Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Chewy cocoa and chocolate chip cookies sandwiched with cream cheese-vanilla bean ice cream! |

Since I’ll probably never be a surgeon, I’ll never understand the high-stakes intensity of traveling with a kidney or a heart or something for a transplant. I’ve seen it on Grey’s Anatomy, and it looks pretty intense. Probably the closest I’ll ever come to that situation is the pressure I felt transporting a few of these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches across town to some friends a few weeks ago. On a 95 degree day. It was like a “have the cooler ready, have the car running, cross your fingers for no red lights, GO GO GO” situation to get these babies to their intended recipients before a meltdown occurred.

Red Velvet Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Chewy cocoa and chocolate chip cookies sandwiched with cream cheese-vanilla bean ice cream! |

I’m happy to report that they were delivered with only minimal meltage, and enjoyed by all. And I’m so glad no disaster occurred, because these were too delicious to waste. The cookie portion is like a chewy chocolate chip cookie with a red velvet (cocoa) flavor. And the homemade ice cream? It’s made with cream cheese! Sounds a little strange, but it’s so good, trust me. It mimics the effect of cream cheese frosting on a red velvet cake, and is also flecked with vanilla beans. It’s the perfect ice cream for cookie sandwiches, because the not-too-sweet but creamy ice cream balances the chocolately sweetness of the cookies.

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Red Velvet Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Chewy cocoa and chocolate chip cookies sandwiched with cream cheese-vanilla bean ice cream! |

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 10 ice cream sandwiches

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 minutes


For the Cream Cheese Ice Cream:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

For the Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Make the Cream Cheese Ice Cream: In large saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, half-and-half and powdered sugar. Heat over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened, whisking occasionally (do not let boil). Remove from heat. Add cream cheese, lemon juice and vanilla bean paste; whisk until cream cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Strain through fine-mesh strainer set over large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap placed directly on custard; chill completely (I recommend overnight).
  2. Pour custard mixture into your ice cream machine and freeze according to instructions for your machine (mine took about 25 minutes). Transfer ice cream to freezer-safe container and transfer to freezer to harden completely (at least 4 hours).
  3. Make the Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, food coloring and vanilla; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by 2-tablespoon-fuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and gently press to flatten slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Assemble the sandwiches: Turn cookies over so that flat sides face up. Place 1/4 cup scoop of ice cream onto half of cookies (you will have some leftover ice cream). Press remaining cookies onto ice cream to form sandwiches. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in freezer up to 2 weeks.

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  1. I’d make a salted caramel ice cream.

  2. Yes, ice cream sandwiches are tricky this time of year–necessary but must be eaten FAST. Glad yours got to be enjoyed. With the red velvet cookies they look incredible!

  3. I’d probably make chocolate ice cream or mango ice cream.

  4. Yum. I’d try and make a Rocky Road ice cream.

  5. I’d make chocolate–my fav!

  6. I would love something with oreos

  7. These sound delicious!! I love homemade vanilla bean ice cream. I am sure that would be the first requested ice cream in this house!

  8. Glad to hear the transport went well. I would have happily loved being a recipient of these cookies!!!

  9. I have been meaning to make a kind of roasted fruit ice cream recipe, but I left my ice cream maker behind when I moved 🙁

  10. First would be a basic vanilla and then go crazy from there.

  11. I would try making chocolate first.

  12. I’d make peanut butter

  13. I would make Chocolate/Chocolate Chunk

  14. I would love to try some fresh peach ice cream.

  15. Yummy for the tummy!

  16. I would love to make cookies and cream ice cream using Birthday Cake vanilla Oreos.

  17. Cherry Vanilla ice cream. Thanks so much.

  18. I would make strawberry!

  19. I would make chocolate chip ice cream.

  20. Oh my that looks insanely good. And you can never go wrong with ice cream!

  21. Oh my gosh, yes. Transporting baked goods – frozen no less – in the summer heat. Definitely stressful! These look gorgeous, I’d eat them all!

  22. I would make chocolate first!

  23. the only ice cream I eat-vanilla

  24. I would make peach ice cream !

  25. I’ll make Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream if I win!

  26. I’d love to make coconut ice cream, my personal favorite flavor!

  27. I’d like to make chocolate ice cream.

  28. I would start simple and try vanilla.

  29. I’d try to make chocolate ice cream in this! It’s the one flavor my whole family can agree on!

  30. Strawberry, my favorite flavor!!!

  31. I would probably go for vanilla.

  32. I would like to make fresh peach sorbet.

  33. I would make chocolate mint chip

  34. That would be a hard choice between chocolate and homemade vanilla.  Both are pretty amazing.

  35. I would also make chocolate chip ice cream.

  36. I Would Make Mint Chocolate Chip!

  37. I would make chocolate ice cream.

  38. I would make strawberry

  39. I would make strawberry! 

  40. Fresh Strawberry!

  41. I would probably make salted caramel first! 🙂

  42. I’ve never maid ice cream before so I would start simple with vanilla.

  43. I would make mango ice cream

  44. I would make strawberry-banana…YUM

  45. I would make peach ice cream. Thank you!!

  46. I would make vanilla

  47. I would love to make strawberry ice cream!

  48. I would make my favorite rocky road omg mmmmm m yummmmm. 🙂

  49. I would make chocolate

  50. I would make cookies and cream.

  51. I would make vanilla ice cream first.

  52. I’d make salted caramel!

  53. I am right across the border from you so feel free to swing by any time with a batch of these. They look scrumptious. 

  54. I would love to make a cookies and cream ice cream flavor first!

  55. I would make strawberry ice cream.

  56. I will make strawberry ice cream using fresh strawberries, of course!

  57. I would make a strawberry chocolate chip flavor

  58. I would make my favorite Peach ice cream.

  59. Since fresh peaches are in season, I’d do peach. But are you kidding me, that cream cheese recipe of yours would be 2nd!!!

  60. I would make vanilla ice cream. 

  61. I would 100% make chocolate first. 

  62. I would probably make strawberry first. I am a big fan 🙂

  63. I would make lemon and cookies ice cream

  64. I would make pumpkin spice ice cream. 

  65. I would make some peach ice cream.

  66. i would make cookies and cream first. it is my fave. 

  67. I would make chocolate ice cream!

  68. I would make either chocolate or cookies & cream ice cream!

  69. I would make strawberry.

  70. For my first batch of ice cream, I would probably try something simple like strawberry and chocolate chip.

  71. looks delicious!

  72. I would make french vanilla ice cream first.

  73. I would make cookie dough ice cream first. 

  74. Looks yummy!

  75. I would try vannila bean

  76. I love mint chocolate chip so i think that would be the first i tried.

  77. I’d make mint chocolate chip first.

  78. An orange cream

  79. I would make banana ice cream first.

  80. I have such a craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

  81. OMG! This recipe sounds sooo good! If I were to win, I’d make chocolate ice cream! It’s my family’s favorite!

  82. With no thought at all – CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH!

  83. I’d make chocolate ice cream.

  84. I would love to try to make a blueberry ice cream!  

  85. I’d have to make chocolate first

  86. I wouldmake mint chocolate chip.

  87. I would start out with Vanilla.

  88. I would make Biscoff Cookie Ice Cream or Dark Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream.

  89. I would make butter pecan ice cream.

  90. i’d make mint chocolate chip ice cream

  91. Vanilla!!

  92. Coffee ice cream

  93.  chocolate ice cream

  94. Huckleberry ice cream with fresh mountain picked huckleberries

  95. I’d make some sort of fruit flavored ice cream, whatever was ripest when I got it.

  96. I would make cinnamon ice cream.  One of our favorite restaurants used to have it and I have only ever seen it once in a store to buy.  It was wonderful with so many pies and cakes!

  97. I would make fresh peach ice cream first if I won the giveaway.

  98. Strawberry….no….mint chocolate…..vanilla…..I choose vanilla!!! 

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  100. I would first make Grape Nut ice cream!

  101. I would make cookies and cream ice cream!

  102. I would make a combination of strawberry & blueberry in my new ice cream maker!

  103. I would make chocolate the first time.

  104. I would make chocolate ice cream first.

  105. butter pecan

  106. i would make vanilla

  107. I have a recipe for Peanut Butter Icecream, I would make it first, it is really good.

  108. Mint chocolate chip! My families favorite.

  109. carmel

  110. I would make vanilla with chocolate covered pecans and caramel mixed in.

  111. I would make a fresh strawberry banana chocolate ice cream!

  112. The first ice cream I would make would be coffee

  113. I would make chocolate chip ice cream first.

  114. I’d make chocolate.

  115. My favorite is strawberry.

  116. I’ll make Cookies n’ Cream ice cream.

  117. Vanilla ice cream and then put some fresh strawberries on top… my fave!

  118. I would make some fresh peach ice cream with bits of peaches first.  

  119. I am not sure it would be either chocolate or vanilla.  Thank you

  120. I would make a spicy dark chocolate ice cream. I tried a spicy chocolate gelato and it was insanely good.

  121. I would make the banana pudding ice cream my aunt used to make.

  122. I would make raspberry sorbet

  123. I’d try peach or a mocha flavor.

  124. I would make my grandma’s recipe for Lemon ice cream. I haven’t had it in forever and have been craving it!

  125. i would make chocolate chip!

  126. I would make mocha flavored ice cream.

  127. I would start with vanilla first and venture on from there.

  128. I would make strawberry first my favorite 😉

  129. I would make a banana ice cream.

  130. id make coconut

  131. I would make chocolate chip ice cream!

  132. peanut butter

  133. I would make chocolate chip!

  134. I would make a mint ice cream – the best for hot summer evenings! 

  135. I might make a butter pecan flavor.

  136. I love strawberries and would make some strawberry ice cream. Thanks!

  137. Thank You for the giveaway…we have a recipe for Pistachio Ice Cream we want to try out !

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