Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ice Cream, Ice cream, we all scream for Ice cream!!

Summer is almost over and before we know it fall will be here. So I thought I'd share some Ice cream treats before summer is over=)! Also bear with me as all my cookbooks and most of my magazines are in boxes these are all either ones I have memorized or ones saved on my computer. As soon as we move I'll go through my books and add some from them. Happy eating=)!

Very Raspberry Frappe

1-1/2 cups frozen or fresh raspberries
3 Tbsp. milk or raspberry liqueur
1 Tbsp. seedless raspberry jam
2 cups raspberry or other berry gelato or ice cream
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup chopped chocolate bars, crushed shortbread cookies, or chocolate wafer cookies
To top drink: Chocolate bars, shortbread cookies, or chocolate wafer cookies
1. Thaw raspberries, if frozen. Place 1 cup berries in blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Press puréed berries through fine-mesh sieve into bowl. Discard seeds. Add liqueur and jam to pureed berries; whisk until smooth.

2. For frappé, in blender or processor combine berry mixture, gelato, and milk. Cover and blend or process just until combined, stopping blender to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in chopped chocolate or crushed cookies.

3. Divide remaining berries and frappé between two chilled glasses. Top with chocolate or cookies. Serve with long-handled spoons. Makes 2 servings.

Raspberry-Nut Sundaes

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
2/3 cup honey-roasted cashews or honey-roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
2 pints vanilla ice cream and/or raspberry sorbet
1. In a large skillet melt butter; stir in brown sugar until melted. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add raspberries, nuts, and lemon peel; stir very gently to coat.

2. Scoop ice cream and/or sorbet into eight small dessert cups. Top with raspberry mixture. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches

1 18-ounce roll refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons preserves, such as raspberry, cherry, or strawberry)
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Knead flour into cookie dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 13-1/2x9-inch rectangle. Cut into 1-1/2-inch squares. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are browned. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

2. Place 1 teaspoon jam or preserves on flat side of 1 cookie. Place a small scoop of ice cream (about 1-1/2 tablespoons) on jam. Top with another cookie, flat side down, and press lightly. Repeat with remaining cookies, jam, and ice cream (there will be extra cookies). Wrap and freeze 4 to 48 hours. Makes 16 sandwiches and 22 extra cookies.

Toasted S'More Snowballs

12 graham cracker squares
12 small scoops rocky road or chocolate fudge ice cream (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 7.2-ounce package fluffy white frosting mix
1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Arrange cracker squares on waxed paper. Use a small ice cream scoop to place scoops of ice cream on each cracker square. Cover and freeze while preparing frosting.

2. Prepare frosting mix according to package directions. Place frosting in a large pastry bag fitted with a large round tip (1/4-inch). Pipe frosting over each ice cream mound to cover. Or use a spoon to spread frosting over each ice cream scoop, spreading to cover. Freeze at least 1 hour (cover loosely after frosting is firm).

3. Preheat oven 500 degree F. Transfer squares to a greased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until frosting is golden brown. Serve immediately. Makes 12 servings.

Tropical Treat Sandwiches

1 18-oz. refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. milk
4 tsp. coarse sugar or 1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 1.75-qt. tropical fruit or rainbow sherbet
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In mixing bowl combine cookie dough and flour; knead with hands until well combined. On lightly floured surface roll dough, half at a time, to a 14x10-inch rectangle. With fluted pastry wheel or pizza cutter, cut into 3x 2-inch rectangles. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with fork. Brush with milk; sprinkle with sugar.

2. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely.

3. Place a large baking sheet or 15x10x1-inch pan in freezer. Cut carton from sherbet. With a very sharp knife, cut in half lengthwise. Cut again in 1-inch slices. Halve each slice crosswise (you should have 20 slices). Return to freezer for 1 hour or until firm.

4. To assemble sandwiches place sherbet slice between two cookies, sprinkled side out. Wrap in plastic; and freeze 4 hours or until firm. Cookies may be frozen for up to 3 months. Makes 20 sandwiches

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