Pumpkin and Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches

When I hosted Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to serve an array of desserts but try to steer away from doing the classics only. This is how this delicious treat idea came about – creamy pumpkin ice cream sandwiched between two crinkled, ginger cookies. The toughest part was finding good pumpkin ice cream. If it weren’t Thanksgiving, I probably would have whipped up a homemade batch, but given the amount of food I was already making (herbed and butter turkey, wild rice and hazelnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts with pancetta, pumpkin praline tiramisu) this was an easy make-ahead dessert. I whipped up a batch of homemade ginger cookies the night before, and simply added a heaping tablespoonful of pumpkin ice cream right before serving.

The only tricky part was finding the perfect pumpkin ice cream! Il Gelatiere (one of my favourite gelato stores here in Toronto) didn’t disappoint – they had a wonderful homemade batch of the fall-flavoured goodness. And to package these, I opted for these little chevron pouches – each just fits one of these two-bite treats!

Pumpkin and Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches
Trip Ginger Cookies recipe
Pumpkin Ice Cream

Once ginger cookies have completely cooled, add a heaping tablespoon of ice cream in the center, and sandwich with another cookie. Serve immediately, or assemble right before serving. Enjoy!


19 Comments on Pumpkin and Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. Erin | The Law Student's Wife
    October 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, these look d-lish! What a great idea for a make ahead treat. I adore ice cream in all its forms, and smushed between two soft ginger cookies sounds pretty much perfect.

  2. Suzanne Perazzini
    October 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I can almost taste these cookies. They look divine. Ginger, pumpkin and ice cream make for a heavenly combination.

  3. Jenn Kendall
    October 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm (5 years ago)

    these look amazing!! i’d love to serve these for our american thanksgiving coming up!!

  4. scrambledhenfruit
    October 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never had pumpkin ice cream, but I bet it’s simply yummy between those ginger cookies! These little ice cream sammies would be a perfect little dessert bite. 🙂

  5. Miss T
    October 24, 2012 at 6:32 am (5 years ago)

    Omg I live these!!! (Love 😉
    Pretty much love your blog all together.

  6. Vijitha
    October 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm (5 years ago)

    I am so glad that I found your blog. Delicious looking cookies. Who wouldn’t love the ginger and pumpkin and ice cream in one piece. Ah! they look absolutely divine. I briefly browsed through your posts and I am sure that I will be back often to check your recipes. Let’s stay connected.

  7. Allison Day
    October 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Oooh, these sound fantastic!

  8. Cheap Ethnic Eatz
    October 27, 2012 at 7:23 am (5 years ago)

    Any excuse to have ice cream outside of summer is a brilliant coup. These are awesome and great flavors Jenn.

  9. WokandSpoon
    October 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m totally stealing your idea for this weekend when I have friends over!

  10. Chocolate Shavings
    October 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm (5 years ago)

    WokandSpoon: Let me know how it goes 😉 !

  11. kale
    November 1, 2012 at 11:23 am (5 years ago)

    these are so, so pretty!

  12. Chocolate Shavings
    November 2, 2012 at 6:37 am (5 years ago)

    Kale: Thank you! And they’re such a nice treat !

  13. Turmeric n Spice
    November 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Ahhh looks perfect I love the spicy combo

  14. Chocolate Shavings
    November 3, 2012 at 10:08 am (5 years ago)

    Turmeric n Spice: Me too! The ginger and sweet ice cream are a heavenly combo.


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