Hungry for Truth Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cool Off with Sustainable Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

No one can say no to an ice cream sandwich, especially if it’s drizzled with tasty salted caramel sauce! This frozen treat is the perfect dessert for your next gathering. Customize this recipe by switching up the flavor of ice cream or keep it classic with vanilla. 

When you treat yourself to ice cream, you can feel good about the impact you’re making on the environment. The dairy industry is getting more sustainable every day. Sustainable farming means doing what’s right for the environment and continuously improving practices for future generations. The industry has done just that by reducing its carbon footprint by 63 percent since 1960 and producing three times more milk with half the cows. By 2020, dairy farmers aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by another 25 percent, the equivalent to taking 1.25 million cars off the road.

Not only are farmers sustainable, they also focus on treating their animals right. Now more than ever, farmers understand what cows need to produce healthy milk. Building climate-controlled barns and feeding them a nutritious diet are just two ways farmers take care of their animals. Each year South Dakota dairy cows eat approximately 18,000 tons of soybean meal and we enjoy the benefits!

Now that you’ve learned more about the sustainable side of your ice cream, it’s time to create mouthwatering Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.

Want to learn more about what happens on today’s dairy farms?  Visit the SDSU dairy with us and see how cheese is made in this episode of Across the Table.

Hungry for Truth is an initiative about food and farming funded by the South Dakota soybean checkoff. The goal is to connect South Dakotans with the farmers who grow and raise their food. 

Hungry for Truth Ice Cream Sandwiches

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Course Appetizer, Desserts, Snack
Servings 6 sandwiches


  • 12 chocolate chip cookies
  • Nutella
  • Caramel Sauce
  • SDSU Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Sea Salt


  • Spread Nutella onto 1 chocolate chip cookie.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce.
  • Sprinkle sea salt onto caramel sauce.
  • Spoon 1 scoop of SDSU vanilla ice cream onto caramel sauce side.
  • Top with 1 chocolate chip cookie.
  • Repeat.