Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe (2024)

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are easier to make than you think. You can make them completely from scratch with homemade chocolate chip cookies and homemade vanilla ice cream or use store-bought ingredients and put together in a flash…totally up to you. Perfect for birthdays, a hot summer’s day, or just because!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe!

When I first developed this chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe (way back in 2013), it was a quick, go-to summer snack made with store-bought ingredients only. Since then, I’ve come up with some great cookie and ice cream recipes that you can absolutely use to create fun and tasty ice cream sandwiches including my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it completely homemade, semi-homemade, or all from store-bought ingredients and still get amazing results! So let’s get started!

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Main Ingredients Needed

You only need two main components to make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches- chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. Add sprinkles for a special touch! I used my favorite recipe for homemade chocolate chip cookies. But feel free to use whatever cookie recipe you’d like or go out and buy some cookies.

Here’s everything you need to make Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches:

  • melted butter– I melt butter for this recipe, usually salted. I know salted butter is controversial because all the celebrity chefs say you should use unsalted, but I don’t care. I like salted better. But if you have unsalted, use what you have!
  • brown sugar + granulated sugar– obviously you need both to make these sweet. More brown sugar than white to keep these moist!
  • egg + egg yolk– you need an egg for the protein/structure and an extra egg yolk for a little extra creaminess.
  • vanilla extract– if you can find real vanilla extract, use that. But again, if you only have artificial, by all means, use that.
  • all purpose flour– of course, cookies need flour. I use unbleached all-purpose flour (but bleached is fine too).
  • baking soda- the leavening for our cookies.
  • salt- balances out all the sweetness going on.
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips + milk chocolate chips– my recipe calls for two kinds of chocolate chips and I highly *highly* recommend using both semi-sweet and milk chocolate.
  • creamy Ice Cream – I used Breyers vanilla bean ice cream, but you don’t have to make this recipe with just vanilla ice cream. Use what you have! Or make it homemade with my Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe.
  • sprinkles or mini chocolate chips – to roll the ice cream edges in (optional)
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How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Like I said above, this recipe is really only going to take up as much time as you want it to take up. Go all out and make it all homemade or take it easy and make it semi-homemade or all store-bought. Either way, you’re going to have a great end product.

For full recipe details on how to make Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, see the printable recipe card down below. Here are step-by-step directions to guide you through making this recipe:

Step 1: Make/Buy the Cookies

If you’re using store-bought cookies, skip down to the assembling section.

Preheat Oven + Prep Cookie Sheet

Preheat oven to 325° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Make the Cookie Dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar and granulated white sugar until well combined using the paddle attachment on low speed. Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until lighter in color. Add in the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt). Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with rubber spatula really well to ensure a smooth, well stirred batter. Hand stir with a wooden spoon both kinds of chocolate chips into the batter and let it sit 20 minutes to let the flour soak into the rest of the batter.

Bake + Cool

Using a a two tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes or until lightly golden brown, rotating sheets half way through baking. When you pull your cookies out of the oven, they will looked cooked around the edges and undercooked in the center. Leave the cookies on the hot baking pans for 5-7 minutes or until you can remove them without falling apart. Place onto a wire rack and cool to room temperature. You should get 36 cookies total.

Step 2- Ice Cream

I used Breyers vanilla bean ice cream, but you don’t have to make this recipe with just vanilla ice cream. Use what you have and enjoy these with your ice cream flavor of choice! Or make it homemade with my Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe.

Step 3- Assemble

Using a cookie scoop, place a scoop of ice cream onto one chocolate chip cookie, topping with a second cookie. Press down slightly. Repeat with as many as you’d like.

Pro Tip: If you’re using a soft cookie, you’ll want to freeze them after baking/cooling for 20-30 minutes. This ensures that the cookies don’t break or tear apart when squishing down on the ice cream. Trust me, it’ll make your life so much easier. Also, it’s helpful to let the ice cream sit out for a few minutes to soften, making it much easier to scoop.

Step 4- Freeze the Ice Cream Sandwiches

Place the cookie sandwiches onto a sheet pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer. In a separate bowl, roll the edges of the ice cream sandwich in festive sprinkles or mini chocolate chips (optional). Store in the freezer for at least 3 hours or until you’re ready to serve.

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Storing Ice Cream Sandwiches

After the cookie ice cream sandwiches have been assembled and frozen you can either individually wrap each one in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe zip top bag or airtight container. These will last in the freezer for about 1 month, which makes them a perfect make-ahead treat!

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FAQ + Tips About Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Tip for using homemade cookies for ice cream sandwiches:

Freeze cookies after baking for 20-30 minutes. This ensures that the cookies don’t break or tear apart when squishing down on the ice cream.

Is your ice cream too hard?

No worries, just let it sit out to soften a bit, then refreeze!

What other flavor ice cream can I use for ice cream cookie sandwiches?

Both Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream and Homemade Snickers Ice Cream would be tasty in these homemade ice cream sandwiches.

Can I use sugar cookies instead of chocolate chip?

Yes, you sure can! If you need a good recipe, my sugar cookies recipe is a good one!

More Ice Cream Recipes to Try!

  • Halloween Ice Cream Sandwich Spiders
  • Homemade Ice Cream Cake
  • No-Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream
  • Homemade Snickers Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This is such a fun and easy dessert that everyone will love! With the perfect amount of ice cream in between chewy chocolate chip cookies, these might even get as much excitement from your kids as the ice cream truck going down the street! The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy friends! 🙂

If you make this recipe, I would really appreciate it if you wouldgive it a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are easier to make than you think! Perfect for birthdays, a hot summer day, or just because!

servings 18 ice cream sandwiches

Prep Time 1 hour hr 30 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr

Ingredients

US CustomaryMetric

Instructions

  • Stir melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined. Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until lighter in color. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt. Scrape the sides of the bowl and the bottom really well to ensure a smooth, well stirred batter. Hand stir the chocolate chips into the batter and let it sit 20 minutes to let the flour soak into the rest of the batter.

  • Preheat oven to 325. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop cookie dough onto prepared pans, using a two tablespoon cookie scoop. Bake 8-9 minutes, rotating sheets half way through baking. When you pull your cookies out of the oven, they will looked cooked around the edges and undercooked in the center. Leave the cookies on the hot baking pans for 5-7 minutes or until you can remove them without falling apart. Place onto cooling racks and cool to room temperature. You should get 36 cookies total.

  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop ice cream balls onto one chocolate chip cookie, topping with a second one. Press down slightly. Continue filling sandwiches with ice cream until all 18 sandwiches are created.

  • Freeze 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and roll edges in sprinkles or mini chocolate chips (optional). Freeze until you're ready to serve.

Notes

*Like I said above, this recipe is really only going to take up as much time as you want it to take up. Go all out and make it all homemade or take it easy and make it semi-homemade or all store-bought. Either way, you’re going to have a great end product.

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, cookie ice cream sandwich

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe (2024)
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