This Ice Cream Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites recipe is bite sized dessert! Wrap chocolate chip cookies around a scoop of ice cream and dip it in chocolate.
Some summer days just call for a special treat like these ice cream filled chocolate chip cookie bites! Even though it is called summer vacation, it isn’t always a picnic.
Yesterday morning my friend text me to see if we wanted to meet them at the lake. Since summer has returned for one last hurrah and the temperature was going to hit 90 degrees with high humidity, we said sure! And that is where the problems began. My kid’s goggles were broken, we didn’t have enough bread to make sandwiches for all of us for a picnic lunch, I lost my swimsuit bottoms and so on. We finally got out the door and by this time I had a headache. Although it could’ve been from the crazy morning, I was pretty sure that the headache was caused from my contact being on the opposite eyes. That meant we had to stop by Target to pick up lunch, swimsuit bottoms and contact solution.
Once we were on our way to the lake, I remembered that the main road we needed to take was under construction and we had to take a detour. Eventually we arrived at the lake, my kids jumped out and went to look for our friends. They couldn’t find them so we called and they said they were sitting by the concession stand. We still couldn’t find them so we called again and suddenly it dawned on me that we might be at different lakes. Remember, we live in Minnesota the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. So, I asked which lake they were at and sure enough I has misread the text message and went to the wrong lake. By that time, it was too late to do anything about it so we stayed put. Our friends spent their day at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park while we spent ours at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park!
To make these Ice Cream Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, start by making scoops of ice cream and putting them in the freezer to harden. Depending on the freezer, they will need at least 1 hour to harden.
While the ice cream scoops are in the freezer, make a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I saved myself some time by using Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough. Allow the cookies to cool and then flatten with a rolling pin. Put one of the ice cream scoops in the center of the flattened cookie. Mine started to melt while I was busy trying to take pictures of it.
Working quickly, wrap the cookie around the ice cream scoop and press it into a ball.
Put the ice cream filled chocolate chip cookie balls back in the freezer to harden for 1-2 hours.
Remove the ice cream filled chocolate chip cookie balls from the freezer and quickly dip them in melted chocolate. I used chocolate Candiquik.
Return them to the freezer to harden and leave them there until ready to serve.
On those days when life isn’t a walk in the park, grab an Ice Cream Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bite and think, “Ahhhh…life is good!”
Want more ice cream treats? Check out these recipes:
Rice Krispie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate Chip Cookie Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches
OMG…this is awesome. I am going to try this with the eggless no bake cookie dough! Thank yoU!
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
You are SOOOO creative! YUM!
Thank so much Kristin!
I love your pictures! Just beautiful! I’m sure these tasted amazing, too! 🙂
Thanks so much Ginger!
These are insanely amazing looking!! Like, really. 🙂
LOL! Thanks Kristi!
Liz Fourez says
You come up with the most creative things, Tonia! These sound amazing!! I definitely could have used some today!
These look AWESOME!!! Can’t wait to try!!
Well if these dont sound and look amazing!!! yum! Saving these to pinterest for sure
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
Oh my! Now that is an awesome idea! I have wrapped brownies in cookies, but never ice cream. I lurve this idea a little too much 🙂
Kristen Duke says
These sound AMAZING!! I never would have thought of combining ice cream, cookies, and chocolate this way – wonderful idea!
Alyssa Rivers says
WOW! These look incredible!!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
Those look so cool and yummy!
Ha! Too funny that you both spent the day at different lakes…..it makes for a good story! And these cookie bites would have been just the right thing to come home to 🙂
Jen Nikolaus says
Wow. This is GENIUS!!! Honestly, I’m drooling from your pictures. I have to try these! They would be a yummy snack to serve at a party!
Thank Jen! Everyone would love it!
Sarah @ Miss Candiquik says
Goodness, gracious! Thanks for sharing!!! I’ve always wanted to make ice cream balls but wasn’t sure about dipping them, duh – just wrap them with cookies!
Thanks Sarah! The Candiquik worked great!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Oh these look amazing! And only in Minnesota could we come up with two so weirdly named lakes that are somewhat similar!!
So true! Thanks Julie!
What a unique idea!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Tonia, I am so impressed! These look amazing and I love the various layers–it would make eating them so fun 🙂 Thanks for co-hosting Time to Sparkle! I linked to a fun food video for Pink Lemonade Icebox Cake. It will definitely make you smile 🙂
Thanks Amy! I’m happy you joined our party. I will go check out your video!
keri @ shaken together says
Tonia – these look absolutely incredible!! Pinned and I can’t wait to make them!
Thanks so much Keri! Let me know how they turn out!
Anna Bennett says
Tonia, They all look so AWESOME. Thank you for sending them.
Trish Butler says
I never thought I would make bonbons but you have me doing it at 67. lol Luyba really covered it with WOW. Thanks, Trish
That’s what life is all about, right? Sitting around eating bonbons…LOL! Thanks Trish!
OH WOW!!! I got not words….just WOW!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Well arn’t these super fun?
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Oh my goodness Tonia! They look sensational. I’m guessing you didn’t take them with you to the lake? LOL Ten thousand lakes? Really? That sounds amazing. I didn’t know you had that many. I would’ve gone to the wrong one too.
Yup! There are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres (0.040 km2) in size! And you are right, I left these treats at home in the freezer! Thanks Anne!