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ANZAC Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

This is a moreish twist on the classic Anzac bikkie. There are so many variations for this biscuit but I’ve used the original 1914 recipe because it makes soft chewy centered ANZAC biscuits.

How to make an ANZAC biscuit ice cream sandwich

Why-oh-why have I only just discovered the pure comfort food joy of this combo. I feel I have wasted all prior ANZAC biscuit encounters. I must go back in time and tell my younger self about the deliciousness that is ANZAC biscuits and vanilla ice cream.

Here’s how you can enjoy them too …

ANZAC biscuit ice cream sandwich


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ sugar
  • 125g butter, cubed
  • 1 large rounded tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

Directions for baking the biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Grease and line two baking trays.
  • Mix together the oats, flour and sugar in a bowl.
  • Melt the butter and golden syrup together, add bicarbonate of soda dissolved in the hot water. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Roll into balls the size of a walnut (or a 10-cent piece) and place on the prepared trays. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden.
  • Allow to cool and crisp on tray.

Assembling the ice cream sandwich:

  • Use a round cookie cutter that is roughly the size of the biscuits and press into the tub of ice cream. Scoop it out using a spatula to lift the entire cookie cutter with the ice cream in tact out of the tub. Skim off the excess ice cream with a knife.
  • Prepare some food wrap on  a clean work surface and place on of the biscuits top down on the food wrap. Push the ice cream out of the cookie cutter and onto the biscuit.
  • Place another biscuit on top and press down just slightly.
  • Wrap with food wrap and place into the freezer for 1-2 hours to set
  • Repeat for the rest of the biscuits
  • Remove from the freezer and drizzle with golden syrup and enjoy!
ANZAC biscuit ice cream sandwich

The nitty gritty:

  • To get a nice round ice cream cut out, use a new tub of ice cream
  • Slightly melted ice cream is easier to work with
  • Makes 10-14 ice cream sandwiches (depending upon how many biscuits you eat along the way)
ANZAC biscuit ice cream sandwich
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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