It’s hot out there! Cool down with this delicious, easy gluten-free recipe for summer ice cream sandwiches.
The first secret to crafting a perfect ice cream sandwich lies in the balance between a warm cookie and freezing cold ice cream!
This is a super simple recipe that uses Reason To Bake’s signature Gluten-free Spicy Ginger cookies and several options for ice cream filling. We recommend finding organic whole milk ice cream, such as Alden's Organic, or try a dairy-free delicious alternative such as Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss Ice Cream, to measure up to the high quality ingredients in our cookies.
1 Package Reason To Bake Spicy Ginger Cookies
1-3 Flavors Ice Cream Filling
1 Cookie Sheet
Choose Your Ice Cream Filling
We love to make this recipe for the hottest summer afternoons using several different ice cream fillings. Try coffee, salted caramel or vanilla bean to compliment our subtly spicy ginger cookies.
The Alchemy Of Warm And Cold
Our cookies taste great warm, but heating them up can make this recipe a little trickier because the cookies are more apt to fall apart. No risk, no reward, right?
To warm your cookies, stick them in the oven or toaster oven at 300 degrees for 2 minutes. Carefully set them out on a cookie sheet.
Another secret to a tip top ice cream sandwich is making sure the ice cream is really, really cold! Be sure to stick the ice cream in the freezer for at least a few hours before you’re ready to make your ice cream sandwiches, and don’t bust out your ice cream until you’re ready to start scooping.
Grab your spoon- just a normal tablespoon, not one of those big ice cream scoops. Why?
Because It’s All About The Layers. Don’t Spread, and Definitely Don’t Scrape!
If you scoop ice cream onto warm cookies and try to spread the filling with a knife, the cookies will fall apart (especially if they’re warm!)
Instead, use a knife or a spoon to scrape strips of ice cream from the carton, stacking layers on top of one another until you’ve reached the desired ice-cream-to-cookie ratio. Work as quickly as you can to strike that balance between the warm cookie and the cold ice cream!
Press another cookie on top and serve immediately. These treats are best enjoyed as soon as possible, but if you want to save them, wrap them saran wrap and stick them in the freezer.
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