It is not a surprise to anyone who knows me to hear me say that ice cream is, not only my favourite dessert, but also probably one of my top favourite foods in general. I like it in a cone, I like it in a cup, and I love it squished between two chocolate chip sprinkle cookies.
Getting these (super Instagram-able) delicious ice cream sandwiches is fairly easy. Start by whipping up a batch of your fav cookies – may I recommend my perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (available here)? I made a few slight tweaks: I only used about 1/2 the amount of butter to get a more substantial cookie that could stand up to the thick ice cream, and I also threw in a bunch of rainbow sprinkles just for fun.
Once those are baked and cooled (cooling is very important!), you’re going to want to lay out half the cookies upside down on a baking sheet or in some kind of dish, preferably lined with parchment or a silpat. Then, take whatever store bought ice cream you fancy (you could also make your own if you have the time or inclination) and put a good scoop on each cookie. Lay the other half of the cookies on top to get, duh, an ice cream sandwich. Stick these in the freezer for a good long while (especially if it’s hot out!) so they don’t melt all over the place and they can properly set.
An optional step is to, once they’ve been freezing for while, melt some chocolate in a bowl and dip half the sandwich in to the chocolate and then coat with sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever topping sounds good. Place these back on the tray/in the dish and stick ’em back in the freezer for another few hours. My advice is to try and get the work done in the morning or the night before so that they’re ready to go when you need them! Store in a freezer safe container or wrap them in plastic and then place them in a freezer bag to keep them nice and safe. Unfortunately this won’t do anything to stop them from being ravaged by cookie monsters. I may have eaten more than my fair share … but I made them so it’s okay, right? Oh well. #sorrynotsorry