(KTVI) - July is National Ice Cream Month and we've got a quick way to make a sweet treat. Christian Lane from "Dessert for Two" shows us how to make her Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Here's the recipe:
- For the spiced chocolate cookies:
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- pinch of salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Chocolate extract
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons non-blackstrap molasses
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar for flattening cookies
For the strawberry ice cream:
- First, make the cookies: preheat the oven to 350, and line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
- Whisk together the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, cardamom and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat the butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate extract. Beat until fluffy. Finally, beat in the egg yolk and molasses.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 3 batches, and beat until just combined. Divide the dough in half visually, and make 4 dough scoops out of each. Roll the dough in your hands to make a ball, and space evenly on the baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass in the sugar, and lightly press the cookies flat.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, dice the strawberries. Add them to a bowl with the vanilla, lemon, sugar, and salt. Mash with a potato masher (or equivalent) until well-combined. Leave a few chunks of berries, however.
- Add the cream and whole milk to the berries, and stir to combine.
- Freeze the mixture according to your ice cream maker's directions. Mine takes 20 minutes in a pre-frozen bowl.
- Once churned, pour the ice cream into a foil-lined 8x8" square pan. Freeze until set.
- To serve, cut out 3" rounds of ice cream and sandwich between two cookies.
Recipe scaled down from a Nielsen-Massey Test Kitchen recipe.