As the temps rise, a cool treat is always a welcome dessert on a hot day. This summer, enjoy a classic ice cream sandwich with a chocolate chip cookie twist! Serve these chocolate chip ice cream sandwich treats to your hungry crew, or enjoy one (or two!) all to yourself.
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Creamy ice cream cookie sandwiches are an easy dessert to make and only require a few simple ingredients. With no baking required, this chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe comes together in a snap!
Plus, they can be easily customized to your liking. For example, you can use any type of ice cream flavor or cookie that you prefer. Or, get creative and add some fun toppings like sprinkles, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts. Yum!
How to Make an Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie
Ice cream and cookies come together to make these delicious chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. My kids like the M&M chocolate chip cookies best, but any type will work well with this simple recipe.
While you can certainly make homemade chocolate chip cookies, you don’t have to. Just choose your favorite flavor cookie and your homemade ice cream sandwiches will come together in minutes!
To make your delicious chipwich recipe, you will need:
- 1 Half gallon of ice cream (choose your favorite ice cream flavor!)
- An ice cream scoop
- 1 package of store bought chocolate chip cookies
- Mini chocolate chips
- Sprinkles of choice
Start by placing your cookies in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This will help them firm up and make them easier to work with.
Next, soften ice cream for about 5-10 minutes at room temperature. This will make it easier to scoop and control when your ice cream goes.
Then, use an ice cream scoop to place a scoop of ice cream on on top of a cooled chocolate chip cookie. Add a second cookie on top and press gently to create your sandwich.
Using a butter knife or spatula, remove any ice cream that has come out of the sandwich so the sides are smooth.
Then, roll the edges in chopped nuts, sprinkles, or mini chocolate chips for a fun and festive touch.
If the toppings don’t want to stick, press the topping gently onto the edges of the ice cream with your fingers.
Repeat this process quickly until all of your sandwiches are assembled. Place the finished ice cream sandwiches on a baking sheet covered with a piece of parchment paper.
Put in the freezer for 10-20 minutes to harden.
Wrap each sandwich in wax paper or plastic wrap and store in a gallon freezer storage bag and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
Pro Tip: If the ice cream seems to have melted at any point while making the ice cream sandwich cookie, return the ice cream and half-completed or fully completed cookie sandwiches to the freezer to solidify again.
For an extra special treat, heat up your container of hot fudge sauce for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Then, drizzle it over your ice cream sandwich before enjoying!
Ice Cream Cookie Variations
This frozen treat is just the beginning of a great, hot summer day. Get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Creamy vanilla ice cream filling with snickerdoodle cookies
- Chocolate ice cream with Oreo cookies
- Strawberry ice cream with graham crackers
- Coffee ice cream with chocolate chip cookies
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream with double chocolate cookies (maybe even Thin Mints!)
No matter what flavor combo you choose, these ice cream sandwiches are sure to be a hit with any crowd!
Ice Cream Sandwich Topping Ideas
As I mentioned before, feel free to get creative with your ice cream sandwich cookie toppings. In addition to the toppings listed in the recipe, here are a few more fun ideas:
- Chopped candy bars
- Toffee chips
- Crushed pretzels
- Sea salt (drizzle with caramel!)
- Chopped cookies
- Butterscotch chips
- Coconut flakes
- Sliced almonds
- Chopped walnut pieces
- White sugar
- Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles cereal
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Crushed Oreo cookies
- Graham cracker pieces
- Mini marshmallows
- Reese’s Pieces
The possibilities are endless! The kids will love coming up with silly and tasty combos, so get them involved in the kitchen for this one.
How to Store Ice Cream Sandwiches
These chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months, so they make a great make-ahead dessert.
Just be sure to store them in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.
When you’re ready to enjoy, let the sandwich sit out for a few minutes to soften slightly before taking a bite.
Assuming you can resist eating them all in one sitting, that is…
How Many Ice Cream Sandwiches Does This Recipe Make?
This recipe will yield about 12-16 ice cream sandwiches, depending on the size of your cookies and how thick you like your sandwiches.
For smaller gatherings, you can easily halve the recipe. Or, for a party, you can double or triple it as needed.
What’s the Best Type of Cookie to Use?
You can use any type of cookie you like for these ice cream sandwiches! Just be sure to choose a cookie that pairs well with your chosen ice cream flavor.
Some of our favorites include chocolate chip, sugar cookies, snickerdoodle, double chocolate, and M&M candy cookies. But feel free to experiment and use whatever you have on hand.
These chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat this summer! They’re easy to make, customizable, and absolutely delicious treats. So, what are you waiting for? These chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are just begging to be devoured!