Strawberry and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry and Ice Cream Sandwiches

This summertime snack is a spin on the Italian treat, brioche con gelato, which is typically served in hotter months for breakfast. This ice cream sandwich is made with actual bread — rather than cookies — landing this dessert in the not-too-sweet category. Griddling or grilling the buns with a butter-sugar finish adds a bit of caramelized sweetness. These are best eaten immediately, so have guests at the ready for assembling. The combination of still-warm bread, melting ice cream and strawberries is bliss.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    If grilling, heat the grill. If griddling, heat your griddle or pan to medium.
  2. Step 2

    Using a fork, mash strawberries with 1 tablespoon sugar until saucy with fine chunks.
  3. Step 3

    On a cutting board, open buns, leaving them connected on one edge. Brush the cut, flat surfaces with the melted butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  4. Step 4

    Cook buns, buttered side up, until lightly toasted underneath, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and toast the buttered sides until golden and the sugar caramelizes, imparting a nice sheen, 2 to 3 minutes. (You may need to rotate the buns to ensure even coloring and adjust heat lower, or move to a cooler spot if using a grill.) Transfer to a cutting board and let cool before assembling.
  5. Step 5

    Drizzle open buns with a little Amaro, if using. Top each bottom half with a spoonful of strawberry mash, followed by a single scoop of ice cream, then another spoonful of strawberry mash. Close up sandwiches and serve immediately.