The Ice Cream Sandwich

One thing I’ve always been jealous of the US for is its Independence Day! It involves fireworks, food, music, food, parades, more food and some hard core patriotism.

The celebration marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1776. Ever since, it’s been one of the biggest dates in the US calendar. And what better way to mark such a significant event than with a sandwich guaranteed to make America great again?! This ice-cream sandwich will trump (ahem) any other 4th July goodies, so get stuck in.

For the cookies, I used BBC good food’s recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 150g salted butter, softened
  • 80g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 80g granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g milk chocolate bar, broken into chunks
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Decorative chocolates/sweets (I used M&Ms)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chunks and stir well.
  3. Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 8–10 mins until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.
  4. Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool by leaving for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Prepare the sandwiches by pressing 2-3tbsps of icecream between two cookies. Finish the sandwich off with decorative chocolates/sweets of your choice!
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