Monday, July 5, 2010

Ice-cream, you scream...HELP with sandwiches!

A few tips for making ice-cream sandwiches
in the summertime in Arizona.
1 - Freeze your cookies ahead of time so the chocolate chips aren't still melty and the cookie isn't as bendy.
2 - Let the ice cream soften a bit so you and your sore shoulder can scoop it. Then work REALLY fast because there's not a lot of wiggle room between soft-and-scoop-able and melting-faster-than-you-can-smoosh-sandwiches-together.
3 - Have an extra set of hands to photograph the step-by-step and to help with the flow. (I learned this the hard way after I was elbow-deep in melting ice-cream! I ended up putting only a few together at a time, and then quickly placing them in the freezer on a waxed-paper-lined pan to harden up before I could package them up.)

4 - Use sprinkles like the ones shown in the photo above. The sugar sprinkles used later (because I ran out of the first) melted and weren't as cute on the finished sandwich.

5 - Tie up in celephane bags with festive ribbon and put them back in the freezer to harden once again.

6 - Pack in an ice-chest for the 20 minute trip to SIL's house, drive fast and make a bee-line to her freezer when you arrive.

7 - Pass them out after dinner and bask in the glow of having created something that everyone is enjoying. :o)

8 - Say you probably won't make them again because they were kind of stressful to make, but know you'll do them again someday...probably with chocolate sprinkles the next time.

14 comments:

jelly roll said...

YUM! And wow, sounds like too many steps for me. :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

you really are too cute! i always like the idea of making these, but never really get that far! I hope you had a great 4th!

debs14 said...

I can't begin to imagine the mess I would get into trying to make these. Much better for you to make them and bring them over to me. Hmmm, would they survive the transatlatic flight do you think?

Robyn said...

adorable!!! This is a great forth of July treat!

I've made these before and it was a lot of mess, a lot of work for not a lot of sandwiches...but you're right. I'd probably try again too! ;)

Rachel said...

Sounds very yummy and very messy, not an activity I shall be trying to do with Jacob

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOL! When DS Henry had to cook a full dinner for home ec in7th grade he made something similar for desert. Totally yummy! Thanks for bringing back that memory.
Rinda

Carrie Rosalind said...

And they were so yummy too! Glad they were a hit at the party!

Lizzie said...

Lovely! Such a fun post - you had me laughing at all your adventures, back & forth to the freezer! Love the red, white & blue sprinkles, but I think chocolate would be good for all other occasions (or red and green for Christmas?!)
Glad everyone liked them and I hope you do make them again - but next time, perhaps you'd need an assistant!

scrappyjacky said...

Sound delicious.

The Norman Clan said...

haha I love your comment #8... This was me after I made the cake pops.. They were so hard to make, but after a little time passes, you can actually think of doing them again.

Love this, too bad I did not get to eat one though.... :-( Glad everyone enjoyed them, you always make events extra special with your magic touches!!
Love you!!

Amy said...

I can just see you and Doug in point #6 - and I can imagine the conversation as you rush to the freezer :-)

Sian said...

Oh, wow! These are brilliant! I've never seen anything like them before..if we ever need an idea for a 4th July party, this is definitely top on my list to try :)

Margaret said...

Love the red, white and blue, but ice cream sandwiches can be a bit of a hassle. I think I'll make some soon.

traci said...

ok you just made me really hungry. those look soooooo good.

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