Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Serves: 6-8
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 x 15 inch (25 x 38 cm) rimmed baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 ¼  cups heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 vanilla Bean, both seeds and pod, separated
  1. For the Cake: Preheat your oven to 350. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar.
  2. Then whisk in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Then add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix until incorporated. (since there is no leavening agent, you can't over-mix it - refreshing, huh?)
  4. In you parchment lined baking sheet, pour in the batter and spread out a thin layer using a offset spatula. - If you don't have one, get one. They are super cheap and come in handy for a million different things.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating half way through to ensure even baking. It should be done when the cake is no longer shiny and it has begun to separate from the paper along the edges.
  6. Let it cool completely and then remove the parchment from the pan to cool even more. If you don't your ice cream will melt and both will be ruined!
  7. For the Vanilla Ice Cream: Before you start cooking, set up your stations:
  8. In one small bowl, wisk together ¼ cup of milk and the cornstarch
  9. Place the 3 tablespoons of cream cheese in a bowl and set aside.
  10. Open plastic bag with edges folded over set over a large bowl filled with ice (the ice should melt a bit during the cooking. you can add a bit of water to it later if it isn't ice bath ready by the time you are ready to cool your ice cream)
  11. In a 4-quart sauce pan (at least - believe me I made this mistake and it was a hassle trying to switch pots in the middle of everything...pictures to follow...) Add the remaining milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt and vanilla bean and wisk together until somewhat incorporated (it should turn a very faint green - the color shows up more during the cooking process)
  12. Set your timer to 4 minutes
  13. Over medium high heat, cook the mixture until it comes to a rolling boil. Boil for exactly 4 minutes.
  14. Pour in the cornstarch slurry and mix well. Bring back to a boil and cook for 2 more minutes then remove from heat. Remove the vanilla bean.
  15. With your small measuring cup, scoop out about ¼ cup or more of the hot mixture and pour into the cream cheese bowl. Mix very well and then pour it back into the main pot. Stir well until thick.
  16. Pour the hot cream into the plastic bag over the ice bath. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or until completely cold. If you don't want to freeze right away, you can also put the plastic bag in your fridge for up to 3 days.
  17. Freeze according to your ice cream makers instructions (I do it for about 25 minutes)
Recipe by A Sue Chef at http://www.asuechef.com/homemade-ice-cream-sandwiches/