Homemade  Ice-cream Sandwiches made with crispy, dark chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream. Perfect for your valentines day dessert. Homemade  Ice-cream Sandwiches made with crispy, dark chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream. Perfect for your valentines day dessert. When it’s over, I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement. 
Mary oliver
These Ice Cream Sandwiches are made with bittersweet double chocolate cookies and store-bought vanilla ice cream, are a fun valentine’s day treat. Decorate with the sides with sprinkles or keep them simple and plain.

How to make ice cream sandwiches!

In your stand mixer cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for several minutes until light and fluffy.

On low speed, add cocoa powder, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Then add the ground chocolate, vanilla and egg and mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined.

Add the flour on low speed, mixing until uniform and comes together like a dough.

Remove the cookie dough from the mixer, wrap in plastic and chill until firm about 1 hour or up to 3 days.

When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°F.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator. If it is hard as a rock allow to stand at room temperature for a little while.

In a small bowl, mix together enough flour and cocoa to dust your cutting board and your dough to keep it from sticking (a mix of 50/50 flour/cocoa). Using cocoa powder to dust will keep the surface of your cookies dark looking.

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Roll out your chilled dough to about 1/4″ thickness and cut out your shapes.  Arrange the cutouts on parchment paper or silpats. They don’t tend to spread.

Bake for 10 minutes, until the surface, is no longer glossy. Allow to cool completely on wire racks. They will be soft and fresh out of the oven but will crisp up as they cool.

Once cool, place the cookies in a ziplock baggie or other container and freeze until ready to use.

You can make your own homemade ice cream, or use store-bought. In either case, spread out the ice cream evenly on a sheet pan, about 1 inch thick and refreeze until hard.

Use the same cookie cutter s you used for the cookies. Place the cookie cutter in bowl of very hot water so it is warm.

Quickly press down into the ice cream. Using a metal spatula lift ice cream and the cookie cutter up, and carefully push the ice cream out.  Put the cookie cutter back in the hot water in between each cut.

Working quickly, assemble your sandwiches and put them back into the freezer. Dip in course sugar, wrap or decorate however you like.
Roll in sprinkles if you like!
Or keep them plain and simple. Wrap and freeze until ready to serve.
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More treats you may like!

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Easy Flourless Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Sesame Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cashew Ginger Chocolate Bark

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Dried Cherries

 

On the homefront: Oh love… I hesitate to bring this up. How much to say,  how little.  We each have our love stories, and within each story, a million more stories, like breaths, here for a moment and gone.  Love can wreck us, teach us, inspire us, surprise us…and if we allow it, crack us open like an egg and reveal us.

To live this life fully, we must dive in and love, over and over, letting it overcome us, letting it have its way with us.  It may not last. We may get all busted up. It will get messy. Often it turns our world upside down, but on some level…. perhaps we all know we need this.

Brian and I got married last fall. I am 45. This is my second marriage. I never planned to get married twice, because when I got married the first time, of course, I thought it would be the one and only time.
What can I say?  Life does not always go as planned. Those of you who have gone through a breakup, or divorce, understand how it rips you apart in every way.  It takes away the dream of the life you thought you would have.

But an unexpected and amazing thing can happen.  It almost always forces you to grow. To examine yourself. To acknowledge the humanness in ourselves and others…and to forgive. And somehow through the process, our hearts expand, even more than we thought possible.  We can become more compassionate, more human, more real, having gone through it.

I truly believe there is no easy marriage.  Perhaps some are easier than others, yes, but there are always challenges.  It is almost like we choose our spouse (often subconsciously) in order to learn a particular lesson with this person. And the lesson, whatever it is- keeps repeating itself until we learn it, even in our next relationship or marriage.  The lesson follows us.

Thankfully there often come moments of profound connectedness. Of joy, of lightness and laughter. Times when we are in complete harmony with each other, and filled will gratitude for the other person. Somehow in those moments, it feels all worth it.

xoxo

Sylvia

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum 

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heart shaped ice cream sandwiches

Ice-Cream Sandwiches


Description

Homemade heart-shaped Ice-cream Sandwiches made with crispy, dark chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream. Perfect for your valentines day dessert.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/23/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra dark Dutch processed cocoa, sifted
  • 1/2 cup ground bittersweet chocolate or mixed with some unsweetened chocolate ( 2 oz)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Vanilla Ice-cream for filling
  • Decoratoring Sugar

Instructions

  1. In your stand mixer cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. On low speed, add cocoa powder, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Then add the ground chocolate, vanilla and egg and mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add the flour on low speed, mixing until uniform and comes together like a dough.
  2. Remove the cookie dough from the mixer, wrap in plastic and chill until firm about 1 hour or up to 3 days.
  3. When ready to bake, pre-heat your oven to 350°F. Remove dough from the refrigerator. If it is hard as a rock allow it to stand at room temperature for a little while.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together enough flour and cocoa to dust your cutting board and your dough to keep it from sticking (a mix of 50/50 flour/cocoa). Using cocoa powder to dust will keep the surface of your cookies dark looking.
  5. Roll out your chilled dough to about 1/4″ thickness and cut out your shapes.  Arrange the cutouts on parchment paper or silpats. They don’t tend to spread.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the surface is no longer glossy. Allow to cool completely on wire racks. They will be soft fresh out of the oven but will crisp up as they cool.
  7. Once cool, place the cookies in a ziplock baggie or other container and freeze until ready to use.
  8. Ice cream – You can make your own homemade version, or use store-bought. In either case, spread out evenly on a sheet pan, about 1 inch thick and refreeze until hard.
  9. Use the same cookie cutter as you used for the cookies. Place the cookie cutter in bowl of very hot water so it is warm. Quickly press down into the ice-cream. Using a metal spatula lift ice cream and cutter up, and carefully push the ice cream out.  Put the cookie cutter back in the hot water in-between each cut. Working quickly, assemble your sandwiches and put them back into the freezer. Dip in course sugar, wrap or decorate however you like.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 395
  • Sugar: 30.6 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg
  • Fat: 29.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 144.3 mg

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  1. TASTY, but this was a bear. The dough was too soft to manipulate easily and it probably is my freezer – or the ice cream, but it too melted faster than I could easily shape, assemble, wrap & refreeze.

    1. Oh shoot. I wonder if kitchen was too warm? I made this in winter- and it was a long time ago.

  2. Absolutely picture perfect! This recipe sounds delightful, and I could see it used for so many occasions! Thank you for sharing these lovely little bites with us, and a very Happy Valentines Day to you!

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