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Ice Cream Sandwiches
During 19th century ice creams
were firmly entrenched in the American society and with its
popularity many came up with new inventions. One of the first
inventions to come along with the ice
cream cone which made its debut during 1904 at
St. Louis World's fair. By the 1920s we got the first chocolate-covered
ice cream bar (Eskimo Pie), the banana split,
cream cakes, and the first chocolate covered
ice cream bar on the stick (the Good Humor Ice Cream Sucker),
and then ice cream sandwich. John Mariani
in his 'The Dictionary of American Food and Drink' says that
the first ice cream sandwiches were made with cake like the
chocolate cookies followed in the San Francisco by sandwiches
made with the oatmeal cookies. In the year 1980s the 'Chadwick'
became very popular this was made up of chocolate chip cookie.
is used chocolate cookie but you might use any type of cookie
that you enjoy (chocolate chip, oatmeal, digestive, etc.).
You need to concentrate on that a soft textured cookie will
makes it easier and less messy to eat. No doubt, homemade
ice cream is the best in all sandwiches (I used Maple Pecan
Ice Cream in the picture) but a good quality store that bought
ice cream is fine. You can make the sandwiches ahead of time
and also place them in the freezer or, for a more casual gathering,
allow your guests to make their own. A nice idea is to have
a few different types of cookies (homemade or store bought)
and also ice creams (homemade
ice cream or store bought) make available to
suit everyone's tastes.
Ask your child to help you measure out the ingredients. Follow
the package directions, except for one thing: Substitute milk
when water is called for. Add the ingredients to the bowl,
and then stir until combined.
Grease and flour the baking
pan, or use cooking spray. (Your child can help with this,
Pour half the brownie mix
into the pan; spread batter over bottom until completely it
is covered. (Save the other half to make another batch of
ice cream sandwiches, or pour into another small greased baking
pan to make a small batch of brownies.)
Bake at 300° F for 15
minutes, or until batter is firm.
Remove pan to wire rack to
When brownies are warm but
not hot, run a knife around the outer edges of the pan to
loosen. Then cut into 12 rectangles.
Remove a rectangle to a plate,
platter, or other flat surface.
It’s time for your child
to help again! They would love this part. Place two scoops
ice cream on top of the rectangle, then flatten
them out with the back of the scoop or a spoon.
Place another brownie rectangle
on top and press down gently.
Wrap in plastic wrap and place
in the freezer while you prepare the other sandwiches.
Repeat until all six sandwiches