Oh and there’s peanut butter too. I had to, just had to. I see all of these ice cream sandwich recipes popping up all over the “blogosphere,” and I couldn’t help but join in. Besides, ice cream is delicious. Brownies are delicious. Cookies are delicious. Why not smash them all into one? I thought I’d go the dessert route today, since the next 4 days are going to be comprised of 4 different pulled pork recipes. If you were wondering…I slow-roasted a pork shoulder yesterday. As a result, I have enough pulled pork to feed an army. We will get more into that tomorrow though. These ice cream sandwiches are amazing. They are the perfect dessert to serve at a picnic or BBQ, and although they are considered “individual portions,” there is no skipping on quality. Chocolate and brownie (and peanut butter too) collide to form the perfect ice cream sandwich.
I’m not going to lie to you. These sandwiches aren’t the easiest thing in the world to make. Sure, you can take a couple of short cuts and buy store-bought brownie ice cream and cookies if you wish (although I certainly don’t recommend it unless you are in a bit of a time crunch – then it’s ok), but what fun would that be?! Sure it would be easy, but nope, it would be no fun at all. I promise. You will need a few things for this recipe, if you don’t already have them:
Number 1. An Ice Cream Maker – Go ahead and splurge! You will use it, I promise!
Number 2. Patience.
Number 3. Time.
It’s best not to rush each recipe in the bunch. It will be worth it in the end if you just give each and every ingredient the time and respect it deserves. Yes, ingredients deserve respect too! Ice cream making can be very rewarding, and somehow it just tastes better after you’ve put all of that work into it. If this brownie ice cream recipe scares you just a bit, don’t worry. Try an easier recipe, like a vanilla to start. You will get the hang of it…eventually.
The cookies are my second favorite part of this recipe. They would be my first favorite part, if the chocolate, brownie ice cream wasn’t involved. But here we are and sometimes we just have to make some decisions that we don’t like having to make. I know. Life can be so rough sometimes. These cookies come straight out of Zach’s brain. He made them while I was away. Although, when he made them, he made them for Memorial Day. You can check out his recipe here. I was originally going to make these sandwiches with a brownie cookie, but I didn’t want to overload the recipe with chocolate. There’s already enough of it going on! Peanut butter was the best choice in the end. The flavors really compliment each other and they certainly don’t disappoint on deliciousness.
I know I went on a crazy photo spree this time around, but I couldn’t narrow it down. I apologize.
With that, I hope everyone had a great weekend. We have some great design changes happening on the website and those changes will be published soon. We will let you all know when they happen! They are super fun changes. I promise. Zach is a genius when it comes to this stuff. Anyway, have a great night everyone!