Chipwich Ice Cream Cake

A Chipwich CAKE! The classic ice cream man treat turned into a dessert to feed a crowd!

A Chipwich CAKE! The classic Ice Cream Truck treat turned into a dessert to feed a crowd!
A Chipwich CAKE! The classic ice cream man treat turned into a dessert to feed a crowd!

I’m caught somewhere in between summer and fall. Like it’s still pretty warm out, so it feels like summer, but my kids are back in school…football is on tv…and Pumpkin Spice is everywhere.

So forgive me with today’s cake. It’s pretty summery in every way. Like summer to the “umpth” degree. Do people still say “umpth”?


Anyhow, I have a friend who loves the Chipwich. The only place you can seem to find them up where I live is from the Ice Cream Man. I’m not sure why, it’s a pretty stellar ice cream option.

Anyhow, since I’m a bit of a chocolate chip cookie snob I usually make my own cookie ice cream sandwiches…and that’s all well and good…BUT I had an epiphany one day a few weeks ago. WHAT ABOUT A GIANT COOKIE CHIPWICH CAKE?

I mean right?

Doesn’t your mind think about things like this?

Just say yes.

A Chipwich CAKE! The classic ice cream man treat turned into a dessert to feed a crowd!

Well, of course it was the best idea ever. It worked like perfection and the end result was a gorgeous giant cookie ice cream cake.

Let’s discuss the hows…


First step, cookie dough. I tweaked the recipe a little to make the perfect amount for a 9″ springform pan. You’re just going to need to divide the dough in half and bake one cookie at a time.


When the first cookie is done, let it cool a bit and then remove it from the pan so you can bake the other half of the dough.

WHen the second cookie is done and cooled completely leave it in the springform pan.

Top it with an entire half-gallon of vanilla ice cream, and then carefully place the other baked cookie on top…


Place that whole situation back in the freezer until the ice cream sets up. This will take a few hours.

THEN, remove the sides of the springform pan and press mini chocolate chips into the ice cream…

A Chipwich CAKE! The classic ice cream man treat turned into a dessert to feed a crowd!

And then slice it up.

A Chipwich CAKE! The classic ice cream man treat turned into a dessert to feed a crowd!

I feel like this is the best idea I’ve had in a while.


Chipwich Ice Cream Cake

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  • Yield: serves 10


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup mini chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Spray a 9″ springform pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add in the egg, yolk, vanilla, baking soda and salt mixing for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl, as necessary.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  5. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  6. Divide the dough in half and press half of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake this for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden and center is just set.
  7. Allow the cookie to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the sides of the springform pan and using a spatula carefully transfer the cookie to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Clean the pan, spray again with nonstick spray and repeat the baking process with the remaining dough, however when the second cookie is done leave it in the pan and allow it to cool there.
  9. When the second cookie is cooled remove your ice cream from the freezer and allow it to thaw slightly so it’s spreadable.
  10. Place all the ice cream on top of the cookie in the pan and spread it evenly using an off-set spatula.
  11. Place the other cookie on top and press down slightly so it’s even.
  12. Cover your pan with aluminum foil and place it in the freezer for at least 2 hours so the ice cream refreezes.
  13. When you’re ready to serve the cake, remove the sides of the pan and press the mini chocolate chips into the ice cream.
  14. Slice and serve.


store for up to a month, airtight in the freezer.



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38 Comments on "Chipwich Ice Cream Cake"

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madeline | madeline marie

OMG. I need this in my life RIGHT now. And any season is good for ice cream-cookie cake ; )

meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles

I must make this! Love it. I also normally make my own little chipwiches but the cake is a great idea!

Kara @ Just A Canary Bird

Can I just say yes?!? This looks awesome and would be perfect for a birthday, football party, or heck, Thursday evening. I don’t really think there is any way this giant ice cream cookie sandwich could be wrong!


This is genius.

Coco in the Kitchen

This is brilliant!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

This is absolutely awesome!! I always loved cookie sandwiches growing up and know I’d love them just as much as an adult! So tasty!

bridget {bake at 350}

NEED this in my life!


If only you posted this in the summer, this is exactly the kind of recipe my summer baking list needed. No worries though, no need to find a reason to bake an ice cream recipe in the winter in my house 🙂 This looks awesome!!!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

This is so cool! I have been waiting to make a giant ice cream sandwich for some time now but worried the ice cream would just squirt out when you cut it – did you have any issues with that? Yours looks PERFECT!

June @ How to Philosophize with Cake

Wow that looks incredible! That is the best idea ever. Love the thick cookie layers 😀


I am usually a silent blog stalker, but had to comment on your cookie ice cream cake. Yum! It looks great and the recipe seems very doable – I will have to try it when our weather warms up a little. 🙂

Aida Suarez

Hello I have a question, in your ingredients you list vanilla twice. It says
1 1/2 tsp of vanilla. And then a little lower in the list it says 2 tsp vanilla. Not sure if that is correct. I wanted to check before I start the making process. Thank you

Tracy | Pale Yellow

This looks fantastic and simple! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!


What a great idea! I especially love the mini chocolate chips! Happy feasting.


Can this be made as a 13×9 instead?


Looooove this idea! It’s going right to the top of my summer baking list!!

Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

This is the most genius thing I will see all day. I need it in my life ASAP.


Making this for Father’s Day – thanks so much!


Do you think it would turn out if I used a 10 inch pan?


Aren’t you missing regarding sugar in your recipe?


Made this for my daughter’s birthday since the Dairy Queens close for winter:-(. It was very good however the cookie got hard & made the cake difficult to slice. Should I have left it out for a bit before serving? Thank you:-)


Thank you so much for this recipe!! I made it for my sons second birthday party and it was a huge hit! Everyone was so impressed especially my husband who thought it was the best idea ever! I had seen something similar in a FB viral video, but just on site I could tell the recipe had some glaring issues. I’m so happy I found your version. It was perfect, and we were pleasantly surprised at how well it sliced up!


I think this will be my (almost 3 year old) son’s birthday cake. Something different. I’m so excited! ?? I’ll use this exact recipe because I want to make sure the cookie will hold up to the ice cream


I was so excited when I saw this on Instagram, that I made it for my own birthday tomorrow! It’s in the freezer now and I can hardly wait.


Do you use salted of unsalted butter? This looks amazing.


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