Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cake Dome Sunday # 27: Make at home Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is a BIG week for holidays.  Here in Canada July 1st is Canada Day.   In the U.S. of A. on July 4th, Independence Day is celebrated.  The celebrations in both countries are much the same:  cookouts with burgers and hotdogs, cole slaw, potato salad and DESSERTS! 

In celebration of Canada Day tomorrow, I've made for The Mister homemade ice cream sandwiches. These ice cream sandwiches are made with homemade vanilla bean ice cream and my mother's BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Get your pen and paper out, or in this modern era I should say COPY and PASTE this recipe.  It is sooooooooooooo good!

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  1. Combine the milk and cream in a saucepan and add the vanilla bean.  Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Using a wire whisk, beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl for 2-3 minutes, until thick and pale, then whisk in the warm milk mixture.  **NOTE:  don't use an electric mixer.  Whisk by hand.  An electric mixer will incorporate too much air with the eggs and sugar.** 
  3. Scrap the seeds from the vanilla bean into the mixture.  Remove the bean pod.
  4. Wash the pan and pour the mixture into it.  Stir over very low heat for 5 - 10 minutes until thickened.  To test, run a finger through the mixture across the back of the wooden spoon - if it leaves a clear line, the custard is ready.
  5. Pour the custard into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool completely in the refrigerator for at least three hours but preferably overnight.
  6. Once cooled, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to your ice cream manufacturer's directions.
  7. Remove the ice cream from the  ice cream maker and spread it into a 9" X 9" pan and place in the freezer to firm it up.

Mom's BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter (I use 1/2 cup Crisco and 1/2 cup butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy.  Beat in the peanut butter.  Next beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Slowly mix this into the butter/sugar mixture just until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop large spoonfuls onto a chilled, parchment lined baking sheet. I use a cookie dough scoop.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
To assemble the ice cream sandwiches remove the ice cream from the freezer and using a biscuit cutter, cut circles of ice cream from the pan and place between two chocolate chip cookies.  Wrap the ice cream sandwiches individually and put back into the freezer until you are ready to serve.

Until next time,

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  2. These look delicious and your display is so beautiful. I love ice cream sandwiches, but homemade is really a step up. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Bless you.

  3. Perfect and so yummy. I'll have two please, I am really hungry. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. These look sooo good! We are hosting an extra special month long linky party through all of July focusing on frozen Summertime treats and we would love for you to join us! The best part is there is also an amazing GIVEAWAY! To get in on the action please visit us at We Scream for Ice Cream Linky Party + Giveaway!
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    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
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  5. Oh, my those look good. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  6. THese are perfect for this time of year! thanks for linking up with Hickory Trail!

  7. You had me at cookies and ice cream! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  8. YUM! So glad I found your cute blog. I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 4 blogs}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

  9. Oh yum! They do look fantastic. I am pinning and will be a makin! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Hello Jennifer - this looks delicious -two things we love at A Delightsome Life - cookies and ice cream! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you sharing,


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