Learn how to make one of the best summertime desserts—the Chipwich. This chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is simply delicious and easy to make.

stack of four chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches on white plate

Take a nice long look at that photo. How good does that chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich look? Best of all, it is so easy to make. The homemade Chipwich is creamy vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies and loaded with mini chocolate chips.

I loved Chipwiches when I was a kid. With two desserts in one, the Good Humor ice cream sandwich was unquestionably one of my favorites. Now as an adult I realize how easy it is to make your own cookie ice cream sandwich and it’s ten times better. I’ll tell you why.

What is a chipwich?

A Chipwich is a dessert made with ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies and roll the sides in chocolate chips. Chipwich is trademarked by Crave Better Foods, LLC .

chocolate chip cookie recipe ingredients labeled with text
photo collage demonstrating how to make homemade chocolate chip cookies for ice cream sandwiches

How to make a homemade chipwich

The secret to a delicious homemade cookie ice cream sandwich? Using the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, of course. Nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie. So when you sandwich two together with ice cream, you are most certainly in for a treat.

Bake the chocolate chip cookies according to the instructions (I included it in the recipe card below). Then let the cookies cool completely. A key step in making these homemade Chipwiches is freezing the cookies after they’re done cooling. You’d think all you have to do is sandwich ice cream between freshly-baked cookies, but that’s not the case.

Freezing the cookies makes them sturdier and hardens the melted chocolate chips. You need stiff cookies in order to sandwich the ice cream in between otherwise you’ll have a crumbly cookie mess. Don’t worry though, the chilled cookies will maintain their deliciousness!

Once the ice cream is sandwiched in the center, roll the sides of the ice cream sandwich in mini chocolate chips. Place the chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches in the freezer to set and enjoy whenever!

chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack next to gallon of vanilla ice cream
chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich on its side in bowl of mini chocolate chips

How to store ice cream sandwiches

Once the ice cream sandwiches are assembled, make sure you put them back in the freezer to harden and set. Then, individually wrap the chipwiches in plastic wrap or reusable storage bags. Ice cream sandwiches will keep for up to a month in the freezer.

More ice cream sandwich recipes

Ice cream sandwiches are the best summer treat! Here are a few of my favorites…

chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches on parchment paper

One more secret to a perfect cookie ice cream sandwich: Good quality vanilla ice cream. I’m talking slow-churned vanilla from your local ice cream shop. After all, if you’re going to make a homemade Chipwich, you might as well hit it out of the ball park, right?

I suggest wrapping them individually so they are easy to grab on a hot summer’s night. If you try this recipe, be sure to tag @ifyougiveablondeakitchen on social media so I can see your homemade chipwich!

two chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches stack on top of each other

The Homemade Chipwich: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Learn how to make one of the best summertime desserts—the Chipwich. This chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is simply delicious and easy to make.
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Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter,, room temperature
  • ¾ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg,, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • ½ gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat on medium speed the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about four minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat until combined, 20 to 30 seconds.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the dough. Careful not to over beat. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough, shape into a ball, and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Press down on the dough slightly with your hand or back of a measuring cup. Repeat placing each ball of cookie dough about 1- to 2-inches apart. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Transfer to the freezer for 20-30 minutes.

Ice Cream Sandwich Assembly

  • Take one cookie and place a scoop of ice cream (about 1/4 cup) on the flat side of the cookie. Top with flat side of second cookie to make a sandwich.
  • Place mini chocolate chips in a bowl or on plate. Roll sides of the sandwich in the chips. Serve immediately or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze.

Notes

*Transferring the chocolate chip cookies to the freezer is essential. If you try to make the sandwiches with warm or room temperature cookies, the cookies will break when you press the ice cream between them. You will also get chocolate chips all over your hands!
Storing homemade chipwiches: Once you have assembled the ice cream sandwiches, let them harden in the freezer for an hour. Then, individually wrap them in plastic wrap or place in reusable storage bags. Chipwiches will keep in the freezer for up to a month.

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