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Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches

The perfect ice cream sandwich is:

Soft. Hard crunchy cookies need not apply.

Sweet and salty. Keyword: and. Not or. Like the yin and yang of ice cream sandwiches, one balances out the other.

Streamlined. Meaning, you shouldn’t have to have a mouth the size of Steven Tyler’s to eat it.

And, finally…

Sprinkled. Because everything is better with sprinkles.

Malted Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’ll tell you, folks, this sandwich has it all. Tessa Arias, author of Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich, did not make it easy on me. I spent weeks endlessly flipping through the book. Not for a lack of recipes but for sheer indecision on just which recipe (or mix and match combination) I was going to make. The entire book is filled with perfect ice cream sandwich after perfect ice cream sandwich, and this malted chocolate beauty is no different.

The cookies are soft and salty. The ice cream creamy and sweet.

She rolls hers in whoppers, but in conjunction with the last of my criterion for sandwich-ability above, sprinkles were definitely in order.

Granted, I probably made them a wee bit too big (think the diameter of a halved grapefruit). I say that like it’s a bad thing. It’s totally not.

I used the technique outlined here to make my sandwiches, the result being more uniform ice cream rounds than simply scooping and smushing. But you can certainly do that too.

Be sure to click through for the recipe and a chance to win a copy of this mouth-watering book!

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: about 10 sandwiches

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mintues

Total Time: 36 hours

Ingredients:

Ice Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup plain malted milk powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg  yolks

Cookies:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark or Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup plain malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt

Directions:

  1. Prepare an ice bath by setting a medium heatproof bowl inside a larger bowl of ice water. Place a fine mesh sieve on top and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the milk, cream, 1/2 cup sugar, malted milk powder, salt, and vanilla. Cook gently over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved and mixture starts to steam. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Slowly whisk in some of the warm cream mixture, 1/3 cup at a time, until about half of the cream mixture has been incorporated and egg mixture is warm to the touch. (Be sure to gradually whisk in the warm cream; you want to temper the eggs, not cook them.) our egg mixture back into saucepan and return to medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spatula, about 5 to 7 minutes, or until it reaches approximately 175ºF. Do not let it boil.
  4. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into the ice bath. Stir until mixture is cool. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, carefully pressing it onto the surface of the cream mixture to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
  5. Line a quarter sheet pan or 9x9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Churn ice cream according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spread ice cream into the prepared pan to desired thickness Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2-3 hours or until firm.
  6. For cookies,  preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  7. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, baking soda, and salt.
  8. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in egg, followed by vanilla and sour cream. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until incorporated.
  9. Using a medium or large cookie scoop, drop dough by the heaping tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Flatten to 1-inch thick disks with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool on baking sheet for minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Freeze cookies for at least 1 hour before forming your sandwiches.
  11. To assemble, remove block of ice cream from sheet pan using the parchment or foil to lift it out of the pan. Choose a cookie cutter approximately the same size as your cookies to cut out rounds of ice cream. Place one round on a cookie, then top with a second cookie, pressing to adhere. Roll edges in sprinkles or crushed malted milk ball candies, if desired. Freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.

Cookies and Cream Cookbook by Tessa AriasWhat better accompaniment to the perfect ice cream sandwich than a giveaway? Author Tessa Arias has so kindly offered up a copy of her book to one lucky L&OO reader! Cooling temperatures be darned, with this book in hand you’re going to want to eat ice cream sandwiches all winter long.

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Congrats to Bianca, comment #204, who was selected as the winner of this fabulous book!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. All opinions written are purely my own.

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  1. 201
    Jeanette
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    And I’ve already liking love and olive oil on Facebook!  Need to check out handle the heat…  And can’t wait to try this recipe!  Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 202
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    i’d love to try brownie cookies with cookie dough ice cream!

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    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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  8. 208
    Yashica
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I’d like to try Nilla Wafer cookies with banana/strawberry ice cream

  9. 209
    william p
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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    william p
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    william p
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  12. 212
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    These ice cream sandwiches look incredible, Lindsay! What a great book. I’d love to try a ginger-molasses cookie with apple cider ice cream!

  13. 213
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I would try chocolate cookie dough ice cream sandwiched between two giant chocolate macaron shells! 

  14. 214
    michelle
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I would like to try a cchocolate covered strawberry :-D 

  15. 215
    Mark
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I’d want to try peanut butter cookies with ginger ice cream. It’s definitely not a normal combo, but it sounds good to me!

  16. 216
    Shilpa
    Posted On September 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Only one that I have to try… Red Velvet cake ice cream sandwich.. Just thinking about it has made me cause a puddle around my keyboard. YUM!

  17. 217
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I’d love to try a chocolate and peanut butter combination.

  18. 218
    angie kim
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 12:48 am

    i think choc cookies with malt ice cream sounds delish. thanks.

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    angie kim
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  21. 221
    STACEY
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and snickerdoodle ice cream.

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    KaySue
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I would like to try the Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwich.

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    KaySue
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  25. 225
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I’d love to try a dark chocolate cookie with biscoff ice cream. Drool!

  26. 226
    Kate
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    i’m thinking a chocolate peanut butter pretzel chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream sandwich. ( thats a mouthful! )

    such a pretty book :)

  27. 227
    Cheryl
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I would love to try mocha cookies with a coffee/Heath bar ice crea. Yummy!

  28. 228
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hmm… I think I’d do a chocolate cookie with mint chocolate chip ice cream. And maybe I could figure out a way to get a smear of hot-fudge in there somehow. 

  29. 229
    TaraO
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I think a chocolate cookie sandwich with pistachio ice cream rolled in mini choc chips and pistachios would be awesome!

  30. 230
    Margot C
    Posted On September 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Ginger Snaps with Mango Coconut Sorbet

  31. 231
    Posted On September 15, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I totally agree with everything you said about ice cream sandwiches. These totally fit the bill!

  32. 232
    Lulu
    Posted On September 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Creamy scoops of mango-peach ice cream with swirls of raspberry sandwiched between two thick chewy chocolate caramel cookies~! Absolutely delish! 

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    Natasha
    Posted On September 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    These look amazing!! I would love to try a chocolate cookie with an early grey ice cream! 

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    Natasha
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  38. 238
    Posted On September 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    It may not be the craziest combo but lately I’ve been really into S’mores, so I’m going to go with that idea…but, I recently came across the beauty of peanut butter s’mores, so I might have to incorporate that nut butter in somehow, too!

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  42. 242
    Maddy
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Ginger cookies with peach ice cream! 

  43. 243
    Mary Kate
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 7:46 am

    How about a really cinnamon-y snickerdoodle cookie with apple ice cream! 

  44. 244
    Erika W.
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I would like to try the Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwich!! I just checked out the table of contents too and all the others sound just as tasty!!

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    D SCHMIDT
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I would love to try a cherry ice cream sandwiched between two almond flavored cookies.

  49. 249
    Lana
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Since it’s fall…pumpkin cookies with chocolate ice cream!

  50. 250
    Christi
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm

     Those look so yummy!  I love ice cream and have an ice cream maker,  but do not have a book full of recipes… so the fit it’s perfect.  Thanks for your blog and your wonderful recipes.

  51. 251
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Oh heavenly!!
    I want a chocolate coconut cookie with salted caramel ice cream inside. Please :)

  52. 252
    Deborah
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I would love to try pina colada ice cream with coconut cookies!!

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    Moriah
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  54. 254
    heather
    Posted On September 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I love peanut butter and chocolate so maybe chocolate gram cracker with peanut butter ice cream that sounds dreamy.

  55. 255
    Thu
    Posted On September 17, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Mint ice cream with mocha cookies!

  56. 256
    Posted On September 17, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Snickerdoodle cookie with kahlua ice cream. :]

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  58. 258
    Sophia
    Posted On September 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Oreo cookie with caramel ice cream :)

  59. 259
    Juli V
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    I would like to try a peanut butter, jelly, and banana combination. That would be delicious!

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    Karla G
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    Rachael
    Posted On September 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I want to try caramel snickerdoodles with pineapple sorbet! I tried a Greek yogurt that was caramel flavor with pineapple chunks and it was so good!

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    Mary
    Posted On September 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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