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Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

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First of all, if you want a glimpse into what a nut job I am, keep reading about my day. If you just want my recipe, scroll down, I won’t hold it against you.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

First of all when my husband left for a business trip last Sunday at 4AM, he took my laptop. In his defense, they are the same laptop, in my defense there is a small ding in the top of his, which is older and dingier and mine is a beautiful shining brand new baby- how could he not notice?

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now ordinarily- this would be very upsetting. But in this case, (I am on a very tight deadline for like two of my four full time jobs I have right now, plus all of my photo’s and blogs and my whole life are on that thing) let’s just say I FREAKED out. That isn’t even dramatic enough of an explanation, so use your imagination.

chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

So after I made Pete email me pretty much every document on my computer, I had gotten settled into taking over his. And this morning, once I finally cleared the children off to play dates, got Mason settled in with a bone and was furiously typing away, the laptop ran out of batteries. It did warn me, but I was so wrapped up in writing that I spaced out. And that would have been fine, except for that when I plugged it in, it asked me for the user name and password. WHAT!!???? Since my husband was on a plane with no WI-Fi. (Again, WHAT!!???) I couldn’t get back in- so I had to find something else to do.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

So I went upstairs and put on self tanner because I have places to go and people to see this weekend, and I have documented my need for it here. But while donning a pair of rubber gloves (to avoid staining!) and not much else, and trying to get a good application- the Dog started crying. Hysterically. From downstairs.

And then because it has happened before, I started to freak out that he was going to go potty in the house. (Well, that is a nice way of saying it.) So the longer it was taking me to put on the tanner, the more I was sweating and worrying and the more he was crying. So I ran downstairs covered in a washcloth to make sure there was no accident, and narrowly missed flashing the milkman. I think. But to be honest, I am not really sure. Anyways, there was no accident- Mason is just needy.

Then my kids came home (don’t worry, I put on sweats after the milkman episode) and I made these ice cream sandwiches with Pia for our father’s day Dinner. Funny, I haven’t actually gotten as far as the dinner part, but we totally committed on these ice cream sandwiches. I needed them after such a nutty morning- I really did.

Because Pete isn’t the craziest dessert person, but he really loves strong coffee and ice cream- we decided that coffee ice cream sandwiches were a good direction. Then we took my dad into consideration who is a chocolate fiend, and we reached a delicious compromise.

Please let me know what you are doing for fathers day. Breakfast in bed? Big Dinner? I love to hear what people are doing!

To make the cookies

Melt the butter in a small pan.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches

Add the coffee or espresso to the melted butter.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches

Add the coffee/butter mixture to the sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer and whisk together on high for about 2-3 minutes. You will essentially have a smooth caramel type sauce.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches

Add the eggs one at a time and continue whisking on high. I got a very cute 4 year old to crack my eggs.

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Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Meanwhile, combine all of the dry ingredients, including the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sanwiches
(please disregard the sink full of dirt dishes in the background)

Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until you have a smooth cookie dough.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Scoop the cookie dough and bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Let the cookies cool and match up the cookies that are the exact same size as each other in pairs.

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Slather a cookie with softened coffee ice cream and top them with the top half of the cookie pair. Enjoy!

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Great Ice Cream Recipes for these ice cream sandwiches: Coffee Ice Cream, Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Brown Butter Ice Cream

Recipe: Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Summary: makes 12 ice cream sandwiches

Ingredients

  • -1 cup butter, browned
  • -3 Tbs espresso or strong coffee
  • -1 ½ cups sugar
  • -2 eggs
  • -1 3/4 cups flour
  • -¾ cup dark cocoa powder
  • -1 tsp baking soda
  • -1 tsp salt
  • -12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • -1 quart coffee ice cream

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with parchment or silpats.
  2. 2. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  3. 3. Add the coffee or espresso to the melted butter.
  4. 4. Add the coffee/butter mixture to the sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer and whisk together on high for about 2-3 minutes. You will essentially have a smooth caramel type sauce.
  5. 5. Add the eggs one at a time and continue whisking on high.
  6. 6. Meanwhile, combine all of the dry ingredients, including the chocolate chips.
  7. 7. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until you have a smooth cookie dough.
  8. 8. Scoop the cookie dough and bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
  9. 9. Let the cookies cool.
  10. 10. Match up the cookies that are the exact same size as each other in pairs.
  11. 11. Slather a cookie with softened coffee ice cream and top them with the top half of the cookie pair.
  12. 12. Freeze the sandwiches at least an hour, and then smooth the ice cream around the edges, scraping off any extra. Serve immediately or freeze until you are ready to serve.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

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40 Comments

  1. my hubby just walked in, saw this and said, “so when are you making those for me?” :)

    also i totally relate to this story – my hubby has taken the laptop that has all of my photos on before and my life flashed before my eyes!

    also, more mason photos please :)

    • oh good!! yes. take anything, as long as it;s not my children or my laptop!

      Mason has a feature coming soon!

  2. Vicki B says:

    Adorable photos! These sound too delicious. My son and daughter in law are hosting a barbecue.. We are new empty nesters and let me say, it’s very strange. Think I’ll offer to bring these for dessert.

  3. What I wouldn’t give for one of these cookies!! Yum!

  4. Kelley Taylor says:

    Ah, the trials and tribulations of modern life! I’m hoping to get my husband to relax a bit on Father’s Day. He’s in the middle of his latest obsession- building a bridge on our farm. Hoping the kids will come up and we can have a simple barbecue. As a gift the kids (I) got him a very special bottle of his favorite Scotch. He will NOT be disappointed.

    • It’s so romantic Kelley! I can’t believe you get to have a bridge. ON YOUR FARM!!!! Love the Scotch idea. That is mostly all Pete drinks these days- that is a perfect gift from me :)

  5. Cassie says:

    These are wonderful, Heather. I adore the flavors!

  6. Just found your blog thanks to How Sweet Eats! I’m so happy I did! honestly I could down 2 or 3 of these and its 9:25 am? Too early to make these ice cream sandwiches? I think not :)
    Stop by my blog if you’d like!

  7. Maria says:

    Great Father’s Day or any day treat:) We are going to make Josh breakfast, go on a little hike, and barbecue for dinner. Have a great weekend! Your little helper is adorable:)

    • that sounds like a perfect day Maria! Josh’s first as an official Dad! So cute!

  8. What a story! And what a great recipe!

    • I’m not sure about how great the story is- but the ice cream and cookies- definitely good!

  9. Rebecca says:

    What a lovely nut case you are! I so enjoy your stories…you remind me that it is OK to be myself.

    • thank you so much Rebecca- what a very sweet thing to say :)

  10. HAAAAA HA AAAH. Oh me oh my. Best day of the milkman’s life.

    And I’ll take 4 thousand of these cookies.

    • as I realized he had most likely gotten an eye full, my first thought was humiliation, my second was relief that I was tan.

  11. Oh, I love the self-tanner story, H. Hilarious! And those ice cream sandwiches are delightful!

  12. Marla says:

    I just saw these on Pinterest & I got all excited ~ even better when I saw these beauties are your creation!

  13. Whoa. These look fantastic! I sweet tooth is officially activated.

  14. Forget Father’s Day, I will take these all for myself! YUM!

    • LOL!! that is so great! Thanks Miss in the kitchen!

  15. These sound out of this world!

  16. Soupista says:

    Shut. The. Front. Door. These look amazing!!! Coffee + chocolate = sign me up. YUM.

  17. susan says:

    it is so daunting how attached we are to our electronics. Sometimes I find myself checking my phone 30 seconds after I just checked it. Good for you for taking a breath and finding the joy in other things (especially the self tanning). x P.S. these need to become a freezer staple!

  18. Esi says:

    Right now with this ridiculous heat, ice cream is the only thing that sounds good. I’m practically licking my screen :)

  19. Two things I love together in one ice cream treat. So perfect.

  20. The added coffee must give this such a big bang of flavor! Yum! So delicious for summer!

  21. jenjenk says:

    oh wow. i don’t think i could keep this in stock in my fridge!! i’d be on the “eat as you make” plan!! mmmmmmmm!!

  22. bbqbill says:

    Doing these with chips ahoy… sooo easy and good

  23. Oh, yum. These look so good! Coffee ice cream is my favorite. I just discovered your blog – so much delicious inspiration. :)

  24. Mary Ruth says:

    These look so good! My favorite ice cream is actually Talenti gelato, Coffee chocolate chip! That would be awesome for this ice cream sandwich. must try your cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Ashleigh Noonan says:

    Hi there!

    Just made these and getting ready to slather with ice cream. I was wondering how you store them and what is the best thing to wrap them with in the freezer (saran wrap + foil?) … Also, how long do you think they will last in the freezer? Thanks for the fun summer recipe! Bringing them to a BBQ tonight. :)

    • Hi Ashleigh- I think Saran wrap or parchment inside of foil is a great idea. These will last weeks in the freezer so hopefully they will make summer entertaining easy!