It doesn’t get much easier than these ice cream sandwiches for a special summer dessert!
Before Shavuos, I walked past the specials department of my local supermarket and they had a display of sweetened condensed milk. I figured this could work for some kind of dairy dessert, so I put a jar in my cart.
For the next few days, that jar was just sitting there with no plan. So I turned to google to see what I could make with it. The most popular answer was ice cream. A simple two ingredient ice cream with no machines and no raw eggs. Sounds good to me!
whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk, mixing gently until combined.
Add praline paste and mix gently, leaving ribbons of praline visible.
But how do you take that basic ice cream up a notch? Add some flavor! That praline paste that was sitting in my pantry? Let’s try adding some of that to the ice cream… The experiment was a success. The ice cream was delicious and the unique flavor made it feel gourmet.
Ok, let’s get back to the pantry. How about we take this ice cream and put it into a sandwich? If you ever buy those pizzelle cookies from Costco in the bulk pack, this is your chance to make them shine. Or use any large flat cookie.
Spread a thin smear of caramel on each cookie (this is optional),
add a scoop of the praline ice cream
and sandwich them together.
Roll the cookie in some chopped nuts (also optional) for the finishing crunchy touch. Perfection!
Note: There are a couple of cholov yisroel brands of sweetened condensed milk (also called sweetened milk cream) but their runs are seasonal. If you find some at the store, buy a couple of jars because when they run out, there’s no more until they do another run. Kosher non-cholov yisroel sweetened condensed milk can be found all over the US.
- 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream*
- 1 10.5 ounce jar of sweetened condensed milk*
- ¼ praline paste (make sure to mix well as it can separate in the jar)
- ¼ cup caramel spread, optional
- 16 pizzelle cookies
- Chopped pecans or hazelnuts, optional
- (*If you have a 14 ounce can or jar of condensed milk, use 2 cups of heavy cream.)
- Using an electric mixer (hand mixer is fine), whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
- Pour the condensed milk into a separate bowl. Fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk, mixing gently until combined.
- Add praline paste and mix gently, leaving ribbons of praline visible. Cover and freeze.
- When the ice cream is firm, assemble sandwiches. Pour chopped nuts on to a flat plate. Spread a very thin layer of caramel on each cookie. Scoop ice cream onto one cookie and cover with a second. Gently (pizzelles are very delicate - you might want to have extras on hand) press them together to flatten the ice cream. Roll the edges of the sandwich into the chopped nuts. Place assembled sandwiches on a sheet pan and freeze until firm. At this point you can transfer to an airtight container.
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