Chocolate cookie remnants stuck to my fingers with ice cream oozing out between is as nostalgic as my childhood gets. A popular treat for all ages, ice cream sandwiches are as iconic as the milk man. Though, if the milk man did bring ice cream sandwiches. We would be friends. No, best friends. This classic dessert packs creamy, cold slabs of ice cream between two decadent brownie cookies, and garnished with crushed candy cane pieces for an extra holiday cheer.
The star of these ice cream sandwiches is Nada Moo, a coconut milk ice cream so creamy, smooth, rich and delicious that you won’t believe it doesn’t contain dairy, eggs, or sugar. The secret? Coconut milk, brown rice, and agave nectar. I’m loving the Java Crunch and have my eye set on the Maple Pecan with crunchy, toasty pecans.
Homemade candy cane ice cream sandwiches
This classic dessert packs creamy, cold slabs of ice cream between two decadent brownie cookies, and garnished with crushed candy cane pieces for an extra holiday cheer.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 - 10 sandwiches 1x
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 12 tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 quart ice cream of choice, softened
- Preheat oven to 350Â°F. Line 9-by-13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease foil with the one tablespoon butter.
- Melt 12 tbsp of unsalted butter in a sauce pan. Add in cocoa powder and whisk until the mixture is smooth with no lumps. Add the sugar and continue whisking until well blended. Let the mixture cool for 2 minutes
- Add the eggs and vanilla, whisk until well blended. Add the flour and salt. Using a rubber spatula, stir until the batter is blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or if the toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
- Cut the brownie in half lengthwise. Using a rubber spatula, spread the softened ice cream evenly over one half of the brownie into a layer about 1 inch thick. Top with other half of the brownie and press down gently. Wrap in foil and freeze until hard, about 6 hours.
- Cut into desired shapes with knife or cookie cutters.
- Coat with crushed candy cane pieces
- If you have leftover ice cream sandwiches, for some odd reason, wrap each individually and store them in the freezer.
It’s the 12 Days of Giveaways! On the 5th day, A Taste of Koko is giving away a 5 pints of Nada Moo ice cream.
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The fine print:
– Giveaway ends at 12:01am (Texas time!) on January 15, 2013.
– Winner will be selected by random number generator.
– Winners will receive a coupon for one free pint of Nada Moo ice cream.
– This giveaway is sponsored by Nada Moo ice cream.
– Prize must be claimed within 7 days or it will be forfeited.
– Winning “extra entry” comments can be subject to verification.
– Prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address.