Talk about something that is fun to make! I’m not quite sure what prompted me to put ice cream sandwiches on the menu, but I’ve been itching to make these all week. My husband had a guys night on Saturday, and I knew that eight hungry guys at our house would be the perfect excuse for me to have these little buddies ready to go in the freezer. Or I could just say that I was wanting them myself, but why not have a legitimate excuse instead. Not only are these fun to create (with any cookie, ice cream or toppings that you so desire), but they were also easy and sitting in the freezer before I knew it.
I decided to go down the traditional route with chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream, mini chocolate chips and, of course, sprinkles. You just gotta have sprinkles. Maybe my excuse to make these ice cream sandwiches was just so that I could buy sprinkles. I also made a few sandwiches with salted caramel ice cream, and that is a decision I don’t regret. Let’s talk cookies. I would love to share with you all the chocolate chip cookie recipe I used, but since my husband is the master chocolate chip cookie maker in our house, he requested to keep his top secret recipe just that, a secret. I was actually quite surpised I was allowed to make them without his precise measurements 😉. There is a strong love for the perfect chocolate chip cookie in our household. With that being said, use whatever cookie recipe you desire. If you start thinking about it, there are endless possibilities and combinations that you can create! In a time crunch? Store bought cookies will do just fine. Sometimes you just need to have a sprinkled chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich within your reach, or maybe two or three.
There aren’t any precise measurements or ingredients, but here is what I used to make my cookie sandwich creations.
- Chocolate chip cookies, cooled or at room temperature after baking.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Salted caramel ice cream
- Mini chocolate chips
- Set the ice cream out 5-10 minutes prior to assembling the ice cream sandwiches, so that it will be slightly softened and easy to work with
- Place one rounded scoop of ice cream on the bottom side of a cookie. Take another cookie and use its bottom side to gently smoosh the ice cream down to the edges of both cookies. This will leave the tops of the cookies as the outside of the ice cream sandwich, and the ice cream as the creamy center.
- Roll the ice cream sandwich edges into your desired toppings, so that you have an even coating all around the cookie sandwich. You may need to pat some of the toppings onto the edges of the ice cream to make them stick.
- Place the ice cream sandwiches in the freezer until the ice cream has re-set and are easy to eat without getting your hands covered in melted ice cream, at least 30-45 minutes.