Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
These chocolate-mint chip ice cream sandwiches consist of a simple, decadent cookie, filled with refreshing ice cream- perfect for summer!
Can I even possibly detail how utterly divine these ice cream sandwiches are? I’m really not sure I can.
Sufficeth to say, after serving these to guests, there happened to be three leftover sandwiches that were popped back in the freezer. Within 12 hours they were gone. Disappeared. Devoured down someone’s waiting gullet.
I’m not at liberty to discuss the case at this time or to speculate on who would have done such a risky thing – you know, eating three ice cream sandwiches in less than a day. But I have a pretty strong lead. And he-slash-she may be willing to admit, off the record, that it was worth every calorie. And that’s all I’ll say about that.
The dreamy detail is that the cookies manage to stay slightly chewy even after freezing (they do get a bit more firm if they are frozen for longer than 24 hours but a simple chill out on the counter for 10 minutes prior to eating will solve that problem – not that I know first hand or anything).
A simple, decadent cookie recipe, filled with creamy, refreshing ice cream and you may just have one of my favorite treats of all time (cookies and ice cream) wrapped up into one cute little package.
Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
- ½ cup (71 g) all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup (21 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces (113 g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 tablespoons (57 g) butter
- ¾ cup (159 g) packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (43 g) semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream
- Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment, silpat liners or lightly grease with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, place the 4 ounces chocolate and the butter. Microwave on low power for one minute intervals until the chocolate and butter are melted and combined, stirring after every minute of cooking. Take care not to microwave at too high of power or the chocolate can scorch. Let the chocolate mixture cool slightly, then whisk in the brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat the mixture until it is well combined.
- Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips and mix. Roll the dough into about 16 balls (12 to 14 if you want larger ice cream sandwiches). Roll each ball of cookie dough in the sugar. Transfer the dough balls to the prepared baking sheets, placing about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies until they are puffed, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Repeat with the remaining dough. When the cookies have all cooled, place them in the freezer in an airtight container until they are very cold.
- Remove the cookies from the freezer and working quickly, arrange half of the cookies bottom side up and top each with a small scoop of ice cream in the middle of the cookie. Top with a second cookie and press together lightly. Wrap each in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
Recipe Source: adapted slightly from allyou.com
34 Comments on “Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches”
Such a yummy treat! We love these with vanilla bean ice cream.
My 7 year old daughter was in charge of the meal plan this week and this is the dessert she chose. What a fun treat! I’ve never seen my kids so excited for a new dessert either. They were delicious, I’m sure we will make them all summer!
Fun! So happy you guys loved these!
This looks SO delicious! I’ve never seen this recipe before and I think it’s because it’s categorized with “sandwiches and wraps” right now instead of desserts.
We will have to make this soon!
I’ll fix that!
These were delicious and easy! My dough was soft and I had a hard time rolling them into even balls so I was skeptical that the cookies would work. But they baked beautifully–flat and round and with good texture. Not to mention, super yummy and chocolatey!! I am already thinking about when to make them again! Thanks!!
Asked kids what fav part of summer was- not camping, not lake. . . .it was THESE!!
I love mint and chocolate!! But alas, all I had was vanilla ice cream and so I added a few drops of peppermint oil into the cookie batter – It was perfect!! SO delicious!!
Just wanted you to know I tried these with an egg replacer and it worked!! Yay!! Way yummo.
My girls and I saw these and knew we had to make them. The cookies are in the oven as I type. They sounded perfect for a hot day like today. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! You have a very sweet family. Thanks for all your recipes! When I need something that I know will be fantastic, I always see what you have in your recipe box. Thanks a million time over, and as always, I miss seeing your smile around here!
these we great!!!!!!!!!! i actually loved the cookie part even before i assembled the sandwiches. they reminded me of Dutch Chocolate Cookies put out by Archway Brands!!!!!!!!!! Great, recipe and thank you again………………..
yes, you could replace the mint chocolate chip ice cream, but why? 🙂
oh shoot, wrong comment ahahaha! i had another window opened that had basil ice cream 😛
i meant to say : these look delectable!
definitely one of the weirdest ice cream flavours ive heard ! lol
Made ’em. Love ’em. Ate ’em.
I made these for our anniversary over the weekend and they were to die for! The best part is that they aren’t too difficult. Thanks for this recipe!
Making these right now, cookies are baking away as I write ( and keep an eye on the oven). Two of my faves: mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chocolate chip cookies, brilliant! Thanks for the recipe.
So I made them. They did not look as beautiful and nice as yours. 🙁 My cookies were cumbly and I think I tried to make them too big and they didn’t flatten enough. But, we just took them apart and ate one cookie with ice rather than the whole sandwich. Still tasted delicious. I will make these again, and I WILL get it right! haha
Oh.my.word. I made these this weekend, and almost made a brownie cookie instead. Totally glad I followed the recipe. The cookies in them selves are amazing. But paired with the ice cream and left to thaw for a minute or two, the cookie is chewy, fudgey, and divine! I highly recommend this be put on you next to bake list!
I love love love recipes like this. This one kind of reminds me of your brownie cupcake/ice cream recipe (can’t remember the exact name). I love desserts that you can make before hand and then just get them out of the freezer and TA-DA…you have a wonderful dessert! I can’t wait to try these! They look divine!
Ah, Bless you, Melanie for sharing this. I took one look and I had to make them, which worked out perfect because we have a little get together tonight and so I can’t eat them all by myself. 🙂
Holy cow, where have you been all my life! I’m so inspired by your recipes, your photos and your writing. Can’t wait to see more! 🙂
Oh my I want one!! Or two! They look so delicious. I am so craving some ice cream now.
P.S.: Do you press the dough balls down once they’re on the cookie sheet, or do they flatten in the oven? I just made PB cookies the other day that wound up looking similar, but I had to flatten them with my palm first. Just curious.
Catherine – no, I don’t press the dough balls down. They flatten nicely on their own.
These look SO amazing. My husband hates mint-chocolate anything though! Isn’t that a crime?! I think I’d just have to make 2 versions: one with regular chocolate-chip ice cream, & one with this deliciousness. 🙂
Did a doubletake when I scrolled by your post’s title. I found ice cream sandwich cookies the other day at a local Amish market, came home and made mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches. I saw your post was thought “I didn’t blog about that, did I???” LOL
These look delcious and a lot of fun.
I want these!!! And I just bought mint chip ice cream! It’s meant to be – you are not so nice to my waistline, you know! 😉
have u made these a couple days in advance? I will be having a party on Saturday but need to prep everything on Thurs.
Belisa – yes, I made them two days before I wanted to serve them. They work great, as long as you take them out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving.
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my husband’s favorite flavor, so he would love these! My children haven’t jumped on the chocolate/mint combo yet, though I think they will as they get older. These look amazing, Mel!
Ohhhh, I would SO love these!