* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish
I’m pretty sure I just transported back to my childhood fantasy.
I can remember like yesterday, those long summer days, playing outside from dawn ’til dusk, swimming like a fish, and eating Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches like it was my job.
The cool thing is, at that age, eating ice cream sandwiches pretty much was my job since I was just a kid and my job was simply to have fun. Man, do I miss those days.
I grew up in the most amazing neighborhood with TONS of kids. One of my most favorite things in the world was hearing the music of the ice cream truck, driving through the neighborhood around 4pm. ALWAYS right before dinner. Always.
My mom was totally cool enough to let us get something. I never remember her saying no. Thanks mom! And this ice cream cookie sandwich was without a doubt my go-to treat. I was definitely not that kid who got something different every time. Funny, I’m still the same way as an adult. I know what I like.
With Memorial Day just days away, and summer not far behind, I felt this was the perfect time to recreate my favorite childhood dessert. And it couldn’t be simpler.
Sure, you can go buy pre-made chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream, and some chocolate chips. However, I decided to go the extra mile and make homemade vanilla bean ice cream, and thick chocolate chip cookies, which pretty much made for the most epic ice cream sandwich in history.
And you should too!
Click through for the full recipe: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
You can thank me later.