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Ice cream sandwich with homemade cookies

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Ice cream sandwich with homemade cookies


For the cookies

  • In a bowl add the flour, the baking powder, the salt, and mix well with a spoon.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the two types of sugar, and beat with the paddle attachment at high speed, for 6-8 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and keep beating until the mixture is homogenized.
  • Add the vanilla extract, the orange zest, and beat. 
  • Add the dry ingredients and keep beating a little, until the flour is incorporated.
  • Finely chop the chocolate.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer, add the chocolate, and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and make sure it touches the surface of the mixture.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 3 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 170οC (340οF) set to fan.
  • Line two baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough among the pans, into 30 g balls each, and lightly press them with your hands. The dough should yield about 20 cookies (that is, 10 ice cream sandwiches).
  • Place the cookies 4 cm apart as they will spread while baking.
  • Bake each pan individually for 10-12 minutes, so that the oven’s temperature does not drop. 
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a rack for 10 minutes.

For the ice cream

  • In a pot, add the milk and half of the sugar.
  • Slice the vanilla pod open with a small knife. Scrape out all of the seeds and add them to the pot along with the pod.
  • Place the pot over low heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • In a bowl add the egg yolks, the rest of the sugar, the salt, and whisk until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and gradually add the milk to the egg mixture, whisking constantly so that the mixture doesn’t split. Optionally, you can transfer the milk with a ladle.
  • Transfer the whole mixture into the pot and boil it over low heat. Check with a cooking thermometer until the temperature reaches 85ο C (185ο F).
  • Stir gently with a silicone spatula, for 3-5 minutes, until it reaches the desired temperature and it starts to thicken. To check that it is ready, you can add a little of the mixture to a plate and run your finger through it. If the line is thick enough that it stays put without running, then it is ready.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the heavy cream so that the mixture can cool more quickly. Whisk well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 25x30 cm baking pan, passing it through a sieve so that you can remove the vanilla pod.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure that it touches the surface of the mixture so that it does not form a skin, and refrigerate it for at least 6 hours. Ideally, it should be refrigerated for 24 hours.
  • Add the mixture to an ice cream maker in batches (the amount added should not exceed the 2/3 mark of the machine since it will gain volume).
  • Transfer the ice cream to the freezer so that it can freeze more, until needed.

To assemble

  • Put one scoop of ice cream on half of the cookies.
  • Cover with the rest of the cookies, pressing them lightly to shape the sandwich. 
  • Put the sandwiches in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the freezer and -optionally- dip them halfway into the melted chocolate.
  • Transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
39 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
14 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
5 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
12 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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