When I began searching for today’s recipe, I happened to see a blog post that today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. And really, who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? So I went on an internet hunt to see what kinds of recipes I could find. Let me tell you there are a lot of fancy ice cream sandwiches out there. You can use fancy ice cream, dip the sandwiches in chocolate, slather them with peanut butter… the options are endless. Today, though, I felt like keeping it simple. Therefore, I chose Martha Stewart’s recipe for Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches. My one gesture towards fancy was to add ¼ cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips to the cakes that make the sandwich around the ice cream.
It turned out great. The chocolate chips added a pleasant crunch to each bite. As tempting as those jazzy ice cream sandwiches were, I’m glad I chose the classic take. It hit the spot after dinner tonight. I will say, the recipe proportions didn’t seem quite right. As the recipe instructed, I used a 15×10 jelly roll pan for the cake, but my batter was far from filling it out. The next size down may have even been too big. I’d consider doubling the recipe the next time, but that would make an awful lot of ice cream sandwiches… though I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.