Since July is National Ice Cream Month, and also since I haven't written a blog post in just about a month (this summer is flying by!), I thought I'd share these little bits of heaven with you today! They are, quite possibly, our favorite ice cream treat and SO, SO good. Go make some! You won't regret it!
The first time I ever had one of these, I was a teenager working in a pool concession stand for the summer and we sold the Nestle prepackaged ones. Seriously, I was like 15, and I had never in my life eaten an ice cream sandwich on chocolate chip cookies. They're a genius idea, because, hey, chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. Together. But, personally, I like more ice cream and fluffier cookies than the packaged ones. So, if you're like me and you love some chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, whip up a batch of these babies and keep them in your freezer to enjoy for the rest of the month. All you need are your favorite chocolate chip cookies (buy them, bake them, whatever) and a tub of vanilla ice cream- and some sprinkles if you want to get fancy.
Soften your ice cream slightly by letting it sit out for a couple of minutes (don't let it sit too long or your sandwiches will get soggy). Put your bottom cookie top down on a piece of waxed paper, top with a scoop of ice cream and another cookie. If you're adding sprinkles. pour them out in a shallow bowl or tray and roll the edges of the sandwich in them. Wrap it up in the waxed paper and stick it in the freezer for an hour or two (or longer) so the ice cream gets firm again. And voila! Enjoy them with reckless abandon. Because they are the best.
Can we just take a minute to enjoy his face, here?