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pizzelle ice cream sandwiches recipe

You can make these with store bought italian pizzelle cookies, but it’s so fun to actually make the cookies yourself.

Pizzelle cookies can be made in any flavor and shaped when still warm, allowing you to make little waffle dishes or cones.  

But my guys’ favorite way to eat them is to smear them with their beloved Nutella, cut slices of ice cream and make a sandwich out of them.  

Of course, you can also just eat them alone, as a cookie, but what fun is that?



MAKES 30 Pizzelles


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder


Beat eggs and sugar.

Add cooled melted butter and vanilla. Sift together the cocoa, flour and baking powder.

Add to egg mixture. Batter will be stiff.

 Drop by teaspoonful onto pizzelle maker.  

Close lid and cook for about 20 seconds.

 After the first couple, you will know how long to cook them for your pizzelle maker.  

The pizzelle maker I use is from Villaware.


Sometimes two cookies will be formed together.  

Just break them apart.  Most cookies will need to be trimmed a little around the edges:

It’s fun to make little waffle cups – just place the hot pizzelle right off the griddle onto an inverted custard cup.  The ones below were formed on a rolling pin.

pizzelle ice cream sandwiches recipe




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