The object of my desire was always the chocolate chip cookie sandwich. It was clearly better than the regular ice cream sandwiches on account of the ice cream being sandwiched by actual cookies. As an adult, I can still be tempted by the ice cream cookie sandwich in a more sophisticated form. Bourbon-flavored ice cream full of salted pecans gets sandwiched along with fresh summer peaches between two perfectly chewy oatmeal cookies in this classic ice cream treat.
The key to making your own ice cream sandwiches is to prep them ahead of time. After assembly, refreeze your sandwiches until firm. This will keep all the pieces from sliding apart as you enjoy your frozen dessert.
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (canned or homemade)
- 2 teaspoons bourbon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup roasted and salted pecan halves
- 1 ripe peach
- 6 oatmeal cookies
Prepare the Ice Cream
In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
In a separate bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, bourbon and vanilla until combined. Slowly fold in the whipped cream about 1/2 cup at a time until completely incorporated.
Stir in the pecans, and then place the ice cream mix into a loaf pan or other sealed container, pressing it in to avoid air pockets.
Freeze overnight or for at least 8 hours.
Assemble the Ice Cream Sandwiches
Slice a peach very thinly. If you'd like a stronger bourbon flavor (and higher alcohol content) soak the peach slices in a 1-2 Tablespoons of additional bourbon for 10-15 min.
Prepare 3 large cookies by adding the peaches in a thin layer, leaving openings between the slices so the ice cream can reach the cookie surface.
Scoop hardened ice cream onto the cookies and top each with another cookie. Press down until the ice cream starts to reach the outer edge.
Wrap the sandwiches and freeze for at least 1 hour or until the ice cream has stiffened.
Unwrap and enjoy!