Nutella Frangelico Ice Cream Sandwiches

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There’s something about an ice cream sandwich that makes me smile.  It must have something to do with the fact that it’s completely acceptable to eat one in place of a meal because it’s summer, and it’s just so hot that you can’t bring yourself to have anything else.  Maybe it’s how after a few bites it begins to melt, and before you know it it’s all over you and you’re one sticky hot mess. What makes this whole situation even better is when that ice cream sandwich consists of boozy ice cream sandwiched between soft baked nutella cookies and then rolled in Callebaut dark chocolate. Seriously, there are no words.

So the first part of this little number is the Frangelico ice cream.  It is smooth and luscious, and I swear that nutty flavor from the Frangelico is just meant to be there.  I included a how-to video for the ice cream so you can see the step by step process and the different variations. If you want just straight up vanilla bean ice cream you can leave out the liquor, but why would you do that??  Next up, I tweaked my normal nutella cookie recipe to create one that would pair nicely with the ice cream. The cookie itself is light and not overly sweet, allowing the flavor of the ice cream to shine through.

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Once the cookies cooled, I assembled the sandwiches and rolled them in chopped dark chocolate. They were good beforehand, but the chocolate makes them sparkle.  Not only does it add another layer of flavor, but it also adds a texture contrast that completes the dessert.  Now you could use chocolate chips here, but I really love how the chopped chocolate looks.  The best way I can describe this is to say it’s like a really sassy Chipwich!  Hope you enjoy the video!

Video courtesy of How2Heroes

Nutella Frangelico Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 22 (1.5 ounce) cookies or 11 ice cream sandwiches

Ingredients

    Frangelico Ice Cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half & half
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 5 Tablespoons Frangelico
  • Nutella Cookies
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup nutella
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 & 1/2 cups AP flour
  • small amount of good quality chocolate to roll the sandwiches in (I used Callebaut dark chocolate)

Instructions

    Frangelico Ice Cream
  1. Bring cream, half & half, and sugar to just scant a boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks with vanilla. Start to drizzle in hot cream mixture, whisking constantly until about half of the cream is tempered into the egg yolks.
  3. Add back to the pot with remaining cream and cook over low heat till thickened, about 1 minute.
  4. Strain, add Frangelico, then cool to room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 4 hours, stirring every so often.
  5. Add to ice cream machine and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze until firm, 2-3 hours.
  6. Nutella Cookies
  7. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  8. Add nutella and continue to mix.
  9. Add eggs and extract, mixing till combined.
  10. Mix in dries.
  11. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate a few hours - over night.
  12. Portion dough into 1.5 ounce portions.
  13. Bake at 325 degrees for approx. 15-17 minutes rotating once halfway through.
  14. When cookies are completely cool, store cookies in an airtight container till ready to use.
  15. Assembly
  16. Scoop ice cream on one cookie and top with a second cookie. Gently press together.
  17. Roll sandwiches in chopped chocolate and pop in the freezer to firm up.

Notes

You can omit the Frangelico if you just want vanilla ice cream.

Make sure you chill the cookie dough before you bake it. It is a soft dough so it needs time to firm up.

I used a 1.5 ounce cookie scoop to portion the dough. Just scoop & bake.

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43 Responses to “Nutella Frangelico Ice Cream Sandwiches”

  1. 1
    Eftychia says:

    This is Heaven!

  2. 2

    Yes please, I will take that for lunch right now!

  3. 3
    Cassie says:

    These are stunning Meghan! I love the sound of this ice cream! Great photos, too.

  4. 4

    honestly these are probably the best ice cream desserts i’ve seen online ALL summer…i would pay good money to have one just appear in my hand right now!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    You had me at nutella!

  6. 6

    What an amazing presentation for a delicious recipe! YUM!

  7. 7

    I LOVE your blog! These sandwiches look simultaneously fun and comforting, yet super adult and gourmet. Like a snooty 40 year old foodie and a 5 year old would both be happy eating these :P .

  8. 8

    oh wow, these look AMAZING! love that you rolled them in additional chocolate – that totally takes these from great to out-of-this-world. =)

  9. 9

    Just the Nutella cookies themselves look heavenly – and paired up with the Fran ice cream…swoon!

  10. 10
    Liz says:

    Oh, I adore Frangelico! So I know this ice cream must taste amazing…especially sandwiched between two yummy Nutella cookies :)

  11. 11

    Okay, I love the video. I also love your heart-shaped measuring cups! I need those!

    I’m going to go google vanilla paste. YUMMY!

    • 11.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks so much for watching Jen! The vanilla bean paste I use is Nielsen-Massey & you can order it on Amazon.

  12. 12
    Emily says:

    With this hot Texas heat and a jar of nutella just begging me to use it, I think I just found my next baking project. These look absolutely amazing!

  13. 13

    I want one of these, right now! I may have to go get some Nutella for this…I typically can’t keep it in the house because it gets devoured. Yum!

  14. 14

    This ice cream sandwich looks absolutely delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    oh my gosh, yes PLEASE!!!

  18. 18

    Holy canoli! These look unbelievable, so I can only imagine how they taste. I love anything with Nutella. Culinary touchdown!

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    Kim Bee says:

    I sure hope you saved me 1 or 20 of these. Looks so good.

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    baker street says:

    You had me at nutella! this ice cream sandwiches look incredible, M! Fabulous recipe I say!

  21. 21

    Gorgeous photographs and almost (but not quite) too good looking to eat. :)

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    Terra says:

    The name alone has my attention! I totally agree, an ice cream sandwich can replace any meal! Delicious happiness always makes a day perfect:-) Hugs, Terra

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    Kataraina Hamilton says:

    You are a genius. Sounds so amazing and am definitely going to try and make these. Yumm!

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    Mary says:

    They look Devine! Is there any way they can be done without an icecream maker?

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