Great recipe for a no egg, meyer lemon ice cream that is wedged between cookies to make a wonderful Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwich.
I have a little confession to make.
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.
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Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 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
- In a mixer combine the whole milk and sugar. Whisk on medium speed until sugar dissolves.
- Add lemon juice and salt and whisk again for about 1 to 2 minutes on medium speed.
- Add heavy cream and lemon extract. Whisk until fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Cover your bowl and place in the fridge for at least one hour. I let mine age overnight.
- Remove and transfer liquid to your ice cream maker bowl. Make sure it's frozen prior!
- Place your bowl on the ice cream machine, set it all up and turn on. Let it whir for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- 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.
- Remove dish from freezer. Use the parchment to lift out the ice cream and set it on a board.
- Use cookie cutters or scoop out by hand.
- Place ice cream on one cookie, then place the second cookie on the other side. Give it a little squeeze.
- Voila, ice cream sandwiches.
- You eat them straight away or save them for later.
- If saving for later remember to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
- Serve with a big old puckery smile!
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
Cheated or not, these look delicious; so I guess you're forgiven. And, they're so darned cute!
Thanks so much Jennie. They are sort of cute, aren't they!
Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)
I love Meyer Lemons so much, they're so amazingly crisp and sweet, the perfect send-off for winter. I wish I had an ice cream maker so I could make ice cream with them too!
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.
Kate @ Kate from Scratch
These are super cute!
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time
If this is what your cheating creates, cheat away, dude, cheat away.
Thanks dude. I enjoy a good cheat.
But you made the ice cream - that more than makes up for the little cheat and family time is super important. Our children are with us for such a relatively short time.
Thanks so much Suzanne. And you are so right. I love hanging with my fam.
Can I have the ice cream, pleaaaaase? I am a huge fan of the lemon
Abso-freaking-lutely! Maybe 2 sandwiches cuz you deserve extra.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I think cheating is perfectly okay, when it comes to semi-homemade that is! These are awesome!
Thanks so much Dorothy. I love ice cream sandwiches, it's a wild addiction.
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
Oh my, these are so pretty. And tasty too, I'm sure.
Thanks so much Aimee. The ice cream is wicked addictive. I keep stealing spoonfuls.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Have you thought of buying a van and selling these things on the road? A definite winner if you ask me. 🙂
I am all about plan B! And these look great - I adore meyer lemons!
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
These look gorgeous and they sound so delicious!
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. 🙂
Angie @ Big Bear's Wife
How cute! I am so in love with these!! and I totally LOVE the "dark and moody" photo!
Nancy @ CouponClippingCook
You make the best ice cream flavors! The Meyer lemon flavor sounds sooo good. And in an ice cream sandwich, wow, even better. Beautiful pictures too.
kelly @ kellybakes
Ummm... Meyer Lemon + Ice Cream? How can you go wrong? If this is cheating, I don't ever want to play by the rules!!
Nami | Just One Cookbook
Definitely one sandwich is not enough considering my Meyer lemon love! So cute and irresistible! I can even smell it from here! 😉
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
Sometimes you have to take shortcuts! These look so tasty!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
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!
Cindys Recipes and Writings
I never had Meyers lemons I need to try this soon!