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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

 Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Meet the Cook: My mom sent me this recipe. We love it, and so does company I serve it to. I inherited my love of cooking from my mother. She's a former home economics teacher. When we were growing up, each of us five kids had a night a week when we planned and prepared supper for the rest of the family. Our home is "way out in the sticks", 15 miles from town and 5 miles from the nearest n
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 gallon ice cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, shortening, butter, egg, water
  • and vanilla until well blended. Divide into four equal parts.
  • Between waxed paper, roll one part into a 10-in. x 6-in. x rectangle.
  • Remove one piece of waxed paper and invert dough onto a ungreased
  • baking sheet. Score the dough into eight pieces, each 3-in. x
  • 2-1/2-in. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until puffed. Immediately cut
  • along the scored lines and prick holes in each piece with a fork.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Cut ice cream into 16 slices, each 3-in. x 2-1/2-in. x 1-in. Place
  • ice cream slice between two chocolate cookies; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Freeze on a baking sheet overnight. May be frozen for up to 2
  • months. Yield: 16 servings.

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches (continued)

Editor's Note: Purchase a rectangle-shaped package of ice cream in the flavor of your choice for the easiest cutting.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 326 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.