The Costco Ice Cream Sandwich Hack That's Worth Every Penny

Social media can be a beautiful place. There always seems to be some clever or mind-blowing hack that sends readers and viewers into a frenzy as they wonder why they didn't think of it first. Added to this growing list of social media tips is one Costco customer's cookie hack for creating an ice cream sandwich with the store's confetti cookies — introduced in the spring of 2023 — and vanilla soft serve from the food court. In a TikTok video, the creator is seen scooping a large glob of ice cream onto one cookie with a spoon, topping it with another cookie, and squeezing.

Costco's confetti cookies evoke classic birthday cake flavors and are soft, chewy, and don't skimp on the butter. They feature a mixture of sprinkles and white chocolate chips, inside and out, and only cost $9.99 for a 24-count box. If you add the Costco food court ice cream to your purchase, it's about $2 for a cup, so you'll need to spend approximately $12 to make at least one confetti cookie ice cream sandwich — or 12 total if you end up loving this hack. 

Not everyone thought Costco's DIY ice cream sandwich was worth the price

Most viewers expressed their approval of the hack. One person said, "This guy knows how to live." Another echoed this sentiment, saying, "Great. Now I have to go to Costco." Some followers offered their recommendations. "Sell them right there for a dollar and make your money back," one person suggested. 


When I saw these confetti cookies I knew I had to try to turn them into an ice cream sandwich! They're the perfect size and it works perfect with the vanilla ice cream in the Costco court! #costcofinds#costco#costcotiktok#costcobuys#costcomusthaves#costcohaul#costcoguide#costcodealsandsteals#costcodealsoftheweek#costcocookies#costcohacks#costcohacks#costcohacksanddeals#costcohack#costcofood#costcofoodcourt#costcofoodmukbangcostcofoodcourtmukbang@@Costco Wholesale

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Even though $12 for 12 ice cream sandwiches is totally worth it, you can also mimic this hack at home: There are plenty of other ways to make DIY ice cream sandwiches. For example, you could try it with oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, or any other flavors you enjoy — homemade or otherwise. For the ice cream component, use flavors that complement your cookie choice. 

Try chocolate chip cookies with chocolate chip ice cream, rainbow sherbet with plain sugar cookies, or Rocky Road with chocolate cookies. Or, add toppings to your Costco cookie sandwich, such as extra sprinkles around the sides to cover the ice cream. And, for younger kiddos, you could even make mini ice cream sandwiches if you buy (or make) smaller cookies.