Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Kelli on June 26, 2014

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches are the ultimate #summer treat!

Ice ream sandwiches are going to a whole new level with this Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream sammie situation!  Forget about bikini season, it’s ice cream sandwich season in these parts!

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches are the ultimate #summer treat!

 Let’s talk about the components of these ice cream sandwiches.  

First, the ice cream.  You can certainly use your favorite store-bought chocolate ice cream, but I highly recommend making your own!  This is my go-to, most favorite chocolate ice cream recipe.  You may remember it from last summer, when I loaded it up with crushed Oreo cookies…..gosh, that was a good one.  This recipe is everything I love about chocolate ice cream.  It’s a super creamy (think frozen pudding), rich, dark chocolate explosion.

Shame on me for not sharing these peanut butter cookies with you sooner!  Sorry, friends.  What better to pair with my go-to chocolate ice cream, than my go-to peanut butter cookies.  Right?!  These cookies.  It took every single ounce of willpower not to eat one off the baking sheet as they came out of the oven.

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches are the ultimate #summer treat!

Once you’ve got the chocolate ice cream perfectly squashed between two soft peanut butter cookies, you can go ahead and dive right.  Orrrrrrr…..you can dip your ice cream sammies in melted dark chocolate (yes, please!) and coat them with even more peanut-y goodness.  You choose.  Although, you really don’t want to miss out on the chocolate coating!

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: Makes 10 ice cream sandwiches

Ingredients

    For the ice cream:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup best quality dark chocolate

  • For the cookies:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup good quality dark chocolate, melted (optional)
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts, crushed (optional)

Instructions

For the ice cream:

In a smal bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, salt and cornstarch. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, warm the milk over medium heat. Whisk in the sugar mixture, stirring to dissolve any lumps. Heat milk until it begins to boil, and thicken to a pudding-like consistency.

Remove from heat. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Add in the cream and chocolate, and stir until fully melted.

Chill the mixture until completely cool, at least a few hours, up to overnight.

Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Transfer to a freezer safe container, and store in the freezer for at least 4 hours.


For the cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until completely incorporated.

Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Use a 1-1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop, to scoop dough. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2-inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are golden on top. Remove from the oven. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.


To assemble:

Remove the ice cream from the freezer to soften for a few minutes, if necessary. Turn half of the cookies upside down. Top each with a scoop of chocolate ice cream, then place another cookie on top of the ice cream, and press the sandwich together.

If the ice cream is getting melty, place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and chill in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden.

Remove from the freezer, if necessary. Dip about half of each sandwich in melted chocolate and coat with crushed peanuts.

Place on a wax paper or parchment-lined baking sheet and freezer for about 10 minutes, until the chocolate has hardened.

If not serving immediately, store in a freezer safe container.

Notes

You can substitute any other type of nut butter in place of the peanut butter, if you like

I use this ice cream maker and absolutely love it! Don't for an ice cream scoop!

Ice cream from the Joy the Baker Cookbook

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches are the ultimate #summer treat!

Enjoy!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess @ whatjessicabakednext June 26, 2014 at 7:46 AM

These ice cream sandwiches look divine! Love PB and chocolate- best flavour combo!

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Kelli June 26, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Thank you, Jess! You can’t beat pb & chocolate :)

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Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake June 26, 2014 at 8:53 AM

These look prettttty amazing. Peanutbutter + Chocolate = best combo ever!

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Kelli July 2, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Right!!!! I’m totally with you! Thanks, Audrey!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl June 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM

This is perfection!!!! I love peanut butter and chocolate!! Love that we are on the same page today!

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Kelli July 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Thanks so much, Liz! There are few things better than a good chocolate-pb combo :)

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife June 26, 2014 at 4:32 PM

I NEED these in my life asap!

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Kelli July 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

You do, you do!! Enjoy, Angie!

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Heather June 27, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Yay!!! Been waiting for this recipe ever since your “tease” post on Instagram…….. : )

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Kelli July 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Thanks, Heather…..hope you enjoy!

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea June 29, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Oh my now these are the real meal deal of ice cream sandwiches. Good Heavens, I couldn’t have them in my freezer. I would be in there constantly. Definitely to be made and presented on a crowd day. Ha!

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Kelli July 2, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Haha…it definitely takes willpower to keep these in the house :) Thanks, Carol!

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dina July 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

i’m on a pb kick lately and this is just what i need. yum!

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Kelli July 2, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Whether you go for the ice cream sandwiches or just the cookies, this is perfect for a peanut butter craving!

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