It’s August in the United States and it’s hot just about everywhere. My solution for beating the August heat? Ice cream sandwiches. Preferably with homemade ice cream and homemade chocolate chip cookies. But if you don’t bake or don’t make your own ice cream, store bought cookies and ice cream will certainly suffice.
My ice cream sandwiches were made with my very favorite chocolate chip cookies, a recipe from Everyday Food magazine that I shared here a while ago. They’re soft and slightly salty and absolutely perfect.
For the ice cream, I whipped up a couple of batches of Salty Caramel ice cream from the recently published Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home cookbook. If you’re not already familiar with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, you should be. Salty Caramel is one of the company’s signature flavors and the recipe for it alone is worth the price of the cookbook…especially for people like me who can’t buy Jeni’s ice cream very easily.
The Salty Caramel ice cream was an amazingly perfect companion for the chocolate chip cookies, so if you’re up for the work of homemade ice cream and cookies, you should make your own ice cream sandwiches just like these. And if you’re not up for the work, buy a package of your favorite cookies and a pint of your favorite ice cream. Either way, all you have to do to assemble these is to gently squish two cookies together with some slightly softened ice cream and freeze until firm.