28 Next-Level Ways To Eat Ice Cream

Every day is ice cream day, but July 20th is actually National Ice Cream Day.

1. Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches

This one goes out to anyone who’s love of cereal is rivaled only by their love of sandwiches. Recipe here.

2. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Eat your heart out, sad, spongy chocolate cookie/cake ice cream sandwich things. These babies are crispy, sugar coated, and fried. Recipe here.

3. Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Cups

I don’t know whether to be more excited by the chocolate chip cookie vessel, the magic shell, or the ice cream itself. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Chocolate Chip Blizzard

The Dairy Queen has been dethroned. Recipe here.

5. Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

The only summer dessert messier than an ice cream sandwich is a s’more, so you might as well just combine the two and make things really interesting. Recipe here.

6. Crème Brûlée Ice Cream

Because the idea of a crème brûlée is awesome, but the cold, creamy texture of ice cream is far superior to goopy, gelatinous pudding. Recipe here.

7. Fudgy Brownie and Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a staunch defender of the integrity of ice cream as something that actually contains cream, I would like to point out that this is actually a “Fudgy Brownie and Raspberry Sorbet Sandwich.” But also, I will admit that it looks pretty great. Recipe here.

8. Cake Batter Milkshakes

Ice cream + cake mix + milk. So, like, this is actually a cake batter milkshake, As in, you could probably bake it and it would become cake. Recipe here.

9. Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Tacos

A combination of my two favorite summer foods. Recipe here.

10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are essentially squares of cookie dough ice cream, heavy on the cookie dough (AKA the best part.) Oh, and you can eat them with your hands. Recipe here.

11. Grilled Peach Splits

Fruit is good for you. And ice cream is just… good. Recipe here.

12. Ritz Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches

Salt, sweet, and perfectly nostalgic. Recipe here.

13. Fried Ice Cream

The bad news is that you have to scoop the ice cream onto a tray, then be super patient while it re-freezes in the freezer. The good news is that none of that matters because it’s totally worth it. Recipe here.

14. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Someone looked at the box of Eggo waffles next to the ice cream in the freezer and thought, “Yes.” Recipe here.

15. Lucky Charms Blizzard

Ice cream and milk aren’t so dissimilar—hey, work with me—so don’t rule this out as a breakfast option. Recipe here.

16. Hazelnut, Nutella and Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Feel free to chime in with a way to improve these. Because I can’t think of anything. Recipe here.

17. Paleo Mint Chip Ice Cream

You know, if this is your jam. Recipe here.

18. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

So seasonal! Except, I would eat them even if they weren’t Recipe here.

19. Vegan Layered Neapolitan Ice Cream

Because everyone deserves a good ice cream cake. Recipe here.

20. Ice Cream Truffles

Recommended serving size: MANY. Recipe here.

21. Krispie Ice Cream Desserts

I’ve always thought that rice krispies treats needed to chill out a little bit, you know? Recipe here.

22. Chocolate Ice Cream Puffs

Cream puffs are good in theory, but in reality can be a little bit lackluster. Not these. Recipe here.

23. Oreo Ice Cream Truffles

Recipe here.

24. Deep Dark Chocolate ice Cream on Pretzel Cones

This ice cream recipe is fantastic, but the real show-stealer here is the pretzel cone, available from Cone Guys, where you will also find cookie cones and solid chocolate cones. Recipe here.

25. Pie Crust Ice Cream Bowls

If you’re planning on making a stone fruit or berry pie this summer (recommend), be sure to make some extra dough. Recipe here.

26. Kahlúa Ice Cream Shots

“Ev-Ree-Bahhh-Dee!” Recipe here.

27. Cherry Vanilla Coca-Cola Ice Cream Floats

Is there anything that brings back fonder memories than the perfect float? Recipe here.

28. Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Cold, creamy, crunchy, fabulous. Recipe here.

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