No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are prepared with an unbaked egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough. Use your favorite ice cream or make it homemade!

No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe- so easy and so good. A new family summertime favorite!

Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite in all the land and it will be forever and ever amen. Who’s with me? I choose it every time there is a choice to be made. In fact if I don’t choose it I kick myself later.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Well I figured the only thing better than tiny bites of cookie dough would be enjoy my ice cream between two giant slabs of cookie dough. Don’t you like my logic? When you have the chance always choose giant slabs of cookie dough over tiny bite-sized pieces.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe


They were so good that I made 2 batches. Both were devoured by the neighborhood kids!

No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Chocolate-lovers will even enjoy a little dip in some hard shell chocolate coating too! Do it!!

No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe dipped in hard shell chocolate topping



No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches


Yield: 16 sandwiches

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

These Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are prepared with an unbaked egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough. Use your favorite ice cream or make it homemade!


1/2 Cup butter
1/2 Cup brown sugar,  packed
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
3 T milk
2 t  McCormick® Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Cup mini chocolate chips
2 Cups ice cream, softened


Microwave butter and sugars in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.   

Stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in milk, vanilla and salt.  Add flour; stir until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate 15 minutes. 

Line 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, with ends of paper extending over sides of pan. Press 1/2 of the dough into pan until smooth and even. Place a second layer parchment paper on top on the dough and repeat with remaining dough. Freeze for 30 minutes up to 1 hour.

Remove from freezer. Carefully remove the top layer of cookie dough by lifting the top layer of parchment paper.

Gently spread the softened ice cream over the bottom layer of cookie dough still in the pan. Peel the parchment paper from the second layer of cookie dough and place it smooth side up on top of the ice cream. Cover with foil or plastic wrap. 

Freeze 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 16 bars. Wrap each in plastic wrap. Store in freezer.

Images © In Katrina's Kitchen 

No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe- A new family summertime favorite!


- Katrina

52 Responses to “No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches”

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 20, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I absolutely love these and wish they were in my freezer waiting for me right now!!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

      Thanks! With all of the delicious homemade ice cream you make I’m sure you could whip these up in a jiffy :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I could easily get addicted to these! Love cookie dough! Pinned!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

      Thank you Anna! They are addicting for sure!

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    Christine at Cook the Story — July 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I’m pretty sure I’d lose all self-control around these!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

      Self-control and cookie dough never stood a chance together!

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    Kimberly — July 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Umm … genius!

    I adore anything with cookie dough!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

      Thank you Kimberly! I’m glad you like them as much as we do!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I absolutely love your cookie dough logic on these bars!! These are amazing looking!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

      I’m glad someone can relate! Thanks Jocelyn! ā™„

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    Michelle @My California Kitchen — July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream but almost always feel that there isn’t enough cookie dough!! Something tells me that I should make these and stuff them with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

      You are speaking my language! I think you should do it!! šŸ˜€

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    you had me at cookie dough!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

      Me too :) Cookie dough for everyone!!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — July 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    GEEEENIUS! More cookie dough is just the thing ice cream needs!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

      I like the way you think!

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    Cookin Canuck — July 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Oh my goodness….what a brilliant idea! My kids would go nuts for these.

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

      Ha! Well yes I can verify that MY kids DID go nuts for these :) Thanks Dara!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    You are brilliant! Love these!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

      So glad you like them! Thanks Jessica!

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    Michele @ Alwayzbakin — July 23, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Mouth watering! These are so perfect-looking. My kids would devour these. So would I!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

      Yes these ice cream sandwiches stand no chance around little kids and big kids alike šŸ˜‰ thanks!

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    Bri | Bites of bri — July 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Omg! I need these pronto! They look amazing and perfect for this hot day.

    • Katrina Bahl — July 25th, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

      Thank you Bri! They are perfect for these hot days we’ve been having.

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    ash — July 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    how long would you suggest leaving the ice cream out??

    • Katrina Bahl — July 29th, 2014 @ 11:13 am

      It depends on your freezer and how cold the ice cream is to begin with honestly. So I would suggest you start with 10-15 minutes.

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — July 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Whoa, girl! These are OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Want, want, want!!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 29th, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      Thank you Nikki!

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    Jeni — July 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Your pictures are so great I could eat it off the page! I can’t wait to try these super yummy sandwiches with cookie dough! YUM!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 29th, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      Thank you! It’s hard to make cookie dough look bad though šŸ˜‰

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    ash — July 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    did you have a problem get them of the parchment paper?? Cause mine got stuck together the bottom layer of cookie dough got stuck to the top layer of parchment paper and the top layer did as well. Also mine turned dark the moment the chocolate chips went in.

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    Kendra — August 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I had the same problem as Ash. The chocolate chips melted as soon as they were added to the warm dough mix. I should have refrigerated the dough prior to adding the chocolate chips. I guess I will be having chocolate cookie dough ice cream bars instead…. It stil tastes pretty good :)

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:11 am

      So sorry that happened! I hope it was at least delicious!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — August 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I couldn’t possibly love these any more! I am sharing and pinning! :)

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 9:55 am

      Thanks Lauren! Cookie dough for life!!

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    Jennifer — August 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Just made these… the choc chips melted right away. Next time I would chill then add the chips. The parchment stuck on mine too so I would put it in two pans rather than stacking the dough. Regardless of these two things… these are fantastic! Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 9:50 am

      I’m glad you liked them. Now I’m wanting to make them again. My chips didn’t melt at all. Hmmm.

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    Jessica — November 14, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I was so excited but these didn’t work at all for me! Also turned dark immediately, which is fine, but the dough is totally stuck to the parchment right now. Oh well, frozen goodness to myself, and I’ll try things differently next time! Maybe some baking pam.

    • Katrina Bahl — November 22nd, 2014 @ 9:07 am

      I’m going to try this recipe again. I actually made it twice and that didn’t happen. Will get back after I do some more testing. Thanks for stopping by.

  21. #
    layla — December 21, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Hi, I’m having trouble figure out. Do i buy cookie dough already made? Confusing

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    crystal — January 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    these look delicious I want to make them??? do you think with only the melted butter and the sugar will be enough heat temperature to cook this flour throughly??

  23. #
    Daniel — May 15, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I’m sorry but what does the T stand for in the milk Vanilla and salt? Going to try making these today for the first time I’m excited.

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    Andrew — May 22, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Great concept, but the cookie got stuck to the paper. Cookie was great as well, but it turned into a big mess. I suggest not stacking the layers of cookie and freezing them separately before forming the sandwich.

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    Marcie — June 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    The dough turned dark as soon as I added the mini chips :( Not very aesthetically pleasing when taking to an event. I used foil and sprayed it with Pam. They are in the freezer now. I’m hoping the Pam helps to prevent sticking.

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    Catherine — June 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Worst recipe directions EVER!!!!! I’m sure these will be delicious, but be warned things will not go well if you follow these directions to the letter. First I recommend that after you place the first layer of parchment paper and press the first layer of the dough in your pan, place a layer of Saran Wrap over it before putting your second layer of parchment paper and dough. Otherwise the parchment paper separating your layers of dough will stick together. I had to let them completely thaw before I could get them apart. Also, don’t believe the 2-hour time frame for re-freezing the ice cream. I highly recommend letting them freeze overnight before attempting to cut them into sandwiches. Otherwise you are going to just have a mess. I let mine freeze for 3 hours, and it was an awful mess. I’m sure they will be tasty, but won’t know for sure until tomorrow. They better be good after all this hassle.

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    Courtney — June 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Hi, Katrina! I hope you are doing great – this is Courtney from long ago at Misadventures in Cooking. I have a new website and just wrote about these bars! I had a little trouble the first time I made them, but figured out my mistakes to make them AMAZING the second time. I’ve been sure to give you credit and linked back here. Hope you are doing great!!!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 29th, 2015 @ 11:27 am

      Thank you Courtney! I’ll check them out.

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    Elise — July 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I absolutely love these! And this isn’t a big deal, since they still taste the same, but I find that I need to refrigerate before I add the chocolate chips, not after. When I made this the first time, I added the chocolate chips before refrigerating for 15 min. My mixture was still hot from microwaving, so the chocolate chips melted in and the whole dough was chocolatey. I prefer if they stay in hip form. Still delicious though! I’m just letting people know so they are aware of this:) thanks for a great recipe!

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    Kevin Strybos — August 23, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Will be making these for my boyfriend’s birthday celebration and just mixing up the recipe a tad with birthday cake ice cream and maybe an alternative dough! Thanks for the directions!

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    Sara — September 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Can i use white granulated sugar instead of brown?

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    Rose — September 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

    is there a substitute for vanilla extract or can i leave it

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    carolina — September 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

    what does the T stands for in the measure list? Is that the same as cups?

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