Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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The ultimate frozen sweet treat, chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are so tasty and fun for all ages and stages to enjoy! And that’s a fact.

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When I was in an economics class in high school we worked together as a class to come up with a product, market it, and sell it to the school. We learned all about markets, supply and demand, and stocks. As a class we decided to sell cookie ice cream sandwiches to the school during lunch hour. I fell in love with this treat then and haven’t gotten enough of them since!

Each member of the class was asked to sell a certain number of stocks in order to get the money for start-up costs. I’ve always loved business ideas and entrepreneurial ventures, so I bought all of my own stock shares plus most of my friends’. I think I spent almost $80 on our class project stock. That was a lot of money to me!

Here is the best part of the story: The econ teacher had been doing this business venture assignment for years. He knew there was a lot of money to be made as a stock holder, and he was normally the one to buy stock shares from his students. When he found out that I had been buying up much more than the average student he wasn’t super happy. He gave me a hard time and tried to make me doubt my investment; he even offered to buy the shares I had purchased. I didn’t give in, and in the end I made almost $300! It was a great return on my investment, much to his chagrin.

Let’s just say, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for cookie ice cream sandwiches!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Versatile: Even though this recipe calls specifically for chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream, you could substitute any kind of cookie and ice cream combo so the possibilities are limitless!
  • Nostalgia: Eating ice cream treats brings back so many memories of beautiful summer days
  • Special Occasion Worthy: These aren’t difficult but they certainly look fancy enough for parties, birthdays, and holidays.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – either homemade or store-bought
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Sprinkles: totally optional but they do look super cute

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities 

You come substitute any flavor of cookie for chocolate chips and any kind of ice cream!

Step #1. Set the ice cream out to soften. Meanwhile, pour half a cup of sprinkles onto a plate. Cut 4 one foot long pieces of plastic wrap and set aside.

Step #3. Roll the edge in sprinkles, then wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap. Repeat with the remaining cookies and ice cream.

Step #2. Place about a 1/2 cup of softened ice cream in the center of a cookie. Put the other cookie on top and press until ice is out to the edge of the cookies.

Step #4. Place the wrapped sandwiches in the freezer for 24 hours or until the ice cream has firmed back up. Remove from the freezer, unwrap, and enjoy!

How do you wrap an ice cream sandwich?

This recipe makes four ice cream sandwiches, so you’ll want four foot-long pieces of plastic wrap. There really isn’t one right way to do it, but you want to roll or fold it up tightly around the ice cream sandwich to prevent freezer burn.

How long are ice cream sandwiches good for?

These are great to make ahead and have on hand for guests or a party! If you make a bunch, store extras in a large sealable plastic bag in the freezer in their individual plastic wrap packages. They’ll keep for up to a month!

Can you use a different ice cream or cookie in ice cream sandwiches?

Absolutely! Have fun with this and use any of your favorite flavors. Other great combinations would be strawberry ice cream with peanut butter cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies with butter pecan ice cream, or snickerdoodles with chocolate ice cream. Have fun with it, and get creative! You can also use any sprinkles you like, depending on the occasion, holiday, or time of year.

The fun thing about this recipe is the sprinkles. You can use any sprinkle, any color, for any holiday or event! They add the perfect little detail to this simple dessert.

Expert Tips

  • You can add your favorite mix-ins to the ice cream before sandwiching it between the cookies – think about your favorite ice cream, candy, and syrup combinations and you’ll have a great start!
  • Use a cookie scoop when baking your cookies to help them be evenly sized, then your ice cream sandwiches will be evenly sized too!
  • Be sure to leave enough time for the cookies to cool completely before assembling your ice cream sandwiches. If they are even a little bit warm, the ice cream will want to slip and slide around too much.

More Ice Cream Recipes to Consider

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5 from 1 vote
The ultimate frozen sweet treat, chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are so tasty and fun for all ages and stages to enjoy! And that’s a fact.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 ice cream sandwiches

Ingredients 

  • 8 chocolate chip cookies – homemade or store-bought
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Sprinkles, optional
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Instructions 

  • Start by setting out your ice cream so that it can soften up. While your ice cream is softening, get out a plate or a shallow dish, and pour about a half cup of sprinkles into it.
  • Next, cut 4 pieces of plastic wrap that are about a foot long and set them aside.
  • Take one of the cookies and put a half cup of the soften ice cream on it, keeping it to the center. Place another cookie on top and press it together, so that the ice cream starts to come right to the edge of the cookies.
  • Roll the ice cream edge in the sprinkles. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Repeat with the other cookies and ice cream.
  • Place ice cream sandwiches in the freezer overnight or until the ice cream firms back up.
  • Unwrap and enjoy!

Notes

  • This is such a fun treat to make-ahead for friends coming over or parties. EVERYONE loves a chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich. That is a fact.
  • If I’m going to store them longer than a few days, I’ll stick the wrapped ice cream sandwiches in a larger sealable freezer bag for up to a month.
  • This is a great base recipe to use for all kinds of variations of cookie ice cream sandwiches: snickerdoodles and peach, chocolate chocolate chip and cherry, or anything else you can dream up!
  • You can customize the sprinkles for a super easy festive treat. (Tiny ice cream sandwiches rolled in blue or pink sprinkles for a baby shower would be adorable.)

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 4 ice cream sandwiches, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 278IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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This post was originally published in 2012, and has been updated and rephotographed in July 2019.

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5 Comments

  1. Robin says:

    How long when you took the cookies out of the freezer and you could bite into them?

    1. Melissa says:

      It’s going to depend some on your freezer temps, I have a chest freezer that is set fairly low and they took 10-15 minutes to be that perfect edible texture.

  2. Heather says:

    Great, now I have to go an make cc cookies…they looked so stinking great. Also LOVED the story. Way to stay strong and a really good, strong women story…because sometimes men just like to keep the ladies down in business…Free the Women!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    I would like one, now. Care to drive up to Provo? 😛 j/k

  4. crystal says:

    Why didn’t you let your mother in on that deal? Love those cookies!