Hello, my friends! I am back, and I am sorry! I haven’t posted for weeks, and I promise I have a sort of excuse, and I am giving you an insane recipe that may trump all ice cream sandwiches…ever…
So. Let’s see. Since I last posted, my brother visited me in WV, my fiancé came back from two too-long months away for work, we went to Germany for a week for a birthday party of a dear friend, and now I am back—about to head home to Maine for a week for even more fun festivities! Basically, the month of July is all about traveling and not staying in one place for too long, which I am loving because it’s just been amazing.
First off, Germany. Need I say more? We were in Munich and then a small town outside of the city for many celebrations. Oh, and guess what? My best friend is living in Munich for a couple of years, so hello to Luci-Katie time!!
Secondly, we are headed to Connecticut to see two of my incredible friends (who I met in WV, go figure!) tie the knot! I am so excited, like can’t contain my excitement, can’t wait to see my friend in a gold sequined dress, can’t wait to dance the night away with the two brides, kind of pumped. I’ve been counting down the days to this weekend in forever. Ugh. SO MUCH LOVE!
And last, but not least, I am then headed to beautiful little Maine for a week. This includes dress alteration #1, my bachelorette party, bridal shower, so much dog snuggles and friend cuddles…tell me how could this be any better?! Oh shoot, and beach time. Lots and lots of beach time—heart eye emoji here, please.
By the time I am back, it’ll be almost August and summer will have slipped away…ugh why did I have to make that so sad so quickly?!
Back to the happiness and sugar-high!
Okay, okay…so I made these ice cream sandwiches, right? But what is so mind-blowing about them to me is that they use graham cracker donuts. Like, this is basically a s’more, but with an ice cream center and two fluffy donuts to hold it altogether. Yeah, this girl is ALL about the campfires, bonfires, s’more fires…but with the heat clouding my thoughts, I needed something to cool me down some.
And boom—donuts + ice-cream = new obsession!
Yes, you can use whatever flavor ice cream you want, I chose peach because we just made it at work, and it just screams summertime in my opinion! Final touch? Drizzle on melted chocolate for an even messier, even tastier treat.
Yep…mouth salivating, going to walk to the freezer to get one right now...
So, while I may have been MIA for a couple of weeks, and will be going up and down the east coast quite a bit over the remainder of the month, I hope that you all can forgive me and make these ASAP! Trust me, this drippy mess is worth every sticky little bite!
Flour—5.5 oz, or 1 C + 1TBL
Graham Cracker Crumbs—1.75 oz, or 1/3 C
Brown Sugar—4 oz, or ½ C
Baking Soda—¾ tsp
Milk—4 oz, or ½ C
Vanilla Extract—1 tsp
Butter, melted—2 oz, or 4 TBL
Preheat your oven to 375˚ F.
In a bowl, combine the flour, crumbs, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, mix together the egg, milk and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix until almost combined.
Add in the melted butter.
Pour your donut batter into either a piping bag or a large sealable baggie.
Spray your donut pan with nonstick spray.
Fill each section about ½ - ¾ full of batter.
Bake in your preheated oven for 8 minutes, until the donut springs back when touched.
Allow to cool before assembling ice cream sandwiches.
Once your donuts have cooled, it’s time to fill them!
For this recipe, I used homemade peach ice cream that I had made at work, but any and all flavors will work!
Take one generous scoop of ice cream and put it in the center of your donut.
Gently press down with either a spoon or an offset spatula.
Place another donut on top, press firmly to hold in place.
Now you may either wrap in plastic wrap and put in the freezer, or cover the ouside with more graham cracker crumbs and sprinkles, and then freeze!—clearly the second option is the route I took.
While the ice cream sandwiches are firming up, melt some chocolate over a double boiler.
Drizzle over the ice cream sandwiches, and now it’s time to eat!