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How to Make Ice Cream Truck Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin Jun 9, 2016


This post should round up the last of this series of summer ice cream cookies ideas. Previously, I showed how to make these Popsicle cookies, as well as how to add a fun twist to your typical sugar cookie with this Orange Creamsicle cookie recipe. Today I wanted to finish up the theme by showing you how to make these ice cream truck cookies.

Ice Cream Truck Cookie Cutter

Initially, I debuted this new ice cream truck cookie cutter in my Popsicle cookie post. Just a reminder, here it is again.

ice cream truck cookie cutter

This ice cream truck cookie cutter is available in two sizes: regular and small. I’ll be decorating the regular size, but the decorating method for the small size should be identical.

Ice Cream Truck Cookie Template

As I did with the Popsicle cookies, I provided a downloadable template for the design ideas shown below. In this template file, I’ve included both the popsicle and the ice cream truck designs.

You can download the ice cream truck cookies template HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

These ice cream truck cookies can be decorated in any colors imaginable, but if you’re interested in the colors I used I listed them below:

  1. Begin by marking where the outline of the windows and wheels should be. I made a truck template from the template file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.

    (FYI: Don’t be alarmed. I’m not decorating cheddar cheese. The cookie is an orange tint because I’m using my Orange Creamsicle cookie recipe.)

    ice cream truck cookies step 1
  2. Next outline and fill the window areas with the light blue icing.

    Then, outline and fill the bottom half of the cookie with the darker blue icing. Avoid the wheels for now. Let this icing set for about 20 minutes.

    ice cream truck cookies step 2
  3. After the icing had time to set, fill the remaining top half of the cookie with white icing. Also, add the white centers of the wheels. Let this icing set for about 1 to 2 hours.

    Once, the white had time to dry, add the orange sections of the window awning, as shown. The sections should be equally spaced apart, one on each side of the window and one in the middle.

    ice cream truck cookies step 3
  4. Next, fill in the tire ring on the wheels with black icing.

    Then, fill the remaining two sections of the window awning with white icing.

    ice cream truck cookies step 4
  5. Outline the windows with gray icing. Then, with the darker blue icing, add the wheel well accents above the tires.

    Add the finishing details like the side headlight, the bumper, and the door handle with gray icing.

    ice cream truck cookies step 5
  6. Lastly, add the white to the headlight and the ice cream truck cookies are complete! They should look like the ones below.

    ice cream truck cookies by Semi Sweet Designs

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.

I really hope you enjoyed these summer ice cream series of posts. They’ve gotten me ready to embrace the warmer months ahead. I will brainstorming new cookie cutter ideas in the months to come. In the meantime, if you have any ideas for cookie cutters let me know. I’ll try to sketch up some of your recommendations.

Happy Summer!


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13 replies on “How to Make Ice Cream Truck Cookies

  1. Love it!! :)

  2. I can’t wait to make these!!! Just bought the truck and the ice cream cookie cutters and I’m so excited for them. I’ve made your roll out cookie recipe before but never tried making different flavored ones. The orange cream sounds delicious and I was wondering if mint chocolate chip could be a good flavor to go with the ice cream theme. Any suggestions on the recipe? Your cookies are always so amazing and such an inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much for your purchases and your support, Lisa!! And I think a mint chocolate chip recipe is a great idea. Just off the top of my head, I would maybe add a little green coloring to the dough for a visual interest and add mini mint chocolate chips as well.

  3. I love that you noted you weren’t decorating cheddar cheese! BTW I still think cheese when I see them, sometimes the mind just never changes once you see the first time, very cute though!

  4. Hello Mike, a fan of yours here. Just a quick question. I am heading to Seattle soon (yay!), to see friends there. I would like to order a few cutters from your site (I live in Ireland), but would like to ask you to send them to a Seattle address. Is this possible? Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi Monika! Yes, of course I can send them to Seattle. Just put the Seattle address in the shipping address field when you checkout. The shop should be able to charge you for US domestic shipping automatically. Thanks!

      1. Cutters have arrived, thank you so much! Cannot wait to see them, and use them.

  5. I was wondering if you had ever thought about making this little truck into an old time paddy wagon or an ambulance so that, maybe, some of us that want to show support for our officers or first responders can do that. I, personally, would LOVE to be able to transform this cutter in that way. I will be waiting patiently for the video. Lol

    1. Pam that is a wonderful idea! Know what cops like as much as donuts? COOKIES! My son is a deputy sheriff and I am going to be working on a design for the paddy wagon. If it ever cools off here (ninety degrees in March…seriously???) I will give it a try and let you know how it turns out! I will be taking them down for his shift too…will let you know how that turns out too!

  6. I absolutely adore these cutters! I have the truck ready to decorate, have been making the popsicles. They turn out amazing. You make me look like a real artist, Mike! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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