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Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches – Recipe and Giveaway #NMVIceCream

Nielsen Massey Vanilla Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Nothing says start of summer like a nice cool taste of ice cream.  Whoever invented it needs a medal.  June is ICE CREAM MONTH!  So it is only fitting to have our own ice cream recipe (and contest).

This brand-new recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, also celebrates another summer favorite – fresh strawberries. The ice cream sits between two tasty cookies.  Hmmm I just cannot wait to get these out of the freeze on a hot day.

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For the ICE CREAM SANDWICH recipe and how YOU can WIN and celebrate ice cream month click below!

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice Cream
(Yield 1½ Quarts)

1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and washed
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
In a 4 quart glass measuring cup, add berries, sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts, and salt. Smash with a potato masher; stir in cream and milk; set aside.

Assemble ice cream maker. Turn ice cream maker on and pour ice cream mixture into *frozen container. Let mix until ice cream thickens, about 20 minutes.

Transfer ice cream into an air tight container; freeze for several hours, or for a firmer ice cream, freeze overnight. Scoop ice cream, place between 2 cookies and gently press.
Or, for a prefect ice cream round; line a 9×13-inch pan with foil then evenly spread ice cream with a rubber spatula; cover and freeze overnight. Then use a cookie cutter to cut desired diameter of ice cream rounds and place between 2 cookies.

*Follow manufactures directions for freezing container, 24 hours or longer is ideal.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
(Makes about 3 Dozen)

2½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
⅓ cup cocoa powder (Dutch processed)
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup (1¼ sticks) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1½ tablespoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract
1 egg
¼ cup unsulphured original molasses
¼ sugar to dip glass bottom

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 light-colored heavy baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, cardamom, and salt, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate extracts; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg. Add molasses; beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients in three batches, beating after each addition until combined.

Roll 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, lightly press each cookie flat. Bake one sheet pan at a time on center rack until done, about 8-10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

*Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.

Want to switch up your ice cream sandwiches?  How about these fun ideas?

  • Dress it up: Roll the sides of finished ice cream sandwiches in mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, sprinkles, toasted coconut or nuts to add color and texture.
  • Take a shortcut: If you are short on time, purchase bakery cookies to use with the homemade strawberry ice cream recipe, below, to build your own ice cream sandwiches.
  • Chill out: Keeping your homemade ice cream cold is the secret to a sandwich that won’t fall apart or get soggy. Take the time to re-freeze ice cream between steps – your patience will be rewarded with perfect sandwiches every time.
  • Keep them fresh: Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap immediately after building each sandwich. Keep them in the freezer until just before serving.


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  1. How yummy for summer! I know I would love this!

  2. My favorite, absolute favorite ice cream flavor of all time is butter pecan. Yum. People forget about this flavor. But man o man. yum city.

  3. Mind equals blown – these look so delicious, wow!

  4. Now this looks absolutely delicious! I need to try it one day.

  5. Heading over to the store to pick up ingredients to make this, I need to have some asap!

  6. There is nothing better than really good vanilla ice cream. Well except smothering it with hot fudge, nuts and whipped cream. =)

  7. favorite is chocolate chip cookie dough!

  8. Oh yummy! I would love to win this contest.

  9. That strawberry looks like it has large real strawberries mixed in. Yummy!

    • It does, doesn’t it? Oh man, my tummy’s rumbling!

  10. Amazing, these look so fantastic, will have to give it a go.

  11. Ice cream sarnies?! that’s a recipe invented in heaven if ever I saw one!

  12. Im really obsessed with ice cream sandwiches. Yum!

  13. Ice cream is my all time favorite dessert.