I saw this cool way to slice ice cream right into the container while checking out different sites on Stumble Upon, and thought that a copycat IT’S-IT Ice Cream Sandwich would be the perfect recipe to try this fun way to serve ice cream!
You’ve had one of those amazing, decadent treats before, right?! IT’S-ITS have been around for a long time, and at one time only sold in San Francisco where the company is based. Now they’re sold world-wide, and there are several flavors you can choose like mint, chocolate, and cappuccino ice cream.
As you enter the city from the South, you can see a big sign and photo of an IT’S-ITS. It’s pretty prominent and always a landmark reminding me that we’re almost in San Francisco! Yeah, most have their eye on the Golden Gate Bridge or cable cars, while I have ice cream on my mind!
I was really happy with the way these came out. The cookies are flat, which is perfect for making a sandwich! To help with that same idea, I ground up half of the oatmeal so the oats wouldn’t be rough. Kind of a minor detail, but I intended to dip the whole cookie in Magic Chocolate Shell Ice Cream Topping just like an IT’S-IT, and I wanted the chocolate to have a smooth finish.
For this batch I ended up using a small pastry brush and added the chocolate only to the ice cream showing on the edge of the sandwich. It’s a perfect amount of crunch and chocolaty flavor. If you want to dip the whole cookie in chocolate be sure you freeze the assembled cookie for at least an hour before dipping. Oh, and double dipping is allowed!
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pint ice cream
- magic shell chocolate ice cream topping
Recipe bakes 20 large cookies. I baked large and smaller cookies using 1 tablespoon of cookie dough. You may need two containers of ice cream if making all large cookies.