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Chocolate-Balsamic Ice Cream Sandwiches with Strawberry Ice Cream

Ice cream sandwiches go gourmet with chewy balsamic vinegar-enhanced chocolate cookies sandwiching sweet strawberry ice cream

Chocolate-Balsamic Ice Cream Sandwiches with Strawberry Ice Cream

Chocolate-Balsamic Cookies, perfect for making ice cream sandwiches!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Freeze4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Balsamic, Chocolate-Balsamic, Chocolate-Balsamic Ice Cream Sandwiches with Strawberry Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, Frozen Treats, ice cream sandwiches, Strawberry Ice Cream, summer desserts
Servings: 18
Calories: 337kcal


  • #40 Scoop
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Parchment Sheets
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups



  • 1 cup Balsamic vinegar


  • 2 ¾ cups All-purpose flour 
  • cup Unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp. Table salt 
  • ¾ tsp. Baking soda


  • 1 cup Shortening (16 Tbsp.) 
  • 1 cup Packed brown sugar 
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar


  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Reduce vinegar in a saucepan over medium-high heat to ¼ cup, 15 minutes; let cool.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
  • Cream shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in reduced vinegar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture.
  • Drop dough by #40 scoop (about 1½ Tbsp.) onto prepared baking sheets and gently flatten tops. Bake cookies until edges are just set, 9–10 minutes; cool completely on baking sheets, then freeze.
  • Assemble ice cream sandwiches by scooping ice cream with a #20 cookie scoop (about 3 Tbsp.) onto flat side of one cookie. Place flat side of a second cookie on top of ice cream and press until ice cream meets edge of cookie; wrap in plastic wrap and freeze, at least 4 hours.
  • Let ice cream sandwiches sit at room temperature 5 minutes before serving.


Per ice cream sandwich, Calories: 337

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories337
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16g 25%
    • Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  • Cholesterol 51mg 17%
  • Sodium 291mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g 16%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 4g 8%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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