Back in 2016, Mr. Mouse and I stayed at All Stars Music for the first time. Our girls were so cute and tiny then. It seems like ages ago, but I guess it really wasn’t. It was our last trip as a family of 4, sigh!
We fell in love with the ice cream cookie sandwiches they had at the resort quick service restaurant. For 1 snack credit, we could get two giant cookies smothered in the ice cream of our choice. I would hazard a guess that I ate at least 5 of those sandwiches on that trip.
While I can’t exactly replicate them, nor would my waist line appreciate it, I have come up with a recipe that brings the spirit of the mouse!
Let’s start with the cookies:
2/3 cups softened butter
2/3 cups shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 oz chocolate chips (we did about 4 oz each semisweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch)
Preheat oven to 375F. Cream together sugars, butter, and shortening. Add egg and vanilla, combining well. Stir in salt and baking powder well. Add flour and mix until combined. Lastly, add chips and stir. Drop by round teaspoons and tablespoons on parchment or silpat mat. Bake for 10 minutes, or until desired.
I did have to remove the “ears” from the tray and bake the heads a few more minutes.
Now for the ice cream:
This ice cream comes together so quickly. So quickly, in fact, that I barely got any pictures before it was done.
2 cups cold whipping cream
1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Optional: anything you want to mix in. We chose peanuts, chocolate chips, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter
In a mixer, on medium to high, beat cream, salt, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Turn down to low, drizzle the sweetened condensed milk in, allowing it to just barely encorporate. Don’t over mix! Pour half of the mix into an 8×8 pan. Add mix ins. Top with the rest of the sweetened cream. Swirl a knife through to incorporate everything. Freeze until solid. Scoop and enjoy!
Have you ever eaten an ice cream cookie sandwich at Disney? What was your favorite combo? Can’t wait to hear back from you!
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