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Mary's Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches

September  6, 2012
1 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes 4 sandwiches
Author Notes

This recipe comes from my father-in-law’s girlfriend, Mary -- an ice cream sandwich is one of her go-to evening snacks. Mary toasts two slices of whole wheat bread, and, while the bread’s still warm, smushes a scoop of chocolate ice cream between the slices. Et voila, an instant ice cream sandwich that's the rag-tag cousin of pain au chocolat. Mary insists the whole wheat bread makes it healthy. I like Mary. —Amanda Hesser

What You'll Need
  • 8 slices of your favorite whole wheat bread
  • 4 large scoops of your favorite chocolate ice cream
  1. We all know this isn't much of a recipe, but for the sake of getting this combination on record, here goes!
  2. Use a 3-inch cookie cutter to cut a circle from each slice of bread. (Save the bread "frames" for making Toad in the Hole.) Set out your ice cream. While it warms up enough to scoop, toast the bread circles. Place a scoop of ice cream between two warm toast circles. Smush like a panini. When the ice cream squeezes out to the edges, it's ready to hand off to a hungry guest. Repeat with the remaining toast circles!

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Amanda Hesser

Recipe by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.

4 Reviews

Antigoni S. August 24, 2014
Ha ha ha! Thank you!
Antigoni S. August 24, 2014
I don't know Mary, but I TOTALLY like her too! This is pretty genius!
Amanda H. August 24, 2014
I'm having dinner with Mary tonight -- will let her know!
food52.com R. September 9, 2012
looks YUMMY