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dulce de leche ice cream sandwiches with toasted pecans & salted caramel sauce

ice cream sandwich

We had an ice cream party over the weekend. And there wasn’t a kid in sight!

It was grown-ups only and it was the most fun I can recall having in a long time. Everyone brought a dozen of their favorite cookies and we supplied the ice cream, nuts, sprinkles, chopped candy bars, chopped hard candies, cherries (both fresh and maraschino), homemade chocolate, caramel and hot fudge sauce and pretty much anything else we could think of. And then we all went to town coming up with fun and unique flavors! A few of us broke out the blender and made some boozie milkshakes, too.

The inspiration for the party came from Häagen-Dazs® who asked if I’d create “the perfect moment” with their ice cream. A perfect moment to me is almost always some kind of party, with friends and family around, great food, cocktails and a lot of laughs. So that’s what we did, and it was SO much fun to end our meal making our own ice cream sandwiches! Häagen-Dazs® shipped me 8 pints of their Dulce de Leche ice cream and I picked up a few more pints for the party so there was a good variety of flavors. The overwhelming favorite flavor was the Dulce de Leche so it’s no big surprise that my favorite ice cream sandwich was the Dulce de Leche with Toasted Pecans and topped and homemade Salted Caramel Sauce! I’m still dreaming of it…

dulce le leche ice cream sandwich

It’s simple to make, too. Just whip up a batch of your favorite cookies (I used chocolate chip & pecan) then, using a very sharp knife, slice your pint of Häagen-Dazs® crosswise right through the carton! Using a cookie cutter approximately the same size as your cookies, cut out a circle and place between two cookies. Eat your sandwich immediately or pop into a freezer bag to save for later. I found that one pint made four large sized sandwiches, but you could easily do five or six if you sliced the ice cream into thinner slices. Just be certain your ice cream is very frozen when you slice into it and it’ll work like a charm. If you have any trouble just run your knife under hot water before slicing.

I highly suggest putting your sandwich in a dish and drizzling the salted caramel sauce over it. It takes it from a fun treat to something pretty amazing!

homemade ice cream sandwich

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Kristy Bernardo
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Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

Friday 27th of June 2014

You had me at salted caramel.

What a brilliant idea for a party! I've been dreaming up an appetizers & desserts only potluck party...and now I'm adding ice cream bar to the list:)

the wicked noodle

Friday 27th of June 2014

That's awesome, Sarah!! You will love them :)

Liz @ IHeartVegetables

Friday 31st of August 2012

Oh my gosh this looks heavenly!!

the wicked noodle

Tuesday 4th of September 2012

Thank you, Liz!


Friday 27th of July 2012

I love Häagen-Dazs! Great idea to just use a knife and just cut it. Maybe it works even better if you put the knife in hot water first :)

the wicked noodle

Monday 30th of July 2012

Thanks, Drake!


Friday 8th of June 2012

Sweet Jesus.

the wicked noodle

Friday 8th of June 2012

lol, Laura!! :-)


Thursday 7th of June 2012

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! That sounds real real fun, just my kind :) Those sandwiches look so exquisite and flavorful that I'm surprised Häagen-Dazs® didn't hire you outright! You are one cool whip.

the wicked noodle

Friday 8th of June 2012

You are too funny, Minnie!! I wish they'd hire me outright, too ;-)