I love ice cream! Love! Like really love! It’s definitely my comfort dessert. It’s really the only dessert that I can have every night and not get bored of it. Well, I never get bored of dessert… ever… but ice cream is definitely my favorite!
Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, rocky road, cake batter… anything! And to tell you the truth, I don’t actually like the thick heavy ice cream, made only of heavy cream. I like the lighter stuff, especially frozen yogurt! I know some people say that frozen yogurt isn’t ice cream, but to me it is and that’s all that matters 🙂.
As my love for ice cream continues, I often search for ways of incorporating it into desserts. And of course the #1 way is to make ice cream sandwiches! Creamy ice cream sandwiched between 2 soft cookies – Yum!
These ice cream sandwiches were delicious! And they were pretty simple because all you have to bake are the cookies. The only tricky part is making sure the ice cream is cold enough so it doesn’t melt while assembling the cookies. But that’s it!
What makes this dessert even more amazing is making them with homemade ice cream! But don’t worry if you don’t have time to make any, or don’t have any in the freezer – you can always just use store bought ice cream. They are still very tasty with store bought ice cream! Just make sure you buy a good quality ice cream.
These sandwiches would be perfect for any occasion – a big party, a small gathering, or even just a normal weekday night. Everyone will eat them up fast!
Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Makes: 12 Sandwiches
2 cups Flour
½ cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Baking Powder
¼ tsp. Salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) Unsalted Butter (Softened)
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 quart Ice Cream
To make the cookies, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at time, until they are fully incorporated. Add the vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture until the mixture comes together into a ball. Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Take the dough out of the refrigerator and place it on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough until it is about ¼ inch thick. The dough is sticky, so you will have to continue making sure the surface is floured. Using a round cookie cutter (I used a 3 inch), cut out rounds in the dough. Place the rounds onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, or parchment paper. Continue cutting out rounds until you have room left. You will have to gather the scraps a couple times to use as much dough as possible.
Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Because they are chocolate they will not turn golden brown, so there isn’t a good way to know they are done. I slightly touched the cookies to see if they were done. Just be sure to not over-bake these. You don’t want them to be extremely hard, but more like a soft cookie.
Place the cookies on a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
Before assembling the cookies, place the ice cream in a square pan. Evenly spread the ice cream into the pan. Place the ice cream back into the freezer until it is hard and thoroughly chilled.
To assemble the sandwiches, use the same round cutter to cut out rounds of ice cream. Quickly and carefully place the round onto the bottom side of one cookie. Place another cookie on top (top side up). Quickly wrap the ice cream sandwich in foil and place in the freezer. Repeat the same process with the remaining cookies and ice cream. Serve and enjoy 🙂!