What says summer more than an ice cream sandwich? You'll love these and feel like a kid all over again!
Bring these to your picnics, shindigs, whatever you'd like to call them. Everyone will thank you and tell you how delicious they are. You might feel guilty because shhhhhh- they're so simple! Just smile and take all the credit...
Confession: this is the easiest dessert I've ever made. I can barely call it a recipe, as it's more of an assemblage of yummy things. As the weather is heating up, the sound of another cake is truly, unappealing.
My mom surprised me with my favorite cookies, Tate's! And although they are perfectly perfect on their own, I got the idea to make an updated version of an ice cream sandwich. Now, I love the classic ice cream sandwich, it can really hit the spot but I wanted to spice it up. Enter my idea for the ice cream sandwich 2.0!
You can whip these bad boys up in no time. It honestly took me 5 minutes- so if you're in a pinch and need something a little more special than, say, a scoop of ice cream, these fit the bill.
They can be made in advance and will save in an airtight container in the freezer for a few days, too (especially helpful if you were making a large batch for a party.) Or, you can eat them immediately which is what I did ;) Hey, they were melting....can you blame me?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
your favorite ice cream, softened
tate's chocolate chip cookies
let the ice cream soften for about 5-10 minutes at room temperature.
grab a butter knife and gently slather one cookie with as much ice cream as you like.
take another cookie and softly press it on top of the ice cream.
repeat as necessary.
What's amazing about this "recipe" is that you can customize it however you like. I'd love to try a different Tate's cookie, say chocolate chocolate chip with pistachio ice cream. Or white chocolate macadamia cookie with salted caramel ice cream. The possibilities are endless. The freezer is your oyster... be creative! And you need not be worried about perfect presentation. They're supposed to look hand made... plus the ooey-gooey melty ice cream just beckons you to take a bite!
And one final note: I must say, I'm in love with Tate's Cookies. They're semi-local to NY (made in the Hamptons) so, I'm unsure if they're available everywhere. If you see them, you must try them! You can also order online. But here's the low-down: these cookies are super crisp- which works perfectly for an ice cream sandwich. When the ice cream begins to melt a bit and soften the cookie... it tastes like heaven. The salt in the cookie combined with the sweet ice cream is so. freakin. good. Of course you can make your own cookies or use your favorite store bought variety.
Happy almost Summer!