Try making your own Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches as a cold treat this summer. Homemade chocolate cookies are filled with yummy vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect summer treat!
These Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfect for snacks, after-school snacks, party food, and dessert.
This is a budget-friendly way to treat your family to some delicious ice cream sandwiches all summer long.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are extremely easy to make.
Ice cream sandwiches really take me back to my childhood. Every time the ice cream truck used to pass by in my neighborhood, I would always request an ice cream sandwich.
Fast forward to now, and things haven’t changed much. These cold treats are still my go-to summer snack, so I figure I whip up a homemade batch.
My Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are oh-so-delicious. I love how the chocolate cookie balances perfectly with the vanilla ice cream.
Plus, the cookie has the best consistency: not too soft, but not too hard. It complements the ice cream incredibly well!
You can either make your own chocolate cookies or purchase some cookies and then fill them with vanilla ice cream or another flavor of ice cream. Eat them right away or store them in the freezer for later.
In less than two hours, you’ll have chocolatey cookies with cold ice cream ready to enjoy!
The sun is beating down on you and it's just too hot to do anything in the kitchen.
It's time for some cold sweets that will cool you down and make your day better!
These cookie ice cream sandwiches are a great go-to recipe when you need a sweet treat quickly.
HOW TO MAKE COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Homemade chocolate cookies are baked until perfect and then filled with vanilla ice cream for a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Sheet
- Circular cookie cutter (about 2 ½ inches in diameter)
- Stand mixer
- Wire rack
COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious summer snack your family will love.
All you need is:
- some a/p flour
- high-quality cocoa powder
- baking powder
- granulated sugar
- unsalted butter
- an egg
- vanilla extract
- vanilla ice cream
COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium-sized bowl, sift together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together sugar and butter.
Add the egg and mix well, followed by the vanilla extract.
Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix.
Once cookie dough forms, wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for about one hour.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Add flour to a clean working surface. Sprinkle flour on a rolling pin.
Roll out cookie dough until it’s about ½ an inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out 12 circles of the cookie dough.
Place the cutout cookie gently on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
Once the cookies are cool, add ice cream (about 2 scoops) to one cookie and sandwich with another cookie and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in your freezer.
In less than two hours, you’ll have a yummy cold treat that’s sure to become a new favorite!
COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made homemade ice cream sandwiches, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES?
This Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 48 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 15 minutes to make the cookie dough
- Close to 1 hour to chill the cookie dough
- Around 8 minutes to bake until crispy
- 15 minutes to cool the cookies
- 10 minutes to fill with ice cream
HOW DO I STORE COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES?
You can store Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Simply remove the ice cream sandwich from the freezer and let it sit for a few minutes to soften and then enjoy.
CAN I USE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM INSTEAD OF VANILLA ICE CREAM?
You can use chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream to make these delicious ice cream sandwiches.
You can also use ice cream flavors like Neapolitan, strawberry, mint chip, cookies ‘n cream, etc.
CAN I USE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INSTEAD OF CHOCOLATE COOKIES?
Yes, you can use chocolate chip cookies to make these cookie ice cream sandwiches instead of chocolate cookies.
You can use any type of cookies you want to make these cookie ice cream sandwiches.
Oatmeal cookies or peanut butter cookies would make a great option too.
CAN I MAKE COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches ahead of time.
Simply keep the ice cream sandwiches stored in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES?
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches go well with a wide variety of snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together for a snack or at a party.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Air Fryer Powdered Donuts
- Patriotic Dunkaroo Dip
- Strawberry Milkshakes
- Golden Oreo Bark
- Rainbow Ice Cream
CAN I USE STORE-BOUGHT CHOCOLATE COOKIES INSTEAD OF HOMEMADE COOKIES?
Yes, you can use store-bought chocolate cookies in this recipe instead of homemade chocolate cookies.
The steps will be pretty much the same. Using premade cookies saves a ton of time.
I suggest purchasing large chocolate cookies so your ice cream sandwiches will be large.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS ICE CREAM SANDWICH RECIPE?
This fun Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try rolling the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches in sprinkles.
Place sprinkles in a bowl, like chocolate sprinkles or rainbow sprinkles, and dip the side of the ice cream sandwich into the sprinkles and roll it until all of the ice cream is covered in sprinkles. YUM!
COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH RECIPE
- 1 ½ cups a/p flour + extra for rolling
- 7 tbsp high-quality cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Circular cookie cutter (about 2 ½ inches in diameter)
- 12 scoops vanilla ice cream, about 6 cups
- In a medium-sized bowl, sift together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, cream together sugar and butter.
- Add egg and mix well, followed by the vanilla extract.
- Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix.
- Once cookie dough forms, wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for about one hour.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Add flour to a clean working surface. Sprinkle flour on a rolling pin.
- Roll out cookie dough until it’s about ½ an inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out circles of the cookie dough.
- Place gently on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Allow cooling on a wire rack.
- Add ice cream (about 2 scoops) to one cookie and sandwich with another cookie.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 650Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 3gSugar: 46gProtein: 10g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
And remember, if you want to keep your kids busy this summer or just have some fun in the kitchen with them, try making these delicious homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Your family will thank you and enjoy every bite!
Whether it’s for a party, event, or just because- we know that a bowl of ice cream is always worth celebrating.
Whether you're a chocolate lover or prefer vanilla, these ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat for summer.
The cookies taste like they came from your local bakery but were baked at home.
With all of the ingredients in this recipe, it can be hard to resist making more than one batch!
So go ahead and give them a try today – we promise that you won't regret it!
I hope you enjoy this homemade ice cream sandwich recipe as much as my family does!
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