Thursday, August 22, 2013
ice cream sandwiches.
Excited! My first ice cream sandwiches ever! Well okay I did grow up on those frozen blocks of ice cream slapped in between two pieces of wafers or a folded slice of colorful bread but those nearly aren't as decadent as the American kind. It's not easy to find them in Singapore. Or at least, I've not been able to find many places selling them. I do know that Ben & Jerry's has the chipwich though, but it's kind of expensive so I've not tried it.
But I digress.
I made a batch of these chocolate chip cookies sans walnuts and bought a tub of ice cream from the supermarket, put them together and hey presto- my homemade ice cream sandwiches! After assembling the sandwiches I actually stored them in the freezer for a day and I was worried that the cookies would be too hard to eat but I was wrong. The cookies were a little crispy around the edges but the centre was the consistency of chilled cookie dough because I'd underbaked them slightly. Perfection in a cookie.
I love these ice cream sandwiches but the only grouse I have, dare I say it, is that they're too filling. Two cookies and a giant scoop of ice cream really pushed the limits of my stomach space especially after dinner. Yet, the smaller you make those cookies, the more skewed the cookie to ice cream ratio. Personally I would like enough ice cream to go with my cookies and small ice cream sandwiches just won't fulfill the criteria.
Making these is insanely fun. I'm going to try sandwiching the ice cream with brownies instead next time! After all, I do have extra ice cream in the fridge.
And can I say how photogenic these sandwiches are? They're so beautiful. Oh no I'm losing it- I'm delirious with happiness!