Molasses Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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My contribution to the ice cream party were these ice cream cookie sandwiches. At first my plans were just to bake some molasses cookies, but then the hamster started to turn the wheel and the idea changed to a full on molasses party! As usual my base recipe comes from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams but I switched a few ingredients. For example, instead of using cream cheese I used a really creamy goat chevre from Redwood Hill Farm. Coincidentally Redwood Hill Farm just announced that not only are their own animals Certified Humane Raised and Handled but also all of the other dairies which supply or help Redwood Hill produce the most amazing cheese in the country are certified too! It can’t get much better if you’re a goat with Redwood Hill. I’m a huge molasses fan, or treacle as I knew it when I was growing up, so I knew these would taste ridiculously good.

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Molasses Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
4 hr
For the ice cream
  1. 2 cups whole milk
  2. 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp of cornstarch
  3. 1 1/2 ounces plain goat cheese at room temperature
  4. Pinch of sea salt
  5. 1/3 cup molasses
  6. 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  7. 2/3 cups sugar
  8. 2 tbsp light corn syrup
Instructions
  1. Add 2 tbsp of the milk to the cornstarch and mix.
  2. In a bowl whisk the cream cheese and salt until soft. Gradually add the molasses and whisk until smooth and no lumps are visible.
  3. In another 4 quart pot, bring the rest of the milk, cream, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil. Cook for 4 minutes and then take the pot away from the heat.
  4. Add the cornstarch mixture and mix well. Put the pot back on the heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for one minute and the mixture gets thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Slowly add the milk mixture to the molasses and whisk until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into a large 1 quart zip lock bag making sure to seal it well.
  7. Place the bag into a bowl of iced water and cool for about 20 minutes.
  8. Once the ice cream base has cooled transfer it from the zip lock to the ice cream machine canister and follow the manufacturers instructions.
Notes
  1. Total time includes 4 hours freezer time. You can find the recipe for the molasses cookies here, http://foodnessgracious.com/2011/12/molasses-cookies-the-great-food-blogger-cookie-swap-2/ but any store bought cookie would work great and save you some time.
  2. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts of ice cream.
Adapted from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
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57 comments


  • Whoa! These look amazing!! I love molasses cookies!

    August 12, 2013
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  • DUDESY, those sound incredible. FOR REAL

    August 12, 2013
  • What a fantastic idea to use goat cheese for the ice cream…and Redwood Hill’s is simply the best! With molasses cookies, I’ll bet these are the best ice cream sandwiches ever.

    August 12, 2013
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    August 12, 2013
  • I love molasses ice cream and pairing is with a molasses cookies is the ultimate. Your photo is very delicious too. I’m wishing that I had one of these treats right now…

    August 12, 2013
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  • Bravo! Thank you for promoting companies which treat their cow critters humanely.

    Very much appreciate, too, your offering of comforting flavors and textures with your molasses ice cream cookie sandwich.

    P.s. The Ninja Baker’s S’More Ice Cream is made with dairy products which treats our animal friends well, too =)

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Happy animals provide happy produce, right?

      August 12, 2013
  • These ice cream sandwiches look absolutely divine, Gerry. I have never had ice cream made with goat cheese…a brilliant idea!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Angie, I appreciate it.

      August 12, 2013
  • Liz

    Molasses cookies are a staple at our house…and your molasses ice cream sandwiches have me swooning!!! Beautifully done, Gerry!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Liz, molasses is not just for fall if you ask me…

      August 12, 2013
  • These look so professional and what a delicious flavor combo!

    August 12, 2013
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    August 12, 2013
  • Wow – I love ice cream week! These look fabulous!

    August 12, 2013
  • These ice cream sandwiches are over-the-top-amazing! Love swapping out the cream cheese for goat cheese in the ice cream base…definitely trying this next time.

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Do it Kelli, loved the mint flavor idea.

      August 12, 2013
  • Like…WHOA! Seriously, these are some amazing looking cookie sandwiches. Fo’ sure making these!!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Lauren, you must make these…that’s an order!

      August 12, 2013
  • Anyone who can put goat cheese in ice cream is a genius in my book!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Jen, some things work and some things…don’t lol.

      August 12, 2013
  • I love ice cream sammies, these look so good!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Laura!

      August 12, 2013
  • Wow Gerry – this is so creative and beautiful. Yum – I just adore ice cream and I’m the girl that will drizzle molasses on a biscuit and be happy as a clam!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Drizzling sounds good Tricia!

      August 12, 2013
  • barbara n

    My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip

    August 12, 2013
  • This ice cream sounds utterly amazing!! I’ve never had molasses ice cream before but now I definitely want to. And love that you used goat cheese! I have a slight addiction. Until recently I’d never used it in ice cream but I really love it so I know I’d adore this ice cream. I’ll be breaking my ice cream maker out again for sure for this ice cream!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Kate, you gotta try goat cheese, it’s so good with loads of other foods too.

      August 12, 2013
  • sarah k.

    My favorite ice cream flavor is toasted coconut and vanilla with huge swirls of peanut butter.

    August 12, 2013
  • Oh, goat cheese and molasses sounds like an amazing combo!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      The goat cheese is really subtle, or maybe the molasses is really strong…I’m confused :)

      August 12, 2013
  • How cute are these?!?! I’ll take four!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      These are long gone Amy ;)

      August 12, 2013
  • Kim C.

    Mmm, these look and sound soo good!!! My favorite flavor is Butter Pecan.

    August 12, 2013
  • I love molasses cookies, but I never thought to pair them with molasses ice cream! I can imagine what a deep, rich flavor it has–sounds amazing! And these gorgeous pics are the icing on the cake!

    August 12, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Liz, they are pretty deep but tasty!

      August 12, 2013
  • Oh booooooooy! I need you to hand me one of these killer ice cream sammies right now please!!!

    August 13, 2013
  • These look so mouthwatering!

    August 13, 2013
  • Vunda V

    i love cookie dough!

    August 13, 2013
  • i need these ice cream sandwiches! I NEED THEM NOW!

    August 13, 2013
  • These are adorable and look delicious!

    August 13, 2013
  • meredith

    I love coffee ice cream

    August 13, 2013
  • Is it weird that I want to start with the bottom one and work my way up? <always a trouble maker!

    These are gorgeous. I love your photos. So enticing, seriously makes me want to reach through the screen and grab a few.

    Thanks for joining us this week. It's an absolute pleasure and honour to have you join the crew.

    August 13, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Kim, it was an honor to be there and thanks to you and Jen for all of your hard work!

      August 15, 2013
  • Molasses ice cream and cookies? Sounds awesome!

    August 14, 2013
  • Des

    Beautiful! I usually reserve ice cream sandwiches for summer but with the molasses cookies you used I can so see these making an appearance around the holidays. Yum!

    August 14, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Great idea for after the turkey! :)

      August 15, 2013
  • These are so fun, Gerry! I love the sound of the molasses cookie paired with the ice cream!

    August 15, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Cassie, it’s a molasses double whammy!

      August 15, 2013
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  • Wow! Yum! Can’t wait to try!

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