Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich- An amazing show-stopping dessert that’s perfect for celebrating birthdays, enjoying with a crowd, and more! This dessert is easy to make and tastes incredible!
What’s better than cookies and ice cream? How about two giant chocolate chip cookies with a full half gallon of ice cream sandwiched in between! With mini chocolate chips all around it! IT’S AMAZING! We decided that cake is great but we like cookies and ice cream even more so why not replace our birthday cakes with a fun, show-stopping birthday “cake” of a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich. Best idea ever!
Shortly after we decided we’d like to try making some kind of ice cream cake, I was watching, The Chew, and watched in amazement as Michael Symon made a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich. I immediately bookmarked the recipe and couldn’t wait to get baking! I loved his recipe but decided the cookies were a little too thick, especially with how much ice cream is sandwiched in between. So I changed the recipe to make the cookie thinner and it was perfect! (And luckily I had a family party the next day so I just cut it all into pieces and served it as cookie bites.)
The giant cookies are amazing! I added mostly semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little milk and dark chocolate chips to switch it up. But you can do as you please. (Although in my opinion, all milk chocolate chips would be too sweet.) I bought this springform pan just for this recipe. I love it! Since I only have this one pan, I baked one giant cookie, let it cool, then baked the other half of the dough. If you have two springforms pans, you can bake the dough at the same time.
Once the giant cookies were baked and cooled, and the ice cream was softened, it was time to assemble! Then time to be patient as it needed time to freeze.
This was the result! Such a pretty dessert and incredibly tasty! I’ll be honest. I thought there was no way we could eat it all. We thought about sharing it, but after only a few days between me, my husband, and kids we happily finished it all! It seriously is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had! Even though it’s all frozen, the cookie part is still soft. Once the entire cookie sandwich is completely frozen, it’s actually really easy to cut and eat. I do suggest waiting 5-10 minutes to let it soften a little. You can either pick it up with your hands or use a fork. (Don’t mind that in the picture it’s a little melty, it had been out of the freezer for a bit as I was taking pictures of it for you all!)
I see this Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich becoming our new birthday “cake” tradition! And you could get creative and use any flavor of ice cream you want. I might even change up the cookie flavor in the future and also add sprinkles to the sides. (I’m thinking red, white, and blue sprinkles for the 4th of July! Or even Memorial Day.)
7/4/2020 update. I did it! Here is this amazing Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with a Patriotic makeover!
Adapted from Michael Symon- The Chew