Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Nothing says summer like a classic ice cream sandwich, and these brown butter chocolate caramel ice cream sandwiches are the iconic frozen treat, only better. Recipe makes 12 ice cream sandwiches.

Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

We begin with soft and chewy brown butter cookies, studded with pockets of chocolate covered caramels. Topped with chocolate chips and flaky salt, these are the ultimate summer cookie.

Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Paired with creamy caramel butter pecan ice cream, there’s nothing better than cookies sandwiched with ice cream. Stash the freezer and you’ll be all set for the warmer days ahead!

Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 56 minutes
  • Yield: 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Nothing says summer like an ice cream sandwich, and these brown butter chocolate caramel ice cream sandwiches are the best frozen treat!



  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large chocolate covered caramels, chopped (approximately 1 cup)


  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • flaky salt



  1. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour browned butter into a glass measuring cup and chill in the freezer until solidified, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  2. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat solidified brown butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy; beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chopped chocolate covered caramels. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Top cookies with chocolate chips, pressing gently to adhere. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 to 11 minutes, until edges are set. Cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack. Sprinkle cookies with flaky salt and let cool completely.
  5. Freeze cookies for 30 minutes. To assemble sandwiches, use a cookie scoop to place a scoop of ice cream between two chilled cookies and press lightly. Place assembled ice cream sandwiches on a baking sheet and cover with plastic; return to the freezer for another 30 minutes before serving.

Keywords: Brown Butter, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sandwich


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    1. Hi Debra! I found them at the grocery store in the bulk bins (where you can measure out candy or nuts by weight). I’m not sure of the brand, but I know Trader Joe’s does carry chocolate covered caramels.

  1. This is a dessert for the Mr! Both his favorite sweet treats in one recipe. Just in time for Father’s Day too!

  2. Yes, I think I need a steady supply of these in my freezer this Summer 🙂 Perfect!

  3. NOM! Stash the freezer is right! Laura, this really is the perfect summer ice cream sandwich made with fresh homemade cookies – with chopped chocolate covered caramels yet – and my favorite ice cream. Mmm. Cannot wait to try these babies. Thank you for sharing!