We start you off with ideas for some creative combinations, but your best bet is to wander the grocery store and explore the options.
When it comes to enjoying the buffet, encourage your guests to get a little crazy. Why sandwich just one variety of ice cream when you could combine two or more? And assure them that creating totally over-the-top treats is not just appropriate, but expected. Try sandwiching chocolate ice cream between two whoopie pies with layers of peanut sauce and marshmallow spread, for example.
ICE CREAM SANDWICH BUFFET INGREDIENTS
For the “bread”:
Pound cake, sliced and toasted
Chocolate wafer cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
For the spreads:
Chocolate fudge sundae sauce
Fruit jams, such as raspberry or strawberry
For the frozen fillings:
Spread 2 pieces of thinly sliced and toasted pound cake with strawberry jam, then fill with vanilla or strawberry ice cream.
BLACK AND RED
Sandwich raspberry sorbet between chocolate wafer cookies.
Sandwich orange sherbet between vanilla sugar cookies. Add a smear of chocolate fudge sauce, if desired.
Spread marshmallow topping on 2 graham crackers, then fill with rocky road or chocolate ice cream.
Drizzle a touch of butterscotch on a soft molasses cookie, then top with lemon sorbet or sherbet, then a second molasses cookie.