Anzac biscuits are a classic treat in Australia and New Zealand. Spoom is a British term for sorbet lightened with meringue. I put the two foreign treats together for a happy, crunchy little ice cream sandwich.
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A rich and creamy banana ice cream to smoosh between rich peanut butter and oat cookies.
These sandwiches are like the classic oatmeal cream pie, but ramped up with chewy homemade oatmeal-molasses cookies and vanilla ice cream.
These easy to make classic ice cream sandwiches are the perfect make ahead gourmet ice cream dessert. The chocolate shortbread softens to just the right texture in the freezer and you can make them totally your own with your favorite ice cream.
Notes: Bourbon ice cream is a serving suggestion; you can skip this step and use your favorite flavor of ice cream. Use a stainless steel skillet to brown the butter--a dark-bottomed skillet will make it difficult to see the butter...
This recipe is essentially for Fauxreos, but with the addition of hot coffee to create a thick, cake-like batter that is spread with a spatula, not rolled out.
If you've made a mint chocolate chip ice cream before, this recipe follows the same basic procedure. But while mint leaves are usually steeped in the cream for upwards of an hour or two before getting strained out, basil benefits more from a short initial steeping before getting blended into the base. I forego chocolate chips or drizzling melted chocolate for simply shaving chocolate directly into the ice cream as it's finishing the churn.
This is a sweet potato dessert that won't get mistaken for pumpkin. We used almost a pound, lightly caramelizing it in butter first for good measure. We went light on the spices—just enough to enhance the potato's inherent spicy qualities without turning it into pie. But this isn't tame stuff—just ask the bourbon, a sweet potato's best friend. We added it after cooking the custard so its alcohol would remain in the ice cream, contributing to a fantastically creamy texture and a kick strong enough to remind those nosy relatives who's boss.
When it comes to Labor Day food, the general rule is "it's more fun on a bun". Happily, dessert can be part of the party when you combine ice cream and hot dog buns to make Chilly Dogs.
Paul Simon once sang that "everything looks worse in black and white." Clearly, the guy had never sampled a black and white ice cream sandwich cookie. Starting out with the classic New York deli treat and sandwiching it with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, this is basically a trinity of awesome: cakey cookies, sweet frosting, and creamy, rich ice cream.
Did you know that the ice cream sandwich was invented in the early 1900s, as a sanitary solution for serving ice cream on hot summer days? Well, times have changed since then—society and freezers have both evolved, and instead of sandwiching our ice cream between cookie wafers, we now have the ability to serve it between layers of another modern marvel, the Pop-Tart.