Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the official go-to treat for the summer! Adults and kids gobble these perfectly portioned ice cream sandwiches right up!

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect treat for summer! They're easy to make and absolutely delicious! Get the full recipe on saltandbaker.com

Have you made my Double Chocolate Chip Cookies yet?! Add it to your to-do list! But really, the cookies (and the cookie dough) tastes amazing! In fact, it was the double chocolate chip cookies that inspired these Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!

I had some leftover Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream sitting in my freezer a few weeks ago and wanted to make something new. I’ve received a lot of comments and messages from readers telling me just how much they’ve loved the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. So I decided to use that chocolate cookie base (minus the chocolate chips), and use it for ice cream sandwiches!

Two photos; the left one is homemade chocolate cookie dough in a mixing bowl, and the right photo of chocolate cookie dough balls.

Think of allll the ice cream cookie sandwich combinations you can make! You could make ice cream cookies with gingersnap cookies, chocolate chip cookies, sprinkle cookies, oatmeal zucchini cookies, pumpkin cookiescake box cookies, sugar cookies, the list goes on and on!

This ice cream sandwich is a classic. You have a rich and creamy vanilla ice cream sandwiched by two soft and chewy chocolate cookies. This ice cream sandwich is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyones face who eats this simple and fun dessert.

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect treat for summer! They're easy to make and absolutely delicious! Get the full recipe on saltandbaker.com

Tips for making the perfect ice cream sandwich

Don’t overcook the cookies. When you place ice cream between two cookies they’ll get harder (because they’re getting cold from the ice cream). You want to have a soft cookie so that you can bite into the ice cream sandwich without breaking your teeth, and risking the sandwich crumbling to a million pieces.

Thick cookies. But not too thick. This double chocolate cookie recipe produces a plump and thick cookie! In fact, you’ll notice in the recipe directions that I instruct you to lightly flatten the cookie with your palm. I do this so that the cookies won’t bake into a dome shape. The slightly flattened cookie will make for easier eating, better structure, and perfect ice cream to cookie ratios.

The finishing touch that ensures you’ve made the perfect ice cream cookie sandwich is to add some nice texture. When I say texture I mean, mini chocolate chips! After assembling the ice cream cookies, roll the ice cream portion in mini chocolate chips. This small addition adds a nice crunch and fun flare!

Have fun with these ice cream cookies! This recipe can be adapted in so many ways. It would be yummy to add a spoonful of caramel between the cookies, or how fun would it be to roll the ice cream portion in Fruity Pebbles or even nerds?!

Homemade chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches with a bit taken out of one ice cream sandwich.

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Homemade chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches with a bit taken out of one ice cream sandwich.
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Potassium 189mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 40g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings: 10 ice cream sandwiches
Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Delicious vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate fudge cookies, and then rolled in mini chocolate chips... it's the perfect summer treat!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
Calories: 381 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 7 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

  2. In a medium size bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine the sugar and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, oil, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. 

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined. 

  5. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop and scoop out dough. Place on the cookie sheet leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Using the palm of your hand, gently press down on each cookie. *

  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Be careful not to over bake! 

  7. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Assembling the Ice Cream Sandwiches
  1. Once cooled. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the bottom side of 1 cookie, take another cookie and sandwich together. Immediately roll the ice cream portion in mini chocolate chips. Place in an airtight container to freeze and enjoy later, or you can eat immediately! 

Recipe Notes

*By gently pressing the cookie down, it makes the ice cream sandwich cookies flatter and a bit more manageable. It's fine if you choose not to press down the cookies... you'll just have some round ice cream sandwiches!

 

**Nutrition facts do not include the ice cream.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream cookie sandwich, ice cream cookies, ice cream sandwich
Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect treat for summer! This summer treat is made using homemade chocolate cookies and vanilla ice cream. They're easy to make and absolutely delicious! Kids and adults will gobble these right up! Get the full recipe on saltandbaker.com #saltandbaker #icecreamsandwiches #icecreamcookies #homemadeicecream #frozendessert