Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocomint Cookie Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches

I made some crazy dark chocolate peppermint cookies with milk chocolate chunks yesterday, and left a few without chunks for the purpose of ICE CREAM SANDWICHING. Wow, I went from Summer to Winter on this here blog - sorry for the lack of ice creamy posts! I guess I've been darn busy with Cake Land and Food Blog Land and Bake O'Clock, among other things!

But wait, here's a recipe for you! Dark chocolate peppermint cookies with pale green peppermint ice cream, all just a real breeze and a half to make, if you have a teensy bit of time and inclination. The cookies are rich, fudgey and minty. The ice cream is cool-in-your-mouth minty and creamy. Together, well, you'll want to eat with a tall glass of frosty milk or peppermint (!) tea! A beautiful holiday treat and your guests will be super surprised if you pulled these fan-favourites out of the freezer after a holiday dinner party.

Go here for the cookie recipe: CHOCOMINT COOKIES! but omit the milk chocolate addition, because the milk chocolate chunk won't freeze well. The cookie recipe will yield 2 dozen cookies, enough for 1 dozen ice cream sandwiches (Yay Math!).

{Peppermint Ice Cream}

You will need:

1 cup of 10% milk
2 cups of heavy cream (33% milk fat)
1 300 ml can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Make it!

1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk to combine the 2 types of milks with 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (300 ml)
2. Whisk in 3 teaspoons or pure peppermint extract and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add a teensy touch of green food colouring if so desired for minty cute greeny colour.
3. Power-chill mixture in the freezer for 30 minutes until mixture is ice cold but not frozen.
4. Pour into ice cream maker and mix according to ice cream maker instructions, I churned mine for about 25 minutes or so until thick and creamy.

5. Transfer finished ice cream to an airtight container and chill in freezer until harder in consistency.
6. Scoop some ice cream onto one chocolate cookie, and sandwich with another. Squish down a bit but not too much.
7. Wrap each individual ice cream sandwich in saran wrap, then place in an airtight container in the freezer to chill for at least an hour to set.
8. Bring out your ice cream sandwiches and party down while you chomp into delicious pepperminty madness!!!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

xo Lyndsay
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