TWD: Chocolate PB and Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

There is always that moment in a relationship when you look at the other person and think “where did you come from?” or “who raised you?”  I remember distinctly having one of these moments with my now husband then boyfriend many years ago.  It was the dead of winter in Kansas, and we had just gone out for Mexican food.  I brightly suggested we top off the night with a little BR (that would be Baskin & Robbins for those of you who did not spend your childhood establishing a close relationship with all of the ice creams shops in your area).  He looked at me and said, “But it’s cold out.”  Yup.  As if the weather had some bearing as to whether we should have ice cream.  My response: Ice cream knows no season.**  I loved him but knew there were some serious cultural differences.

We ate ice cream in my family.   A lot.  I still know my mom’s signature order at BR — a dip of Pralines & Cream and a dip of Chocolate Mousse Royale (not to be confused with DQ where it is a peanut buster parfait).  In fourth grade, I gave up chocolate malts and popcorn for lent and it was TOUGH.  We had them together every Friday night.  Great combo, by the way.  Salty and sweet.

All this ice cream, however, and I don’t think I have ever had blueberry ice cream.  I was excited to try Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream chosen by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiousity for Tuesdays with Dorie this week.   I am not a sour cream lover so I cut it down to a half a cup.  I also went with a little lime zest and no juice.  I love citrus flavored dessert, but I always cut the citrus down when it is not the feature flavor.

I thought it would be fun to make peanut butter cookies and make a “PB&J” ice cream sandwich.  Well, I got a little carried away and made chocolate peanut butter cookies.  It went really well together.  The ice cream was good.  At first I thought the sour cream was overpowering, but it grew on me.  It tasted a little like blueberry cheesecake.  My kids both ate it but didn’t ask for any the next day.  Hmmm…I may try it with another flavor and see if it garners a little more excitement.  Otherwise, this may not be in the rotation for a long while.  I can’t shouldn’t eat it all myself.

 The blonde told me –after he ate it– that ice cream sandwiches should have white ice cream.  Good to know I have a conniseur in the house.

To see how everyone else fared check out the TWD blogroll here.  To get the recipe visit Dolores‘ blog.

Next week: Granola grabbers.  I eat granola for breakfast almost every morning.  This could be…dangerous.

**While ice cream is great any time of year sometimes ice cream alone isn’t the best when it is hot.  On a hot day, nothing is better than half vanilla ice cream, half orange sherbert, and sprite.  Put it all in a blender and go.  REFRESHING.

36 responses to “TWD: Chocolate PB and Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. I’ll try that ice cream sherbert sprite thing for my husband tomorrow. He loves orange sherbert.

    Chocolate pb cookies – which recipe are you using? I love that combination.

  2. I love the cookies! And such adorable photos of your boys.

  3. Ooh, I love Chocolate Mousse Royale! I haven’t had it in forever. I love the pics of your boys.

  4. how cute are those ice cream sandwiches?!?! i love them!! there are so many great things you can do with ice cream, i love seeing all the TWD variations.

  5. I am an ice cream fanatic too. Luckily hubby is as well. On his rare days of with no kids in the house he likes to be bad and dish up ice cream after every meal. Of course he is tall and thin, sigh.
    Your little cookie sandwiches are adorable!

  6. Ice cream is good all of the time… breakfast, lunch, dinner, winter, spring, summer and fall! I love the ice cream sandwiches!

  7. What a great idea!!! It sure looks like your little rascals are enjoying their treat! I would too!!!

  8. Delicious- those look wonderfully tasty!

  9. The ice cream kind of needs something like that – I ate it and felt like I was eating the first bowl of froyo…ever. But I would definitely try it with cookies.

    And it’s a very good thing I don’t live anywhere near a Baskin Robbins. Two scoops of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream goes straight to my love handles.

  10. Your kids are beautiful and the ice cream sandwiches are to cute and a wonderful idea!

  11. Oh man! ice cream sandwiches! btw I totally knew BR and DQ. If you don’t, whats wrong with you? LOL. Glad the kiddies liked it! Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  12. Ooooh! Love it. Great job.

  13. They look wonderful.

    I never thought that it might go well with peanutbutter.

  14. I like your ice cream cookie sandwiches too! I’m definitely going to have to try your creamsicle sprite drink; it sounds like it’s right up my alley!

  15. Peanut buster parfait–gosh how I wish there was a DQ around here! Loved your sandwich combo…it sounds divine!

  16. Me and granola: not a good combo..I can’t seem to stop!

    What a great idea with the icecream sandwiches!

  17. WOW! You are so creative, I would have never thought of that. Great pics!

  18. My eleven year old nephew and sous chef LOVES your take on PB&J. I think we’re making another batch… 🙂

  19. you’re killing me with those cookies. what a great idea!

  20. I love the comment about the boys eating it but not asking for it the next day…a true sign, right? Mine are the same. Even the Big Boy (i.e. husband), but they did like this and wanted to know if there would be enough for the next day…easy enough to make, I can make it be so. Great color on your ice cream…very cute little boys.

  21. Cute little boys! I love the ice cream sandwiches, that’s brilliant. Nice job!

  22. oh, now that’s just cool.

  23. Love the sandwich idea! Yum!

  24. Chocolate peanut butter cookies – that sounds dangerous to me!

  25. Mmmmm…the colors look so good together. Great idea to make them into sandwiches!

  26. those cookies look great! Great idea

  27. Those boys look happy with their ice cream sandwiches!

  28. This looks great! Ice cream sandwiches were a great idea!

  29. I love the color combo on those ice cream sandwiches. They look awesome!

  30. I agree with you, ice cream knows no season!

    Btw, are you a KS girl? I am, born and bred in Salina!

  31. What a fun idea and obviously vrey well received!

  32. Wow, I love your idea! Ice cream cookie sandwiches, yes please! Cute pictures 🙂

  33. Those sandwiches look really good! This was a little too tangy for me.

  34. mom I think many people would like it. will


  36. mom i love you!!!!!!!! colin

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