Since I’m on vacation in Cape Cod this week, obviously we’re making homemade ice cream sandwiches. Obviously. As one does while on vacation. What else are beach house kitchens for?
In a lot of physical and emotional ways, I’m still coming down from my California trip. I worry I’ll have to do that all over again, squared, after this trip but I am starting to believe not. Rather, this is a wonderful way to recharge after a lot of craziness. Granted, I still traveled solo with kids, but my in-laws are here and the kids are in camp for four days this week. So all in all, just more time to make these delicious ice cream sandwiches for them! I mean it – don’t they look AMAZING?
Funfetti Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches:
What You Need:
2 ½ cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of butter, softened
1 egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of sugar
1 cup of sprinkles, plus more for sides of ice cream
Party cake ice cream (to stuff)
What You Do:
1- Fist, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2 – Next, in a small bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt – set aside
3 – In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, about 4 minutes using a hand mixer
4 – Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and mix together – slowly add in flour mixture, reserving 2 tablespoons of flour mixture (do not over mix)
5 – Then, toss sprinkles with the 2 tablespoons of flour
6 – Add 2 tablespoons of cookie dough for jumbo cookies to a well greased pan, or 1 ½ teaspoons for regular sized cookies
7 – Bake jumbo cookies for 13-15 minutes or until edges become slightly golden brown
8 – Then, bake regular cookies for 8-10 minutes
9 – Once you remove cookies from the oven, allow them to cool slightly before flipping cookies and adding about 2-3 tablespoons of ice cream (or as desired) to the inside of one cookie
10 – With a spoon, you can gently spread the ice cream a little and cover with another cookie to close it
11 – Repeat 3 sets at a time and freeze for at least 2 hours
12 – Lastly, after two hours, remove 3 sets at a time and you can dip sideways onto more sprinkles if desired
Makes about 12 ice cream sandwiches.
Note: Work QUICKLY. Only create 3 ice cream sandwiches at a time because they melt super quickly! Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours to have a firm ice cream sandwich.
And that’s really it! It’s like nothing else you’ve experienced to have homemade ice cream sandwiches with your very own golden brown jumbo cookies, party cake ice cream – or the ice cream of your dreams – and rainbow sprinkles too?! This is pretty much what you need, right?