That ice cream can give rise to many delicious dessert recipes, we already know. But do you know the ice cream sandwich? This novelty is coming to Brazil and conquering the taste of many people.
You can already imagine, as the name implies, but this sweet is the combination of two cookies or cookies filled with a layer of ice cream.
The flavor is usually vanilla, but it can vary depending on your taste.
In other words, it’s the union of two treats! Combination that could be nothing short of a success. This dessert traveled the world and, to the delight of many, it arrived in our country to provide another way to consume ice cream.
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If you didn’t know the ice cream sandwich, but were curious, stay tuned (a) for this content. We’ll explain everything you need to know about the candy and at the end, you’ll check out a tip on how to make it.
Ice Cream Sandwich: Where Did It Come From?
You might be asking yourself: Who came up with the idea of joining ice cream with biscuits? To answer this question, see a little about the history of this dessert.
We can say that the creator of the ice cream sandwich deserves our hug and that of ice cream lovers, because this deliciousness has everything to become the darling dessert of many people.
According to the book Sugar and Snow: the history of ice cream production, by the author Jeri Quinzo, the dessert was created in 1899. This means that it is a novelty for Brazilians, because in other places this sweet is already quite common.
But who invented this hotness? The idea came from a street vendor in New York. The most curious thing is that he sold ice cream sandwiches for 1 cent.
That’s right, the dessert was sold for such a low price. I can’t even believe it!
Of course the invention was a success, in addition to being more practical to consume and transport, the ice cream sandwich is more difficult to melt.
Another curiosity is that the heat from our hands helps to soften the dough, factors that make this dessert so dear.
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Dessert is still very famous in the United States, where it was created, but it doesn’t stop there. Dessert is widely consumed in Latin countries, where it is known as “Alfajor de Helado”.
In Brazil, this sweet is not very well known, but little by little, it is gaining the taste of many around here.
Other flavors were created – like chocolate, raspberry and even Neapolitan, but vanilla is still the most requested flavor.
So, did you feel like it? We’re sure that after you’ve tried it, you’ll thank the street vendor who created this delicious candy!
ice cream sandwich recipe
The preparation of this dessert can vary a lot. You can make it with biscuits, homemade cookies, waffles, brownies and several other pastas. You can still make the filling ice cream at home or buy it ready-made in the flavor you prefer.
We’ll give you a recipe with chocolate chip cookie dough, but as we said before, choose the one you like the most and adapt the way of preparation.
ice cream sandwich recipe
To make this chocolate chip cookie dough you will need:
- Half a cup (tea) of wheat flour;
- Half a cup (tea) of powdered chocolate;
- 2 eggs;
- Half a tablespoon of baking powder;
- Half a cup (tea) of butter at room temperature;
- 1 pinch of salt;
- Half a cup (tea) of sugar;
- Half a tablespoon of vanilla essence.
Method of preparation:
In a container, mix the wheat flour, chocolate, baking powder and salt, then set aside.
In an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until a smooth mixture is formed. Right after that, add the eggs and vanilla essence and beat to incorporate.
Then reduce the speed and gradually add the mixture of dry ingredients, letting it beat until it forms a soft dough.
Butter two baking sheets, take portions of the dough and place them on the baking sheet, but remember to leave space between them.
Lightly flatten them with the back of a spoon and bake in a medium oven (180°C) for about 10 minutes or until the dough has a dry and firm surface without getting hard.
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Remove the hot dough disks, allow it to cool a little and add the ice cream.
As we said, ice cream can be made at home, but you can also do it with ready-made options to make the recipe more practical. Currently, there are cut ice creams, which come in a round shape.
This option is practical and very tasty, as you just choose the flavor, cut the slices and place them in the middle of the pasta. That simple!