Monday, June 30, 2014

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich - creamy homemade ice cream with a chewy chocolate cookie - so refreshing! | Cooking on the Front Burner #frozentreat #dessert

You've heard the expression that some things are worth the wait, right?  And patience is a virtue? Well, this Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich falls into those categories.  You could take a shortcut and buy the strawberry ice cream but trust me, you don't want to do that!  Roasting the berries kicks the flavor up a notch. And another ingredient that makes the cookie chewy and not brittle is reduced balsamic vinegar... curious?

My Cuisine at Home magazine arrived about a week ago and I was thumbing through and got the the last page where it said the Grand Finale with an eye popping photo of these sandwiches.  I just happened to be thinking of making some of these treats so it must have been fate.  Luckily I just didn't dig right in because after I read it, I realized it would take a few days before the DIY Guy and I could enjoy this tasty treat.

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 1 hour+ freezing
Makes about 18 sandwiches
Inspired by Cuisine at Home

    Ice Cream
    • 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled
    • 1 tbl fresh lemon juice
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tbls light corn syrup
    • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
    • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
    • 2 tbls instant dry milk
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 2 3/4 cup flour
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 3/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 cup shortening
    • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla

    Ice Cream
    1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment while oven is preheating to 400 degrees.
    2. Place the strawberries cut side down on paper and bake for 30 minutes
    3. Place berries in bowl and discard any juices that might accumulate.
    4. Place in refrigerator until well chilled then use a stick blender to puree with lemon juice.
    5. Fill a large bowl with water and ice and with a smaller bowl set inside (a metal bowl works best). Place a fine sieve on top of smaller bowl
    6. Whisk the 2 eggs with 1/4 cup of sugar and the corn syrup until the sugar dissolved.
    7. In a medium sauce pan, heat the milk, cream, dry milk and salt for 5-6 minutes until is steams not boils
    8. Very slowly drizzle the hot milk into the egg/sugar mixture - whisk the entire time until it is incorporated.
    9. Pour the mixture back in the medium saucepan. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 180 degrees.
    10. Pour it immediately into sieve, remove sieve then stir until it cools to 45 degrees.
    11. Take the pureed stawberries and whisk in the custard.
    12. Refrigerate overnight then use an ice cream machine following the manufacturer's instructions (I have a stand alone Cuisinart that worked well)
    13. Place in container and freeze overnight
    1. In a small sauce pan place the vinegar and boil over med-high heat until it reduces to 1/4 cup (about 15 minutes). This needs to be pretty exact.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper
    3. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl
    4. Beat the shortening, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
    5. Add and beat in the vinegar, eggs and vanilla.
    6. Stir in flour mixture
    7. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough on cookie sheet and flatten with hand to about a 2" diameter.
    8. Bake for about 10 minutes until edges are just set
    9. Cool completely on wire racks then freeze the cookies
    10. To make the sandwiches - place about 3 tbls of ice cream on the flat side of one cookie, place another cookie on top and gently press until ice cream is at edge of cookie.
    11. Wrap each one individually in plastic wrap and freeze about 4 hours.
    12. Remove and let soften about 5 minutes before enjoying!
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    Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream | Cooking on the Front Burner #frozentreat #summertreat

    I started by making the ice cream mixture on Sunday, churned it on Monday and froze as directed.  On Tuesday I made the cookies and did the assembly on Wednesday and had our tasty treat on Thursday and since then I've had 2.  Words can't describe how wow-y this is!  I think it is the best ice cream sandwich I ever had.  I hope you give it a try and think the same!

    Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream | Cooking on the Front Burner #frozentreat #summertreat

    Keep cool with this frozen treat too!


    1. Deb, this looks like heaven! I am a new convert to roasted strawberries and bet they added such a lovely depth to this gorgeous ice cream. Love those chocolate sandwiches too :)

    2. I LOVE roasted strawberries, and making ice cream sounds so delicious! Of course it would be even better sandwiched between chocolate cookies. These look outrageously good!

    3. I've never roasted strawberries, but it sounds amazing. These sandwiches look so delicious! I know my guys would be so happy to see these in our house.

    4. Geez I never heard of roasted strawberries. All is fair with ice cream, because it's always delicious. But what is catching my interest is the cookie with all that vinegar. Amazing. I am very very curious to taste them. Do you think you could ship one in dry ice????

    5. I do not like store bought strawberry ice cream - but love homemade! I have never thought to roast the strawberries though!! I think I need to taste the cookies and ice cream for myself!! Soon!

    6. There's balsamic vinegar in the brown sugar cookie?! I am so sold. Pinning these to make as soon as our late strawberry crop comes in. Absolute delicious-looking genius!
      Stopping by from Treasure Box Tuesday

    7. Yum! I am so hungry now! I'd love it if you shared this at "Worthwhile Wednesdays"

    8. Love these! Roasted strawberries are gorgeous and with ice cream and cookies I imagine they taste amazing!

    9. Congratulations!
      Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    10. I can't even get over these! Balsamic cookies!? This is genius, Deb!


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