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Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Chocolate, Nutella, pistachios and cherries come together to create this Sicily-inspired ice cream dessert. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 miniature croissants, split
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 4 scoops pistachio gelato
  • 12 maraschino cherries, divided
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave, melt shortening and 1/3 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2. Toast croissants. Spread cut sides of croissants with Nutella. Place a scoop of gelato on croissant bottoms. Slice eight cherries; arrange over gelato. Replace croissant tops.
  • 3. In a shallow bowl, combine pistachios and remaining chocolate chips. Press into sides of sandwiches. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Top each with a cherry. Place on a baking sheet; freeze for at least 1 hour. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 ice cream sandwich equals 695 calories, 42 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.