Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

It’s everything you want in a summer treat. It’s cold, it’s sweet and it’s easy to make. Best of all, this recipe can be as fully or as semi homemade as you care to make it. Anyway you slice or dice it, homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches will be a hit.

I can’t think of anything better than the classic combination of chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream. If you’ve never made your own homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches what are you doing in life?

These are perfectly imperfect, and I think that’s part of their charm. I’ve seen people spread the ice cream on a sheet pan and cut it into circles with a big cookie cutter.

Who has time for that?

Certainly, if you are making homemade ice cream sandwiches for a party, then by all means dress them up a little. But if you are like the rest of us, and just trying to do your best to survive August, then I think you’ll love my easy method.

closeup of two chocolate chips cookies sandwiching vanilla ice cream that is slightly melting. Chocolate chips are scattered around

How to make homemade ice cream sandwich cookies:

  • Bake your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • Soften vanilla ice cream for about 20 minutes.
  • Scoop ice cream onto the flat side of a cookie.
  • Put another cookie on top of the ice cream and gently smoosh.

Yeah. That’s it. And yes it’s two cookies with ice cream. As I’m writing this recipe post it’s 2020, so who cares about a few extra calories at this point? If you do, then I would suggest looking at how to make ice cream sandwiches with cookies is probably not where you should be.

But for the rest of us.

A tall stack if homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is slightly melting and there are chocolate chips scattered around

What you need:

  • All purpose flour: the basis for any chocolate chip cookie
  • Baking soda: for lift
  • Salt: balances the sweet
  • Butter: the base for your cookies
  • Vanilla bean paste: a little bit extra over vanilla extract
  • Eggs: your emulsifier
  • Granulated sugar: do you have to ask?
  • Brown Sugar: for that caramel richness
  • Coffee liquor (optional): Adds a depth to your cookies
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Vanilla ice cream

Stack of 3 ice cream sandwiches made with cookies and ice cream shown with a small milk bottle of milk and a pink polka dot straw

Serve the cookie sandwiches with the cool beverage of your choice, and ENJOY!

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Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches


Bake your own chocolate chip cookies for the most amazing homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches ever!


  • 2 1/2 (300 grams) cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (160 grams) Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 cup coffee liquor (optional)
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 8 oz white chocolate chips


To bake the chocolate chip cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside
  3. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  4. Beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Couple of minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and mix until completely incorporated.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Add Coffee Liquor.
  8. Turn off mixer. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and blend on low speed until just incorporated.
  9. Add all the chocolate chips and fold in gently.
  10. Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto the parchment line baking sheet leaving space for cookies to spread while baking.
  11. Bake 13-16 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool cookies.

To assemble the ice cream sandwiches:

  1. Using the same ice cream scoop, scoop softened ice cream of your choice on to the flat side of one cookie and then gently place a second cookie on top. Gently squeeze together.
  2. Eat right away or place in an air tight container and store in the freezer.


You can use softened, store bought ice cream to save a step in making this treat. But if you have the time (and inclination) I highly recommend making your own ice cream as well.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Hi! I’m Pattymac

Sewist, Baker, Maker

I love figuring out new ways to use pom poms, where I can stash more fabric, and I’m always wondering what to bake next…chocolate or lemon? When not dreaming up new things to make (or bake), I love riding my beach cruiser on the Boardwalk, enjoying classic movies, and planting new things in my tiny but mighty container garden.

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