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Monday, May 3, 2010

Goober Ice Cream Sandwiches

Goober Ice Cream Sandwiches

I like to think that it's fairly clear that my last few posts were leading up to the glorious moment of me sharing these ice cream sandwiches with you. I kind of (sort of) didn't even plan them to be this way. Soon after I made the original batch of brown sugar ice cream, I immediately started to think of another delicious ways to enjoy it besides straight out of the container. About a week later I was going through my Bon Appetit cookbook (randomly gifted to me by Raul at one of our legendary gift exchanges) when I realized the ice cream would be great in these sandwiches. The original recipe calls for vanilla wafers and plain chocolate cookies, but I knew I would need to find a way to cut through all of that sweetness for my not so sweet tooth and that is why I went with the world peace cookies as my cookie of choice to tie these sandwiches together. Just like Dawn, I like my desserts to have an interesting combo of sweet and salty and chunky and this has all of that. The saltiness of the cookies and peanuts cuts through the sweetness of the ice cream and the chocolate helps bring out the flavor of the rich caramel-y flavor of the ice cream. If I had a pool I could envision many summer days outdoors enjoying many of these treats while poolside...for now I'll just sit next to a window and enjoy the sunshine.



Goober Ice Cream Sandwiches
(Adapted from The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh)



Makes as many ice cream sandwiches as you want

Chocolate cookies
Brown sugar ice cream, softened (can also use vanilla ice cream)
Roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Place a couple of tablespoons on the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie and roll the sandwich in peanuts until they stick. Place the sandwich on a plate and freeze for 15-30 minutes until set. Can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and wrapped tightly in the freezer.

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21 comments:

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

I did not see this coming! Oh man...well now that I made these World Peace cookies (with a few left, thanks to the freezer) and I happen to have an unopened pint of Haagen-Dazs vanilla bean ice cream on hand I now have *no choice*. Cookiewiches will be made.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh! This sounds excellent and you have hooked me all the way!

Maria said...

Oh yum! I have to make these this summer!

Erica said...

oh my amazing. Love the peanuts on the outside. Seriously...you+dawn=the best bakery & dessert bar ever

Diana said...

I was waiting for these to come up! I saw the pictures on TwitPic and was anxiously awaiting their arrival to Dishing Up Delights! I don't even think I need to say what I think about these.

Memória said...

Ohhhh, I would love to lie by the pool eating those ice cream sandwiches too!! What an image!

Joanne said...

I don't have a pool but I do have an apartment. And a chair. And an intense desire to eat these. They look delicious.

Jenn said...

Ice cream sandwiches are "Da Bomb!!" -- geez I haven't used that phrase in ages. hahaha... Sooo old school.

Juliana said...

Yummie, ice cream sandwich...definitely with try them :-)

Kelly said...

I had zero clue this was where you were going with that, but love the results. Sounds amazing.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

What a delicious looking treat! I love ice cream and cookies! xo

The Duo Dishes said...

Esi. You're not right for this. Not right! Did you make like 50 dozen of these? Hope so! Definitely want to pick up a few. :)

Esi said...

Hey everyone, thanks for your lovely words.

PS, Jenn, I am totally trying to bring "da bomb" back!!

MaryMoh said...

What a creative to enjoy! It looks very beautiful.

. said...

sweet charlotte ms esi!!! you creative little ice cream maker you.
i LOVE this. who got them? did you eat both? LOL I would have.
(thanks for the love gurl) <3

Monika said...

um, my mouth just watered looking at the photo; I may have even air-bitten into one of these. I love ice cream sandwiches; such a glorious reminder of summertime!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

mmm this looks like a heavenly ice cream sandwich! i love it, and brown sugar ice cream i'm practically drooling over here :)

Junglefrog said...

It's a shame they would probably melt but otherwise you would send some to me, right? :) Love these!!

M. said...

I like sweet, and salty, and chunky myself...it is such a good combo :)

Foodycat said...

I am so pleased I wasn't the only one who thought those cookies and that icecream was begging to be a sandwich! But adding peanuts is totally inspired.

Anisha said...

Goober, how appropriate! Hope you saved some in the freezer!