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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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Better known as Chipwiches!

Easy Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

The first time I ever tried a Chipwich was at a Texas Rangers baseball game, and I remember thinking, “Two cookies, chocolate chips, and ice cream all in the same wrapper?

This must be the best dessert EVER!”


I pretty much still believe that :).

(Today’s recipe is a raw version… if you prefer the classic, use my Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe in place of the cookie recipe listed below. Follow the same directions for shaping into Chipwiches.)


Chipwich Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Packed 1 1/2 cups pitted dates (160g) (I like SunMaid, which are softer)
  • 3/4 cup raw nuts (Try walnuts, cashews, macadamias, or a combination.)
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • at least one circle cookie cutter
  • 1 ice cream recipe (or vanilla ice cream of choice)
  • mini chocolate chips, for decoration

If using my homemade ice cream recipe (linked above), prepare it about an hour ahead of time, so that it is soft but not melty, and keep frozen.

Add the first 4 ingredients to a high-quality food processor (the mixture comes out much stickier in a blender, but it technically can be done). Process until fine crumbles form. If mixture is too dry, add up to 1 tbsp water—but no more. Pour the entire mixture into a gallon-sized plastic bag, and smush into a ball. Still in the bag, roll out the dough. Cut open the bag and use a cookie cutter to make circles. Put the cookie cutter over one of the cut-out cookies, then spread a scoop of ice cream on top, filling the cookie cutter to the edges. Place a second sandwich cookie on top and freeze 10 minutes. When ice cream firms up, pop the sandwich out of the cookie cutter, decorate with mini chocolate chips, and store in the freezer in an airtight container. Repeat to make the other Chipwiches. (Note: you will only use about half the ice cream recipe, but it’s important to make the entire batch for optimum blending. The only way I could’ve used the whole recipe would’ve been to double the crust recipe… and that would make for a very angry food processor!)These can be frozen for up to a month—the ice cream will harden; so be sure to thaw, until ice cream is soft again, before eating.

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vegan chipwich Chipwiches

Question of the Day:

Do you ever go to baseball games?

Any favorite teams? And favorite snacks? When I was really little and went to Phillies games, I’d always get a Lemon Chill, eat the entire thing, and then feel really cold for the rest of the game. But after discovering Chipwiches, I never went back to Lemon Chills… for obvious reasons!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. These look awesome! So simple, which is the best!

  2. I LOVE baseball! It’s my favorite and I’ve been to tons of games. This sure does look like the best dessert ever!

  3. Lisa Ernst says:

    Hi Katie! I can’t believe I just discovered your blog. I’ve been a baking/dessert blog aficionado for 5 years now and an avid baker myself. About 15 years ago I started focusing on creating vegan, low or no sugar desserts and never looked back. I have a small repertoire of favorites, but nothing like the vast array of delicious looking desserts you have on this blog. I can’t wait to try many of them!! Your ice cream sandwiches look yummy and remind me of an old favorite — I used to bake chocolate chip cookies and while still warm and the chocolate still gooey, I would create sandwiches to eat right away. Pure heaven! Now I want to do that again. But first I must try some of your awesome looking recipes.

  4. Rebecca says:

    I too am so happy to have recently discovered your blog! I feel like your recipes were made for me, there are so many I can’t wait to try! Looking forward to this one, but right now I am about to make my second batch of your coconut crack bars. Thank you for your recipes!

  5. Oh these look delicious! Chipwiches were my favorite dessert as a kid. I always got them at the pool in the summer.

  6. What cute little packages of chocolate cookie joy! Love it Katie.

  7. These look good! I love the idea of it being raw. (and with dates; yum!)
    I can imagine these taste like cookie dough and ice cream. <3 love.

  8. I looooove baseball! 😀
    It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Seattle Mariner game (due to pricey tickets), but me and my family used to go there a lot when the tickets weren’t so expensive. We usually didn’t buy the food there (also very expensive), but we would pack our own lunches for day games and dinner for night games. My mom would always bring a big container of chocolate chip cookies for our seventh inning stretch snack. :)

  9. Diana says:

    I love baseball! It’s my favorite sport! I’ve been to many, many baseball games including in the Rangers, Astros, Yankees, Nationals, and Rockies’ stadiums!

  10. Wow these sounds amazing, can’t wait to make them!

  11. Emily says:

    whoa these look so good! would the cookies taste kinda like your larabars since they’re dates and nuts? or do they taste different because of the vanilla? i really wanna try these out!!!

  12. Emily says:

    whoa these look SOOO good! would the cookies taste kinda like your larabars since they’re dates and nuts? or does the vanilla do something magical and make it taste completely different? i gotta try these!!

    1. Emily says:

      sorry i posted that twice my computer was freaking out :(

  13. carolyn says:

    I pretty much detest all forms of organized sports… the only sporting event I watch is the super bowl, and that’s because of the fact that everyone’s going to talk about it the day after it airs and I’m out of the loop enough without throwing that in there.

    However if there was any sporting event involving chocolate I might have to see that live

  14. Loved the chipwich! Love baseball too. I grew up in Boston and baseball was like religion there. I lived right across the street from Fenway and we went to tons of games.

  15. Holy Batman Deliciousness! These sound wonderful, I love ice cream sandwiches and how much healthier these are than the typical ones.

  16. I use to be obssesed with chipwich back in the day. I haven’t had one for so long but oh my, I need to try and make these one day!

  17. Cara says:

    Cannot wait to try these this weekend! The cookie portion sounds similar to Homemade Larabars — one of my absolute favorites!

  18. These are adorable…and I’m sure delicious too! 😉

  19. Maxine says:

    The only baseball games I’ve been to are my parents’. They were in the local team ‘The Harriers’, friendly games but still fun to watch! Yes, hello cookie ingredients, meet my blender, and prepare to spread yummy goodness amongst my family!

  20. Philly Matt says:

    Amazing work on the recipes. Love sharing them with my patients, family members, and friends. Given how simple they are I’ve even got some of the males on board!

  21. StephB says:

    Hi, Katie –

    I’ve been following this amazing, delightful blog for well over a year now–you cook (and think) like I do about food prep, and I’ve had huge fun using many of your recipes and serving them to friends/family. The No-Bake Pumpkin (Butternut, in my case) Chocolate Pie is my all time favorite, and I frequently sub part non-fat cottage cheese and part pureed beans for 1/3 to 1/2 of the squash. It makes the finished product even a bit more stiff and fudge-like, while also adding more protein/fiber–awesome!

    Anyway, as I read THIS recipe, I thought the following might make the assembly process easier/quicker (it’s my little “organizer” brain at work here):

    (1) Prep dough and cut out all the “cookies” first and freeze them (maybe on a sheet of parchment paper or cookie sheet); they should peel away from parchment paper easily when frozen…
    (2) remove the frozen cookies from the freezer,
    (3) set the cookie cutter on a frozen cookie base,
    (4) pack in the ice cream,
    (5) press the second frozen cookie on top, and move to the next one.

    Looking forward to a very long-term blog…I’ve shared it with many, many friends already! Thanks for so much food fun!

    1. Hey! Sorry for such a delayed reply… I really like your changes. (I often struggle with trying to word things in the best way possible!)
      Since it’s such an old post, I have a few things that are more pressing to fix at the moment but will definitely put it on my growing to-do list of things to change when I get a free chance :)

  22. Melissa says:

    I have been to all of two baseball games in my entire life! Once for our local “farm team” and once for the Colorado Rockies. For the Rockies game, my husband’s work had gotten a bunch of free VIP tickets! We got to hang out in a VIP box with catered food and a full bar (not that I could utilize that because I was seven months pregnant at the time!). And the Rocks won so it was an extra good day! :-) I don’t enjoy watching baseball on television at all but I do enjoy live games.

  23. Gigi says:

    I grew up in Baseball Heaven (St. Louis, Go Cards!), and in High School went to games with my dad and sometimes my mom and sister too with my straight A tickets. I always had to get Italian ice and soft pretzels, no question! Though, once we decided to just eat dinner at the stadium and I could only eat pizza, being a vegetarian. No probs, pizza is awesome, but they ran out! So I ate my mom’s fries and some nachos. Not bad, but not pizza…. Side note, with the straight A tickets, when my sister and I were both in High School (She a freshman, I a senior) we both got tickets, her because she got good grades and me because my super smart friend hates sports. My dad said “Yes! Now I can go to two games!”. My mom then said “Or the four of us can go as a family…”

  24. Love that you’re using a raw version! I have a number of clients wanting raw options on their meal plans and I share your recipes with them all the time so will add this to the mix. Looks delish :)

  25. These look perfect. And I went to A&M for college so I had a lot of Texas Ranger-loving people in my classes:) And at one point they all that shirt that had the hand on it that was supposed to be a claw…I think (I hope you know what I’m talking about haha). Anyways, my profs thought that someone was raising their hand whenever they saw the hand on the t-shirt haha…it was always pretty funny:)

  26. Looks so incredibly good!

  27. Nancy says:

    Healthy and delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe…ice cream sandwiches can’t be beat.

  28. Shayna says:

    Katie, I love your blog and have made many many things from your blog. I, along with my husband, have a blog about Psychology and Fitness and I do a post every week about how to make foods healthier and I would like your permission to post about your date brownie bites (that I make so often I don’t even have to look at the recipe anymore). I would of course give you credit and put a link to your website. Is that alright with you?

    1. Shayna says:

      The post on was a success! Thanks for your permission! Fee free to check it out!

  29. ybus says:

    I made these today for my sons friends who were sleeping over. They were a huge hit with everyone! Thanks!

    1. ybus says:

      I forgot to mention that these fit EASILY into our Paleo diet. We just used coconut ice cream :)

  30. Sherry says:

    These look great! The Atlanta Braves is my favorite team. We haven’t been to a game in a while but are thinking about going soon.

  31. Yum!!! These sound so delicious!

  32. Elaine says:

    Oh man, chipwiches bring back so many memories. I must go make some now!!

  33. Ice Cream Magic says:

    Good post. Using homemade ice cream seems to make it more special. Thanks for the post.