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Ice Cream Sandwich ideas

AlowayFamily

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I have a Cooking Show June 2 and my host is planning to have at least 15 people at the show (hopefully they will all show up). I would like to showcase the guest special and make some ice cream sandwiches to go along with the antipasto veggie pizza.

I know I read threads where people were talking about the ice cream sandwiches, but I could not find the recipe in my recipe search. Can anyone help me out and send some ideas on what I can do with the ice cream sandwich maker? I appreciate the help!
 

lacychef

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The ones I've made the most are chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream. But you can be creative; any combinations taste good! Peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream, or sugar cookie with a chunky ice cream of some kind. You can't go wrong with an ice cream sandwich:) Also, they look pretty if you roll them in colored sprinkles, nuts, or candies. HTH...
 

AlowayFamily

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Thanks! I'll experiment with them this weekend.
 

Grandmarita

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I'd appreciate knowing if you make your own cookies, and which size scoop makes the right size cookie. Last year it was a disaster. I did use Archway cookies at the recommendation of my Recruiter, but I had little success in figuring out how to work the sandwich maker, with any consistency. Be sure to practice until you have confidence in doing it. I practiced on my Grandkids. However, at the time I was not able to consume them myself. I was on a restricted eating program. I should get back on it now, cause the weight has began to creep back on.
I definitely want to make them for small parties but 15 would be overwhelming unless you had several of the Sandwich makers to be using at once. Is it possible you could make them with your hostess, before the party, and just demonstrate one or two in front of your audience? If you make the cookies on our Stoneware bar pan, with our scoop, be sure to show them and have the recipes ready to share. That's what I have been thinking of doing.
 

soonerchef

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The cookies I use are the Peperidge Farms Soft Bake Cookies. They are the perfect size and are soft, which makes the sandwich easier to eat. I also like the wide variety of the Soft Bake cookies, then you just pick an ice cream flavor you like, grab some different kinds of sprinkles and off you go to make ice cream sandwiches.
 

amya

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I am doing Ice Cream Sundae Bars for all of my June shows. I am going to demo the various tools to make the toppings and I'll have some brownies already made in the stoneware baker. As guests come in, I am going to have each one make their own ice cream sandwich. We'll make them before the demo and put them in the host's freezer. That way, everyone will get to play with the sandwich maker and have something to take home to their kid's if they want.
 

janel kelly

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When I first got my cookie maker I bought the pillsbury cookie dough -the big cookies that just come a dozen in one package. They were nice and chewy. If you make your own cookies I would use the medium or large scoops. If your cookies end up a little big just take the plastic part of the cookie maker and press it down over the already baked cookie and it will cut off any excess. Then you'll have the perfect size cookies.
 

nikkijo

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On the tips for the sandwich maker it said to use the small end of the sandwich maker to cut out the cookies and they will be the right size. Hope this helps.
 

Cindycooks

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I agree with Sooner that the Soft Bake cookies are perfect for this! They are what I used last year. I believe in simplicity and if we dont have to bake the cookies, why do it! We can show off our stones in other ways! You can bring some of the SA squares to the shows and have different toppings in them to roll the sandwiches in. Chop some nuts with the chopper. Grate some chocolate with the micro-plane (and since that is the Aug host special...you can promote that!). Have some sprinkles and mini-M&M's in the prep bowls ready to pour in the squares.
I like the idea of making these first. I have a show the end of June which will be a grilling show (Im just grilling chicken breasts with the rubs...and letting them make their own salad), but I was wondering how to do the sandwiches because they do need to freeze awhile first. Thanks for the idea!
 

koren

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I like the ice cream sandwich maker, but it makes HUGE ice cream sandwiches.

Especially when kids are involved, I make some using the measure-all cup- you cut it with the clear part the same way, fill it, add the other cookie, then use the inside cup as the plunger (does that make sense)-

I still sell some ice cream sandw. makers, but people seem more likely to buy the multi purpose measure all. (And they often buy it in multiples for friends).
 

Cindycooks

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WOW Koren - that is a great idea! There will be kids at this show and I was just gonna cut the big ones in half or even quarter them. They will love getting to make their own little sandwich and they will freeze quicker too.
 

Grandmarita

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Koren, that is a fantastic idea. I sell a lot of the Measure-All Cups. It was
my best seller the first few months. It sure makes a more certain sandwich,
than my experience with the actual ice cream sandwich maker. Less messy
too.
 

AlowayFamily

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Well, I did experiment with the sandwich maker today. I tried it with the pre-made Nestle cookies, but not the large ones. The cookies didn't bake up large enough, so the large size package is a good recomendation. I was thinking about baking the cookies at the hosts home before the quests arrive, to get the great smell of baking cookies in the house. I think that is not important at this pooint, and I will look for those Pepperidge Farms cookies.

I agree that the ICSM makes large cookies, and I will follow the recomendation of making them in advance and freezing them. This might make it easier to cut the cookies.

Thanks for all the tips, this will really help my show move more smoothly. I love this website!! It has taught me soooo much.
 
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