I was invited to my friends for a BBQ. I offered to bring ice cream sandwiches for dessert. I had a massive failure with ice cream sandwiches last year (which explains why it didn't make it into the blog). What makes this recipe easy is using ice cream in brick form. It's much easier and less messy to slice ice cream and place it onto the cookie rather than scooping it. The issue with this is that you're limited with flavours. I bought Neapolitan ice cream because I thought the three colours would make the sandwiches a bit more fun.
Ice Cream Sandwiches - Makes 12-14 sandwiches
From Foodtv.ca's Ricardo and Friends
The cookie recipe takes no time to bake and assembling the sandwiches is just as quick!
* ½ cup allpurpose flour
* ½ tsp baking soda
* 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
* ¼ cup unsalted butter
* ¼ cup cocoa powder
* 3 eggs
* ½ cup brown sugar
* ½ a 2-litre brick ice cream, cut lengthwise
Baking the chocolate cookie
With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 400°F.
Line a 17" x 12" jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter with the cocoa powder.
Whisk until smooth.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and brown sugar until the mixture turns pale, about 5 minutes.
With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients, followed by the chocolate mixture.
Spread the dough evenly on the pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 5 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes.
Unmould onto a cooling rack and remove the paper.
Let cool completely.
Putting the sandwiches together
Cut the cookie wafer in half lengthwise.
Cut the ice cream brick lengthwise into 3 equal rectangles - 7.5" x 4.5" x ¾" inches (I thought the ice cream was a bit too thick and would slice it more thinly).
Return one of the ice cream rectangles to the freezer for another use.
Arrange the two remaining ice cream rectangles short end to short end on one cookie wafer.
Cover with the other cookie wafer.
Using a knife, trim away any excess ice cream.
Cut into 12 sandwiches (or as many as you'd like - I made 14).
Store in a large container in the freezer.
Top: the batter and the whole cookie wafer.
Bottom: cutting the cookie lengthwise and adding the ice cream.
Everyone enjoyed these sandwiches at the BBQ. Who wouldn't like ice cream sandwiches?
These will be a guaranteed hit!
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