I was at a party last weekend, and the hostess brought out a tray of homemade ice cream sandwiches at around 10pm.
Seriously, I could have eaten a dozen- it was the perfect sweet treat on a hot summer night. I think I might copy the idea for my next party, and use homemade-ish chocolate chip cookies and my favorite ice cream. The key to a party-worthy ice cream sandwich is rolling the exposed ice cream in sprinkles, candies or something else divine.
Store-bought chocolate chip cookies just can’t compare to homemade, so I used King Arthur Flour baking mix that I received in my DegustaBox this month, which is a food subscription box that only costs $19.99. LOVE the fact that this mix has no artificial anything- they basically are making sure that I haven’t run out of flour at the last minute as per usual. My kids love baking along with me, so this makes even less of a mess than getting out every individual ingredient.
I paired my Chocolate Chip Cookies with Strawberry Ice Cream, and rolled the edges in Mini Chocolate Chips. Love the combo of Chocolate, Sugar and Strawberries!
Here are 10 gourmet ice cream sandwich combinations that are sure to be a hit with your guests:
Cookie Type + Ice Cream Flavor + Toppings for the Side
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Chocolate Chip Cookies + Cookie Dough Ice Cream + Mini Chocolate Chips
The Cinnamon Roll: Snickerdoodles + Cinnamon Ice Cream + Crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch
The Neapolitan: Double Chocolate Cookies + Strawberry Ice Cream + Crushed Golden Oreos
The Lemon Bar: Lemon Chiffon Cookies + Lemon Ice Cream + Crushed Graham Crackers
The S’More: Chocolate Cookies + Marshmallow Ice Cream + Crushed Graham Crackers
The Birthday Party: Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles + Birthday Cake Ice Cream + Sprinkles
The Red Head: Red Velvet Cookies + Sweet Cream Ice Cream + Red Sanding Sugar
The Mint Chip: Brownies + Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Crushed Andes Mints
The Peanut Butter Cup: Chocolate Cookies + Peanut Butter Ice Cream + Crushed Reeses Pieces
The Tutti Fruiti: Strawberry Cookies + Lemon Ice Cream + Fruity Pebbles
What other combinations have you tried? I think using cereal as a topping makes brings your ice cream sandwiches to another level. You can also try having a “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sandwich Bar,” where you supply various cookies, ice cream and toppings and guests can create their own combo.
Cheers to sunny summer days and sizzling summer nights!
Disclsoure: I received a DegustaBox for review purposes, all opinions are honest and my own as always!