Do you guys know Tess from Handle the Heat? She’s basically a doll and her first (and gorgeous) cookbook just came out a few weeks ago. And take a wild guess on what it’s all about…. Ice Cream Sandwiches!!! Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich. I mean if I didn’t already know Tess, I’d basically think that we were destined to be besties. But since I already know her, I’m determined to make that happen. Ice Cream Sandwiches are the way to anyones heart, especially in the summer time.
Growing up in Tucson, AZ where it’s basically like a billion degrees during the summer, the only refuge is the pool and the freezer. Air conditioning doesn’t even come close to cutting it.Basically a day in the life of little Gaby looked like this. Wake up at 7, go to tennis practice till like 11ish. Come home, eat lunch, stuff myself into the freezer for as long as possible until my mom discovered me and told me to get out so I don’t break the freezer. Once banished from the only cool spot in the house, I’d retreat to the pool.
Ice Cream Sandwiches were a way of life for us. My dad is a cookie making fein and mint chip ice cream was a staple in the Dalkin household. So we were always a hot second away from making these treats. Literally. So this book totally appeals to my childish side (do I even have an adult side?) and makes me want to invite some friends over, hang out in the freezer, and eat some Ice Cream Sandwiches!
Side note. Did any of you guys used to make Ice Cream Soup? Basically a few scoop of ice cream into a bowl and then into the microwave for a bit just to gently melt the ice cream and then into your belly it goes? No. Yes? Maybe? You should try it.
Anyways, when I was paging through Tess’ gorgeous cookbook, all of these ice cream sandwiches were screaming at me. Literally, screaming. As if I should drop everything I do ever and just make them all. Reality set in and I decided to make the Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwiches. Mostly because who ever makes Mascarpone Ice Cream!!! I hadn’t but I have now, and it rocks. Big time. And then imagine it between 2 Espresso cookies. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
You should make these immediately. Plus, now that the kids are home for summer, they can help out and create their own little ice cream sammies.
Here’s a link to Tess’ book on Amazon. It’s LOADED with other amazing ice cream sandwich recipes like Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich and Salty Sweet Ice Cream Sandwich and Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches. I mean, do you even need another sweet treat cookbook this summer? This one takes the cake!
And because I love ya. And it’s summer, I’m giving away 3 copies of Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich!! All ya gotta do is leave a comment here telling me your all time fav Ice Cream Sandwich combo and you’re entered to win! I’ll randomly pick 3 winners on Monday, July 1, and get the books out to you ASAP so you can have them for your 4th of July party if you want!
Happy Ice Cream Sandwich Eating