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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe and Giveaway

Cara received product to try out this recipe. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? While my favorite ice cream is coconut ice cream, I know many of you love the original dairy version.  
I am going to share a delicious recipe with you that you can use to make dairy or dairy-free Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches!! Sound delicious? Yes!!

This brand-new recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, also celebrates another summer favorite - fresh strawberries. If you haven't been to your nearest strawberry farm yet, now is the time to hurry over there. I just picked fresh strawberries last weekend, and they are worlds better than any store bought varieties - so fresh and packed with nutrients! Add them to ice cream, and you will have a treat everyone will love!

Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream (Yield 1½ Quarts) 
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and washed 
¾ cup sugar 
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract 
¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract 
¼ teaspoon salt 
1½ cups heavy whipping cream (or full fat coconut milk)
1 cup whole milk (also replace with full fat coconut milk)
In a 4 quart glass measuring cup, add berries, sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts, and salt. Smash with a potato masher; stir in cream and milk; set aside. 

Assemble ice cream maker. Turn ice cream maker on and pour ice cream mixture into *frozen container. Let mix until ice cream thickens, about 20 minutes. 

Transfer ice cream into an air tight container; freeze for several hours, or for a firmer ice cream, freeze overnight. Scoop ice cream, place between 2 cookies and gently press. 

Or, for a prefect ice cream round; line a 9x13-inch pan with foil then evenly spread ice cream with a rubber spatula; cover and freeze overnight. Then use a cookie cutter to cut desired diameter of ice cream rounds and place between 2 cookies. 
*Follow manufactures directions for freezing container, 24 hours or longer is ideal.
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 
(Makes about 3 Dozen) 
2½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 
⅓ cup cocoa powder (Dutch processed) 
½ teaspoon ground cardamom 
½ teaspoon salt 
¾ cup (1¼ sticks) butter, softened 
2 cups powdered sugar 
½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 
1½ tablespoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract 
1 egg 
¼ cup unsulphured original molasses 
¼ sugar to dip glass bottom
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 light-colored heavy baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. 
In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, cardamom, and salt, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate extracts; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg. Add molasses; beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients in three batches, beating after each addition until combined. 

Roll 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, lightly press each cookie flat. Bake one sheet pan at a time on center rack until done, about 8-10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
*Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.

Check out these tips for making and personalizing your own homemade ice cream sandwiches:
  • Dress it up: Roll the sides of finished ice cream sandwiches in toasted coconut or nuts to add color and texture.
  • Chill out: Keeping your homemade ice cream cold is the secret to a sandwich that won’t fall apart or get soggy. Take the time to re-freeze ice cream between steps - your patience will be rewarded with perfect sandwiches every time.
  • Keep them fresh: Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap immediately after building each sandwich. Keep them in the freezer until just before serving.

We are giving away (1) 2 oz Fairtrade Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to (1) lucky winner!
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1 comment:

  1. These look so delicious! Glad that you gave subs for using dairy, too.


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