Ice cream sandwiches are a common to-go item in just about every ice cream shop. They're easy to make, delicious, and popular with customers! If you want to learn how to make cookie ice cream sandwiches for your ice cream shop, keep reading!
Before you start this recipe, here are a few notes about the ingredients and necessary tools.
Chewy, not Crunchy
Cookies come in a lot of shapes, sizes, and textures. For ice cream sandwiches, you need cookies that will hold your ice cream and hold up when customers take a bite. For the best ice cream sandwiches, you need chewy cookies rather than crunchy ones. Chewy cookies won't break or crumble when customers start eating.
The Best Scoopers
When scooping ice cream, especially in an ice cream shop, you need a good ice cream scooper. Zeroll scoopers have heat conducting fluid in the handle and no springs to struggle with. You can get the perfect scoop every time.
What You'll Need:
- 2 chewy cookies
- Ice cream of choice
- Topping of choice
- Zeroll ice cream scoop
- Plastic clamshell takeout container
How to Make a Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich:
1. Bake Your Cookies
Use your favorite chewy cookie recipe and bake your cookies as directed. Allow them to cool slightly but not until fully chilled.
2. Scoop Your Ice Cream
Scoop your ice cream directly onto the bottom of one cookie. Depending on how much ice cream you want, scoop either one or two scoops.
3. Smooth it Out
Once you've scooped your ice cream, take the back of your scoop and spread your ice cream to cover your cookie. Smooth it as flat as you can so your top cookie has a place to sit.
4. Top it
Place your top cookie onto your ice cream. Push it down slightly to adhere your cookie to the sandwich.
5. Add Your Extras
Pour your toppings onto a plate or wide bowl. Roll your cookie ice cream sandwich in the toppings to coat the exposed ice cream.
6. Package it
Once you've finished making your ice cream sandwich, place it in your plastic clamshell container. Close the container and you're ready to serve it in your ice cream shop!
Fun Flavor Combinations to Try in Your Ice Cream Shop:
- Chocolate Chip x2: Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chunk ice cream, and chocolate chips.
- Unicorn: Sugar cookies with sprinkles, birthday cake ice cream, and rainbow sprinkles.
- Cherry Chocolate: Chocolate cookies, cherry chocolate ice cream, and white chocolate chips.
- S'mores: S'mores cookies (or any cookies with chocolate and marshmallows), s'mores ice cream, and mini marshmallows.
- PB&J: Peanut butter cookies, strawberry ice cream, and chopped peanuts.
Ice cream sandwiches are a staple to-go item for ice cream shops. Making them properly is a wonderful skill for any ice cream shop owner.
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