Thursday, April 23, 2009

Help? Ice Cream Sandwiches

My original plan for Saturday's dessert was homemade it's-its. Apparently, I don't know how to make ice cream sandwiches though. I tried to do everything right but the ice cream still melted all over the freezer. What am I missing here?

So instead, I boxed up the remaining cookies in some bakery boxes I found at Cost Plus a while back and called them favors. Even as a yet another one of my failed baking experiments, they were quite pretty.

14 comments:

Miss L said...

What if you took the papercupes you use to make cupcakes. Put one cookie in the bottom, then ice cream and then another cookie?

mamacita said...

One thought -- if the ice cream is melting because you have to get the chocolate too hot (in order to sufficiently melt it), you might try adding a tiny bit of wax (yes, wax) to the chocolate. That will help it to harden faster. And don't worry -- it's not toxic. In fact, that's pretty standard practice among confectioners.

Also, you need to make sure that the ice cream is good and frozen before you attempt the chocolate dip. I'm sure it needs to be frozen overnight, at least.

Hope that helps.

mamacita said...

P.S. check this out.

Yvi said...

Mamacita, thank you so much for the link, this scoop is awesome.

AlisonM said...

I have one of these if you ever want to borrow it: http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/use_care/detail.jsp?productId=10441

The cookies were delicious on their own, though!

MrsEm said...

That is awesome! Do you make ice cream sandwiches all the time with it? I'm thinking that my mistakes were not having the cookies cold enough and not wrapping them in plastic before tossing them back in the freezer.

Bunny said...

When I make chocolate wrapped ice creams I freeze the ice cream in the form that I want it to be first, here you'd freeze the sandwich, and then cover it in chocolate. The wax is also a good idea.

Smitty said...

My friend who worked at Baskin Robbins for years says you have to freeze the cookies and the ice cream. I guess you could spread ice cream on a frozen cookie and refreeze it, or you could spread the ice cream into a cookie sheet and cut it out in the same shape as the cookie. Either way, frozen cookies are key.

Mary said...

wrapping them in plastic helps tons! Yum, that sounds delish! :)

Rebecca said...

I wrapped mine in wax paper last summer.. they melted a bit but I just waited a day for them to firm up. Try peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream!

hugnkiss said...

Bi-Rite creamery makes phenomenal ice cream sandwiches - if you can handle the wait in line and price...

Went to a party once catered by Bi-Rite and they passed the ice cream sandwiches cut into halves. DELICIOUS.

AlisonM said...

Honestly, I haven't made them in a long time. I kind of forgot I had it until I saw your post!

Anonymous said...

What if you dipped then in magic shell instead of regular chocolate?

charlotte said...

The Kitchn just posted this about making ice cream sandwiches and reminded me of your post :-) hope it helps..
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/tips-techniques/quick-treat-how-to-make-perfect-ice-cream-sandwiches-084140