These Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches have chocolate and vanilla ice cream between two peanut butter cookies with mini chocolate chips!
Ice cream cookie sandwiches are our favorite novelty ice cream treat! We usually get the chocolate chip version because that is what is available to buy. Since we love peanut butter cookies, we had to make peanut butter ice cream sandwiches, and they are fantastic!
What This Post Includes
What We Love About This Recipe
Ice cream and cookies are two of our favorites already, so combining the two is a definite win! Plus, peanut butter ice cream sandwiches aren’t widely available to purchase, so they feel like an extra special treat. They are easy to make, can be prepared ahead of time, and can be stored in the freezer for later.
Ingredients Needed and Substitutions
Peanut Butter Cookies
We used homemade cookies to make these ice cream sandwiches. You can choose from classic peanut butter cookies or easy 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies. Or you can use ready-to-bake cookie dough. For an even easier option, buy peanut butter cookies from the bakery or make a mini version with packaged sandwich cookies.
You can use any ice cream flavor and brand you want, so go with your favorites. We used chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Choose an ice cream with peanut butter in it for even more peanut butter flavor.
The mini chocolate chips look cute around the ice cream’s edges, adding extra flavor and texture! You could also use chopped peanuts, peanut butter chips, mini M&M’s, chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups, or Reese’s Pieces.
How To Make Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Use a #20 dough scoop, which holds about three tablespoons, or an ice cream scoop to scoop the softened vanilla ice cream onto a cookie. Top it with another cookie and gently press to flatten the ice cream between the cookies.
Then, add the mini chocolate chips. You can roll the ice cream edge in a bowl of mini chocolate chips and then fill any empty spaces by hand. Immediately transfer them to the freezer to harden.
Repeat the process with the chocolate ice cream to make chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches.
Once the ice cream has hardened in the cookies, wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe, airtight container or bag for storage.
More Ways To Make
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches
Return to your childhood with a peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwich! Spread strawberry jelly over the peanut butter cookies before adding vanilla ice cream. Then, roll the edges in chopped peanuts or freeze-dried strawberry pieces.
Mini PB Cookie Sandwiches
Make a mini version that is perfect for kids! You can bake mini peanut butter cookies, or for a shortcut, use packaged sandwich cookies (you can leave the filling in the cookies for extra flavor). The process is the same, but only use about one tablespoon of ice cream for the filling.
Peanut Butter Cup
Make peanut butter cup ice cream sandwiches using Reese’s pb cups instead of cookies for a decadent treat. We love this version so much that we dedicated a whole post to them!
What Others Want To Know
Some grocery stores sell them with a chocolate wafer cookie and peanut butter ice cream. But if you want peanut butter cookies with ice cream in the middle, you’ll need to make them at home!
Go with your favorite peanut butter cookies! You can use homemade cookies, store-bought bakery cookies, or prepackaged sandwich cookies.
You can store peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwiches for 2-4 weeks. Tightly wrap each one in plastic wrap and then store them in a freezer bag or container in the freezer.
More Peanut Butter Desserts
- Peanut Butter Fudge – Skip the chocolate and go with peanut butter instead!
- Peanut Butter Balls – Delicious little truffles that everyone loves.
- Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies – A fun twist on the classic no-bake cookies.
- Peanut Butter Bars – Made in a 9×13 pan so that you can share.
- Peanut Butter Pie – Cool, creamy, and totally irresistible!
Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 12 peanut butter cookies
- ⅔ cup vanilla ice cream slightly softened
- ⅔ cup chocolate ice cream slightly softened
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Use a #20 dough scoop (about three tablespoons) or an ice cream scoop to put vanilla ice cream on three peanut butter cookies.
- Top with another cookie and gently press to flatten the ice cream between the cookies.
- Cover the sides with mini chocolate chips.
- Place them in the freezer to harden.
- Repeat with the chocolate ice cream.
- Once the ice cream in the cookie sandwiches has hardened, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and place them in an airtight freezer bag or container for storage.
To cut down on the sweetness and chocolate, could peanut butter be used at the center in a smaller amount…maybe 1t or so. These are adorable but look very, very sweet.
These look so wonderful! I can’t wait to try them!
Could I make these without the lollipop stick, so they are like little mini pies? I’m just worried that without the stick, it might not be able to support itself
Yes, you should be able to make these without the stick. Happy Baking!
How long are these good for? Or how far in advance could you make them for a party?
I think that pie tastes the best when it is fresh, so I would suggest making them close to the party. Otherwise, it might work to make them and freeze them. Happy Baking!
Do you think I could try with pre made roll of cookie dough?? What do you think I would need to adjust??
That is a great idea, Sarah! I’m not sure what you would need to adjust since I haven’t made them that way. I think you would want to turn the heat down to 350 and bake them for more like 10 to 12 minutes but just watch them to see when they look done. I would love to hear how they turn out! Happy Baking! ~Tonia
These look amazing! When you brush with the egg white, do you brush both sides or just the top? Thanks! I’m going to try to make them this weekend.
I only brushed the tops with eggs whites. Happy baking and thanks for stopping by!
Oh my tonia! These are just scrumptious! I could eat a whole batch myself! I just made them today and theyre the best!
Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for stopping by to tell me!
tonia these smores pie pops are amazing!!!! I made these with my kids today and they just love them … what a great idea and they taste soo yummy!!! thank you so much for this amazing recipie!!!
Would these be able to be shipped if i made them? My dad is a huge peanut butter cup fan and this is something that would be a great treat. Any suggestions?
because of ingredient unavailability or should I say phillsbury pie crust is not available here in my country.
Can I just use a recipe for pie crust?
thanks! btw, I love this blog 🙂 <3
Hi Debbie! Yes you can use a homemade crust! Have a great weekend!
Could I make these using homemade pie crust? I prefer homemade. Hope you get this!
Yes, you could most definitely use homemade pie crust! I just like taking the short cuts but homemade would be delicious!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rose Gallagher says
Oh My Tonia all I can say is that we MUST have been seperated at birth! I am over the moon for Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate. I am going to have to try these babies out real soon. Have you ever tried Reese’s Fast Breaks? I would love to use them in a recipe of some kind. Maybe I will try using them instead of the PB cups . They would just be a little smaller.
Thanks again. 🙂
Thanks Rose! No, I’ve never tried Reese’s Fast Breaks…I’m going to have to go look them up!
Trish Butler says
These look so good and easy. They can be adapted to any holiday by changing the color of the drizzle. Now I can be stress free for some
of the lesser holidays, Thank you soooooooooooo much. Trish Butler
So true! And there are some other peanut butter cup varieties that would be fun to try as well!
I am loving all these pie pop recipes; I am going to have to try to make some soon! Very cute! 🙂
Yay! I can’t wait to see what kind you make!
Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil says
These are really amazing! Love this idea and the pictures are fab!
Alyssa Rivers says
Wow! These look so yummy! Pinned!
Thanks for the Pin!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
Oh boy!!! What an absolutely awesome idea to use the pb cups as the pie filling! These are amazing looking!!!
Stephanie @ henry happened says
pie pops might be the coolest idea ever – pinning this b/c I cannot resist peanut butter cups!!
Anne @ Domesblissity says
You’re so cruel Tonia! LOL They look amazing.
Thanks Anne! I aim to please!
Love these! They look fancy without a lot of work. . .always a plus in my book! 🙂
You are my kind of gal! That is how I feel too!
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
Oh my! I am salivating over here! Seriously, Tonia…these are genius and absolutely fancy dancy!
Thanks Gloria! 🙂
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
Tonia, those look amazing! I’ll definitely be making those!
Thanks Randi! Your kids will be delighted!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
OMG Tonia. LOVE THESE SO MUCH.
Thanks Dorothy! They are some kind of fabulous!