Homemade Chipwich

When I was a kid my family and I used vacation in Lake George, NY.  For one week, almost every year, our life was all about miniature golf, pool time, and cheesy shops on the main drag down town.  We especially looked forward to visiting a bakery that sold chipwiches.  They were huge and delicious!  Sadly, the bakery closed a bunch of years back cutting off our supply.  No more chipwiches!  We were so disappointed.  It’s been about 10 years since that happened and we still talk about how we miss those infamous chipwiches.

These homemade chipwiches are identical to the ones we fell in love with in Lake George.  There is nothing fancy about them, but they are (to me) the epitome of summer time fun.   Since this upcoming weekend marks the end of summer, I thought it was perfect to end the season with the one last summer time treat.

05Homemade Chipwiches

Chipwich Recipe
(Serves 1)


  • 1 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie or 2 of your favorite chocolate chip cookies
  • about 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • whatever goodies you like to garnish the outside of the vanilla ice cream, like miniature chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mini M&Ms, or sprinkles


  1. If you are using the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie (or any other cookie that’s thick) cut it in half in the thickness direction and lay the flat sides facing up.  If you are using a thinner cookie, take 2 cookies and lay them down with the flat sides facing up.
  2. Locate a measuring cup that is a little narrower than your cookies.  Preferably one that is made out of metal.  (You’ll see why metal helps in a moment.)
  3. Fill the measuring cup about half way up with vanilla ice cream.  Pack it in very well with the back of a spoon to eliminate air pockets.
  4. Turn the measuring cup upside down over the bottom cookie and press your hand against the bottom of the measuring cup.  The heat from your hand will make the ice cream release onto the cookie.  If it seems to be stuck, take a knife and circle the inside edge of the measuring cup to help loosen the ice cream.
  5. Once the ice cream is released from the measuring cup, place the top cookie onto the ice cream and freeze it for at 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Take the ice cream sandwich out of the freezer and garnish the outside of the ice cream with any goodies you like.
  7. Put the ice cream sandwich back in the freezer for at least 2 hours in order for the garnish to set and the ice cream to fully harden again.

Store in a freezer friendly bag or wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer.


When I made a batch of the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, my husband said, “You know what we should do with these?  Make chipwiches!”  Yes!  I seriously hope you’ve made a batch of them because they are awesome!  Perhaps you did and don’t have any left overs.  That’s understandable.  As my husband would say, “make ’em again.”     🙂

If you haven’t made them yet, what are you waiting for?  Use this recipe as a great excuse.  Of course you can use whatever chocolate chip cookie you like (even store bought ones).  Cookie.  Check.  Vanilla ice cream.  Check.

01Homemade Chipwiches

Once you’ve made your chipwich, it’s important to put it in the freezer for a little while.  Ice cream melts fast and the process of assembling the chipwich is enough to make it too runny to decorate with other goodies.  So if you place your goodies around the ice cream edge now they won’t stay on and if your goodies are M&Ms you will end up with a rainbow colored mess.  My husband made a version with M&Ms before he learned the secret of refreezing in the middle.  Let’s just say they looked a bit like a day of finger painting with my nephews.

02Homemade Chipwiches

Once you pull them out of the freezer for decorating your chipwich is technically ready to be gobbled up.  The chipwiches at Lake George had mini chocolate chips along the outer edge of the vanilla ice cream.  These just would not be quite the same without them.  If I’m taking a walk down memory lane then I have to go all the way.     🙂  One of the beauties about making your own chipwich is that you can use whatever goodie you want, like miniature M&Ms, peanut butter chips, or even gummy bears if you want, though they do turn from gummy into something a bit like fruity rock in the freezer.  Basically any small candy that can fit along the sides of the ice cream will do the job.  Speaking of ice cream, you can go crazy and use chocolate or any other flavor you want.     😉

07Homemade Chipwiches

Ice cream is not a good subject matter for photographing.  Note to self:  ice cream in a scooper is not the greatest prop idea.  It really looked pretty at first, but as you can see it melted and dripped through the scooper.

06Homemade Chipwiches

We still head to Lake George in the summer time for a few days, but now it’s a bigger crew (my parents, three sisters, two brothers in law, two nephews, a niece, me, and my husband).  If you’re familiar with my blog you’ve heard me talk about Lake George lately because I made a lot of awesome goodies for our 2013 trip.     🙂

What is your favorite summer time goodie?



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Here are some of my other favorite summer time goodies.

Lemon Blueberry Loaf



Blueberry Pie

06Blueberry Pie


Strawberry Chocolate Chip Loaf

07Strawberry Chocolate Chip Loaf


Single Serving Lemonade

02Single Serving Lemonade


  1. Marcie says:

    These look delicious — what a great treat and terrific memories of summertime fun!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks! I’m so lucky to have these happy memories. 🙂

  2. YUM! Cookies and ice cream, two of my favorite desserts! Pinned.

    Sounds like you have fantastic vacations! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks for pinning Julie! Love pinterest. 🙂

  3. Can I pretend this is a sandwich and count it as my lunch? 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Absolutely! I like the way you think. 🙂

  4. These look yummy Tina! I love these ice cream sandwiches. These won’t be safe around me as I will probably eat more than I should. 😀 Great post!

  5. Ashley says:

    I love this – there was an ice cream shop in my hometown that made the best chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. My sister and I lovedddd getting one as a treat! I need to just try making them at home!

    1. Tina says:

      What a lovely memory for you and your sis. 🙂 I definitely find that I like to bake things that remind me of my childhood.

  6. I love this idea!!! It’s so fun!! Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Ashley! You too have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  7. Tina, that’s a huge cookie and a whole bunch of ice cream! Very cute!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks! As a kid I was never able to finish the ones we bought in Lake George. I’m betting I’d have no problems now. 😉 Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Joanne says:

    Chipwiches are the BEST! I haven’t had one in ages. Time to make this homemade version…such a throwback to my childhood.

    1. Tina says:

      Totally old school! I was so excited when my husband suggested the idea. So so yummy. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  9. Chipwiches will forever remind me of summer camp! They were the most coveted dessert! Man do I miss them. Guess Ill be making some myself 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Awh, what great memories!

  10. Oh, these look like heaven! And so perfect for Labor Day.

    1. Tina says:

      Totally perfect to celebrate last weekend of summer! Have a beautiful one. 🙂

  11. Monica says:

    Of course, this looks sensational! I love that you recreated a favorite at home. I just adore ice cream – it just makes summer. : )

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you Monica! I love ice cream too. Perfect for the summer but I’d eat it all year long. 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  12. Every thing is better with mini morsels! Love these!

    1. Tina says:

      It sure is! Thanks Aimeee. 🙂

  13. I love your version of these…even though I’ve never been to NY. These look fabulous! I love your tip of just putting them in the freezer to set up a bit. Also, how you put the pre measured ice cream in a cup to mold it. You’re so creative! Now I’m really craving one of these asap! Pinning!

    1. Tina says:

      So glad you enjoyed the tips! Thank you so much for pinning. 🙂

  14. Ummm…. this is freaking awesome. I’ve never had a chipwich but I can see why you like them. Looks genius!

    1. Tina says:

      It seriously is awesome! It’s hard to go wrong with cookies and ice cream of any variety, but this one really takes the cake (um, takes the cookie). Hehe.

  15. I adore chipwiches, and this is no exception!! It looks fantastically delish!!

    1. Tina says:

      It’s awesome how something simple can be so wonderful and memorable. 🙂

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