Fancy Pants Icecream Sandwich

Perfect to make when you are already making icecream, great for a special dessert or just a wonderful sweet treat on your own.

Fancy pants ice cream sandwiches


  • 600 ml cream
  • 375 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence or scraped seeds from 1 vanilla pod
  • 10 shortbread or ginger biscuits
  • 1/2 cup boozy fruit dried fruit infused with rum/brandy/cointreau or fruit juice and spices
  • 2 cups fresh fruit can use tinned if none are available cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries – whatever looks good!
  • 1/2 cup sugar vanilla, strawberry or lavender are all good!
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Prepare a lamington tray by lining with plastic wrap.
    Crush biscuits into largish crumbs/small chunks.
    Place 1/2 the fruit and the sugar in a small saucepan on low heat and stew for 15 – 20mins until syrupy.
    Allow to cool completely (place in freezer if taking too long)
    Drain fruit, reserving the syrup.
    Whip cream to soft peaks along with the salt.
    Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla seeds/essence and stir until combined.
    Gently stir in soaked dried fruit, biscuit crumbs and drained syrupy fruit
    Pour into prepared tray, cover top with plastic wrap.
    Freeze until firm.
    While ice cream is firming bake your biscuit layers.
    Use your favourite recipe or try shortbread, chocolate chip, ginger biscuits or brown butter biscuits.
    Measure your tray and work out how many square or rectangular biscuits you wish to make - around the 4cm size is good.
    Roll out biscuit dough to about 0.5cm thick and cut to size. (remember you need two biscuits per sandwich)
    Bake on baking paper lined trays and let cool completely.
    When biscuits are ready cut icecream slab into squares and assemble the sandwiches.
    To store wrap in plastic wrap individually and keep in freezer until ready.
    Serve with fresh fruit elegantly on the side or just munch in your hand!
    When serving, remember that home made icecream freezes harder than bought icecream, so allow some time on the bench for it to ‘warm up’ a bit.