chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches

If you follow me on instagram, twitter or have the truly amazing honor of being my facebook friend, you already know that I got one of the best birthday gifts known to man. Yes, a KitchenAid Mixer. Basically my boyfriend’s Mom is the greatest woman alive.

I’ve already put said gift to use. I really wanted to make a cake and some cupcakes but the thing with that is my boyfriend wont eat them, which leaves me to eat them all. Obviously that would be terrible for my morale and pancreas. So I made something fun for the whole family. Homemade Ice Cream and cookies.

I know, I’m amazing.

Before you think I’m super amazing, the cookies weren’t homemade because at 10:30pm I didn’t feel like it. But they were organic. Obviously.

I used Jeni’s Chocolate Ice Cream recipe and it turned out superb. Minus the part where it wasn’t frozen completely because when we were at the movies somehow the freezer door opened. But trust me, it was delicious. My boyfriend is quite the connoisseur and he now loves me forever.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE ICE CREAM BASE: 

2 cups milk
4 tsp. cornstarch
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3 tbsp. cream cheese, softened
FOR THE CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Make the ice cream: In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside. In a 4-qt. saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the cream, sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry. Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth. Then whisk in remaining milk mixture.

2. Make the chocolate sauce: Bring cocoa, brewed coffee, and sugar to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over high heat; cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate.

3. Stir sauce into ice cream base. Pour mixture into a plastic bag; seal, and submerge in a bowl of ice water until chilled. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer ice cream to a storage container and freeze until set.

Ta freaking da! Now go make this and impress peeps!

Comments

  1. Alex {Things That Sparkle}July 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I mean. I am so impressed right now.

  2. Kate JulianJuly 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I do not have the patience for ice cream. Good on ya.

  3. AlexJuly 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Send one to me plz and thnx. It should totally make it to Boston without melting, right?

  4. Landi {Freckled Confessions}July 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Oh goodness me… these look incredible!

  5. Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados and the BayJuly 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    OH EM GEE. Must try this! =)

    So happy you’re enjoying your mixer hehe

  6. AlexaJuly 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Oh my God you are killing me. These look absolutely incredible! :)

  7. Julia - the Urban SlantJuly 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Look at you go Betty Crocker!

  8. Ashley GaleJuly 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    you and your jeni’s ice cream! i guess i dont appreciate it as much since I ate it every.single.day from 2008-2011. hahaha! looks delish!!! im coming over for dessert soon!
    xo

  9. Grace - Stripes and SequinsJuly 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    This looks absolutely scrumptious!!!

  10. Jennifer FabulousJuly 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    My mouth is watering. Those ice cream sandwiches look heavenly. I can almost taste them.

  11. I am MeganJuly 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look so delicious! I think I might try and make them over the weekend, even though we have winter here now!

  12. ashley nicole catherineJuly 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    yum! those look amazing!

  13. Grace - Stripes and SequinsJuly 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Are these for sale?

  14. Grace - Stripes and SequinsJuly 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    If you follow my blog, I’ll give you a cookie.

  15. Grace - Stripes and SequinsJuly 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    This is really cute. I love your outfit!

  16. NuhaJuly 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    so jealous – i’ve always wanted to make ice cream! i bet these tasted awesome!

  17. Lacey in the CityJuly 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    So yummy!

  18. girlavantgardeJuly 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Yum! Looks delish!

    xo,
    Courtney
    GirlAvantGarde

  19. girlavantgardeJuly 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Yum! Looks delish!

    xo,
    Courtney
    GirlAvantGarde

  20. The NowJuly 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    STOP!! That looks tasty!!! xo

  21. MaryJuly 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    numnum

    look tasty !

    i will try it as soon as i can

  22. Katie's BlissJuly 3, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Those look absolutely delicious! Such a perfect summer treat!

    KatiesBliss.com

  23. StephJuly 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    wow they look so soo delicious :P

    skinnyfoxx.blogspot.com

  24. Devon @ TheMermaidChroniclesJuly 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Martha Stewart much! You’re awesome. I want one!

  25. RachelJuly 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

    These look so delicious – I’m going to have to try them at some point!

  26. Lauren {Stylized Existence}July 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I want to eat Jeni’s all day every day for the rest of my life. Grassfed happy cow milk + organic ingredients? Best ice cream eva. Someday I will have to try her recipes out, but in the mean time I am going to drag my lazy ass to whole foods and plunk down the $10 for a pint!!!!

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