila – we’ve got custom made ice cream and everyone is happy! Hubby likes the classic Neapolitan. Boring. Ana likes plain chocolate. Boring. I like ice cream with chunks in it; chocolate chunks, fruit chunks, bacon chunks, cookie chunks… That’s a fun ice cream! And that is why this Vanilla-Nilla ice cream was born.

Vanilla Nilla Ice Cream thumb Vanilla Nilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

I can eat a box of Nilla Wafers in one sitting. Truth be told, I have eaten a box of Nilla Wafers in one sitting. No, I wasn’t pregnant. Just a fat kid watching Saturday morning cartoons. Man, that was a good day! icon smile Vanilla Nilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

But, in my humble opinion, it’s always a better day when a cookie is paired with ice cream. I was popping these ice cream sandwiches like a box of bonbons…they were SO! good! And bite-size! To make these ice cream sandwiches all you will need is a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a box of Nilla Wafers. And an ice cream maker. Well, no not really. You can make ice cream without an ice cream maker, but that just takes too long and the end result isn’t as creamy. But, If you don’t have an ice cream maker, David Lebovitz has a great freezing method on his site; please follow these steps.

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  1. Emily @ Life on Food August 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    What an easy peasy ice cream recipe. They scare me so my ice cream maker stays in the closet. I will be trying this soon.

  2. Sandra's Easy Cooking August 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM - Reply

    Oh I love vanilla-nilla wafers and your cute sandwiches are so delicious looking! Perfect for the kids too!
    Thank you Kate for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

  3. Kristy August 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM - Reply

    I could chow on Nilla Wafers all day long too. Those were my favorite cookies as a kid. Never thought to pair them with ice cream…brilliant! :)

  4. Megan @ Pip and Ebby August 17, 2012 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    I just got an ice cream maker this summer and I’m loving it! It is moving up on my list of favorite appliances. These sandwiches look delicious!

  5. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen August 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM - Reply

    Wow these look great!

  6. Cakewhiz August 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM - Reply

    Truth be told…i prefer ice cream sandwiches over just a bowl of ice cream. I like the extra crunch and chewiness that comes from cookies or biscuits.
    These ice cream sandwiches will be gone in no time at my place :P

  7. Liz August 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM - Reply

    My family has dull ice cream preferences, too…I’d much rather have some of your Nilla Wafer ice cream sandwiches :)

  8. Squash Blossom Babies August 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM - Reply

    Great recipe! Welcome back! :)

  9. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 16, 2012 at 7:49 AM - Reply

    Obsessing with ice-cream is the only reason why I don’t have an ice-cream maker. I’d make some very single day!
    Great looking sandwiches Kate!

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