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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

These homemade ice cream sandwiches are the perfect healthy dessert for summer. ($.48 per serving)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ice Cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 334kcal

Ingredients

For the Ice Cream

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Sandwich Base

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Combine the ice cream ingredients in a large bowl. Once they're well-combined, transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker and mix according to the manufacturer’s directions. I use the ice cream attachment that goes with my Kitchen Aid mixer. After churning the ice cream, place it in the freezer to solidify it. (Note: You'll only need about 2/3 of this ice cream for the sandwiches. You can store the rest in the freezer in an air-tight container or snack on it as you're working.)
  • To make the chocolate sandwich base, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 8x8 inch pans. Place a piece of parchment paper in each pan.
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine well.
  • Transfer the mixture onto the parchment paper and spread it evenly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the sandwich base is set and the edges are pulling away from the sides a bit.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To assemble, soften the ice cream slightly so that you can spread it. Don’t let it get runny.
  • Place one of the sandwich bases (top side down) on a piece of plastic wrap and spread 2/3 of the ice cream evenly on it. You can save the rest of the ice cream in the freezer for another time.
  • Put the other sandwich base on top of the ice cream (top side up) and wrap the whole thing with plastic wrap.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours to let it solidify. Remove from the freezer and cut it in half. Then, cut each section into 6 sandwiches for a total of 12 sandwiches. Enjoy immediately or wrap the sandwiches individually and return them to the freezer.

Notes

Ingredients for vanilla ice cream are adapted from the Ben & Jerry's cookbook.

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg