We have both always loved the way a made-at-home ice cream sandwich looks but were skeptical. Could you REALLY make a cute ice cream sandwich in your very own kitchen? We pictured ourselves wrangling uncooperative ice cream onto the top of a cookie while half of it was rapidly melting down our arms. Then, courtesy of, The Pinning Mama, we learned a trick to help with the process so we decided to give it a whirl…and are so thrilled that we did! The sandwiches were far easier to put together than we anticipated and the results speaks for themselves. Let us share the simple steps!
What You Need
-recipe to yield approximately a dozen sandwiches
4 Solo cups
1 package of chocolate chip cookies (We used Keebler’s Chips Deluxe Soft n’Chewy and they were perfect)
3 packages of Reese’s 2-pack peanut butter cups
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup of Heath bar (you can likely find a package of Heath pieces in the baking aisle)
I.5 quarts vanilla ice cream (average tub)
1. First things first, let’s start with the trick! Take your ice cream and spoon it into a plastic solo cup. Pack the ice cream down as tightly as possible. Fill four cups 3/4 of the way with ice cream and then place cups back in freezer for an hour or two, Trust us, this trick is genius and will result in far better looking sandwiches and less frustration!
2. Wait for an hour or so and begin prep work while ice cream completely freezes again. Chop up all candy into small pieces and place each type in a separate bowl. We opted to mix the chocolate and peanut butter chips together.
3. Make enough room in your freezer to fit a dinner plate and place the plate inside freezer. (This will come into play once you start making sandwiches.)
4. Take cookies out of package and have them accessible. This will help you move quickly and efficiently.
5. Remove one cup of ice cream from freezer. Using a sharp knife, cut off the very bottom of the cup approximately 3/4” thick. Gently press the ice cream out of the plastic. Viola! You have a (nearly) perfect circle of ice cream.
6. Place one ice cream round in between two cookies.
7. Roll the edges of the sandwich in the desired candy.
8. After making each sandwich, place it on the plate in freezer.
9. When ready to enjoy the sandwiches, simply pull the plate out of the freezer and serve!
Setting up all of the candies beforehand really helps with efficiency while making the sandwiches!
This Solo cup idea is BRILLIANT.
We were so pleased with how well these turned out and how long they actually took to begin melting!
Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!!
Tiffany & Lindsey