This past weekend my family was running a few errands and just so happened that my other half had to do an estimate across the street from my co-blogger Brian's house. My daughter and I knocked on Brian's door and lo and behold, Brian was home with his youngest, and he was making guacamole. The guacamole was stellar, but that's not why I'm writing today. Brian unveiled a recent masterpiece, homemade ice cream sandwiches!
I'm a HUGE fan of ice cream sandwiches. The sandwich cookie part and the ice cream have this nice rhythm as you eat them - the ice cream melts, so you clean up the edges, the cookie starts to sculpt and bend to the ice cream, it's a delicate dance that's different everytime. Sometimes you end up with the ice cream thinned out and the cookie intact, or you eat it proportionately down into a small square, which is fun too. Ice cream sandwich flavors are always worth trying, like mint or coffee, although the traditional vanilla is king.
I'm penning this post so that Brian will be urged to share his recipe, since it was lovely and this batch was quite svelte. I believe next time he was going to stuff more homemade vanilla bean ice cream into it. Aside from myself, we had junior taste testers from the Grossman and Morton Test Kitchen on hand, as you can see here, they are both studying and enjoying the homemade ice cream sandwiches.
I'll be making peppermint ice cream later, and depending on when Brian posts his recipe, I might end up with peppermint ice cream sandwiches.