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Heart Shaped Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

To say that I have an obsession with making ice cream sandwiches is the understatement of 2007. In other words, I LOVE ice cream sandwiches. It all started out last summer when my mom bought me an ice cream maker. After I realized that I could put homemade ice cream and chewy cookies (two gigantic projects) together to make one nostalgic dessert, there was no turning back. I made chocolate cookie and vanilla ice cream, chocolate chip cookie and espresso ice cream, gingerbread cookie and pumpkin ice cream, and sugar cookies with peach ice cream. With Valentine's Day next week I was itching to make a heart themed sandwich and found this recipe for chocolate strawberry sandwiches! (I am so excited right now, you'd think I was my cocker spaniel). I know you may not have as much free time as I do, or an ice cream machine, so I simplified the recipe by substituting store bought strawberry ice cream for the homemade stuff. To make these scrumptious sandwiches for your sweetie (I'll be making them for you dad!),


Heart Shaped Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
From Martha Stewart

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon milk
2 to 2 1/2 pints strawberry ice cream, softened

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, vanilla, and sugar. Add eggs and milk, and mix until combined.
  3. Add reserved flour mixture, and mix on low speed until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl at least once.
  4. Divide the dough in half, and shape each half into a flat disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface, sliding an offset spatula under the dough to release it every few turns of the rolling pin. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough using a variety of heart-shape cookie cutters 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter, making sure each cookie has a match to make a sandwich.
  7. Place hearts on a parchment-lined baking sheet; chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from refrigerator; use a fork to prick the cookies all over with holes.
  9. Bake until just firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet; transfer to a wire rack.
  10. With the underside of half the cookies face up, spoon softened strawberry ice cream about 1/2 inch thick to cover one side. Place matching cookie on top of ice cream, top side facing out.
  11. Transfer immediately to freezer to harden; repeat with remaining cookies and ice cream.
  12. Serve directly from the freezer. Sandwiches can be kept stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 to 4 days.

Makes 24 sandwiches.

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Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
Wow, these look incredible. I'm going to have to seriously consider which one to make for my sweeties.
vanilize vanilize 8 years
I want some already :drool:
katie225 katie225 9 years
i made these last night, and they're really tasty but surprisingly take a long time for someone like me (novice baker) to make. the recipe says to use softened ice cream, but this didn't turn out well. i have half of the dough in my freezer, so the next batch i make will be made with harder ice cream. yeah, it's easy to scoop out the ice cream when it's softened, but it becomes really messy that way.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
I don't even like ice cream, but these look really delicious!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Yes halve the ingredients, or you could make the entire batch and freeze half of the cookie dough for a later date.
katie225 katie225 9 years
i would also like a smaller version. is it okay if i just halve the ingredients? i've never known if that's okay to do.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
You're making me hungry here!
gracemademe gracemademe 9 years
Any guesses on how to modify this recipe for an appropriate (but large enough ;) amount) just for 2?
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
Now that looks good.
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
And now I'm totally craving these. They look awesome.
naked_american naked_american 9 years
I'm with Pop on this one... delish! --- "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." -Ingrid Bergman
Celebrity Celebrity 9 years
These look so yummy. I think I know what I'm doing this weekend.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years
oh these look delish!!! :DROOL: _____________________________________________ * supergirl will kick yo punk-ass *
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Cute.
christiana christiana 9 years
Those look so good! I used to work at an ice cream shop, and we loved to make different kinds of ice cream sandwiches :)
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I can't wait to make these!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
no prob babe! ;)
lorioz lorioz 9 years
This is great! Thank you so much!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
hey lorioz check this site out http://frugalliving.about.com/cs/frugalrecipes/a/icecream.htm :D
lorioz lorioz 9 years
These look great, and easy but here's a question, How can you make ice cream without an ice cream maker?
puddinpie puddinpie 9 years
Very cute! I would drizzle chocolate ganache on them too...and I am a sucker for homemade ice-cream sandwiches with the ice-cream edge rolled in something crunchy, like crushed toffee brittle.My favourite kind of ice-cream sandwiches to make are homemade gingersnap cookies with homemade lemon ice-cream. Soooo good....My bf and I love making ice-cream at home--we always have some in our freezer. He makes the best salted caramel ice-cream and in the summer he made me fresh white peach ice-cream! :)
puddinpie puddinpie 9 years
Very cute! I would drizzle chocolate ganache on them too...and I am a sucker for homemade ice-cream sandwiches with the ice-cream edge rolled in something crunchy, like crushed toffee brittle. My favourite kind of ice-cream sandwiches to make are homemade gingersnap cookies with homemade lemon ice-cream. Soooo good.... My bf and I love making ice-cream at home--we always have some in our freezer. He makes the best salted caramel ice-cream and in the summer he made me fresh white peach ice-cream! :)
Lindakins Lindakins 9 years
These look killer! Definitely going to be trying these out. Yum! strawberry ice cream makes me feel like a kid again!
wynter wynter 9 years
aww...I'm going to make some for my boys. :)
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
these look so good. yummy yummy
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