Saturday, August 23, 2014

8/23/14 ChefElla's Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Food trucks seem to be everywhere these days.  The trucks are on the news, on television shows, and even at birthday parties.  I read about a food truck that makes the coolest thing; specialty ice cream sandwiches.  The thing that made this truck so special was that they used fresh baked cookies to make the sandwiches.  There were many different flavors of cookies to choose from, and when you ordered, you picked the cookie you wanted and the flavor of ice cream.  I thought this was such a great idea, but for my sandwiches, I wanted to mix my own ice cream to put on the cookie.  I have given you a few recipes for ice cream sandwiches, but the best part is that you can pick your favorite cookie, ice cream, and toppings to make your ice cream sandwiches.  Use your imagination and enjoy.

For this recipe you may need to use a knife and a stand or hand mixer.  If you are not allowed to use a knife or mixer by yourself, you can have a grown up help.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need measuring cups, a knife, a cutting board, a stand or hand mixer
    and a large spoon.

ChefElla's Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches (This recipe will make 6-8 Sandwiches)
2 Cups       Vanilla Ice Cream (12 oz)
                    -Any brand will work.
1/2 Cup      Maraschino Cherries (4 oz), Drained and Chopped
1/4 Cup      Chocolate Chip Pieces
                   -For this recipe you can use your favorite kind.  Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, etc.
1 doz.         Chocolate Cookies (I purchased mine from the store, but you can make your own.)

2 Cups       Vanilla Ice Cream (12 oz)
                    -Any brand will work.
1 Cup         Pirouette Cookies (Chocolate Fudge) (6 oz)
1/2 Cup      Pecans, Chopped
1 doz.         Chocolate Chip or Praline Cookies (I purchased mine from the store, but you can
                   make your own.)

3. To make the Cherry Chocolate Sandwiches, start by measuring out all of your ingredients except
    ice cream.
4. Spread 6 pieces of plastic wrap on your counter.  You will wrap up your sandwiches in the plastic
5. Put two cookies on each piece of plastic.
6. Measure out your ice cream and put into your mixing bowl.
7. Add the Chocolate Chip Pieces and Cherries to the bowl.
8. Mix on speed one with the paddle attachment.  As soon as the ingredients start to incorporate
    turn up the mixer speed.  Mix for an additional 20-30 seconds.  All of the ingredients
    should be mixed together.
9. Top a cookie with a large scoop of the ice cream.  Top with the other cookie.  Wrap the sandwich
    in your plastic wrap and place into the freezer.
10. Finish, wrap and freeze the remaining sandwiches.
11. Rinse your beater and bowl with warm water.
12. Repeat the process to make as many recipes or sandwiches as you want.

Freeze the sandwiches for at least 2 hours before serving.

Make your own cookies for your sandwiches, or try your favorite ingredients to make your own ice cream flavors.

- ChefElla

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