Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

Updated On: Apr 29, 2024

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches are so tasty and patriotic that you’ll find other reasons than 4th of July to make this recipe. The red velvet cookies are moist and the cream cheese ice cream with blue chocolate swirl is decadent.

Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s almost the 4th of July and what better way to celebrate our countries independence than with a sweet, cold ice cream sandwich.  You’ll be cooled off from the summer heat and sporting our countries Red, White & Blue at the same time.  When else can you be so in fashion while enjoying dessert?

The red velvet cookie is super moist, yet holds up perfectly to the ice cream.  The cream cheese ice cream….let me just say, I think I have a new favorite ice cream flavor.  Seriously.  The Blue chocolate swirl is white chocolate mixed with gel food coloring and gives the sandwich a little crunchy texture.  All in all….this sandwich is the ticket.  You need to make up a batch for your 4th of July BBQ and be the Patriotic Star of the show.

Ingredients you’ll need

Red Velvet Cookies

  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Red food coloring
  • Vanilla
  • Buttermilk

Cream Cheese Ice Cream with Blue Chocolate Swirl

  • Cream cheese
  • Whole milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla
  • Granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Heavy cream
  • White chocolate
  • Royal Blue gel food coloring , such as Wilton
how to make patriotic ice cream sandwiches

The ice cream recipe is so easy it will flip your skirt.  Everything goes in the blender (except the heavy cream) and gets whirled to perfection.  Stir in the heavy cream and you are ready to churn.  No fridge time necessary.

Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

Patriotic Red, White & Blue ice cream sandwiches made with cream cheese ice cream with a blue-tinted chocolate swirl nestled inside moist red velvet cookies.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Sandwiches

Ingredients
  

Red Velvet Cookies

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup buttermilk

Cream Cheese Ice Cream with Blue Chocolate Swirl

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces white chocolate melted
  • ½ teaspoon Royal Blue gel food coloring such as Wilton
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream

Instructions
 

Red Velvet Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt.  Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the egg, food coloring and vanilla and beat to incorporate.  Alternate the flour and buttermilk into the butter mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Using a hinged ice cream scoop (or 1/4 cup measure) drop cookie batter onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart as the batter will spread.  Bake 12-15 minutes, or until the centers spring back when touched lightly.  Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Ice Cream

  • Blend cream cheese, milk, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cream.
  • Using an ice cream maker, freeze according to manufacturers instructions.  While the ice cream is churning, mix the melted white chocolate and food coloring together with the cream.  When the ice cream is almost done, pour in the chocolate mixture.  Transfer to an airtight container and put in the freezer to harden, about 2 hours.

Assembly

  • Remove ice cream from freezer and allow to sit for 5 minutes before assembling.
  • Using a hinged ice cream scoop, add about 1/4 cup on a cookie and place another on top and press gently to spread the ice cream out to the sides.  Place on a cookie sheet and continue with the remaining 9 cookies.  Put the cookie sheet into the freezer to set the sandwiches for about 1 hour.  Remove and wrap each individually with plastic wrap.  Put back in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them.
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  1. Pingback: Farmgirl Gourmet Red, White & Blue Meringues - Farmgirl Gourmet
  2. i wanted to try these ever since I saw them on I am baker.

  3. So easy it will flip your skirt! ha! Love it…
    These are cute, and I know they wouldn’t last long here. Ice cream never does. Great idea!

  4. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Sinful indulgence! Love the colorful stuffing in the sandwich.

  5. You are my hero! this is absolutely wonderful!

  6. Lauren's Latest says:

    Swirling colored white chocolate in with the ice cream! Genius! I love the look of that!

  7. wendyweekendgourmet says:

    Aren’t these cute! Very creative!

  8. Marina {Yummy Mummy} says:

    This is the picture of perfection for a Fourth of July dessert! I want to jump into the computer and lick that ice cream sandwich 🙂 Thanks for commenting on Yummy Mummy so I could find you. I love your blog! Come link up – I just posted my Yummy Friday linky. The world needs to see this recipe.
    P.S. That picture with the drip is insane. LOVE it.

  9. These are so festive & fabulus!! Such a great idea for the 4th 🙂

  10. Kimmy Bingham says:

    You are evil. Making an ice cream sandwich out of red velvet cake… evil. But I love it.

  11. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    love these! We both have ice cream sandwiches on the brain

  12. Whoa…I just gained weight looking at those! Yum!

    Stop by my blog and check out the Chicken Mansion!

  13. Marnely Rodriguez says:

    I cannot imagine photographing these! But they look gorgeous and very theme-appropriate! I’d say (with my expertise in Nutrition) that each of these are about 120 calories each! 😉

  14. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    So very patriotic and even more important, so very cool as we hit the dog days of summer. Whatever that means. 🙂

    I’m making ice cream this weekend, well, sorbet. I can’t wait…there is nothing quite like a homemade sweet treat like this!

  15. Heather Christo says:

    My kids would LOVE this! cute idea 🙂

  16. tinkerverve says:

    OK, now that is making me crazy….that just might be a perfect summer picnic idea {as long as your close to a freezer, that is}! 🙂

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