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Brownie and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Prep 8 hr 0 min
  • Total 8 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 6
Ice cream and warm weather days go hand in hand. Whether it's in cups or as a tasty ice cream sandwich, it's always refreshing and welcome, and provides the perfect opportunity to create desserts filled with flavor. What do you need to make a truly world-class ice cream sandwich? Simply a good cookie base and a delicious ice cream, nothing more! To avoid eating too many calories and enjoy a relatively guilt-free indulgence, I like making my ice cream with frozen bananas. Sometimes I'll simply add a tablespoon of vanilla. Other times, I'll add peanut butter or chocolate cream as in this recipe. As you can see, it's a fat-free ice cream without a drop of added sugar. The banana is sweet enough and does not need any additives; the texture is amazing, creamy and soft, but you have to eat it quickly because it melts very fast, though I probably don't need to mention that, as these sandwiches are so delicious they're sure to be devoured in the blink of an eye.

Ingredients

Brownie Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate, chopped

Banana Ice Cream:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate and hazelnut cream

Preparation:

  • 1 banana cut into thin slices
  • Mint leaves
  • Chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1
    Brownie Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • 2
    Beat the butter and vegetable shortening until creamy.
  • 3
    Add the brown and white sugar and mix well, scraping the edges with a spatula.
  • 4
    Incorporate the eggs one by one, and then add the vanilla.
  • 5
    Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (it’s not necessary to sift them) and pour them into the butter mixture. Add the chopped chocolate.
  • 6
    Let the dough sit for one our in the fridge. Then use your hands to form small balls in the size you prefer and place them on a baking sheet. It should be a nonstick sheet, but you can also use a silicon sheet or line a sheet with parchment paper.
  • 7
    Bake for 12 minutes or until the dough has browned a bit, so it’s chewy instead of crunchy. Cool on a rack.
  • 8
    Ice Cream: Peel the bananas and cut then into slices. Freeze.
  • 9
    Once firm, put them through the food processer. Add the chocolate and hazelnut creams, process until smooth and place in the freezer.
  • 10
    Put it all together: Add a ball of banana ice cream to a cookie and top off with another cookie.
  • 11
    Decorate the dish and the sandwiches with banana slices, mint leaves and chocolate chips.
  • 12
    Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • You can use any flavor of commercial ice cream you want.
  • Make the cookies whatever size you want.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Ice cream and warm weather days go hand in hand. Whether it's in cups or as a tasty ice cream sandwich, it's always refreshing and welcome, and provides the perfect opportunity to create desserts filled with flavor. What do you need to make a truly world-class ice cream sandwich? Simply a good cookie base and a delicious ice cream, nothing more! To avoid eating too many calories and enjoy a relatively guilt-free indulgence, I like making my ice cream with frozen bananas. Sometimes I'll simply add a tablespoon of vanilla. Other times, I'll add peanut butter or chocolate cream as in this recipe. As you can see, it's a fat-free ice cream without a drop of added sugar. The banana is sweet enough and does not need any additives; the texture is amazing, creamy and soft, but you have to eat it quickly because it melts very fast, though I probably don't need to mention that, as these sandwiches are so delicious they're sure to be devoured in the blink of an eye.
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