Gluten and Dairy Free Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwiches

serves / makes 6
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time


I eat out a lot and manage to find a good variety of gluten and dairy free main meals available but when it comes to dessert I always end up with sorbet. A few places have introduced gluten free desserts but unfortunately they are loaded with dairy. As I’m on a high calorie diet (a bit of an excuse) and I have a sweet tooth, pudding is an important part of dinner for me.

I’m going to upload a few dessert recipes that are both gluten and dairy free and I’m starting with the perfect combination of cookies and ice-cream.




For the cookies:

  • 120g soft brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 125g dairy free spread
  • 1 egg
  • 230g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150g dairy free chocolate chips

For the dairy free ice-cream:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 500ml dairy free milk
  • 250ml dairy free cream
  • vanilla extract or vanilla pod


To make the cookies:

  • Beat together the brown sugar, caster sugar and dairy free spread until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg
  • Stir in the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and chocolate chips
  • Roll into a thick sausage shape and wrap tightly in cling film
  • Either chill in the fridge for 3 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  • Slice the chilled cookie dough into twelve slices and place on a baking sheet
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the baking sheet and allow to cool completely

To make the dairy free ice-cream:

  • Whip the egg yolks, vanilla and sugar together until thick and creamy
  • Place the milk into a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Add the milk to the eggs and sugar while stirring continuously
  • Return to the pan and cook over a low heat until thickened
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool
  • Chill in the fridge
  • Churn in an ice-cream maker for 20 minutes or place in the freezer
  • Sandwich two cookies together with the ice-cream and serve immediately

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