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Grilled Cheese Ice Cream Sandwiches

Photo: Randy Mayor

4 sandwiches (serving size: 1/2 sandwich)

Made with cinnamon swirl bread and apple butter, it riffs on the flavors of America’s most patriotic dessert, right down to the classic bite of cheddar cheese. Meanwhile, it gives new jazz to the joys of the ice-cream sandwich: Warm, crunchy bread snuggles up to cold, creamy ice cream. Serve it on the Fourth—your friends and family will salute you. Watch our video for step-by-step instructions.


  • 8 slices of cinnamon swirl bread
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1 1/2 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese (about 1/3 cup)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 302
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • sodium 331 mg

How to Make It

  1. On each piece of cinnamon swirl bread, spread 1/2 tablespoon of apple butter on one side. Evenly divide the cheese amongst 4 slices, topping with the remaining bread to form 4 sandwiches.
  2. In a grill pan over medium-high heat, toast the sandwiches on both sides until the cheese is thoroughly melted. Top two of the warm sandwiches with the frozen yogurt, topping each with the remaining sandwich. Cut each in half and serve.