Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

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This easy semi-homemade chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe is about to become one of your favorite warm weather desserts!

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There are few things that scream summertime more to me than a delicious chocolate chip ice cream sandwich. You’ll love how easy they are to make, too!

This easy cookie ice cream sandwich is so simple: just grab your favorite cookies and ice cream flavor!

I loved ice cream sandwiches when I was a kid, but I gotta be honest: there’s something SO amazing about making them yourself at home!

Just place a scoop of your favorite ice cream in between two chocolate chip cookies and you’re done. I personally used vanilla for this recipe, but the possibilities are endless!

Make these easy treats to take with you on a hot summer day to the pool, backyard BBQ’s, parties and more!

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How to Make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich (also known as a Chipwich)

Homemade ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make. The secret to the best homemade cookie ice cream sandwich is the cookie! For this recipe I chose my favorite brand of M&M cookies, but you could use any kind you like.

cookie ice cream sandwich ingredients

The true key is freezing the cookies before assembling your chipwich. While store bought cookies are already pretty sturdy, taking the extra step of popping them into the freezer will help ensure the ice cream doesn’t melt while you’re assembling these cookie ice cream sandwiches.

Then just sandwich the scoop of ice cream in the center using a cookie scoop or rubber spatula. Then, roll the sides of the ice cream sandwich cookie in your favorite toppings that you’ve placed in a medium bowl (to make it easy to roll).

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Place the completely assembled chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches on a sheet pan or baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the freezer to set and they’re ready to enjoy whenever!

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So simple and easy to put together, and this chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe is also a great recipe for the kids to help with, too! If the ice cream starts getting a little melty while little hands are helping assemble, just pop the semi-completed desserts back in the freezer for a little bit to harden again.

Ingredients needed for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

m&m ice cream sandwich ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to create this chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe:

Creamy vanilla Ice Cream (or whatever your favorite flavor is)

Store bought chocolate chip or M&M cookies

Optional toppings like mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes, rainbow sprinkles, sliced almonds or walnut pieces

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Tips for the Best Semi-Homemade Ice Cream Chipwiches

For best results, don’t forget to put those cookies in the freezer FIRST before you assemble your ice cream sandwiches! This simple step is crucial, as it helps the ice cream from melting too quickly while you’re finishing assembling them.

If you notice while assembling the ice cream sandwiches that the ice cream seems a little melty, just put thes emi-completed cookie sandwiches back in the freezer to harden a little bit before finishing them up.

This M&M cookie and vanilla ice cream recipe is just one idea. The possibilities are endless! Experiment with different sizes and types of cookies and ice cream to make this recipe your own, or even try whipping up homemade chocolate chip cookies!

There are SO many toppings that would taste delicious with this easy ice cream sandwich recipe. Here are some more to try:

butterscotch chips, crushed Oreo cookies, Reeses Pieces, crushed graham crackers with mini marshmallows, Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Macadamia nuts and more!

This cookie recipe is easy to tweak. Try peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream, giant cookies with mint chip, sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles for a birthday cake ice cream cookie, etc.

Be sure to also use a good quality vanilla ice cream (or whatever ice cream flavor you like). It truly matters when it comes to the consistency of the ice cream cookie sandwiches. These are also great with chocolate ice cream, too!

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How to store ice cream sandwiches

Once the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches are assembled, put them back in the freezer to harden and set. I suggest wrapping them individually in plastic wrap or reusable storage bags to make them easy to grab, and then placing them inside an airtight container or plastic bag.

These ice cream sandwich cookies will last for up to a month in the freezer! These bad boys are the perfect treat on hot summer nights.

Love this easy dessert? Check out these quick links:

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Valentines Milk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

4th of July Red White and Blue Cookies

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M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy semi-homemade chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe is about to become one of your favorite warm weather desserts!

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Ice Cream (or whatever your favorite flavor is)
  • Store bought chocolate chip or M&M cookies
  • Optional toppings like mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes, sprinkles, sliced almonds or walnut pieces

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour your toppings into individual bowls. Place your cookies in the freezer first for about 10 minutes to get them nice and cold.
  2. Turn a cookie upside-down and place a scoop of ice cream onto it.
  3. Place another cookie on top, right-side-up, and press down gently.
  4. Using a knife or icing spatula, even out any ice cream that has come out of the sandwich.
  5. Roll the ice cream sandwich into the topping of your choice. If the toppings doesn’t seem to be sticking, you can also use your hand to press the topping into the ice cream.
  6. Place the finished ice cream sandwich on the prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden.
  7. Store by wrapping each ice cream sandwich in a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap and place in a gallon freezer storage bag.

Notes

The ice cream sandwiches will last in the freezer for up to one month.

Tip: When you're ready to enjoy one, I recommend placing it on a plate at room temperature for a few minutes before eating, as the cookies might be a little too hard straight from the freezer.

Don’t forget to put those cookies in the freezer FIRST before you assemble your ice cream sandwiches! This simple step is crucial, as
it helps the ice cream from melting too quickly while you’re finishing assembling them.

If you notice while assembling the ice cream sandwiches that
the ice cream seems a little melty, just put the semi-completed cookie sandwiches back in the freezer to harden a little bit before finishing them up.

This M&M cookie and vanilla ice cream recipe is just one idea. The possibilities are endless! Experiment with different sizes and types of cookies and ice cream to make this recipe your own.

There are SO many toppings that would taste delicious with this easy ice cream sandwich recipe. Here are some more to try:

butterscotch chips, crushed Oreo cookies, Reeses Pieces, crushed
graham crackers with mini marshmallows, Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Macadamia nuts and more!



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Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches are so fun and easy to make. I hope this is your new favorite recipe too! This frozen treat is one of our family’s favorites.

If you make this cookie ice cream sandwiches recipe I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram @simply.siobhan or using the hashtag #mimosasandmotherhood

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