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Summer Of Sandwiches: Mini It's It

Summer Of Sandwiches: Mini It's It

Last Saturday night I met up with a few of my Spanish friends who happened to be traveling through San Francisco. Earlier that day I found myself enjoying a glass of wine at the Ferry Building when I suddenly realized I should host an impromptu dinner for them! Dessert, of course, would be in the form of ice cream sandwiches. Not just any ice cream sandwich, the It's It — a San Francisco tradition since 1928 — is vanilla ice cream smashed between two oatmeal cookies, and then dipped in chocolate. Everything is so much cuter in mini form, so I made mine bite-sized. I prefer It's Its with mint chocolate chip ice cream rather than boring old vanilla, so that's what I used as well. To see how I did it — it's really simple, you can do it too! —

Mini It's Its

1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream (or any other flavor of ice cream)
50 mini oatmeal cookies (I got mine at Bristol Farms)
1 bottle Hershey's magic shell chocolate syrup

  1. Set the cookies out, tops down, in pairs on a cookie sheet.
  2. Working quickly place a one teaspoon scoop of ice cream on top of one cookie. Top with another cookie to form a sandwich.
  3. Place in cookie sheet with the sandwiches on it in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
  4. Squirt one squirt of chocolate magic shell on top of each sandwich. Return to the freezer for another 30 minutes to an hour for the chocolate to harden.
  5. Take from the freezer, pop in the mouth and enjoy!

Makes 25 mini sandwiches.







Pez4Pres Pez4Pres 10 years
I can't wait to try this! I'm always looking for ITs-IT's, but my grocery store doesn't have them.
laurafox laurafox 10 years
Oh my gosh - YUM!
mominator mominator 10 years
Great for the kids. Thanks for a great idea.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
I love this idea and it would definitely go with my entertaining style this summer because whether we're having people over to the house, or inviting them out for a day on the boat, I've been serving mini sandwiches. I've got a local bakery that makes fabulous dinner rolls in a variety of different flavor combinations. I've used whole grains and honey as well as Italian with pepperoni and cheese baked right in! They bake fresh herbs and olive oil into some mini works of art!! I keep the sandwich fillings simple for the stronger flavored rolls and go all out on the more plain ones. Those mini sandwiches along with a summer salad and an appropriate wine make for a wonderful light fare.
mag4966 mag4966 10 years
MMMmmmmmmmm.... I'm so making these tomorrow night!!! I love me some It's It...especially the mint kind! YUMMY! I never thought of making my own, but they seem so easy! I might even make my own oatmeal cookies for it!!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
wow - looks good: but are they TOO sweet?
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I want to make that.It looks yummy.
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Oh, wow! I want me some of those!
sarabel sarabel 10 years
i love it's its.
0danielle0 0danielle0 10 years
This is not going to be good for my pre-Hawaii diet! :P
Tech Tech 10 years
Um, most beautiful thing of the day! These look scrumptious!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
Man! I haven't had and It's It in forever. :drool: Those look great!
Saturn9 Saturn9 10 years
I miss It's Its! I try to have one whenever I'm in the Bay Area. This is a fun idea - perfect for a Labor Day bbq!
TrinityOne TrinityOne 10 years
Hmmmm... Great dessert idea for a party.
sophlb sophlb 10 years
Alright while these look delicious, I have to say that any variations on the vanilla ice cream is NOT an It's It. It just isn't. Although Cool-a-Coo beats It's It, I'll take what I can get.
askmetostay askmetostay 10 years
YUMMM......i bet a praline ice cream would be yummy with the cookies...which may actually be the best part =)
llendril llendril 10 years
nice! sounds really simple and REALLY tasty!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
must make these NOW!!!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! That's all I have to say about these yummies!
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