I am very excited about today’s recipe, as it brings together 2 of my favourite things: chocolate cookies and home-made vanilla ice cream. Is there anything better than Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches? YES: home-made Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches! The cookies are chocolate heaven and they go so well with my Fiordilatte Gelato (possibly the easiest vanilla ice cream ever!). My kids devoured them and have been begging me to make some more. You can use a different ice cream flavour too – my Baileys Ice Cream or this Coffee and Kahlua Ice Cream would work amazingly well too for something more grown-up. Even though let me tell you, that I love the classic chocolate-vanilla combination!
Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches - a classic and scrumptious combination made with home-made ice cream!
- 250 gms – 2 cups all purpose flour
- 60 gms + 2 tbsp – ½ cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 225 gms – 1 cup butter softened
- 190 gms – 1 ½ cup icing sugar
- 2 large egg yolks at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Fiordilatte Ice Cream
Beat together the butter and icing sugar until fluffy.
Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and keep beating.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix well.
When the dough is ready, flatten it, wrap it with cling wrap and put it in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Roll the dough into a 6mm – ¼ inch thick sheet and cut out 8cm – 3 inch circles.
When ready, let them cool down on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool down completely.
In the meantime, take the ice cream out of the freezer. When soft enough, spread onto a thick enough pan, lined with baking paper. Make sure you get it abour 3 to 4cm (1 to 1 ½ inch) thick.
Put the ice cream back in the freezer. When hard enough to hold its shape (but not too hard, or you won’t be able to cut it!), cut out 8cm – 3 inch circles of ice cream and put them on a tray lined with baking paper. Put them back in the freezer until ready to assemble your Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
You can serve them immediately or wrap them in cling wrap and freeze to serve later.
If you can’t be bothered about making ice cream circles, just get your ice cream to a spreadable consistency and use it between the cookies. Your Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches won’t look as neat, but the taste will be the same!