Ice cream is sandwiched between two Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies and rolled in crushed pretzels and chocolate chips to make these irresistible Sweet & Salty Ice Cream Sandwiches. They’re the perfect summer indulgent and make for a special treat on a hot day.

Prep: 20 minTotal: 20
Servings: 6 ice cream sandwiches 1x


  • 12 cookies (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies or Monster Cookies)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cream of choice, just soft enough to scoop (dairy-free ice cream if needed)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips or roughly chopped chocolate bar
  • 1/3 cup crushed pretzels (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped salted nuts (optional)
  • Plastic wrap


  1. Gather ingredients and set up the ice cream sandwich making station in this order: Cookies (must be cooled) –> Ice cream and scoop –> plate or shallow bowl of chocolate chips, pretzels and optional nuts –> then the plastic wrap.
  2. Scoop about 1/4 cup of ice cream on the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie and with the palm of the hand gently press the top cookie down slightly to sandwich. Smooth ice cream out with fingers if needed.
  3. Roll sandwich in pretzels, chocolate chips and optional nut or use hands to press into the ice cream.
  4. Enjoy sandwich or if making to enjoy later, place sandwich on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap the sandwich in the plastic wrap and place immediately in the freezer before moving onto the next sandwich.
  5. To enjoy from frozen: remove from the freezer and allow the sandwich to set at room temperature for a few minutes to soften up just bit.


**Nutrition information is based off using the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies made a little smaller – a batch of 30 versus 24 that the recipe calls for.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 370
  • Fat: 20 g
  • (Sat Fat: 8 g)
  • Sodium: 170 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 41 g
  • (Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 21 g)
  • Protein: 9 g


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing