Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches” & “Chocolate Drizzled Cream Puffs With Ice Cream” Yummy!

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where there is a mouthwatering recipe or two, which I know you will love to prepare and eat…. Enjoy!  

The weather is really hot out, it is possible another heat wave is here again. My dear friend Michelle was telling me that I should do a post on Ice cream. So this one is for you Michelle! I know that everyone is looking for something cool and refreshing that will make this heat wave feel like a party! No matter what the occasion, ice cream is a wonderful treat. Old favorites like sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, pie a-la-mode, and ice cream cones are among the most popular and simplest choices. However, serving ideas for ice cream are only as limited as your imagination! And don't forget the cherry! Check out my recipes this week. This is my take on a fabulous and cool refreshing dessert, called “Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches” and decadent “Chocolate Drizzled Cream Puffs With Ice Cream” 

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, room
temp, for greasing foil
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 Tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 quart chocolate or vanilla ice cream, softened

(In this recipe, I used Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Feel free to use ice cream of an another favorite flavor instead) 

Preheat an oven to 350°F  Line the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil (some foil hanging over the edges is fine). Lightly grease the foil with the 1 tablespoon butter.

Put the 1 1/2 sticks butter in a large saucepan and set over medium heat. Stir with the whisk just until the butter is melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the cocoa powder. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and no lumps remain. Add the sugar and continue whisking until well blended. Let the mixture cool for 2 minutes.

Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Add the flour and salt. Using a rubber spatula, stir until the batter is blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownie comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove the pan from the oven and set it on a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Using the ends of the foil, lift the brownie from the pan and set it on a cutting board. Cut the brownie in half lengthwise. Carefully loosen both halves from the foil. Using a rubber spatula, spread the softened ice cream evenly over one half of the brownie into a layer about 1 inch thick. Top with the other half of the brownie and press down gently. Wrap in the foil. Freeze until hard, about 6 hours.

Peel away the foil and cut into 8 to 10 sandwiches. Serve immediately. You can also wrap the sandwiches in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Makes 8 to 10 sandwiches.  (Adapted from The Kid's Cookbook, by Abigail Johnson Dodge) (Time-Life Books, 2000) 

                              "Chocolate Drizzled Cream Puffs With Ice Cream

1 cup of water
1/ 2 cup of unsalted butter (no substitutes)
1/ 4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of unbleached all purpose flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of sugar
3 cups of whipped cream (homemade is the best)
Melted Chocolate or powdered sugar

Place butter in a medium saucepan. Add water and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring till butter melts. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir till mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Once cooled add eggs, one at a time, to flour mixture, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition for about 1 minute, or till smooth. Scoop up some dough with a tablespoon. Use another spoon to push off the dough in a mound onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Leave 3 inches between the puffs for expansion. Bake in a preheated 400° F oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove puffs from pan, and cool on a rack. Slice off the tops (or cut in half). With a fork, gently scrape out any soft, moist dough if there is any. Work carefully so that you don’t puncture the crust.

Chocolate Sauce For Drizzle

10 ounces semisweet chocolate
8 tablespoons warm water
3 cups vanilla ice cream

To make the sauce, place the chocolate and water in a double-boiler or in a bowl placed over a pan of hot water and let melt stirring occasionally. keep warm until ready to serve, or reheat, over simmering water.

Put a small scoop of ice cream in each of the split cream puffs. Arrange on a serving platter or divide among individual plates. Pour the chocolate sauce over the top and serve at once.

Yield: 15 or more servings, depending on their size.

Till Next Time……………………………..

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  1. Dottie, they all look and sound delicious for this weather. It is really hot and humid here today and I wish I had one of your ice cream sandwiches right now!!! My MIL used to make cream puffs quite often, only with custard filling. Yours have to be perfect with the ice cream filling, my family would love it. Cool and refreshing desserts, for sure. Thanks for the recipes and have a great week!

    1. Hi Pam,
      Thank you for your comment. I know what you mean, it reached 91 degrees here and it is so humid, that it makes it worse. Really looking forward to the fall. But yes, I agree these treats are perfect for these dog days of summer, even though it is September. I usually make my cream puffs with custard as well, but the ice cream was a perfect filling for this post. They are really so good. Nice and cold! You have a great week as well and thanks for visiting...
      Dottie :)

  2. Good evening Dottie ,
    What a cool and delicious treat thse are , so cool and refreshing , we eat ice cream year round .
    I will try your methods , they are easy with quick clean up . I make ice cream sandwiches and cream puffs , Always made homemade pudding of different flavors , now I will try ice cream filling .
    I also like your idea for homemade ice cream sandwiches , I bake a pan of shortbread cookies , while still warm from the oven , slice in squares , let cool. I love learning new ways to fix great recipes.
    I am back , haven't post , just blog hopping to say hello , keep a watch out , will be up and running in a day or two .
    Thanks for sharing , have a great and fun week my friend ...Nee : )

    1. Good evening Nee,
      So glad to hear from you! I do hope that you had a fun and wonderful time with the family.I was thinking of you just the other day. Can't wait to see your next post..I missed your delicious recipes..
      Thanks for your comment.I also eat ice cream all year as well. It is one of my favorites. The cream puffs I also put whipped cream or pudding in them, but I love the texture of the ice cream as well. Your shortbread cookies sound yummy too. I hope that you have a great week. I guess the kids went back to school already...Boy this summer went so fast!
      Hugs Welcome back Dottie :)

    2. Good morning dear Dottie ,
      I thought of you often as well .kids in school and yes the family had fun .
      Dropped in to tell you the girls will make your cream puffs Saturday . my last post was a salad , my first post will be a salad it will post this morning .
      Be sure to check the bottom and you see what was doing , the hip-hop dance (giggling )
      Thanks , glad to be back and a big hug to you Nee ;-D

    3. Good afternoon Nee, have to pop over to your blog now, So glad that your girls will be making the cream puffs for the weekend..I will check out the bottom of your post..so glad that you are back...
      Hugs back to you as well...Dottie x :)

  3. These recipes really make my mouth water! I came back last night from Italy. It was really hot there but so cold here in the UK. I have gone from summer to late autumn in a few hours. Nevermind, I had a great time there and plenty of sunshine.
    My mum dusted an old ice cream maker which is 30 years old and it still worked! So I made ice cream twice in Italy. So nice!
    In the UK I don't have a machine to make it so I like your recipe. It looks really good and straightforward. And those cream puffs are gorgeous.
    I had limited access to the internet there so I am glad I have my laptop back.

    1. Dear Alida,
      Thanks for your comment, but that must have been weird. Coming home to the UK from Italy...warm or hot to cold. It must have been a shock to your body...So glad that you had a wonderful time back home with your family. Wow, a 30 year old Ice cream maker and it worked...that must have been fun to make your own ice cream in this maker. Ice cream is so refreshing and creamy..I love it, all flavors, but my favorite would have to be coffee ice cream.Glad that you liked the cream puffs and I know that you are happy to be back to normal....Have a super week...
      Hugs Dottie x :)

  4. It's still warm here, so we're still craving ice cream. Love all of this goodness! You've really outdone yourself -- thanks.

    1. Hi John, Happy Wednesday...
      Thanks for your lovely comment...I know, it seems like it is never getting cooler here either, so I don't blame you craving ice cream. One of my favorite desserts..Thanks for visiting...have a great week...
      Dottie :)