Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Oatmeal Carrot Halwa Ice Cream Sandwich #SpringSweetsWeek

These oatmeal carrot halwa ice-cream sandwich are the ultimate dessert you’d want to dig in! Oatmeal carrot cookies filled with carrot halwa ice cream - double the carrots, double the deliciousness! Doesn’t it sound awesome?

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Spring is the best season for carrots. They have the peak flavor. I received carrots from Melissa’s Produce snd decided to make these cookies and in turn make the ice cream sandwiches as these are double carrot goodies that are our favorite! With Dixie Crystals pure sugar, it is easy to whip up these delicious dessert cookie sandwiches that everyone would love.

When I saw the carrot shaped sprinkles in Sweets & Treats, I fell in love with them. These are super cool and yummy treats which would urge every bit if the kid in you to devour this dessert! Plus, these sprinkles are perfect for the carrot themed ice cream sandwich!

Anolon baking sheet is one of the best baking sheets I have used. It is a very sturdy one too! The heat is conducted evenly and the bakes quicker. So, you'll get amazing baking results a bit quicker and highly recommend this pan.

We love oatmeal and carrots and this dessert is always super hit in our home. Besides, the carrot oatmeal cookies are a healthy breakfast option. Make it into a bigger cookie if you prefer and it is a great option for on the go breakfast! These cookies stay fresh longer too!

It is important to cool the cookies completely before making these into sandwiches with ice-cream filling. When making the sandwiches it is a great idea to have everything ready set so that it is easier to wrap and store them. Have the Saran Wrap pre-cut to wrap the cookies, the ice cream scoop, and the S&T carrot sprinkles. In this way, it is easier to scoop ice-cream, fix the sandwiches, roll in the sprinkles, and wrap them tightly to be frozen again! This would avoid messy sandwiches and the mess in the counter. Lesser cleaning means more fun.

I love using carrots in sweet as well as savory recipes. I  always love a bowl of this simple and delicious Carrot and Ginger Soup! That's my favorite for this season. Carrot fries are a healthy alternative to regular potato fries and we love this fresh carrot slaw which I make often following my mom’s recipe for a good number of years. Carrot Halwa and Carrot Halwa Icecream are house favorites! This oatmeal carrot halwa ice-cream sandwich too!

To make these sandwiches all you need is the regular ingredients for an oatmeal cookie, carrots, nuts, and carrot halwa ice-cream. The cookies and the ice-cream are eggless. Flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, walnuts, raisins, flaxed egg, butter, vanilla, and of course shredded carrots are needed for the cookies. The measurement for the sandwiches requires about one and a half recipes of carrot halwa. 

I love the combination of cinnamon in oatmeal cookies. So for the lovely cinnamon flavor to be a star, I have used cinnamon in the Carrot Halwa Icecream too. Cardamom also works! So based on your taste preference cardamom or cinnamon  can be used in the cookie and ice cream, or a combination of both! Explore!

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2022 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks!   Flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer, and we're celebrating with spring sweets and a fun giveaway!   This year 22 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring.  So say bye bye to the snow and cold weather and get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, dessert boards, and even a few beverages!  Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes.  Thank you to Dixie CrystalsMelissa's ProduceAnolonSweets & TreatsTaylor and Colledge, and Nairn's for your generosity.  We have an incredible giveaway with six amazing prizes and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

Prize #1:  A $100 gift card to Melissa’s Produce + a 3 month produce subscription.

  A display of fruit

One winner will receive a $100 gift card to buy the freshest produce around!  Melissa’s has everything from common apples and oranges to exotic passion fruit and rambutans.  The winner will also receive a stunning selection of the most delicious produce around once a month for 3 months.  At Melissa’s Produce, the produce is selected at their peak perfection and packed by hand to ensure a safe arrival.   A $224 value. 

Prize #2:  A candy making kit from Dixie Crystals

A candy making kit

Perfect for the candy making novice or even the most advanced candy maker!  Dixie Crystals is providing one winner with everything they need to make candy.  The winner will receive a waterproof candy thermometer, silicone candy molds, and stainless steel double boiler.  A $50 value.

Prize #3:  A 5 piece Bakeware set from Anolon 5 piece Anolon bakeware set

Create dozens of bakeshop treats from gooey bar cookies to peanut butter and chocolate brownies to banana nut bread and more with all of the essentials in an expertly curated nonstick bakeware set. This bakeware is designed to stand up to the rigors of everyday baking with the convenience craved by creative bakers.  This 5 piece baking set includes Two 9-Inch Round Cake Pans, a 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, a 14-Inch x 16-Inch Cookie Sheet, and a 11-Inch x 14-Inch Cooling Rack.  A $65 value.  

Prize #4:  An assorted box of baking supplies from Sweets & Treats

Sweets & Treats Cupcakes Sweets & Treats will provide one winner with an assorted box of baking supplies including liners, sprinkles, toppers, and other fun baking supplies.  Sweets & Treats has the best selection of cupcake liners, cupcake topper, paper straws, and molds.  

Prize #5:  A Selection of three extract pastes from Taylor and Colledge.

  Taylor & Colledge

One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include almond, lemon, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla.

Prize #6:  A selection of three flavors of Gluten Free Grahams from Nairn’s


One winner will receive a box of each Nairn's Original, Chocolate Chip, Stem Ginger Oat Grahams.  Nairn's has been baking oats since 1896. They use simple, natural, and wholesome ingredients in their products.

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Makes 20 sandwiches

Rolled oats - 1.5 cups
All-purpose flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/4 cup, chopped
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Carrots - 1 cup, thin shreds
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Flax seed powder - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Dixie Crystals sugar - 1/4 cup
Carrot halwa icecream - one and a half measurement recipe (recipe here)


Add the milk to flaxseed powder and set aside to gel. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the rolled oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and mix.

Add butter, flaxed egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Beat well until fluffy.

Add the flour and in three batches and beat well until combined.

Fold in the shredded carrots, walnuts, and raisins.

Scoop with a cookie scooper, a tablespoon quantity, onto Anolon baking sheet. About 9 cookies per sheet.
Flatten the cookies as these won't spread much. 

Bake for about 7-8 minutes. When the edges begin to set, remove from the oven. Bake a minute longer if preferring crisp cookies. Cool for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Scoop two tablespoons of icecream on to the back of a cookie and close with another cookie. The backside of the cookies face the ice cream. Roll on the S&T carrot sprinkles or any other sprinkles you have on hand. Wrap tightly and freeze.

Freeze at least for four hours. Serve from freezer right away as needed.

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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Anolon, Sweets & Treats,  Melissa’s Produce, Taylor and Colledge, and Nairn’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.   All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6)  winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.


  1. Those sprinkles are absolutely adorable and I love the idea of using carrot cake cookies as the base for the ice cream sandwich!

  2. How did I miss those cute little carrot candies? I need to get some!

  3. I would never have thought to make an ice cream sandwich with a carrot based cookie! You have inspired me to give it a try! These look so good :)

  4. Love the idea of an oatmeal carrot cookie stuffed with ice cream!

  5. Who could turn down one of these beauties?? What a creative treat!

  6. Never thought to use carrot cake for ice cream sandwiches...genuius

  7. Those sprinkles are fantastic! Such a fun way to make a homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

  8. What a great way to put some health in an ice cream sandwich!