Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grown-Up Ice Cream Sandwiches

I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend, ours felt like the perfect start to the summer season with city adventures, beautiful weather, and time with family. I had casually mentioned to the boy at the beginning of the weekend that I might make ice cream sandwiches, and he did not let me forget my promise, so I quickly whipped some up in about 20 minutes on Monday. I used this vegan cookie recipe, subbing the chocolate chips for peanut butter and excluding the fruit, and used my favorite, go-to vanilla ice cream – Ben & Jerry’s. To take the sandwiches from ordinary to special, I also added a layer of apricot, orange marmalade, which added a tart flavor component that kept the ice cream sandwiches from being cloyingly sweet. The toughest part of the whole process was getting the ice cream to the right frozen / melted ratio (I initially let it get too soft), so  the boy and I headed to Riverside Park to watch the sunset while the ice cream refroze, and came home to delicious treats. We wrapped the extras in a layer of saran wrap and tin foil and are storing them in the freezer for another deserving occasion.

xx Molly 

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