Saturday, August 2, 2014

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches and more!

Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Every day can be a gourmet ice cream sandwich day as long as you have great cookies and great ice cream. One of my favorite ice cream sandwiches is made with Dark Chocolate Pepperidge Farm cookies and Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice-cream. How easy is that?  Try it with Chocolate Cookies and Chunky Monkey Ice Cream, too.

You can always make your own cookies and ice cream, but putting good quality cookies together with wonderful ice cream works well and is fast and easy. Hint: depends how big your cookies are, but you can cut a softened chunk of ice cream using a cookie cutter the approximate size of the cookie. Press lightly until ice cream matches or is just a bit bigger than the size of the cookies, bottoms facing in. Roll the sides of each sandwich in chocolate chips. (If ice cream is melting, place sandwiches in freezer until firm enough to roll in chips.) Transfer sandwiches onto baking sheets. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours

Here's a link to Two Ice Cream Sandwich recipes I've posted:

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich 

Peppermint Patty Ice Cream Sandwiches

And here's another! Summertime is all about S'mores on the Grill, but these S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches from AllYou July 2008 are frozen, easy and delicious! Graham Crackers work well in ice cream sandwiches because they're sturdy when you make the sandwiches, but then they soften up when you freeze them. I will admit that I usually have a jar of Marshmallow Fluff in the pantry for times like this. Using Rocky Road Ice Cream is perfect in these S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches, but as always, use what you have. I always have high quality dark chocolate on hand, but if you want a more traditional S'mores, chop up a Hershey Bar!

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes 8 sandwiches (because 1 is not enough!)

Ingredients
8 graham crackers, broken in half
1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff
1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate (65-75% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped
1 pint rocky road ice cream, softened

Directions
Spread 8 graham cracker halves with Marshmallow Fluff and set aside.
 Put dark chocolate in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. With a spatula or knife, spread melted chocolate on remaining 8 graham cracker halves. Let cool slightly.
Spoon 1/4 cup softened Rocky Road ice cream onto each marshmallow-topped cracker.
Top with chocolate-covered graham, chocolate side down, pressing gently.
Serve immediately, or wrap in plastic and return to freezer.
Sandwiches will keep, frozen, for 2 days.

Celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

3 comments:

Di Eats the Elephant said...

Nice! I admit to using cinnamon toast waffles to make bite size ice cream sandwiches., fresh out of the toaster. I'm adding your records to my repertoire.

Kirsten Weiss said...

I was recently at a barbeque where the chef made "normal" s'mores but he wrapped each in aluminum foil and just stuck the whole thing on the barbeque. For a large group, it worked!

Janet Rudolph said...

The easy way!!! It does work. Thanks, Kirsten, for telling us.