Sweet coconut cherry ice cream sandwiched between soft fudge brownie cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the answer to all dessert cravings this week!
Cherry Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich with Fudge Brownie Cookies
The Fudge Brownie Cookies
1 stick of butter
8 oz semi sweet baking chocolate
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups fresh cherries
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbs lemon juice
The Cherry Coconut Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (full fat, not light)
1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut rum
3/4 cup shredded coconut
Baking the Fudge Brownie Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Once melted and thoroughly combined, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, eggs and vanilla. Gradually mix in melted chocolate and butter. In a separate mixing bowl, sift remaining dry ingredients together. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until thoroughly combined. Scoop tablespoonfuls of the batter onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 8 minutes. Transfer cookies from baking sheet onto a wire cooling rack allowing cookies to cool completely.
Cooking the Cherries
Combine all ingredients for cherries in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until cherries have broken apart, much of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture begins to thicken. Set aside and allow to cool completely. Then place in the refrigerator to chill.
Making the Ice Cream
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cream, coconut milk, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and coconut rum until thoroughly combined. Pour ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker and run the machine for about 25-30 minutes or until the ice cream is formed. Place ice cream in the freezer to finish freezing.
After about an hour, remove ice cream from freezer and fold in shredded coconut and chilled cherries. Return ice cream to freezer.
Making the Ice Cream Sandwiches
Once the cookies have cooled completely and ice cream is firm, place one heaping scoop of ice cream onto a cookie and top with a second cookie and press slightly. Repeat this process for as many sandwiches as you would like to make or plan on eating. I recommend only making as many sandwiches as you plan on eating or serving at one time because the cookies will stay soft. You can certainly freeze the sandwich after it is made and it will still taste amazing, but the cookie will be much more firm and chewy straight from the freezer. Enjoy!