Minty Ice Cream Sandwiches smushed between two chocolate cookies and rolled in peppermint. A breath of fresh air on a blistering hot summer day!
I’m back from my blogging hiatus and I really have enjoyed my break from the kitchen. Truth be told I’m a total lazy bones and popping chicken nuggets and frozen peas in the microwave after a day at the pool is kind of my style. But after a couple of trips to the beach, camping, and long days at the pool I felt the need to get back into the grove of things. These minty ice cream sandwiches were the perfect way to begin. I made these three times until I was perfectly happy with them..
Each time making very minor tweaks. My first inclination was to make these ice cream sandwiches as healthy as possible by using fat-free frozen yogurt. This failed miserably because unbeknownst to me fat-free frozen yogurt isn’t creamy enough and does not spread well at all. Plus it had a yellow tint to it I wanted white ice cream so it looked purty with my crushed mints. All I got was a clumpy yellow mess with some peppermints; red coloring bleeding onto the yogurt making it look pretty dang ugly.
The second time around I was a dummy and bought french vanilla ice cream which also has a yellow tint to it!! Good Lord was I ever going to make these things?! At least I have a freezer stocked with ice cream now. At long last I finally opened my eyeballs and read the freakin label and got some white ice cream. Deep breath…. phew, here they are…
It was worth the wait because they were delicious and that white ice cream was so beautiful with my smashed mints. Oh and lets get to smashing the mints because that was a lot of fun. If you’re a mom of young kids you may share in my excitement.
Kids are tough. You love them to pieces but they really test your patience. I think I’m grinding my teeth down to nubs on some days just trying to stay calm as the boys are sword fighting in the house while Annie is screaming at the top of her lungs.
Picking up my meat mallet and attacking these mints really was cathartic Kind of like when you’re mad at your hubby and you have to tenderize some chicken. You guys know what I’m talking about right??
To see how I rolled these cookies out check out my christmas cookie post, I used the same method, using my 1/4 inch wooden dowels, my rolling pin and a circle cookie cutter. Using the dowels ensures uniformity which I like because that way both my cookies match up. You can also just eyeball the thickness, make them 1/4 inch thick or even a little thicker. I like for my ice cream sandwich cookies to be thick and a tad on the soft side.