Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Ice Cream Sandwich Hearts

I knew I wanted to create an ice cream sandwich
dipped in rich, delicious chocolate 
but I honestly
didn't know what kind of cookie to make.  

I definitely didn't want something thick that would lose its
shape easily and I didn't want them to look messy,
so I googled (love Google) "ice cream sandwich recipe"
and looked at a few and chose this one
where people share their recipes.
The author of this recipe is Smoocharoo (could
give her a smooch on the cheek for this great recipe!)

The dough is a brownie recipe spread really thin on a Silpat lined
cookie sheet.  I chose my rimless one for this job.
The baking time is only 10 minutes.  I loved that!

The cookie is so thin that it cooled really quickly too.  Cut it
with desired cookie cutters or you can do as she did and
make it into bars.

I used Kirkland's Vanilla Ice Cream.  We have taste tested it 
against Haagen Dazs and like it better.  Yup, it's got more fat
than Haagen Dazs too!  

Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Recipe

1/2 C. melted butter
1/2 C. white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C. cocoa powder
1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place Silpat or parchment paper on a rimless
cookie sheet.

Mix the melted butter and sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl. 
  Whisk in the egg and vanilla.  In another bowl mix the remaining
ingredients then stir into the wet ingredients.  Using an offset spatula
spread the dough evenly across the Silpat lined pan covering
most of the pan.  Get it thin and even.

Bake for 9-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Cut into desired shape and set aside.

Remove ice cream from fridge and let soften just a few
minutes.  Cut the package away from the ice cream so that
you can easily slice the ice cream into desired slabs.  Replace
slabs in freezer and work with just one at a time.  

I placed one piece of ice cream on parchment paper and
then covered it with more parchment paper and rolled it
with a rolling pin
over the paper so that I had a smooth and even slab.

Then using your same shape, cut the ice cream out.  Then
I used a knife to cut away excess ice cream on the outside
of the cookie cutter before trying to move the ice cream 
shape.  Next I placed a cookie on a dish to go in the freezer,
right side down.  Place the remaining cookie on top of the
ice cream cutout.  Slide a knife under the ice cream and
gently place it on the other cookie.  Place in the freezer
immediately.  Working one at a time, complete all the cookies.
Let them harden for several hours or overnight.

You can serve as is or if you want to dip them in
chocolate.  Melt your chocolate and take one well frozen
cookie at a time and dip it in the chocolate.  The great
thing is that the chocolate hardens so rapidly from the
cold cookie.  Return to the freezer.

To store, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in the freezer
or place them in individual Ziploc bags.

My cookie cutters were pretty good sized.  I got about 6
large heart sandwiches out of one batch with extras for
cutting out some scrap cookies (see below).

Plain Jane, not to snub your nose at though!

The best part was getting to taste the creation along the way!

 These beauties were dipped
 luscious chocolate. 
 I love the look of these!

A cook should definitely taste test a new recipe
even considering giving it to anyone else.

They were so 
lip-smacking good 
that I cut the scraps
out into lip shapes.  The cookie is fabulous all on its own!

Good thing I took some pictures so I could
post this with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. I love the look of them also..and to say they were all done by hand..I have a little ice cream sandwich maker thingie.for the boys...these are cuter!

  2. Jacqueline, you just keep on offering up beautiful goodies. Wish I had one of those little sandwiches right now, even though it is a gold afternoon here. What a fun treat these make. Love the lips too. You're the best! ~ Sarah

  3. Oh this are so much fun and my two lil'grand girls are going to love them! Thanks for the recipe. You might soon receive your giveaway. Let me know. Have a terrific week and happy Valentine's!

  4. You always do everything with such class...I love that these are not too thick! Looks so yummy! :D

  5. You did a GREAT job!! They look delicious and most of all, not messy! That would be my concern...these are just perfect. Now, if I could find the patience!


  6. So easy and so very cute...My kiddos will love them!

  7. These look so good, wish I could taste one. I love the lips, perfect for Valentine's Day. xo

  8. Love them -- especially the chocolate dipped part. Lovely pictures. Joni

  9. I think that just looking at these is treat enough! The look absolutely decadent!

  10. Wow!!! Looks so yummy. feel like having it right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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  11. They turned out very pretty! I'm a firm believer in taste testing too:@)

  12. I've been on the hunt for a recipe like this, thank you. Dipping them in chocolate made these extra tasty.

  13. I will try to make these and serve them for my Valentine's Dinner. Really like the fact that they can be made ahead of time and frozen. Will let you know how they come out.

  14. I'd definitely be doing some taste testing! They look fabulous - and delicious!

  15. Great idea, Jacqueline! Thanks for testing out the cookie part for use first!! They look beautiful.

  16. What a perfect treat for Valentine's Day! I don't know how long you've been away from Wisconsin or if you ever came to Milwaukee to experience Kopps Frozen Custard but we are very spoiled with their freshly made ice cream than any store bought brand. I suppose it has even more fat! It would taste so good in these :)

  17. For years I was hesitant to eat ice cream during winter. Now I love it! These cookies are the perfect treat for Valentine's and the combination of cookie and ice cream simply irresistible!

  18. Looks so great made with that thin, brownie cookie:) Perfcet choice, Jacqueline! Dipping it in chocolate is another great choice!

  19. These look SO good! I love everything about them. I'll definitly give them a try. We are big ice cream lovers in my house : )

    Danielle xo

  20. Eeeep!! These are absolutely gorgeous! You have so much talent, I'm dying here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. Love your blog, Darlin!

    Jessi from Hopes and Dreams

  21. OOOh yummy, may have to make some of those.

  22. i got a house full of chocolate, and yet you have me craving MORE!

  23. These are too cute! I've never tried to make my own ice cream sandwiches. My husband doesn't like sweets (except for those awful Little Debbie Oatmeal things). So, with the kids gone from home, I'm the only one that eats them when I make them. Not good!

  24. These look so tasty! And I love the chocolate lips too. Happy Valentines Day! ~Marti


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