Welcome back to D.I.Y. Fridays, an occasional blog series where we D.I.Y. a basic (sometimes naturally gluten free) recipe (like today’s recipe for gluten free chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches) or other ingredient that you otherwise might be inclined to buy. If you remember the Chipwich chocolate chip ice cream sandwich and wondered where it’s been, this copycat recipe is for you. Okay, if you even like ice cream, this recipe’s for you. But if you’ve ever had the experience of standing beside the ice cream truck with your gluten free kid, googling everything on the menu to see what’s gluten free while he watches you expectantly, today’s recipe is especially for you. Because almost nothing in that truck is gonna work for my gluten free son, and I make it okay by promising him I’ll D.I.Y. something for him that’s even better. Luckily, that’s a promise I can easily keep. Maybe Classic Snacks should have had an ice cream chapter! No worries, though. We’ll make that right, right here on the blog, one recipe at a time.
Today’s recipe is a bit different than recipes past, because not only can’t you buy a gluten free Chipwich, but you can’t buy any Chipwich. They stopped making this, the absolute perfect ice cream sandwich, in 2009—but I didn’t even notice, since my son started eating (and I started baking) gluten free in 2004. To complicate matters further, I first posted this recipe for thin and chewy gluten free chocolate chip cookies in 2012, which was already 3 years too late—or 8 years too late depending upon your perspective on this whole Chipwich business. Still with me? The point is this: If you’re hoping for the perfect ice cream sandwich, you’ll need to make your own. And I’m here to tell you how to get it done.
Making an ice cream sandwich might seem like the simplest thing in the world. And I’ll be honest—it’s really not too complicated, as long as you have the right ingredients at the right temperatures. And it all starts with the right thin and chewy cookie. Try to make an ice cream sandwich with a too-thick cookie, or a crunchy cookie and things won’t go your way.
- There are a few tips and tricks to getting these gluten free chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches to have that gorgeous smooth and professional edge, and they’re all detailed in the recipe instructions below—whether you’re using homemade vanilla ice cream or store-bought pints of vanilla.
- The simple pleasure of an ice cream sandwich in warmer weather is, of course, undeniable. And when your gluten free kid can have almost nothing from the ice cream truck other than, say, a frozen fruit bar, sometimes your heart is going to break for him. This is how you mend your broken heart—and his.
- Now since I’m not one to deny my past, checkered as it is, here’s a photo from when the recipe for these thin and chewy CCCs post was originally published in 2012—almost 3 years to the day. Not terrible, right?
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