During the summer, one of the things I always tend to do is keep my freezer stocked with cookie dough balls and ice cream, so homemade ice cream sandwiches are only ever a few minutes away. (Lucky kids!)
I suggest keeping dough and not pre-baked cookies on hand because there’s really nothing quite like cold ice cream smothered between fresh-baked cookies. In fact, it’s one of the ways guaranteed to ensure perfect ice cream sandwiches every time.
Another tip? Make sure your ice cream is very cold. Nobody wants to have a sloppy sandwich in hand before they’ve had the chance to take their first bite. Also, don’t plop a large ball of ice cream on top of your cookie, but rather, shave the ice cream in a line and rest it in layers that can be pressed together. Otherwise, the cookie will crumble when pressed on if it envelops a large mound.
Another benefit to keeping a freezer full of dough balls on hand is that you’ll only make the number of cookies required for the sandwiches you’re making, avoiding the temptation to eat more than one (and trust me, you will be tempted).
Oh, and under bake the cookies slightly for a perfectly soft centre, yet slightly sturdier exterior.
Some of my favourite ice cream sandwich combinations include:
- Soft sugar cookies with lemon ice cream
- Chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream
- Peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream
- Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chip ice cream
How about you? Do you make ice cream sandwiches and, if so, what’s your favourite flavour combination?