Thank you so much Hudsonville Ice Cream for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are genuine and my own. XO
What better way to kick off the new week than with a killer holiday party must have recipe. These tasty, no-fuss Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches are an immediate crowd pleaser.
While I typically like to make recipes from scratch, today’s recipe caters to those of us that are limited on time and stress this holiday.
I have to start by saying, Shawn and I have made these for holiday entertaining and hosting and our guests are always big fans. They are typically gone in a minute or less in our family.
With that said, today’s Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches require less than two key items and less than 10 minutes of your time.
HOW TO MAKE NO FUSS PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
1). First, to save time, I purchased store bought chocolate chunk cookies (my families favorites) and Hudsonville Peppermint Stick Ice Cream. I have also used sugar cookies as a fan favorite.
Also, our family loves Hudsonville ice cream over almost any other brand. We fell in love with Hudsonville over the Summer. They are a Midwest brand right north in Michigan. Their facility are right near their farms because they believe having their cows closer means fresher milk in their ice cream. Sometimes I even add a small scoop of the peppermint ice cream to my coffee or hot chocolate for that added wow factor!
To find Hudsonville near you, use their Scoop Locator.
TIP: If you choose to go with a store bought cookie as opposed to homemade, choose a cookie that is slightly more soft. The ‘harder’ the cookie, the more likely it is to crack or break when you add and spread the ice cream.
2). Once you have chosen your cookie, place one side down on your counter or pan and apply 2-3 generous scoops of ice cream around the edge of the cookie.
The number of scoops will be dependent on the size of your cookies and your desired ice cream thickness.
TIP: When placing the scoops of ice cream on the cookie, try placing them as close to the edge of the cookie as possible. This will make spreading the ice cream out over the surface of the cookie. If needed, you can always add another small scoop to fill the center.
3). With all of your desired scoops on top of the one side of the cookie, gently press down on the ice cream to evenly spread across the cookie. I like to put enough ice cream on the cookie so that it leaves roughly a half inch to an inch thick layer.
4). Place the another cookie, bottom down, on top of the ice cream to form the sandwich.
TIP: As I had completed making each individual cookie, I placed each back in the freezer on a platter to avoid them melting.
5). If you desire, you can also add fun sprinkles or crushed peppermint pieces to the edge of one side, or all around, the ice cream. It’s a fun way to add a little flavor and fun to the sandwich.
6). Serve and enjoy!
TIP: If you don’t eat all of the cookies, store them in a freezer safe bag for future enjoyment!
Once you’re made these Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches yourself, report back and let us know what you thought!