Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

As I am a huge fan of ice cream, finding new ways to enjoy eating it is high on my list of favourite activites. As is discovering new exciting flavours of ice cream. A few days ago I had a jaffa cake flavour one that was very delicious, and now I've been lucky enough* to try Häagen-Dazs' new flavour - Mango & Raspberry. I am already a huge fan of their Salted Caramel flavour (which I highly recommend!) and so I was really looking forward to seeing what the new flavour would be like. I also decided that rather than just eat it alone, I'd sandwich it between two rich chocolate cookies.

The ice cream is a creamy mango flavour, swirled through with raspberry. To make the cookies I followed a Double Chocolate Cookies recipe I've made before, but added dark chocolate chips instead of white chocolate, and I doubled the recipe to allow for sandwiching!

I creamed together 350g light brown sugar and 150g butter. I then added 2 eggs and 2 tsp vanilla extract and whisked in.

I melted 300g dark chocolate in a glass bowl over gently simmering water.

I added 200g self raising flour and 50g cocoa powder to the mixture, followed by the melted chocolate, and mixed well.

I then added a packet of dark chocolate chips and folded them in. I chilled the mixture for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Using my hands I made small balls out of the mixture and flattened them before placing them on a lined baking tray.

I baked them on 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 12 minutes. I let them cool for 10 minutes on the tray before moving them to a cooling rack.

Once the cookies are fully cool, I loaded one up with Häagen-Dazs Mango & Raspberry ice cream and sandwiched another on top. I also added some fresh raspberries. Wow these were certainly decadent!

You have no choice but to dig right in! The fruity mango & raspberry ice cream is the perfect filling between the dark chocolate cookies. These are a indulgent dessert to end a meal, or a sweet summertime snack. Not that you need hot weather to eat ice cream, I certainly don't!

I am linking up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too.

And Cook Blog Share hosted by Hijacked By Twins.

And finally the Sunday Fitness & Food Link Up hosted by Ilka's Blog and Marathons & Motivation.

*Häagen-Dazs sent me a voucher to purchase the ice cream. All opinions are my own.


  1. These look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up, Pinned :-) (ps-this week's link up just went live, so feel free to share this great recipe there again!!)

  2. Oooooh I adore Haagen Dazs ice cream, I have not tried the mango and strawberry one, my favourite has to be strawberry cheesecake! These look so good! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  3. I love Haagen Dazs it is my favourite ice cream. These look so yummy, what a great idea. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  4. Great-looking cookies and perfect for ice cream sandwiches by the look of it. Haagen Dazs is definitely one of the nicer ice creams on the market and I love the sound of mango ice cream swirled with ripples of raspberry. Will have to keep my eyes open...