Last Summer, when the August issue of Gourmet arrived at my desk, I knew immediately that I would be making the cover recipe. There are just some recipes that are so me, and what with my love of ice cream sandwiches, it was only a matter of time before I tackled these babies. With their tart ice cream and sweet berry filling and thin, chewy blondie-like outside, these sandwiches are amazing. They're super fun to eat and the perfect dessert for a crowd. The best thing is that they're indulgent without being too rich and they strike a nice balance between creamy and fruity. I highly recommend you make them, so here's the recipe.
For lemon ice cream: Make ahead Ice cream sandwich (before cutting) can be made 1 week ahead and frozen in pan, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in foil. Serves 8.
2 pint premium vanilla ice cream
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
For blueberry compote:
2 cups blueberries (10 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar
2 (3-by 2 1/2-inch) strips lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
For sandwich layers:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For lemon ice cream:
Make ahead Ice cream sandwich (before cutting) can be made 1 week ahead and frozen in pan, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in foil.