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Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

 Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches
When you're craving a dessert that brings out the little kid in you but with grown-up flavors, this extraordinary ice cream sandwich will do the trick!
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 4 dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 4 heaping scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 8 pizzelle cookies
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, figs and thyme.
  • Top four cookies with a scoop of ice cream. Sprinkle with half of the
  • walnut mixture and drizzle with melted chocolate. Combine cheese and
  • vinegar. Spread over remaining cookies; place over top of
  • sandwiches.
  • Press remaining walnut mixture into sides. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Freeze for at least 1 hour. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 ice cream sandwich equals 828 calories, 61 g fat (31 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.