Ginger and Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Chewy ginger cookies sandwiched with homemade creamy lemon ice cream make amazing ice cream sandwiches!

Chewy ginger cookies sandwiched with homemade creamy lemon ice cream make amazing ice cream sandwiches!

I sure hope you listened to me on Monday and got your lemon ice cream ready!  If so, time to whip up these chewy ginger cookies and prepare for ice cream sandwich heaven.  If not, get to the ice cream stat.  Lucky for you it’s easy to make, you just need to be patient during the freezing time.

Amazing Ginger and Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches

Anyway, I’m pretty obsessed with these sandwiches.  The ginger cookies are chewy, even after freezing, and just so delicious.  If you eat a few while making the ice cream sandwiches, I won’t tell anyone.  Just don’t mistake them for a traditional gingersnap.  These are more like a brown sugar cookie with a nice ginger flavor.  No overpowering ginger to be found.

Ginger and Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes 16 ice cream sandwiches

32 chewy ginger cookies (recipe below)
1 batch (6 cups) lemon ice cream

Pair cookies so that they are closely matching in size; turn one cookie from each pair upside down
Place a scoop of ice cream (about 1/3 cup) on top of an upside down cookie; press matching cookie down to form an ice cream sandwich; repeat with a few ice cream sandwiches and then place in in the freezer (in a ziplock bag or tupperware) while making remaining ice cream sandwiches; repeat until finished
Store ice cream sandwiches in a ziplock bag or airtight container in freezer up to one month; keep frozen until serving

Chewy Ginger Cookies
Makes 32 cookies for 16 ice cream sandwiches

260 grams / 9 1/8 ounces (~2 cups) all-purpose flour
7 ½ grams (1 ½ teaspoons) salt
2 grams (1 teaspoon) ground ginger
2 ½ grams (½ teaspoon) baking soda
170 grams / 6 ounces (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
350 grams / 12 3/8 ounces (~1 1/2 cup packed) light brown sugar
5 grams (1 teaspoon) minced ginger
100 grams (2 large) whole eggs
1 tablespoons vanilla extract

Whisk together flour, salt, ginger and baking soda; set aside
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and minced ginger on medium-high speed until light and well mixed; scrape sides of bowl
Add eggs and vanilla, mix well; scrape sides of bowl
Add flour mixture and mix on low speed just until combined (do not overmix)
Chill dough for 2 – 24 hours
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
Use a medium cookie dough scoopclip_image001 or tablespoon to make cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each) about 2 inches apart from one another
Bake 13-14 minutes or until cookies are set on top and very lightly brown around the edges

Chewy Ginger Cookies + Homemade Lemon Ice Cream!!!

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9 Responses to “Ginger and Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches”

  1. Joanne August 7, 2014 at 7:18 am #

    I was wondering what you were going to do with the lemon ice cream! Ginger and lemon are a truly perfect pair, so you did good. Plus I love that the cookies are chewy and gingery as opposed to gingersnap-py. Who wants a crunchy cookie when there is a chewy one to be eaten?!

  2. Sues August 7, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Perfection!! I just made ice cream sandwiches with frozen yogurt and pb cookies and now all I want to do is make more!

  3. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures August 7, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    What great flavors! How bright and fresh for summer!

  4. Megan August 7, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    This will be a new flavor combination for my family, we’ll have to try them this weekend.

    • Keep It Sweet August 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

      Please let me know if you ended up making them! Would love to hear how they turned out:-)

  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic August 7, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    This is making me crave for a giant scoop of lemon ice cream!

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 8, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    Oh man I wish I had made that ice cream already, this sounds yummy!

  7. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I think I know what’s for dessert tonight!

    • Keep It Sweet August 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

      I like the way you think!