Ice cream and cookies are always a good idea! So I’ve rounded up the top 10 best cookies for homemade ice cream sandwiches, plus ice cream pairing ideas! Mix and match to create your perfect ice cream sandwich recipe!
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
On a hot Summer day, few things are more enticing than a cold and creamy ice cream sandwich! And thankfully, making them couldn’t be easier! Simply bake up some cookies, sandwich your favorite flavor of ice cream in between, and dig in.
The hardest part? Deciding what cookies to bake! But don’t fret, because I’ve got you covered. Here are the top 10 best cookies for homemade ice cream sandwiches. Plus, the best ice cream pairing ideas to go with each!
Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy, boozy, and loaded with chocolate chips, this makes the perfect “adults only” ice cream sandwich!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Coffee or Cinnamon.
Soft Batch Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies
With their brownie like texture and intense chocolate flavor, these make an exceptional ice cream sandwich!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Pistachio, Cookies and Cream, or Classic Vanilla.
Butter Pecan Cookies
Brown butter, plenty of vanilla, and toasted pecans make these classic cookies ultra flavorful!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Butter Pecan, Pumpkin, or Classic Vanilla.
Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Loaded with chewy oats and chocolate chips, these cookies pair exceptionally well with ice cream!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Coconut or Strawberry.
These are half chocolate chip cookie, half brownie, and ALL delicious!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Salted Caramel or Neapolitan.
Bourbon Molasses Cookies
Richly spiced and super chewy molasses cookies are spiked with bourbon and fresh orange!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Classic Vanilla or Orange Sherbet.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Soft but chewy and not too peanut buttery, these cookies pair well with a variety of ice cream flavors!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Strawberry.
(Vegan) Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Chewy and loaded with chocolate flavor, these vegan cookies are perfect for days you need a plant-based option!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Mint Chocolate Chip.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
For a classic chipwich experience, roll the ice cream in mini chocolate chips!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Classic Vanilla.
Loaded with butterscotch chips and oats, these extra chewy and lightly spiced cookies are so delicious!
Ice Cream Pairing Idea: Dulce de Leche.
Assembling Ice Cream Sandwiches
There are a few ways to do this! The first is the most conventional way: simply scoop a few spoonfuls of ice cream onto a cookie, then top with another cookies and press together. The second is to buy pints of ice cream and slice them into quarters! Place a quarter between two cookies, peel away the cardboard wrapping, and viola! This will create neat and tidy ice cream sandwich that looks like they came from a fancy shop! Either way, be sure to work fast, since ice cream melts quickly… especially if it’s a hot one!
My son loves the store bought Toll House ice cream cookie sandwiches because he says the frozen cookies are still soft enough to easily bite into. When I make these from scratch and he gets one from the freezer, he says the frozen cookie is too hard and isn’t easy to bite into. I realize he could let it set out for a little bit, to defrost the cookie some, but do you have any other ideas on how the frozen cookie can still be soft enough to bite into? I wonder if the preservatives in the store bought version might be the reason.
thank you for all of these, really like the Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies, a nice way to cut, what for me are an overload of sweetness or maybe just too much chocolate in most chocolate chip cookies, also really like the ice cream sandwiches, the perfect summer treat!