A Thing You Could Make: Pies Cream Sandwiches


I need to tell you something but I don’t know if you’re ready. Are you sitting down? Okay! The thing is: someone has invented an ice cream sandwich that’s made with pies instead of cookies.


Before we go any further I just want to say that no, I have no idea how you’re supposed to hold it. But don’t think that that’s going to stop me from eating one. Or five.

I don’t want to be too bold here, but I’m feel pretty comfortable saying that pies cream sandwiches could easily be the next cupcakes. (Which, by the way, were a stupid food fad. Cupcakes are invariably dry little pre-portioned dollops of boring.) The geniuses who made the sandwiches used cherry pie, but I don’t see any reason you couldn’t go for something like apple (for a patriotic touch on the fourth of July), rhubarb, or pumpkin.

I haven’t made them yet, but I think this is one of those things that you just know is good without having to try it. I just thought I’d tell you about it because I felt greedy keeping the secret of its existence to myself. That being said, if any of you wanted to give the recipe a go and somehow finagle out a way to mail me one, I wouldn’t have any objections.

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Laura is a tiny girl who wishes she were a superhero. She likes talking to her grandma on the phone and making things with her hands. Strengths include an impressive knowledge of Harry Potter, the ability to apply sociology to everything under the sun, and a knack for haggling for groceries in Spanish. Weaknesses: Chick-fil-a, her triceps, girls in glasses, and the subjunctive mood. Follow the vagabond adventures of Laura and her bike on twitter [@laurrrrita].

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    • I would think that either using a tart pan or individual serving pie pans would work, but if you use mini pie pans you probably want to only fill them part of the way so that they aren’t too thick.

    • right?! the way i feel about this is the way i felt about lesbian sex when i was 16.

  1. Oh babygirl you haven’t had my cupcakes. How about a moist, gluten free banana chocolate chip cupcake generously topped with nutella swiss meringue buttercream? How about it? I’m sure you can be converted. ;)

    But in all seriousness this is cute–but I think I’d rather just have the mini pie with a teeny scoop of (almond milk) ice cream.

  2. Seeing as I love anything with icecream I’m going to make this.
    I’ll probably make small hand pies so that the whole thing can be easier to wrap up and eat!
    Also, pumpkin pie!

  3. They probably went to the Piemaker and asked him and Chuck how they made their cup-pies. And then added GENIUS and possibly also SCIENCE.

  4. So the cuteness factor goes up when the pies are facing away from the ice cream, but I think the potential for your face getting to eat as much of it as your hands get to eat will go up if you make the pies face inward? So that it’s like two tiny pies a la mode making out with each other? No?

  5. Laura, you are truly a generous soul for sharing this discovery with us. As soon as this darn heat wave is over, I plan to spend some quality time with my oven and figure out how I can make some wonder pies too.

    This must be explored.

    (@Marika: you wouldn’t have a shareable recipe for that gluten-free cupcake you described would you? I swear, I would have a cupcake-drenched picnic in your honour, and we would all toast your good name for your gluten-free saintliness!)

  6. I think you could very quickly get a rough approximate of the awesomeness of this idea by using a couple of poptarts, which are basically made of piecrust, to substitute for the little pies. I would toast them first, but that’s just me.

    • This is very true. Pop-tart ice cream sandwiches + frozen kool-aid pops sponsored my childhood summers. Not the same as pies cream but close enough for sure.

  7. To the brave soul who makes these first – can you please also post an instructional video on how to eat them? Please feel free to include the outtakes.

    • Also how can we make this happen with blueberry pie (the all time best pie)?? I feel like it would leak through the cracks but making a fully covered top shell would just be not as fun. I’m concerned.

  8. I saw an ad for donut ice cream sandwiches in Greenpoint Brooklyn the other day. But these look awesomer.

  9. OMG. I went through all the recipes and when I saw this it was like my prayers had been answered.
    Such an invention is possible.
    My two favorite things combined into one.
    Now I just have to find out which pie goes with mint chocolate chip or cookie dough ice cream.

  10. Thanks for sharing my Pies n’ Cream Sandwich Laura! All these comments made me smile. To those who are worried about any mess – I recommend wrapping the outside in a small paper bag & surprisingly it wan’t that messy, once the pie filling dried, it turned into more of a solid gel – kinda like pop tarts.

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