Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

I debated writing this post in the middle of the night last night, but I didn't.  One of the only pros to being up in the middle of the night feeding a newborn, is I am able to check up on my email, Facebook, food blogs, etc.

Yes, I multi-task.  Breastfeeding and internet browsing.  I'm talented.

But, last night as I hopped on Facebook (really the only chance I get all day to catch up), I found out that a former classmate of mine, a year behind me in school, passed away in a car accident.  It literally took my breath away.  She wasn't a close friend of mine, but definitely an acquaintance.  When you grow up in a small rural town, everyone knows everyone, whether you like it or not.  I fondly remember her being a great volleyball player and seeing her often at the country club with her parents playing a round of golf.

My heart goes out to her family, especially her young daughter.  It is crazy how a life can be taken so quickly.

In an effort to brighten the day, I'm hoping these homemade ice cream sandwiches will do the trick for everyone.  Sadly, none are left to enjoy on this 70 degree day.

The next time you venture out to the grocery store and want to buy a treat, stop yourself!  These are homemade and not filled with all that fake stuff you get in store bought ice cream sandwiches.  And like anything, you can tweak it to how you like - change up the cookie or the ice cream flavor to suite your tastes.


Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cookie:
1 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. chopped milk chocolate

Topping:
1/2 c. chopped peanuts
1/2 c. chopped milk chocolate

Mix all ingredients together and drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to cool.

To assemble sandwiches take softened ice cream (I used vanilla), place a scoop on one cookie, top with another and press down to flatten slightly.  Roll edges in peanut and chocolate topping.  Place on a cookie sheet and place in freezer to harden, at least 30 minutes.  When frozen, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in freezer until ready to eat.

Yum!!!

The rest of my day will be spent relaxing.  A long night - little miss was up 4 times!  Usually it is only twice, so I'm not sure what happened there.  Of course, now that it is morning, she has been snoozing away....figures!

15 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry to hear about your former classmate, it is always so shocking when something like that happens, and so awful for her family and friends.

    On a different note, your ice cream sandwiches do look and sound wonderful,and you are right, so much better than store bought!

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  2. sorry to hear about your friend. :( I friend of mine from high school died in a car crash last year, too. I know how traumatizing it can be.
    Your ice cream sandwiches look awesome!!!

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  3. My condolences. It's hard to lose those we know. Prayers to her family.

    Thanks for sharing a "happy" recipe with us!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your former classmate :-( That is very sad news.

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  5. I am 100% with you on the multi-tasking in the middle of the night while breastfeeding. That's def. when I catch up on my blogs cause my new little guy thinks he too needs to wake up 4 times to eat the last few nights. It must be the growth spurt! ps.. those ice cream sandwiches look AMAZING and perfect for the Iowa weather we have been having the last week.

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  6. so sorry to hear about your friend...

    these ice cream sandwiches look INCREDIBLE!

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, but I definitely agree that ice cream sandwiches are a feel better trick for sure :)

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  8. I adore ice cream sandwiches. One of my favorite treats and these look fabulous.

    That is so sad about your old friend. Especially that she has a young girl left behind. I always get a little sick to my stomach when thinking about occurrences like that. Life really is so short and we have to take each moment we're given with gratitude.

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  9. Oh how sad for your classmate and her family. Your ice cream sandwiches look delicious

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  10. Love these little sandwiches...yum!

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  11. I adore ice cream sandwiches. One of my favorite treats and these look fabulous.

    That is so sad about your old friend. Especially that she has a young girl left behind. I always get a little sick to my stomach when thinking about occurrences like that. Life really is so short and we have to take each moment we're given with gratitude.

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  12. I'm very sorry to hear about your former classmate, it is always so shocking when something like that happens, and so awful for her family and friends.

    On a different note, your ice cream sandwiches do look and sound wonderful,and you are right, so much better than store bought!

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  13. I am 100% with you on the multi-tasking in the middle of the night while breastfeeding. That's def. when I catch up on my blogs cause my new little guy thinks he too needs to wake up 4 times to eat the last few nights. It must be the growth spurt! ps.. those ice cream sandwiches look AMAZING and perfect for the Iowa weather we have been having the last week.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your former classmate :-( That is very sad news.

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