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This Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich recipe is a summer favorite! Creamy ice cream is sandwiched between soft and chewy M&M cookies for a delicious, fun way to enjoy two favorite desserts in one. Grab your ice cream flavor of choice and whip these up today!

ice cream cookie sandwiches in a baking pan

The spirit of summer is strong as ever right now and an ice cream cookie sandwich saves the day. One of these in your hand will keep you smiling, satisfied, and COOL.

The BEST Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Making an ice cream cookie sandwich is really easy, but there are two very important components… the cookies and the ice cream!

The Cookies.

You can use any soft cookie you want, but we LOVE my M&M Cookies for these ice cream cookie sandwiches. They’re seriously the best! However, if you’d like to stick with a more traditional cookie ice cream sandwich, use this chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

The Ice Cream.

Not only do you want to sandwich your ice cream between two delicious soft and chewy cookies, but you NEED a good quality ice cream for the perfect ice cream cookie sandwich. I’m talking super creamy with a wonderful flavor. If you’re going to take the time to make your own homemade ice cream cookie sandwich, it might as well be amazing, right?

I’ve been obsessed with Open Nature’s non-dairy desserts. I found Open Nature® at a value in Texas exclusively at Albertsons and there are so many great choices. You can shop for these products at the Albertsons Companies family of stores or online. You can also find Open Nature non-dairy desserts at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Tom Thumb and Vons or online. Albertsons also offers Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™ for convenient ways to shop!

ice cream cookie sandwiches on white plates near pints of ice cream

Open Nature has a variety of  minimally processed, high quality products, including “better for you” ice creams and non-dairy frozen desserts. Open Nature’s non-dairy desserts are a great alternative to traditional ice cream with sorbet, almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, and coconut milk options. We especially enjoy the cashew milk frozen ‘desserts’. They are super delicious and offer some of our favorite flavors, like Cookie Dough, Salted Caramel Cluster and Vanilla Bean. Yum!

Nothing beats cold, creamy ice cream and soft, scrumptious cookies. So when you combine the two together, you are most certainly in for a treat.

scoop of ice cream on cookie

How to Make a Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

This recipe starts with baking the M&M Cookies or Chocolate Chip Cookies according to the instructions. I included the M&M Cookie recipe in the recipe card below, but if you want all of the tips and tricks for baking the cookies, visit the full post.

Once the cookies are baked, let them cool completely. It is very important when making these ice cream cookie sandwiches to freeze the cookies after they’ve cooled. You may think it would work just fine to sandwich the ice cream between freshly-baked cookies, but that won’t work very well.

When you freeze the cookies, it will make them sturdier and more stiff, so they won’t become a crumbly mess when you press the cookies around the ice cream.

Take a large scoop of ice cream and sandwich it between two cookies. Feel free to roll the sides in sprinkles, mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, or chopped nuts. Place the ice cream sandwiches in the freezer to set and enjoy whenever!

how to make a ice cream cookie sandwich

How to Store Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

After you’ve assembled the ice cream cookie sandwiches, place them back in the freezer to harden and set. Once set, individually wrap each ice cream cookie sandwich in plastic wrap or place them in a zip-top freezer baggie. Ice cream sandwiches will keep for up to a month in the freezer.

Tips For Making Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

  • It’s best to slightly under bake the cookies. You want the M&M cookies to be super soft and easy to bite into, after freezing them.
  • Don’t forget to freeze the cookies for about thirty minutes before making the ice cream cookie sandwiches. I typically make the cookies the day before we make the ice cream sandwiches.
  • Feel free to experiment with different ice cream flavors and cookie varieties!
  • If you plan to roll your cookies in sprinkles or candy, be sure to have lots of fun options available!
ice cream cookie sandwich with M&M cookies

More Favorite Summer Treats

Chocolate Delight

Peach Crisp

Peach Blueberry Crisp

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

If you try this Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and if your family loves it as much as mine does, be sure to give it a five star ⭐️ rating! Also, tag @kimscravings on Instagram with a picture of your creation. It’s so fun to see what you’re cooking! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive more healthy delicious recipes straight to your inbox.

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Nutrition Facts
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 ice cream sandwich cookie)
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 642IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:15 ice cream cookie sandwiches
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
 

This Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich recipe is a summer favorite! Creamy ice cream is sandwiched between soft and chewy M&M cookies for a delicious, fun way to enjoy two favorite desserts in one. Grab your ice cream flavor of choice and whip these up today!

Ingredients
For the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
  • 2 pints (about 4 cups) ice cream (I used Open Nature cashew milk frozen dairy dessert in the flavors vanilla bean and cookie dough)
  • 32 M&M Cookies (recipe below)
  • Optional for rolling the sides of the cookie sandwiches: mini M&Ms, crushed M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles
For the M&M Cookies
  • 3 ¼ cup (390g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup, 2 sticks, (226g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups (288g) light or dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups M&M’s, plus more for tops if desired
Instructions
M&M Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 365ºF or 185ºC. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Add softened butter and sugars to a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat together on medium speed until combined and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition until just combined. With the last egg, add in vanilla extract.
  4. On low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Fold in the M&M’s. I have had success baking this dough without chilling it, but chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes will yield the best cookie.

  5. Drop balls of cookie dough onto the lined cookie sheet. I use about 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.
  6. Bake for 10-12 mins. Remove from the oven right when edges start getting golden.
  7. If desired, while the cookies are still warm, press a few extra M&M’s into the tops of each cookie. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Before making the ice cream cookie sandwiches, transfer to the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Assembly
  1. Take one cookie and place a scoop of ice cream (about 1/3 to 1/4 cup) on the flat side of the cookie. Top with flat side of second cookie to make a sandwich.
  2. Optional: Place mini or crushed M&Ms, sprinkles or mini chocolate chips in a bowl or on plate. Roll sides of the sandwich in the chips or sprinkles. You can serve immediately or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze.

Recipe Notes

*Transferring the baked cookies to the freezer is very important. If you try to make the sandwiches without freezing the cookies first, the cookies will break when you press the ice cream between them.
Storing ice cream cookie sandwiches: Once assembled, let them harden in the freezer for an hour. Then, individually wrap them in plastic wrap or place in reusable storage bags. They will keep in the freezer for up to a month.

Author: Kim
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream cookie sandwich, ice cream sandwich cookies

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