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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches




Since I began making homemade ice cream, I have had the grand desire to make great homemade ice cream sandwiches. I've seen many reviews of big fat ice cream sandwiches on huge cookies. But I don't necessary think bigger is always better. And I think after a while of eating all that ice cream your frozen taste buds won't be able taste the cookie or ice cream anymore.



This Christmas my lovely wife bought a set of ice cream sandwich molds, which really got my juices flowing. I read the instructions for the molds and they suggest using a store-bought cookie dough and rolling it out into a baking sheet. Once the cookie is baked and still soft, the instructions say to use the mold to punch out the top and bottom part of the ice cream sandwich.



I wanted to bring up the degree of difficulty and make my own cookie dough, so I searched my favorite food sites and blogs and landed on a sugar cookie recipe. When I was rolling out the sugar cookie dough, I thought it would be easier to stamp them with the mold and then bake them since sugar cookies for the most part retain their shape during baking.




I think my steps worked out pretty well, for the most part. I was able to place the bottom part of the cookie in the mold and fill in the chocolaty homemade ice cream. I then removed the mold and placed the top cookie. The ice cream sandwich was good but not great. I'm going to have to try again as it was a little messy to eat.  I was looking for a softer cookie so that when you bite into the ice sandwich it doesn't push the ice cream out.



As a quick alternative, I had some Trader Joe "Joe Joe's" (Oreo-like cookies), so I scraped out the creme and stuffed it with some dark chocolate ice cream. These were delicious and almost bite size, mini ice cream sandwiches.

Thank you for reading my first ice cream post of the year. Stay tuned for exciting new flavors.

13 comments:

Tony Omor said...

Looks great.

Karen said...

The chocolate ice cream looks rich and creamy and the Jo-Jo sandwiches are adorable! Congrats on being of of the top 9!

Diana (girlfeedsboy) said...

I'll take one please! :)

Gala said...

Yum, I just got into making home made ice cream myself.
Interested to see what else you'll create..

Anonymous said...

newman's organics or newman's own, can't remember which one, makes those chocolate wafer cookies sans cream filling

Anonymous said...

Yes! Newman's makes Newman-O Tops and Bottoms. Wonderful for those of us who don't like the cream filling or for these delicious looking sandwiches!

Bao Ngo said...

I never even new they just made the Oreo Tops and Bottom. I'll have to get some next time for my Cookies'N Cream ice cream

www.dhaleb.com said...

So cute!!! I wish I had an ice cream maker. Or maybe it's a good thing because I'd probably make ice cream ALL the time! I'll live vicariously through you :)

Ellie said...

Delicious sandwich!! I want this for my LUNCH!

Terry said...

Re: Yes! Newman's makes Newman-O Tops and Bottoms. Wonderful for those of us who don't like the cream filling or for these delicious looking sandwiches!

This is great news. My wife loves the double stuff OREOS I don't care for the filling but love the chocolate cookie. I will be searching for these. Thanks

Sere said...

i'm sorry, where can i possibly find the recipe for this chocolaty ice cream? it looks soooo delicious :) i'd love to try making it myself :)

thanks :)

Sere

triplescoopdesserts said...

Hi Sere. I sent you the recipe let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for the great comment!

Sere said...

i got your e-mail! thank you soooo much!!!!! I'll try it as soon as i can!! :)

Sere

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