Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 pints ice cream (any flavor- I used vanilla), softened

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 15-by-10-inch cookie sheet with cooking spray or use butter; line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two shorter sides.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter and sugar until combined; add in egg, vanilla, and salt and whisk again until combined. Add flour and cocoa, and mix just until smooth. Spread in prepared baking pan. Bake until cake edges begin to pull away from the sides, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
  3. Using paper overhang, lift cake onto a work surface. Halve crosswise. Place one half of cake, flat side down, on a large piece of plastic wrap. Spread with ice cream, then top with remaining half of cake, flat side up. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.
  4. Cut with knife, wiping off blade after each cut. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Notes: next time I think I'll put chocolate sprinkles along the edges. You can also wrap them in parchment paper and tie with string. Looks adorable! It also helps catch any melting ice cream. For some reason the kids thought the parchment paper was the cat's meow. This recipe is a keeper!

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