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.

Molasses ice cream cookie sandwiches

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Molasses Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
 
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Ingredients
  • For the ice cream:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp of cornstarch
  • 1½ ounces plain goat cheese at room temperature
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • 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
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.

Makes about 1½ quarts of ice cream.

Adapted from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, http://www.jenis.com/

Comments

  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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…

  3. says

    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 =)

  4. says

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

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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!

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