These No Churn Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches are a delightful treat to bring an extra dose of refreshing sweetness to your hot summer days. The creamy and homemade vanilla ice cream comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients. And when sandwiched between a couple of gooey and delicious Chummys cookies, this dessert adds up to a frozen treat masterpiece.
Creating the perfect ice cream sandwich is an art, but this recipe makes it easy. We’ve chosen our Chummys milk chocolate cookies to provide the perfect crunch that balances beautifully with the creamy ice cream inside. Additionally, infused with real vanilla beans, the ice cream has a light yet indulgent flavour that contrasts perfectly with the chocolate in the cookies. The best part is these vanilla ice cream sandwiches don't need an ice cream machine or any specialized equipment. All you need is a hand mixer and a bit of patience to recreate this smooth and creamy dessert.
Paired with your homemade no-churn ice cream, our postal cookie delivery ensures you can create these decadent ice cream sandwiches whenever the craving strikes. And with a wide variety of cookie flavours, you’re spoilt for choice! It's the perfect way to impress your guests this summer and make those sunny afternoons even sweeter. Each bite will bring you back to your favourite childhood memories of summer days and ice cream vans. Let’s dive in!
Why You'll Love ItNostalgic- Ice cream sandwiches are a classic treat that has stood the test of time, remaining a rich and creamy childhood favourite for decades. Homemade ice cream is always the tastier option, and this recipe allows you to bring all that nostalgic wonder right into your kitchen.
Customizable- You can make delicious variations of this ice cream sandwich just by swapping out the cookie flavour and the chocolate chips. You can use any of our cookie flavours, such as Triple Chocolate or even White Chocolate & Raspberry. Alternatively, you can order a variety box for the ultimate opportunity to mix and match.
No Special Equipment Needed- Since the ice cream is no churn, you won't need an ice cream maker for this recipe. While it's helpful to have an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer, you can also simply use a whisk and a little elbow grease to make this ice cream come together.
What is No Churn Ice Cream?No churn ice cream is simply ice cream that is made without an ice cream maker. Double cream is whipped until light and airy, and then condensed milk is folded in for both sweetness and flavour. It's a super simple way to make vanilla ice cream, but one of the best parts about this homemade ice cream is that you can customize it with any of your favourite mix-ins. Even if you aren't turning it into an ice cream sandwich, you can add fresh fruit, small candies or even brownie pieces to your ice cream for an indulgent treat.
Does no churn ice cream taste the same as regular ice cream?No churn ice cream is sweet and creamy, but it's not quite as rich as traditional ice cream. Homemade ice cream, in general, typically has a different taste than store-bought ice cream due to a lack of preservatives and artificial flavouring.
In addition, churned ice cream bases often contain egg yolks for richness. No churn ice cream does not contain eggs, which makes for a lighter flavour that's kissed with a hint of caramel taste due to the condensed milk.
Chocolate Chip Cookies- You'll want to use high quality cookies when making ice cream sandwiches. They should be thick to avoid crumbling and not overly soft so they keep their structure when the ice cream is added.
Double Cream- This provides the main base for the ice cream. For the best results when whipping, it should be very cold when you go to use it. Cold cream is more stable and whips faster than a cream that has begun to warm. You can even place it into the freezer for 10-15 minutes prior to whipping to make sure it whips just right. If you don't have double cream on hand, feel free to use heavy cream.
Condensed Milk- Condensed milk, also known as sweetened condensed milk, is an ingredient commonly used to add richness to desserts. It's a thick golden liquid made by cooking down milk and adding sugar. It has a hint of caramel-like flavour and adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this ice cream recipe.
Vanilla Bean- Vanilla beans add the fresh vanilla flavour that makes this ice cream shine. Substitute 1/2 of a vanilla bean with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla paste if you don't have a fresh vanilla bean on hand.
Chocolate Chips- The chocolate chips make for an extra indulgent finish for these creamy ice cream sandwiches. Mini chocolate chips are ideal because they're easier to bite down on. Feel free to swap them for sprinkles, crushed toffee pieces, M&M's or nuts.
How to Make No Churn Ice Cream Cookie SandwichesPrep time: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 6+ hours
Yield: 4 cups of ice cream, about 6 ice cream sandwiches
500 millilitres cold double cream
400 grams condensed milk
1/2 vanilla bean
175 grams mini chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks form, about 5-6 minutes.
2. Pour in the condensed milk. Cut open the vanilla bean pod and use a spoon to scrape it into the bowl. Continue to mix for 1 minute, then fold the mixture with a rubber spatula until well combined.
3. Scrape the mixture into a 20 cm by 10 cm loaf pan and smooth it into an even layer. Cover with a layer of plastic wrap and gently press the plastic so it sits right on top of the ice cream mixture.
4. Cover with an additional layer of plastic to ensure it's completely covered and protected.
5. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until the ice cream is a firm texture. You may freeze slightly less for a soft-scoop version. If it's overly firm, allow the ice cream to sit out for 10-15 minutes before scooping.
6. Place a scoop of ice cream onto a cookie, then top it with another cookie. Press the cookies together slightly until the ice cream reaches the outer edges.
7. Pour the mini chocolate chips onto a plate and roll the edges of the cookie sandwich to coat it evenly with the chocolate chips. Enjoy your treats immediately or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them back into the freezer to store for later.
Use cold ingredients- Cold double cream makes for the best whipped cream. You can also freeze the bowl and beaters for 10 minutes before whipping.
Make the whipped cream first- Some recipes call for all of the ingredients to be whipped together. The lightest no-churn ice cream recipes, however, take the extra step to incorporate lots of air into whipped cream before adding the remaining ingredients.
Don't over-whip- Overwhipping the double cream can quickly turn it into butter. Pay close attention and stop whipping once stiff peaks form.
Wrap your ice cream well- Your no-churn ice cream should be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and stored in the freezer. This will prevent ice crystals from forming, which is important because ice crystals can negatively affect the taste and creamy texture.
Brief thawing may be necessary- Allowing your ice cream to thaw for 10 minutes on the counter will make it easier to scoop. Storebought ice creams use gums and other additives to make them immediately more scoopable. Homemade ice cream often requires just a bit of warming for that extra yummy scoop that's made up of the perfect creamy consistency.
Flavour VariationsThere is an endless amount of tasty ways that you can flavour this ice cream, with only a few minor adjustments. Here is just a handful of options that would all pair wonderfully with our Milk Chocolate or Triple Chocolate Cookies:
Strawberry: Add diced fresh strawberries or add about 150 grams of freeze-dried strawberries that have been finely ground. Pair with our triple chocolate cookies.
Chocolate: For an extra chocolatey twist, add 50 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder.
Mint: For a mint chocolate chip no-churn ice cream, add 5 millilitres of mint extract.