Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Finally, finally, finally! It’s ice cream sandwich season!

When I was a kid, I loved going to the beach and waiting for the ice cream sandwich cart to come around. I haven’t seen one of those in years, but I’ll always associate the beach with Chipwich ice cream sandwiches.

This year, I decided to put this ice cream I made last week to good use. It was a very intense peanut butter ice cream, so what better than to pair it with thick chocolate cookies? And of course, I had to add some patriotic Memorial Day bling.

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Some stages of life are easier than others, and lately, a lot of people close to me have lost their loved ones unexpectedly. As I watch them go through their grief in different ways, I’m reminded about how grateful we should be for every day with those we love.

I’ve written before about being grateful, because it’s hard. We get so caught up in everything, all the little details that comprise daily life. Little details aren’t that little, really. They add up to something that becomes an overall life viewpoint. If a lot of tiny things about my day went wrong, from a mushy apple to oversleeping by a few minutes, I might just decide to give up on the whole day and put it into the “this day sucked” category.

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

What I won’t necessarily notice are little arms hugging me, or having plenty of food and water, or the furrowed brows of my students as they work on an essay with all of their effort.

So here I am, reminding myself yet again to be grateful and to treasure all the good things.

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Part of the reason why I love dessert so much is that it forces me to stop and look around. I have a rule not to eat dessert while playing on my phone or watching TV, so it’s a forced mindful exercise. I can eat my ice cream sandwich, savoring each bite, while I just sit and think about the gratitude of being in that moment. If you don’t eat this way, try it! It’s pretty rewarding.

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

To make these as worthy a moment as possible, I baked thick chocolate chip cookies and sandwiched my favorite homemade ice cream in the middle. The sprinkles add a pretty good crunch, too!

Whether your day is going well or badly, try and savor the good stuff. Nothing lasts forever, and we should appreciate the happiness of being grateful as much as we can!


Ice Cream Sandwiches!


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 cups flour
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Ice Cream
You can use a packaged ice cream or follow the link for the recipe in this post


  1. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add them to the mixer gradually until fully incorporated into cookie dough.
  4. Roll the dough into balls anywhere between 1-2 tablespoons (depending on how big you want your sandwiches to be) and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for an hour.
  6. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350.
  7. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until nearly firm. You don't want them breaking apart once you add the ice cream.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. When you're ready to assemble, soften the ice cream you plan to use. Scoop the ice cream on top of the first cookie and smash it down slightly with the second, working gently. If desired, roll the sandwich in sprinkles. Freeze immediately.
  10. Repeat the process until you are finished. Store the ice cream sandwiches on a covered plate or pan in the freezer.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, sorry to hear that people close to you have lost their loved ones unexpectedly. That is so sad to hear. but yes, thank you for the reminder to be grateful and to treasure all the good things. This is the first red, white and blue dessert I’ve seen this season. . so this reminds me that summer is almost here and again, thank you for the reminder to take a step back and treasure all things. . I will be spending the day with my daughter and like 20 other 5 year olds. These are the days to cherish!
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    1. Mir

      I’m very excited for summer. More time with the kids, more time to think about things. I hope you had fun with all those five year-olds! My daughter is the same age, so I can relate… 🙂

  2. Amanda

    I remember when I was a kid the ice cream sandwich was the pinnacle of dessert. That peanut butter ice cream sounds wonderful between two chocolate cookies. This is an ice cream sandwich to knock your socks off!
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    1. Mir

      It’s still the pinnacle, Amanda! I love them so much!

  3. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    I am not the HUGEST fan of ice cream, so whenever the ice cream truck came, I’d get the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich because it had a healthy cookie/ice cream balance. Ice cream sandwiches have a serious place in my childhood and these look awesome!
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    1. Mir

      Mine too, Medha. They’re totally balanced.

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Oh Mir – I know exactly what you mean. I lost my dad last Thanksgiving, and what I’ve tried to carry with my over the last 6 months has been thankfulness for all the precious people in my lives – most especially my mom – and it has truly helped with the grief. So important to be happy about the little things in life, like ice cream sandwiches in the beginning of summer! xoxo
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    1. Mir

      I’m sorry for your loss, Kate. It sounds like you’re handling it (as you handle everything) exactly the right way.

  5. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    You message is all too familiar to me. Sometimes we take things for granted, but we really need to look around and be thankful for what we have. <3
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    1. Mir

      For sure, Julianne. Thanks!

  6. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the little arms that hug us or the warm home that greets us at the end of a long hard day… Thank you for that very important reminder… And thank you for these ice cream sandwiches. They always remind me of HS lunch (on Fridays…) fish sandwich with extra tartar, tater tots and an ice cream sandwich before heading off to 6th period English!
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    1. Mir

      Your HS sounds like the bomb, Annie!

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