Now that summer has arrived, it's absolutely essential to keep your freezer stocked with all sorts of yummy treats to help the kids cool off after a day of fun in the sun. But frozen desserts out of a box can get a little bit boring, to say the least. So you are going to flip for this simple homemade ice cream sandwiches recipe from Taste of Home.
Wanna know the best part? There's no baking required, so you won't roast in the kitchen while putting these things together. You simply start with your favorite cookie, and then the ice cream filling is made from scratch.
And since the kiddos tend to have different tastes when it comes to what kind of cookie they crave, this recipe allows you to make a fun dessert that pleases everyone's picky palates.
OMG. How much will each of your children love having their very own custom treat? And they'll have a ball helping you assemble them, which is one more great activity to help you get through the season. This recipe is a total win-win.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
18 (3-inch) cookies of your choice
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, chocolate jimmies, chopped unsalted peanuts, or flaked coconut (whatever you like)
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and butter; stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. Stir in condensed milk.
In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into milk mixture. Divide between two freezer containers. Stir melted chocolate into one container until well blended. Cover and freeze both mixtures for 6 hours or until firm.
To assemble, place 1/3 cup of ice cream on the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie; press down gently. If desired, roll sides of ice cream sandwich in chocolate chips, jimmies, peanuts, or coconut. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat. Freeze until serving. Yield: 9 servings.
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