Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream
These sugar cookie ice cream sandwiches feature a delicious no-churn raspberry ripple ice cream that make for a yummy frozen dessert!
Author:Sarah Kieffer, recipe from "100 Cookies"
For the ice cream:
1 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
½ cup sugar
Pinch plus ¼ teaspoon of salt
One 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (optional)
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups heavy whipping cream
For the cookies:
2–1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1–3/4 cups sugar, plus ½ cup more for rolling
1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
To prepare the ice cream:
Bring the raspberries, sugar and pinch of salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring and pressing down on the berries occasionally until they have released their juices, about 5 minutes. Strain the berry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids. Let the juice cool to room temperature, then place in the fridge to chill.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, vanilla bean seeds, and ¼ teaspoon salt until completely smooth. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Turn the mixer to low speed and add the heavy cream in a slow, steady steam, mixing until combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and whisk until stiff peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes. Add half of the whipped cream mixture to the sweetened condensed milk mixture and whisk until completely combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the remaining whipped cream mixture until no streak remain. Pour into a 9×13” metal pan lined with foil and swirl in dollops of the raspberry mixtures, swirling with a butter knife. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours.
To prepare the cookies:
Adjust an oven rack to the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line three sheet pans with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter on medium speed until cream, about 1 minute. Add 1-3/4 cups of the sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla, and beat on medium speed until combined. Add the flour mixture and eat on low speed until just combined. Place the remaining ½ cup of sugar in a small bowl.
Form the cookies into 1-1/2 ounce (2 tablespoon) balls. Roll each ball in the sugar and place 8 cookies on each pan. Bake one pan at a time, rotating halfway through baking. Bake until the sides are set and the bottoms are light golden brown 12-14 minutes. Transfer the sheet pan t a wire rack and let the cookies cool for 5 to 10 minutes on the pan, the remove them and let them cool completely on the wire rack. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
When the ice cream is frozen and cookies are cooled, use a 2-1/2 inch round cutter to trim our rounds of ice cream and sandwich in between two cookies. Freeze until ready to enjoy!