When the heat’s on, an ice cream cookie sandwich is the answer.

Now you can make them at home with just cookie dough, ice cream, and any variety of fun “roll-ins!”

Who hasn’t grown up with ice cream sandwiches in one form or another? They’re a portable cold and sweet treat so no moment of summer fun is missed.

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Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Two ingredients and decorations are all you need to make homemade ice cream sandwiches.
  • This ice cream sandwich recipe is a great alternative to birthday cakes.
  • Assemble a DIY ice cream cookie bar with bowls of colorful sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or crushed Oreo cookies, and let guests create a frozen dessert masterpiece.
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Just 2 Ingredients

Cookie Dough – Chocolate chip, peanut butter, or sugar cookie dough flavors will all work! No need to buy the name-brand, store brand is just fine! Or keep frozen peanut butter cookie dough on hand and save the trip.

Ice Cream – Match the ice cream to the cookies! Vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate

Variations – Go the extra mile and mix in some nuts, extra chocolate chips or even a fudgy sauce.

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches

Quick and easy ice cream sandwiches are fun and easy to make.

  1. Bake and cool the cookies according to package directions.
  2. Layer ice cream between two cookies, pressing so the ice cream reaches the edges
  3. Roll the edges in the sprinkles and freeze, as per the recipe below.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Tips

  • Cookies should be fully cooled to stay firm when pressed against the ice cream.
  • For best results, let the ice cream soften before using in Step 3.
  • Make the cookies as big or small as you like using round or square cookie cutter shapes.
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How To Store Ice Cream Sandwiches

Keep ice cream cookie sandwiches in the freezer wrapped individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper and a zippered bag for up to a month.

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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Make frosty ice cream cookie sandwiches for the best cool and creamy treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chill time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly


  • 16 ounces Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough such as Pillsbury
  • 2 cups ice cream slightly softened
  • ¼ cup decorations such as sprinkles cookie crumbs, chopped nuts, or mini chocolate chips, as desired


  • Shape cookie dough into 12 cookies. Bake according to package directions. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Pour your sprinkles, cookie crumbs, chopped nuts, or mini chocolate chips into a wide shallow bowl.
  • On a large baking sheet, lay out 6 cookies, bottom side up. Scoop ⅓ cup of ice cream onto each cookie. Top each sandwich with a second cookie, bottom side down, pressing together gently.
  • Roll the outer edge of the ice cream into the prepared decorations.
  • Place them in the freezer for at least 3 hours, or until ready to serve.


  • If not serving immediately, ice cream sandwiches can be wrapped individually in wax paper or plastic wrap, then stored in a resealable freezer bag for about a month.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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