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Ice Cream Sandwich Pancakes

Yesterday I had ice cream sandwiches for breakfast.

ice cream sandwich pancakes

Take that, cold cereal.

ice cream pancakes

And of course, in following the “healthy dessert” theme of this blog, the above ice cream pancakes are much healthier than they look. So please feel free to eat them for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner. Or, um, all three.

ice cream sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwich Pancakes

Adapted from: Brownie Batter Pancakes

  • 1/4 cup spelt or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa or dutch cocoa -(You can try substituting regular cocoa, but I have not tried)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil (or applesauce, only if you like the taste/texture of fat-free pancakes)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 and 1/2 tbsp milk of choice

Mix dry ingredients very well, then add wet. Make pancakes! Then spread your favorite ice cream, mashed banana, or my egg-free healthy ice cream recipe in between the pancakes. For a truly-authentic look, you can even poke holes in the ice cream sandwich pancakes.

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LINK OF THE DAY: Voluminous Vanilla Ice Cream

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Published on August 22, 2011

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  1. Kara says

    Hey Katie, not sure if anyone has asked this already (on this post or the other chocolate pancake post), buuuut do you think these would turn out well if I used oat flour?

    • Kara says

      Just kidding, I went ahead and tried it anyway. I also added flax, added vanilla extract to the (massive) banana ice cream, and drizzled coconut butter on top of the whole thing.
      THIS is the new essential weekend recipe. Totally worth all the dishes I made. I honestly felt like I was eating a HUGE and decadent dessert for breakfast. Thank you soooooooo muuuuuuuch. I am going to make this for anyone and everyone.

  2. Jenny says

    Just made thes for a singel lady dinner. For my taste they need waaay more sweetner. Last year my sathurday breakfast was banana soft serve

    Hugs Jenny

  3. Chelsea says

    OMG I made these today and just WOW. Great recipe 😀

    As for the question of the day… I can’t say I’ve ever *had* ice cream for breakfast but it sure does sound like a good idea 😉 I usually have pancakes or a smoothie (or sometimes boring ol’ toast). I LOVE pancakes, so a chocolate pancake was something I knew immediately that I just had to try 🙂

  4. Kathy says

    For breakfast, I’ll usually eat pancakes, or oatmeal. I’ll have to be trying these soon! I think I’ll put in between them either a pureed frozen banana or Fage Greek yogurt if I have any in the house!

  5. Staci says

    Katie, these are delicious! I’ve made them twice–the first time I used regular Tollhouse cocoa, and the pancakes were NOTHING compared to the second time when I used the dark chocolate cocoa. The chocolate flavor was much less intense in the first batch. They weren’t bad, just lacked the chocolate flavor I was looking for. So fantastic for breakfast though!!!

      • Staci says

        It really is. Very versatile! I’m a cottage cheese fanatic (and also not vegan 😉 and love to experiment with adding different things to it. One day I was struck with the strange urge to add dark cocoa, peanut butter, and a touch of stevia. It was absolute heaven! My next adventure is the brownie batter dip you posted a while back–so much chocolate, so much happiness.

  6. Nicole @ BikramNic says

    My boyfriend LOVES ice-cream sandwiches.. those cheapy awful rectangle ones! I am going to surprise him with these tomorrow morning for a post-valentine breakfast! I’m planning on mixing in a little almond butter with a frozen banana for the ice-cream because he loves peanut butter. He always makes fun of me for my healthy pseudo-desserts so I’ll add quite a bit of agave to try to convince him its a treat!!

  7. Erica says

    I think I will be making some ice cream pancakes myself. I’m thinking about your snickerdoodle or banana pancakes w/ butter pecan ice cream 😛 I’m nuts over nuts!

  8. Emily says

    Hi Katie!! I love this whole blog so much, but especially your single-serving desserts. All to often I would skip out on baking because I didn’t want to have to deal with 36 of the same dessert myself (a single lady) but now I make a single serving something almost very night! I was wondering though, do you have all your single serving desserts in one list? I knew abou the cupcakes, but I didn’t see these until today. Thanks!

  9. latisha says

    ok, so just recently i had asked u if u had a wafer recipe to make ice cream sandwiches with… well i used this to inspire me! instead of making the batter in a skillet like a pancake i baked it in the oven…then when it cooled i stuck them in the freezer for a while… later put the ice cream in and then put them back in the freezer until frozen…. lets just say AAHHHHMAZING!!!! lol

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You can use canola, veg oil, or melted coconut oil. If coconut oil, make sure any other liquid ingredients aren’t cold.

  10. Leslie says

    So i made this, and the pancakes by themselves were a bit blah, but as soon as we put ice cream on it it was so good. Like really really good. We used chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, but you can really use anything.

  11. Katherine says

    These are INSANELY delicious!!! I didn’t have any cocoa powder so I subbed it with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and tasted UH-MAZING! It so gooey and perfect! I bet it would taste great with the cocoa powder but I’m sticking with the syrup. It was just too gooey and fabulous to forget. Love your work Katie. Made tons of your recipes but this one just killed me. Keep it up!

  12. Candice says

    I had these today for the zillionth time and thought it was time I tell you how much I love them! This is seriously the most genius idea ever thought of, ever. I’m not vegan or vegetarian, but this blog is my happy place! I like to put SO Delicious coconut milk chocolate ice cream on these pancakes. I’m so happy there’s someone who understands and nurtures my need for dessert breakfast! Family and friends think I’m a weirdo 😀

  13. Ayun says

    I don’t know why these didn’t work for me 🙁 I measured everything but I think the mixture was too dense? And I could do only 4 little, thick pancakes. It was delicious anyway, like all of your recipes haha.

  14. Teresa S says

    Could you make these whoopie pies???? Since finding out i have a wheat allergy i have really missed them. What would you use for the filling if you wanted to try it. HELP!!!

  15. Kaiser Brown says

    I made these and it was the most fun I had eating breakfast or any other meal for that matter in a long time! Next time I won’t refrigerate the batter as it got hard afterwards that’s why it’s so crumbly but tell the truth that was the best part! Thanks CCK!

  16. MPaula says

    As a kid I loved ice cream sandwiches. After many years without, I bought one and was so disappointed. It may have been the “ice milk” instead of ice cream or the fact that I had cleaned up my diet, but I have never tried again. I like using spelt flour. Now I just need to find something for the filling.
    I have pinned your list of desserts for one. I assume that mug cakes require a microwave, which I do not have. Do you have an alternate method? (I apologize if that makes me seem too lazy to check for myself.)

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