A while back I put together a yummy dessert and never posted it. Luckily this is the perfect time for it because July is National Ice Cream Month. I have to admit that although I do proclaim to have the largest sweet tooth in the world, ice cream is one of those sweet treats that I can take or leave. Wow, it’s hard to believe I said that.
The Mr. however would prefer ice cream over any type of cake, cookie or pastry. The kicker here is that he only likes vanilla or French vanilla. He calls the flavors I’d prefer, funny flavors. If I decide to have ice cream I want everything in it but the kitchen sink. Bring on the nuts, caramel, fudge, brownie bites and cookies. During the Memorial Day weekend I bought vanilla ice cream for my Mr. and cookies and cream as an extra. I also bought (ouch) some Archway Chocolate Chip Cookies. Together they made a pretty awesome Cookies and Cream Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich.
I softened the ice cream and spread it in a 9×13 plastic lined pan. Then I left it re-freeze and harden before cutting out circles the same size as the cookies. You have to work fast before the ice cream starts to melt. I think the next time I’ll try putting the ice cream in a decorating bag and piping it on. Place an ice cream circle between two cookies and you have instant dessert. My original plan was to roll the edges in chopped nuts or sprinkles and drizzle them with melted chocolate. After thinking about it a bit, I decided that would be a bit much even for me.
The remnants of ice cream were used to make icy treats with chunks of Oreos. By now you may be thinking I could have rolled the sandwiches in nuts and drizzle them in chocolate. Ha!!!