A Summer Sandwich

Not a clubhouse, or a BLT, not ham & swiss or tofurkey and tomato. We’re talking about a different kind of sandwich people! The greatest sandwich you could ever have in the blazing heat of summer. Ice cream sandwiches!

Bake your cookies late at night. It sounds crazy but it is much better than cranking the oven in the heat of the day. Try to make the cookies all a similar size and keep them as thin as possible because each sandwich will use two. Chocolate chip with vanilla filling, peanut butter with chocolate, oatmeal with butterscotch, sugar cookies with strawberry….the possibilities are endless. After the cookies have baked let them cool on a rack. Make some space in your freezer and bring out the ice cream you’ll be using, it will need to temper for 20 minutes or so at room temperature.

Once the ice cream is nice and soft (scoop from the sides, it gets softest there) you can begin. Scoop some ice cream onto the bottom side of a cookie and spread it around, put the other cookie on top and gently squish together. Run your finger around the middle to smooth out the filling and place sandwich on tray in freezer to set.

You can also roll the sandwich in a garnish to add more flavour and character. Roll the ice cream centre through shredded coconut, chopped nuts, sprinkles or cereal like Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes.

This is the perfect treat for summer, easier to distribute than a cake and it doesn’t even require plates, just lots of napkins!

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