Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches and 'Stache Promo Code

Last year, my baby turned one. Contrary to my husband's belief, this is a BIG. DEAL. Like we were gonna party and people were gonna come and dote on my beautiful, big boy 1-year-old (I may or may not have gotten choked up during the "Happy Birthday" song). I decided on the mustache theme, and immediately went to Etsy to begin ordering supplies. I needed a bunch of die cut mustaches to glue onto straws and wooden dowels for photobooth props. I found Lynda over at TwentySix33 Creations and ordered a set of 25. They came in the mail and I loved them, they were perfect! I simply used glue dots to stick them on straws, and BAM! Instant party hit. You could hear kids (and, er, adults...) giggling as they sipped their sodas with said 'staches. We even blew up a picture of him, blindfolded the older kids, and played 'Pin the Mustache on Parker' with one of these babies.
Because Lynda is so awesome at what she does and cares about our fans, she has offered to give away a set of mustaches to one of them, Laura Van Noy (yay!), and is offering a 10% discount on all orders placed between now and February 28 with coupon code LOVEDAY10. 

So head on over to TwentySix33 Creations to check out her darling paper hearts, gift tags, and more. And remember your coupon code!

I remember growing up eating those long, rectangular ice cream sandwiches with chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream. Even better were the cookies and cream ones, man were we lucky if we got those! I'd save my quarters and bring them to school with me to buy from the volunteer mom for the day during lunch. It was either those, fudgesicles, or those chocolate shell ice cream cones with nuts.
Here on the blog I've already posted a Salted Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich (divine), and we also have a the most perfectly soft sugar cookie, so I dreamt up this concoction.
I present to you the Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich.
Cherries are the perfect Valentine's Day accessory. They're red, the flavor amazing, are packed with antioxidants, and if you and your Valentine want, you can even play a romantic game that involves the stems...wink wink.......

Cherry Almond Ice Cream
3 c heavy cream
3/4 c sugar
2 c fresh, pitted cherries, divided
2 t almond extract
1. Blend cream, sugar, and 1 1/2 c of the cherries in blender until cherries blended well.
2. Simmer remaining 1/2 c cherries in saucepan with 1/8 c water until cherries are steaming and have softened. Simmer on low until almost all of the water is evaporated. Drain cherries, return to the pan
3. Add cream mixture to pan with steamed, drained cherries. Heat on low, continuously stirring until sugar is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
4. Add almond extract, mix well.
5. Use ice cream maker at this point, or if you don't have one, cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer. After several hours, use spoon to stir ice cream, re-cover, and place back in freezer. Repeat until ice cream is desired consistency, or in this case, pipeable and will hold its shape.

While your ice cream is icing, make your chocolate sugar cookies. I made a few slight adjustments to the sugar cookies to make them chocolate and they were wonderful! Not too sweet, because I knew the ice cream would be pretty sweet. If you're going to frost them instead of turn them into an ice cream sandwich, they're also perfect because frosting is usually a sugar party in your mouth on its own. You can't have two parties going on at the same time!
I also made this wreath and am obsessed. I have a strip of velcro on the back of those rosettes, and I change out the rosettes for each season. I made a set of red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, red and blue for Independence Day, etc. The rest of the year, I have slate grey and mustard yellow. So easy

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
2 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1. Cream shortening, butter, and sugar.
2. Mix in egg, vanilla, and sour cream.
3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa, then slowly add to creamed mixture.
4. Chill dough for a couple hours.
5. Roll out dough, cut until shapes, and bake at 350 degrees 8 minutes, or until edges barely set.

I tried to assemble these with the ice cream not completely set (it was set, and I got it out of the freezer, but then a friend stopped by and it melted a bit) and the cookies room temperature, and it was just one hot mess. With trial and error, I froze the cookies, and hardened the ice cream a bit until it was a consistency that I could pipe onto the cookies. I use the plastic disposable piping bags and just cut a large hole (to allow room for the cherries) and it worked perfectly! When you pipe the ice cream, you need to make sure the ice cream actually comes out to the edges, as it needs to pick up your sprinkles.
Top ice cream with second cookie, roll edges in sprinkles (on plate), and place back into freezer until you're ready to eat.

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  1. What?!? Did I just read my name? I get a free set of mustaches!!! For real?

  2. Yes that is for reals! Email us ohsodelicioso@gmail.com for more info!! Yay for the party!


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