Introducing the Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, a perfect blend of creamy vanilla ice cream and a rich chocolate cookie that tantalizes your taste buds. If you're looking for an ice cream treat that goes beyond the ordinary, this fantastic recipe is what you need! Dive into the step-by-step guide to recreate this incredible dessert at home.
The Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich is a beloved treat during hot summer months, but its timeless appeal makes it a year-round delight. Great for outdoor BBQs, beach picnics, or cozy winter evenings, this dessert is a universal favorite. Speaking of ice cream, have you tried our Vanilla Bean Ice Cream? With aromatic vanilla beans, it's another must-try recipe that will surely entice your palate.
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- Chocolate Cookie
- Baking Soda
- Cocoa Powder
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Ice Cream
See recipe card for quantities.
Chocolate Sheet Cake Preparation
Prepare your baking tray and mix the ingredients for the chocolate sheet cake.
Baking the Cake
Bake the cake at 400F for 5 minutes and then let it cool down.
Cutting the Cake and Preparing the Mold
Cut two squares from the cake and prepare the mold with plastic film.
Assembling the Sandwich
Layer the cake and vanilla ice cream in the mold, adjusting thickness as desired.
Freezing the Sandwich
Freeze the assembled sandwich for at least 1 hour, working quickly to prevent melting.
Cutting and Serving
Cut the frozen sandwich into rectangles or squares and enjoy!
Hint: When assembling the Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, be sure to work swiftly, as the ice cream melts quickly. Using slightly softened ice cream helps to achieve a uniform layer, but remember to freeze promptly to maintain the perfect texture.
- Vegan: Use dairy-free chocolate and vegan ice cream, ensuring that the other ingredients meet vegan standards.
- Fruit-Filled Ice Cream Sandwich: Add a layer of fruit compote between the ice cream for a fruity twist.
- Different Flavored Ice Cream: Swap vanilla ice cream with other flavors like strawberry or chocolate for a new taste.
- Baking Tray: Essential for baking the chocolate sheet cake. If using a different size, adjust baking time accordingly.
- Mold (8" x 8"): Crucial for shaping the ice cream sandwich. If using a different size, adjust the amount of ice cream accordingly.
Store leftover ice cream sandwiches in an airtight container in the freezer. Enjoy within a month for the best taste.
When cutting the frozen ice cream sandwich, use a hot knife for clean and easy slices. This helps in maintaining the shape and appearance of the sandwiches.
Yes, but homemade offers richer flavor.
Up to a month in the freezer.
Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite flavors.
Use a hot knife for clean cuts.
Yes, a fruit compote layer adds a fruity twist.
Yes, with vegan substitutions.
Yes, freeze up to a month ahead.
Absolutely! It's a crowd-pleaser.
Adjust the ice cream amount accordingly.
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2 ½ cups (75g) Flour
½ tsp (2.5g) Baking Soda
2 ½ tbsp (30g) Cocoa Powder
¼ cup (55g) Butter
1 oz (30g) Chocolate
½ cup (90g) Brown Sugar
Vanilla Ice Cream (amount as desired)
Step 1 - Chocolate Sheet Cake
- Grease and line with parchment paper a baking tray
- Melt the butter and chocolate in a water bath
- Set aside to cool down
- Whisk the eggs and brown sugar
- Add in the melted chocolate
- Mix the flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder
- Sift over the chocolate batter
- Mix until homogeneous
- Pour onto the prepared baking tray
- Even it out
- Bake at 400F for 5 minutes
- Let it cool down completely
Step 2 - Making the Sandwich
- Cut 2 squares from the cake
- Cover the mold with plastic film
- Place the first square at the bottom of the mold
- Put the slightly softened vanilla ice cream into the mixing bowl
- Mix it until homogeneous
- Put the ice cream in the mold and flatten
- Place the second cake square on top
- Freeze for at least 1h
Step 3 - Ice Cream Sandwich
- Cut into rectangles or squares when completely frozen
- *** Keep in the freezer ***
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking and Freezing
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Ensure all ingredients are fresh and stored properly.
- Avoid cross-contamination by using clean utensils and surfaces.
- Store the ice cream sandwich in an airtight container in the freezer.