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mint chip ice cream sandwiches

7.08.2009

All week long I’ve had this tremendous craving for a mint chip ice cream sandwich. There’s a company in the bay area that makes the best ones too... ever had an It’s It?  They are so good!  Instead of just giving in to temptation, I decided to see about making them myself. I won’t have time to do it before the weekend, so maybe if I hold out long enough my craving will disappear?  In the meantime, I’ve posted the recipe for you all to enjoy.  I bet now you want one too... was that wrong of me?  


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Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches
makes 8 large sandwiches


Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream***

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
2. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler set over simmering water, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Combine chocolate mixture, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl and beat until mixture is well combined. Gradually stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture. Add chips.
3. Roll dough into 16 1 1/2-inch balls, then roll each in sugar. Transfer dough balls to baking sheets, and bake until cookies are puffed and lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack and let cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
4. Arrange 12 cookies bottom side up and top each with a small scoop of ice cream. Top with a second cookie, bottom side down, pressing together slightly. Wrap each in plastic and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
 

Or, if you really want to do these from scratch, try this incredible fresh mint ice cream recipe from David Lebovitz:

Fresh Mint Ice Cream

makes about 1 quart
 
Ingredients
1 cup (250 ml) whole milk
3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
Pinch of salt
2 cups (80 g) lightly packed fresh mint leaves
5 large egg yolks

Directions
1. Warm the milk, sugar, 1 cup (250 ml) of the cream, and salt in a small saucepan. Add the mint leaves and stir until they're immersed in the liquid. Cover, remove from the heat, and let steep at room temperature for 1 hour.
2. Strain the mint-infused mixture through a mesh strainer into a medium saucepan (the milk will be a lovely shade of emerald). Press on the mint leaves to extract as much of the flavor as possible, then discard the mint leaves. Pour the remaining 1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream into a large bowl and set the strainer on top.
3. Rewarm the mint-infused mixture. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mint liquid into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.
4. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the cream. Stir until cool over an ice bath.
5. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator. then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
 

koralee (July 8, 2009 at 1:34 PM)  

Yummmmy....i was just looking for a good ice cream sandwich to make for my daughter's Birthday...next time..we ended up going with a pizza size cookie all decorated up nicely...i will make these at some point this summer...i love mint ice cream!!! Thanks!

Karyn - (French Charming) (July 8, 2009 at 3:51 PM)  

Oh my...one of my favorite things! Like you I try to resist but this is making my mouth water!! Thanks for the recipe.

Hugs,
Karyn

Brunch at Saks (July 8, 2009 at 4:34 PM)  

Oh yummy! I am going to have to take you up on this recipe and try it out this weekend! Great post :) XOXO

Kate (July 8, 2009 at 5:06 PM)  

Mint chocolate chip is the best!

Anonymous –  (January 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM)  

How much flour???

CAKE. (January 24, 2013 at 4:42 PM)  

sorry, 1/2c flour! it got cut off. i've updated the recipe.

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