Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have a little confession to make.

I cheated.

I really didn’t mean to.

It just kind of happened.

I had grand intentions to be a good girl…

but then I was like nah.

It was so worth it though. I mean look at these little cutie pies. Well, not really “pies”. Let’s correct that…

Look at these little cutie ice cream sandwiches.

Totally worth a little cheating on the recipe. 

Usually my weekends go one of two ways, either I spend all my time with the famdamnily, or I spend all weekend working. Usually if the family is free, and not working, my time is devoted to them, If they are working, or otherwise engaged, then I work all weekend. However yesterday my time seemed sucked up by something I would have rather not been doing. I hate when that happens. Something happens to shift your focus, you get distracted and your day gets ruined by some nonsense you would rather not be dealing with. Life. It happens.

So it’s now 6 am on Sunday, mini-me just left for work, which is not typical. She’s suppose to be off on Sundays. It’s our one day a week where we don’t have to get up early or have school or work commitments. Anyhow I am sitting her finishing off my post for today as I let yesterday get away from me. Lesson learned I say. Keep priorities in check and don’t let nonsense distract me from doing what I need to do. Or spending time with family. Which to me is uber important. I figure with mini-me getting older that it won’t be long before she sets off on her own like b-dude did. So I need to enjoy those rare days where she doesn’t have plans with boytoy, or work, or school commitments. Those need to be girls day out.

That explains why I cheated. How did I cheat? Well I simply used store bought cookies for the sandwiches instead of making my own. Normally I make my own, from the ice cream to the cookie. Like my Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches. Those were all from scratch. That was my plan for these. But as we all know, the plan doesn’t always happen so plan B needs to be at the ready. That tends to be when I employ cheater desserts. Now this is only half cheater, yes, that’s a thing. I made the ice cream from scratch. But cheated with store cookies. It happens.

So there you have it folks. Kim cheated….again. It seems to be a recurring theme here. I’d feel really bad about it but I’m too busy shoving Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches in my pie hole.

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches #SundaySupper
 
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Great recipe for a no egg, meyer lemon ice cream that is wedged between cookies to make a wonderful Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwich.
Serves: 5 cups of ice cream
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar (I used vanilla sugar but regular is fine)
  • ½ cup of fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (I used vanilla salt but regular salt is fine)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
Use Nilla Wafers, or Gingersnaps for the cookie portion, or you could make your own homemade cookies
Instructions
  1. In a mixer combine the whole milk and sugar. Whisk on medium speed until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add lemon juice and salt and whisk again for about 1 to 2 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Add heavy cream and lemon extract. Whisk until fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Cover your bowl and place in the fridge for at least one hour. I let mine age overnight.
  5. Remove and transfer liquid to your ice cream maker bowl. Make sure it's frozen prior!
  6. Place your bowl on the ice cream machine, set it all up and turn on. Let it whir for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Now line a shallow dish or container with parchment paper. Pour the ice cream into that dish. Pop in the freezer for at least 4 hours, or overnight. If leaving for an extended period make sure you cover it.
  8. Remove dish from freezer. Use the parchment to lift out the ice cream and set it on a board.
  9. Use cookie cutters or scoop out by hand.
  10. Place ice cream on one cookie, then place the second cookie on the other side. Give it a little squeeze.
  11. Voila, ice cream sandwiches.
  12. You eat them straight away or save them for later.
  13. If saving for later remember to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
  14. Serve with a big old puckery smile!
Notes
This has inactive time which I really wish Ziplist would add. You don't cook it but there is freezing time involved. So consider it has at least 1 to 4 hours of inactive prep time in your calculations. It has to set in the fridge for at least an hour at the first stage.

This can be used with regular lemons.

Remember when storing ice cream sandwiches for later use ALWAYS wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. Trust me on this one!
Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

My dark and moody shot!

So worth cheating, let me tell you. Lovely little bundles of sunshine.

Our hostess for Sunday Supper this week is Amber. She blogs at Mama’s Blissful Bites. Thanks so much for putting this together Amber. Also a huge thank you to our fearless Sunday Supper leader, Isabel. She blogs at Family Foodie.

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Thanks for visiting. If you’ve learned anything today it’s:

Cheating is wrong…but oh so right.

Keep your priorities straight. More family, less drama and work.

Meyer Lemons rock!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. says

    lol! Hey we all have to cheat sometimes and adding your Meyer Lemon Ice Cream that looks so creamy good to the cookies, probably blew those cookies out of the water. They have probably never had such yumminess sandwiched between them! What a great idea!!!

  2. says

    I know what you mean about distractions. We’re moving and I need to be packing, but I keep getting distracted with other things (most of which are also things I need to do). The bright side? Moving forces us to clean the house :) No worries on the cheating – I think if you were a true “cheater” you wouldn’t have fessed up.

    • Kim Bee says

      Oh you poor dear. Moving is so stressful. If you ever need a guest post let me know. I’d be happy to help out.

      So my thought is I should move so my house will be clean…lol.

  3. says

    Nope, not cheating at all. You have your priorities in order!!! And you made your own ice cream…you get lots of brownie points for that! xx

  4. says

    Life does happen, as we all know, so we’ll forgive you that little cheat! 😉 And I have to say, when it comes to ice cream sandwiches, for me the cookie part is usually an afterthought – it’s the ice cream I’m after! I love all lemons, but Meyer lemons are special. So I’m sure this dessert is, too. Thanks so much!

    • Kim Bee says

      That is true. I want to perfect the soft cookie for the outside with the holes. I am nothing if not determined. If I have to eat 1000 sandwiches on my way to perfection well that’s just a sacrifice I’ll have to make.
      *falls down laughing*

    • Kim Bee says

      Oh my gosh Susan, good catch. I was up after only about 2 or 3 hours sleep this morning so I knew there would be something awry. I’ve already edited it and a huge thank you to you for catching my mistake. I’d kiss ya, but that’s wildly inappropriate and flies in the face of my germophobe ways. Lol!

    • Kim Bee says

      Lol, glad you like them. Oh how fun to move to the South. Warm all the time, that’s my dream. Canada is cold man.

  5. says

    But you still made that amazing sounding ice cream which is even more amazing knowing how distracted you were. We all that those days, sadly I seem to be having more of them as my daughter gets older. I can’t wait for warmer weather so I can enjoy these tasty treats.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks Laura. I love making ice cream. It’s way too much fun. I wish I could say life slows down as the kiddos grow up but my gosh it’s so not true. I still feel like I’m going at mock speed most days.

  6. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    Yum!!! I’d say it was worth the cheat too! 😉 Love that you can use nilla wafers or gingershaps to mix it up!

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks Diana, any excuse to crack open a box of cookies and slap some ice cream on them is a good day in my book.

    • Kim Bee says

      I know, they are natures perfect little citrus. I bet you could totally whip this in a mixer or blender and freeze it in a container. Might take a little longer but worth a shot.

  7. says

    Hee.. hee… “If cheating is wrong… I don’t want to be right”. I say it’s all fair in love and food. I love your idea of gingersnap and the lemon ice cream… that sounds fantastic. :) These are bundles of cuteness too. :)

    PS… I went a little crazy buying 3 types of mini tasting cups for future desserts. See what you started. :)

  8. says

    lol, Kim, you totally deserved the cheat. You get a free pass, girl. Sometimes things don’t turn out as expected (this happens to me all the time! I always have grand plans for my weekends/evenings and inevitably, something comes up). Like you said, you made this luscious, dreamy meyer lemon ice cream from scratch and that’s something to celebrate! I love these photos – they’re beautiful!

  9. says

    I love lemon ANYTHING, and in an ice cream sandwich? Shut the front door.

    Thanks for the lovely comments today! I replied to you on Rachel’s site with where I got my canisters from if you are interested in checking out the artist. :-)

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