It’s getting hotter outside and sometimes, you just don’t want to settle for a fruity Popsicle. Perhaps you’d like to combine your love of coffee with a frozen dessert. If this is the case, you may want to consider making coffee-flavored ice cream sandwiches. Below you will find a recipe for this unique ice cream treat.
Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches
(this recipe makes 8 servings)
- 4 ounces butter or margarine (room temperature)
- 2 ounces caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee
- 4 ounces flour
- 16 ounces coffee ice cream
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Icing Sugar
1) Lightly grease 2 to 3 baking sheets.
2) Use an electric mixer or wooden spoon to beat the butter until soft.
3) Add in the caster sugar and beat together.
4) Add in the flour and coffee – mixing by hand in order to form an evenly blended dough.
5) Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
6) Lightly sprinkle your work surface with icing sugar.
7) Knead the dough on the sugared surface for a couple of minutes. The dough should slightly soften.
8) Use a rolling pin dusted with icing sugar to roll out the dough. It should have a thickness of 1/8 inch. Use a 2 ½ inch fluted pastry cutter to create 16 rounds from the dough.
9) Place the rounds on the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
10) Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and bake the biscuits until they have turned a lovely light golden color. This should take about 30 minutes.
11) Allow the biscuits to cool and firm up before taking off of the baking sheets and placing on a wire rack to completely cool.
12) Remove the ice cream from the freezer and let soften for 10 minutes at room temperature.
13) Using a metal spatula, evenly spread the ice cream on the flat side of eight biscuits. Leave room around the edges of the biscuits. Place one of the remaining biscuits on top of the ice cream – flat-side down.
14) Arrange the ice cream sandwiches on a baking sheet, and cover. Place in the freezer for at least 1 hour or longer if you want a firmer sweet treat. Sift the cocoa powder over the tops before eating or serving.
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