This post has been sponsored by High Road Ice Cream. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Whoopie Pies – The classic whoopie pie is stuffed with incredible High Road Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream to make for a delicious ice cream sandwich.
Happy July, everyone! 4th of July is only 2 short days away. I bet you’re busy figuring out your menu for your patriotic parties going on that day – I know I am!
But I’m not here to talk about that. This month is special for a whole other reason – it’s National Ice Cream Month! Do you remember when we celebrated it last year? I made TONS of killer recipes featuring ice cream or sorbet. Here’s a quick recap of the whole selection:
- Chocolate Chips Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Avocado Lime Sorbet
- Elvis Ice Cream Sundae (peanut butter ice cream, caramelized bananas, and crispy bacon pieces)
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- Peach Riesling Sorbet
- Ultimate Cookies & Cream Milkshake
Do you have a favorite??? It’s so hard to pick just one! If you think last year’s lineup was insane, this year is gonna blow you away!
For the first recipe, I am covering two special events in one – National Ice Cream Month and the beginning of a new month, which means a new cookie recipe. For this special occasion (times 2!), I am bringing you a pretty special treat – Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Whoopie Pies!
I first shared a whoopie pie recipe last year when I introduced these Funfetti Whoopie Pies to the world. You guys have been obsessed with them ever since so I knew I had to think up another recipe featuring these cakey cookie sandwiches.
This time, I wanted the filling to be ice cream instead of the traditional frosting. And when it comes to ice cream, there’s only one brand that I love to use – High Road Craft Ice Cream. You guys remember when I talked about their Vanilla Fleur De Sel in this Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread Pudding recipe??
Well now, I have an even better flavor to share that has become my favorite ice cream since the very first bite – Peanut Butter Chocolate. The best thing about their peanut butter chocolate ice cream is that it’s a base of peanut butter ice cream with a swirl of chocolate. I am always seeing peanut butter chocolate ice cream with a chocolate base and little nuggets of peanut butter. But, in my opinion, chocolate ice cream is just too rich that you barely get any of the peanut butter flavor. High Road finally got it right!!
This ice cream is the perfect pairing for chocolate whoopie pies. So that’s exactly what I did – I replaced the vanilla buttercream in a traditional whoopie pie with this dreamy peanut butter chocolate ice cream and it was pure magic!
Making these whoopie pies are just as easy as they are in the Funfetti Whoopie Pies recipe. But since we’re working with ice cream, here are a few more tips to ensure you get this recipe right:
- You MUST wait for the cookies to cool completely before assembling the sandwiches. I even like to freeze them for 30 minutes to make sure they’re extra cool and slightly firm before assembly.
- The ice cream should be slightly thawed before scooping into these sandwiches to make it easier to work with.
- Before I begin assembling the sandwiches, I cut squares of plastic wrap so they’re ready to be used after each sandwich is assembled. Trust me – once you start making the ice cream sandwiches, you won’t want to spend time cutting plastic wrap.
And there you have it – our first National Ice Cream Month recipe and the cookie recipe for July! How excited are you about this month?? I’ve got some great stuff coming your way so hold on to your hats, people!
Don’t forget to check out all the incredible flavors from High Road Craft Ice Cream. To see where you can find this ice cream in your area, make sure to use this store locator on their website.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Whoopie Pies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dutch-processed cocoa
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter unsalted, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 pints High Road Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two large baking sheets by adding silicone mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Add butter and sugar to a bowl fitted for a stand mixer. Beat until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes. Add egg and beat until combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
- Add buttermilk to a measuring cup with a spout (or something similar). Add vanilla and whisk together.
- Add 1/3 of flour mixture to butter mixture and combined. Add 1/2 buttermilk mixture and combine. Repeat with next 1/3 of flour mixture and then with last 1/2 of buttermilk mixture. Finished with final 1/3 of flour mixture.
- Scoop whoopie pies onto prepared baking sheets using a small cookie scoop (1.5 tablespoons) and place them 2 inches apart. Bake whoopie pies until firm to the touch and edges are firm, about 9-11 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let them cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet. Remove from baking sheet and let them cool completely before adding ice cream. At this point, remove ice cream from freezer to let it thaw a little.
- Once cookies are completely cooled and ice cream is slightly thawed, scoop 1/3 cup of ice cream onto one half of cookie. Sandwich with another half and then wrap with plastic wrap. Repeat with rest of whoopie pies. Freeze pies until solid (about 1 hour) or you can enjoy them immediately.