Summer, the season of lazy sunny days, the scent of sunscreen, swimming and of course the ultimate sweet indulgence – ice cream. It’s also the season of entertaining and we all want simple but delicious treats that we can share with our friends and family.

This recipe came about as a bit of an accident, I had some cookies left from a recent bake and ice cream in the freezer.  I am a huge fan of individual serve desserts so I came up with this easy and delicious ice cream sandwich.

Choose to create everything from scratch, the cookies and the ice cream, or use shop brought ingredients – the choice is yours. With ice cream and cookies available in so many flavours there is something to please everyone.

You can whip up a plate of these delights quickly and serve just as easily. Add a little extra wow factor by rolling them in sprinkles or chocolate shavings.

This easy choc chip cookie recipe is a great base to start your ice cream sandwich adventures!

ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

INGREDIENTS

Choc Chip Cookies

11/2 cups self raising flour

1 cup choc chips

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup caster sugar

125g butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg

METHOD

Cream butter and sugars until light in colour and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, mix until combined. Stir in flour until combined and add choc chips. Preheat oven to 160°. Place teaspoons of mixture on a baking tray allowing room for cookies to spread. Cook for 10-15 minutes until slightly brown. Cool on a wire rack.

MAKING THE SANDWICHES

Using 500ml of slightly softened vanilla ice cream, place a large tablespoon of ice cream between two cookies. Gently press cookies together and scrape any excess that oozes out the sides. Put sandwiches into a plastic container and place in the freezer.

Once frozen you can add finishing touches by rolling the sides of the sandwiches in your chosen topping – crushed nuts, sprinkles, 100’s and 1000’s, shaved chocolate just to name a few.

Replace in freezer until it’s time to serve.

COMBINATIONS

  • Chocolate ripple cookies and vanilla ice cream
  • Peanut butter choc chip cookies and caramel ice cream
  • Anzac cookies and vanilla ice cream
  • Vanilla cookies and white chocolate raspberry ice cream

I look forward to hearing about the combinations you create with your favourite flavours in the comments below.

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