Friday, May 10, 2013

Little Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches (Dipped in Dove Chocolate)

Little Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

It's Mother's Day weekend, and although I'm not one for celebrating Valentine's Day, my wedding anniversary, or New Year's Eve, I do expect a big deal on Mother's Day. I figure I've earned a celebration on this day, so I like to do it up. When thinking about what I might like to eat, I thought a Coffee Ice Cream Mud Pie would be nice, but I'm about the only person in my house who enjoys coffee ice cream, and an entire mud pie is just about the last thing I need. So I started to think smaller. Eventually I ended up thinking I should just scrape out the center of an Oreo and put a little scoop of coffee ice cream in there, dip the thing in chocolate and nuts and enjoy. So that's what I've done, essentially. I need to let them freeze a little longer before I have another, but the one I did try was fabulous. Just what I was going for. And I didn't even have to bake anything.
The amounts you see below are approximate, as this was one of my experiments that I didn't want to go ALL out on. Yes, I do show some restraint on occasion. I don't know if these will make it to Sunday, but even if they don't, I still have half a container of Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream in my fridge. Maybe I'll see what else I can create with it later...

Little Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches (Dipped in Dove Chocolate)

Allow ice cream to soften slightly. 
Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Carefully open up the Oreos and scrape out the cream filling and discard it.
Lay Oreo wafers with the inside/bottom side up.
Using a medium sized spring action cookie scoop (I used my Pampered Chef scoop), scoop a level scoop of ice cream and deposit it in the center of an Oreo wafer. Repeat with half the wafers so you have 24 scoops on 24 of the wafers.
Using a spatula or a spoon, slightly flatten the rounded top of each ice cream scoop and then top each one with another Oreo wafer. Press gently to make the sandwich, but be careful not to break the wafer.
Cover and freeze little sandwiches for at least two hours.
In the top of a double boiler, melt the unwrapped Dove chocolate promises with the vegetable oil. Melt the chocolate only about 2/3 of the way, and then stir to finish melting. If there are pieces that remain unmelted after 3-4 minutes of stirring, return to top of double boiler for a few seconds and stir some more to melt completely.
Line another pan with wax or parchment paper. Dip a little ice cream sandwich about halfway into the chocolate, using a silicone spatula to help coat up the sides for better coverage. Dip one side and the edge in the chopped nuts, if desired. Set on the clean wax/parchment paper. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. 
Set the pan in the freezer for another hour or so or as long as you can take it, and then enjoy.
Keep uneaten sandwiches covered and frozen.

Makes 24 little sandwiches

1 comment:

  1. I am going to make these, but I will definitely keep the filling.


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