Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lemon and Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

One of these days I will come up with my own fabulous recipe.. but until then I'm just gonna have to settle with trying out other people's brilliant ideas.

Hannah sent me this link for Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches that was on the cover of this month's issue of Gourmet Magazine. I made this at 6AM on yesterday morning so I could take it to small group later that night. So, I didn't have the time to document the process.

This was difficult for me. Two reasons:
1) I had to make everything before 8AM so I could get to work by 9.
2) My freezer is jam packed with stuff so the ice cream didn't really harden all that much.

The entire making process was easy enough. But the unmolding and cutting was quite stressful.

Some things to note if you decide to make this.

-Use small blueberries. If you use HUGE ones like I did, just make sure you mash them well. They were chunks of blueberry ice when I bit into one.

-Take both cookie sheets out of the baking receptacle, line it with plastic wrap, THEN build the ice cream sandwich. I made 1 1/2 times the recipe so I could make more. So, I used a 9x13 cake pan for the cookie part and baked it twice. The first one I took out and the second I left in the pan then let it cool and then the ice cream... But as I was trying to unmold, it didn't want to come out. Needless to say... it was a hot mess.. I guess cold-once-frozen-but-melting-at-an-exponential-rate mess.

All in all... it was quite delicious.

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On the computer at work I have the latest picture I've taken of my delicious sweets. The other day my boss was commenting on how great it looked. We had to test out some recipes for a client of ours and he told me to bring my camera. He took his normal pictures and he let me take my "close-up" shots. Here are the final products.

Who knew my little Canon could take such beautiful pictures? And a with a little photoshopping.. they're pretty amazing.. hahaha! I can't help it.. I'm really proud!