Salt and pepper sandwiches don’t sound all that appealing, I suppose. OK, how about salt and pepper ice cream sandwiches.
All right, how about salt and pepper triple chocolate ice cream sandwiches?
Yeah, there we go. Now I’ve got your attention.
So here’s what you do:
You’re going to need some salted chocolate shortbread dough. World Peace Cookies make an excellent base. Flatten those suckers out exactly like you know you shouldn’t before baking. After they’re baked, pair ’em up with similarly sized and shaped cookies. Kind of like pairing macarons before filling.
And when I say salted, I mean SALTED. You need to be able to see that stuff. And use NICE salt – I used some awesome grey sea salt but coarse sea salt or fleur de sel or something similar would also be great.
Set one of each pair aside and flip the other over:
You’re going to want to have some peppery chocolate ice cream on hand. If you don’t have cacao nibs in there already, you can add them post-sandwiching. Slather that ice cream all up on there.
Yup, just spread it on around…
Remember that this ice cream will want to melt FAST, especially if you put alcohol in it to inhibit freezing too hard, so work quickly. Sandwich with the matching cookie ASAP…
…then press cacao nibs into the sides.
Now wrap those little guys up quick in rectangles of parchment paper and stick them in the freezer before they melt and squish all over the place!
I brought these to my dad for Father’s Day and took all the pictures as I put them together. Most of them ended up intact and delivered safe and sound to the temporary sanctuary of my parents’ freezer.