When you come to my house, you can expect to find ice cream sandwiches in my freezer. They are kind of my thing. And I like to be well stocked at all times. You know, in case of an emergency.
I’ve probably made about 9, 357 ice cream sandwiches in my day, and the most important rule I’ve learned is that is you HAVE to use homemade cookies. Seriously, don’t even try using store bought cookies. It’s no good. You’ll be disappointed. And nothing is sadder than a bad ice cream sandwich.
But I do think you are allowed to take a shortcut with the ice cream filling. Sure, it’s great to make your own ice cream. I do it all the time. But somedays there just aren’t enough hours in the day. And that’s when this little trick comes in handy. I take a pint of vanilla ice cream and infuse it with some ground cardamom and orange zest to take is from something plain to something really unique. Minimal effort required.
I used my Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies for these sandwiches and you can find the recipe here.