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Brownie and Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

brownie and banana ice cream sandwiches Dessert
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. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 1
    Brownie Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350º 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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