Ice cream sandwiches are a timeless treat for children and adults alike. You don't need an ice cream sandwich maker to conjure up your own special dessert. In fact, making an ice cream sandwich is easy with the right ingredients and some helpful tips. Making your own ice cream sandwiches is a cheap and easy way to stock your freezer full of delicious snacks.
If you don't have a lot of time, you can always take two of your favorite cookies and press them together using a scoop of your favorite ice cream. The best part about creating your own ice cream cookie sandwiches is that you can make a variety of ice cream sandwiches. All you have to do is vary the cookies and ice cream incorporated in your recipe.
Try creating this easy recipe for making ice cream sandwiches.
Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
A half gallon carton ice cream (flavor is up to you)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick margarine
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Add the margarine and sugar to a medium-sized bowl. Cream these ingredients together. Beat in the eggs and add vanilla extract.
In another bowl, add the cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the ingredients together. Gradually add the margarine mixture. Beat until all of the ingredients are fully combined. You should now have a dough-like substance. Allow the dough to chill for an hour.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Take your dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface (a cookie sheet works well) until it's about ¼ inch thick.
Divide the dough into 2 ¼ x 5-inch pieces using a knife and ruler. Place the pieces on an ungreased baking pan and bake for eight to ten minutes. Allow the cookies to cool.
While the cookies cool, take your ice cream carton and peel the carton away so you can cut out ½ inch pieces of ice cream. Once divided, place the pieces in the freezer.
When the cookies are completely cool, take the ice cream slabs and press the ice cream between the cookies. Trim the excess pieces with a knife. Wrap the cookies and ice cream in foil and allow the ice cream sandwiches to freeze.
Making ice cream cake comes down to choosing a cake with good texture and ice cream flavors that complement the cake. With minimal knife skills and a good spatula, you'll be layering your way to raves from guests. Just be sure to clear space in your freezer ahead of time to keep this dessert intact before serving.
Whether you're eight or eighty, you can more than likely appreciate the gustatory masterwork that is the brownie ice cream cake. If you can't, you might want to get your DNA checked since you're probably not human.
With an ice cream maker, you can make homemade ice cream in any flavor you like and these homemade ice cream recipe ideas will spark your imagination.
Choosing the right ice cream maker for your needs is essential, as it will dictate the three key aspects of making ice cream: level of involvement, time and space requirements.