The Prettiest & Lightest Homemade Ice Cream Sammies

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I made these last night for community group {our week to host din at casa marshall} and had to share them with you all, too. They're amazing! And so, so easy to make. I cut hearts out of graham crackers and whipped up fresh whip cream in lieu of fatty {yet delish} ice cream, froze them, and just before our friends came over I dipped them in Lindt sea salt dark chocolate and pink sprinkles.


So easy and the lightness and flavor of these make them better than any other ice cream sandwich we've had! My sweet cravings have been tame lately, thank the Lord! but still, from my sweet tooth to yours, happy love day. I think your girlfriends would appreciate these best (:


Chocolate Dipped Light Ice Cream Sammies
{makes about 20}

1 box graham crackers
1 bar of good quality chocolate {I used Lindt Sea Salt Dark Chocolate}
1/2 C pink sprinkles
1 small container of heavy whipping cream
1 T. vanilla extract
2 T. raw sugar

Lay out the graham crackers on a flat surface like a cutting board, and using a small heart cookie cutter, carefully cut out shapes. I broke a few and realized I needed to remove all the crumbs underneath the graham crackers and press firmly and evenly. You'll also need to use fresh grahams from a box just opened, or else they will fall apart.

In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip the carton of heavy whipping cream, vanilla and raw sugar until stiff peaks form. Sandwich the whip cream between two hearts and freeze until they've firmed and you're ready to dip them in chocolate.

This is the way I've always melted chocolate -- it's much easier to me than using a bowl of hot water: Heat the stovetop to low-medium. Place the small, broken pieces of chocolate {or chocolate chips!} in a small saucepan and stir continuously as the chocolate melts. As soon as it's almost fully melted with some chunks left, take the saucepan off the heat and continue stirring. It is still melting at this point and removing it from the heat will keep the chocolate from burning and turning chalky. Dip one side of each heart in the chocolate, then the sprinkles. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is hardened and you're ready to serve them. Enjoy this lighter version of a classic!

19 comments:

  1. These are amazing!
    So perfect. I didn't know Lindt did sea salt chocolate- that also sounds delicious.
    Thanks for sharing, I always love your blog :)

    Esther x
    www.esther-aw.tumblr.com

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  2. Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous!!! They're seriously almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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  3. YUM! Last night we did something similar! We use marshmallow puff instead of ice cream and froze them. DELIGHTFUL! xoxo

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  4. These are soooo cute! I've never thought of cutting shapes out of graham crackers before. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  5. So amazing! These are the cutest little ice cream sandwiches Iv'e seen. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  6. Love those! So pretty and delicious looking!

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  7. So cute! I'm impressed that you could cut these without breaking the crackers. I would demolish them.

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  8. These are beautiful! I bet your guests loved them!

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  9. adorable!!! too cute to eat!!

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  10. Oh my, they look delicious!! And way too cute to eat, Nicole is right!! Kristina x

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  11. Quite possibly the best Valentine's Day cookies I have ever seen. Have to find someone who can ship me some graham crackers to Belgium!

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  12. those are so adorable and look delicious! :)

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  13. girrrrl! these look good.

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  14. I LOVE these amanda! so sweet and yummy and light! i'm making them for my small group this weekend.... yummm

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  15. How cute are these?! You truly are amazing my friend :)

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  16. These are so cute! I just made homemade graham crackers, they would work perfectly. Thanks! and happy Valentine's!! xoxo

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  17. This seriously looks incredible. You are so talented!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  18. These are so adorable and perfect. Pinning immediately for the next girls' night ;)

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  19. You are too cute. These look delicious!

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