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Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12
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We scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade ice cream sandwiches! Ice cream nestled between two tender cookies is hard to beat. Our Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect summer treat and can be made ahead of time, so you're ready to whip them out in a flash. To get started, grab your Betty Crocker™ cookie mix. You'll be legendary for our ice cream cookie sandwiches, and we think your kids will love them, too.

Do you remember licking around the edges of your ice cream sandwich as a kid, trying to catch every drip? It’s one of life’s sweetest memories!

Updated Sep 22, 2023
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What are cookie ice cream sandwiches?

This popular summertime treat is really quite simple: just sandwich a scoop of cool, creamy ice cream between two cookies! In this Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe, we use rich vanilla ice cream and two perfectly buttery, crispy chocolate chip cookies. It’s easy to make, thanks to Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix — the cookies bake up in no time. The best part: once you’ve created your chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, you can dip the edges in a rainbow of sprinkles to make it extra special. Keep a pouch or two of Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix on hand in your pantry so you can whip up a batch whenever the craving strikes!

Get creative with flavors

You can swap in any ice cream flavor you’d like when making your cookie ice cream sandwich. In the mood for mint chocolate chip? Or butter pecan? Both would be delicious in this recipe. Or mix and match different ice cream and cookie flavors, so everyone in your family can enjoy their favorite combination.

Easy and fun for every occasion

Kids will love helping out with this recipe. From dumping the cookie ingredients in a bowl and scooping the dough to assembling the sandwiches and rolling them in all those colorful sprinkles, your kiddos will have so much fun creating their own ice cream treat. You can enjoy your homemade ice cream sandwiches right away (all that finger-licking meltiness!) or wrap them up and tuck them in the freezer for later. They’re a festive birthday treat, a marvelous finale for a neighborhood gathering and a wonderful surprise to pull out when someone needs a little extra sunshine and sweetness.



  • 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

    For easy cleanup, line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • 2
    Make cookie dough as directed on pouch, using butter and egg.
  • 3

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.

    For easy cleanup, line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    You want the cookies to have plenty of space so they don’t bump into each other as they spread.

  • 4
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 5
    Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6

    For each ice cream sandwich, place 1 scoop of ice cream (about 1/3 cup) between 2 cookies.

    For best results, ice cream should be slightly softened when assembling the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. However, you’ll want to work quickly to make sure the ice cream doesn’t start to melt too much.

  • 7
    Gently press cookies together (ice cream should spread to edge of cookies).
  • 8

    Roll ice cream edges in sprinkles.

    Place sprinkles or mini chocolate chips in a pie plate or on a dinner plate for easy rolling.

    Transfer the ice cream cookie sandwich to a cookie sheet in the freezer as you make them — so they don’t melt while you make the remaining sandwiches.

  • 9
    Eat immediately, OR to save for later, wrap sandwiches individually in plastic wrap. Place in resealable freezer bag, and freeze until needed.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For homemade ice cream sandwiches, use any flavor of Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix instead of the chocolate chip cookie mix.
  • tip 2
    Drizzle a little ice cream topping between the cookies and ice cream for more indulgent Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.
  • tip 3
    How do I soften ice cream to make ice cream sandwiches? - If your ice cream is too hard, you might break a cookie trying to press your ice cream sandwiches together. You can soften ice cream and make it easier to work with by letting it stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Of course there is a balance, you will want to work quickly: don’t let that ice cream get too melty.
  • tip 4
    How to plus-up your cookie ice cream sandwiches - Variety is the spice of life! Feel free to stir a few mix-ins into your ice cream to add fun textures and flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best cookies for ice cream cookie sandwiches?

In the Betty Crocker Kitchens, we used Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix for our homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches, but you can really use any Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix. In fact, if you’re making the ice cream sandwiches for a celebration, it might be fun to bake up a few different cookie mixes — you can mix and match ice creams, too.


350 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Ice Cream Sandwich
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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