Sunday, 15 March 2020

Oat Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwich

Way back in 2013, when I started this blog, one of my first posts was for chocolate oat biscuits.  It starts: 'As today is such a grey and miserable day...'  Well, funnily enough, today is another grey and miserable day, and here I am writing up a post with a version of these biscuits, turned into an ice cream sandwich.  I made the ice cream the day before the biscuits, but you can do it on the same day, or buy a tub of your fave if you run out of time or inclination.

The biscuit recipe comes from another Brisbane blogger Faux Fuchsia, who is now an Instagrammer rather than a Blogger:-)  I followed her for some time before deciding to take the plunge myself into the blogging world.  Funny how you can feel so attached to people, even though you've never met them in real life.  Anyway, I feel that she inspired me to start my own blog, with her tales of family life (and quite a few recipes) in sunny ol' Brisbane. 

squidgy squishy chocolatey ice cream sandwich

(Makes a couple of trays of biscuits - maybe 15 or 16)


90g. (1 cup) of rolled oats

110g. (4 oz) butter, at room temp.

90g. (1/2 cup) brown sugar

85g. (1/3 cup) caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract or paste

1 large egg

1 tsp baking powder

75g. (1/2 cup) plain flour

35g. (a handful) of white chocolate chips

35g. (a handful) of milk chocolate chips 

a pinch of sea salt

For serving:

ice cream of your choice - I used chocolate


Whiz the rolled oats in a food processor till they look like flour

Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla together till light and fluffy - electric beaters work well here

Add the egg, baking powder, flour, and oats into the mixture and beat in well

Stir in the chocolate chips and sea salt

Drop tablespoonfuls onto lined baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes @ 180C/350F - they will spread out, so leave a bit of room

Leave to cool on the trays for five to ten minutes, then place on wire racks to cool completely

Store the biscuits in an airtight container for several days

Oops, I almost forgot the sandwich part!  Put one biscuit on a plate, place a scoop of the softened ice cream on top of the biscuit, and taking another biscuit, squish the ice cream firmly but gently onto the first biscuit  

Here is the link to my chocolate ice cream recipe, folks: chocolate ice cream - original recipe by Sherry's Pickings.

ice cream mixture

creamy and chocolatey ice cream ready for the freezer


Use your fave kind of chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips like I did

You can add the baking powder and flour into the whizzed oats, if you prefer.  Just give it a quick whiz to incorporate them, before tipping into the creamed butter and sugar mixture

I decided to make a few chocolate oat biscuits too, so I added a tablespoonful of black cocoa powder (ordinary is fine) to the batter that was still in the bowl - ét voilà - dark and chocolatey oat biscuits 

beat the butter and sugars together till fluffy

add the oats, flour etc, then throw in the chocolate chips

place on a lined baking tray for 10-12 mins. @ 180C

let them cool on wire racks

squish that ice cream onto the biscuit

   artwork © Sherry's Pickings


  1. They sound delicious! You could have made one giant biscuit sandwich! :D

  2. Wow this looks absolutely delicious, you can't beat an ice cream sandwich - well only if it's homemade like this! xo

  3. You made me do it — I’m heading for the freezer right away to get some ice cream!

    best... mae at

  4. That chocolate ice cream looks really creamy and amazing! Wish I could reach in and grab that sandwich :-))

  5. The biscuits look fantastic! Makes je think it could be fun for a dinner party to set out the biscuits and several flavors of ice cream and let ever make their own!

    1. you are so right david. a fab and fun idea - interactive too:-)

  6. Well I am glad that you followed Faux and started your own blog, Sherry! It's been so fun to follow along and get to know you...even though we've never met. A good homemade ice cream sandwich is hard to beat, and this version sounds awesome! It's a sunny (but cold) day here, but that shouldn't stop me from making this recipe. Yum! :-)

  7. Wow, that cocoa powder must be dark, the biscuits are positively black. Very elegant. The sun is out here today, so an ice-cream cookie sandwich sounds very appealing indeed.

    1. hi choclette
      yes i used black cocoa powder as i had run out of the normal stuff:)

  8. These look way too dangerous!

  9. I love desserts like this, so comforting and yum!

    1. yes a childlike feeling of warmth when we eat these.

  10. It's grey and miserable here today, so I need to make these. :-) I haven't had an ice cream sandwich in ages -- can't imagine why not, because they're so good. Fun post -- thanks.

    1. thanks KR. yes we all need something to cheer us in these troubled times.

  11. Oh yum! I became a bit obsessed with ice cream sandwiches when I was in San Francisco - will definitely give this a go while we're locking down because an ice cream sandwich makes everything better :)

    1. for sure sammie. it can't get much worse! we need all the happy things we can.


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