Fact. I have never been to San Francisco (it’s on my Travel Dreams list) .
When I go, the first thing I am going to have is an IT’S IT Ice Cream Sandwich.
In doing my little Super Game XLVII Themed Meals research for this week’s series I came across the IT’S IT Ice Cream Sandwich. It was love at first sight.
IT’S IT Ice Cream Sandwich are simple in concept. An ice cream sandwich made from ice cream, old-fashioned oatmeal cookies and covered in chocolate coating. IT’S IT is offered with Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint and Cappuccino ice cream flavors. According to the IT’S IT website, these ice cream sandwiches have been a San Francisco experience since 1928. These treats are widely known as the The Official Food of San Francisco.
Now, for $87 you can have these ice cream treats shipped overnight to your home directly from the company. In all honesty, $87 seems a little crazy to me so I decided to recreate the vanilla version of this treat and try to bring these San Francisco gems to my little home in New Jersey (for much cheaper!)
I really tried to keep this as simple as possible. I made oatmeal cookies using my favorite recipe from Quaker oats (which has been my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe since I was a kid), purchased some all-natural vanilla bean ice cream and a bottle of magic shell ice cream topping (there are recipes to make homemade magic shell but I was trying to keep it simple, folks).
I made my oatmeal cookies extra-large so I ended up with enough cookies to make about 10 ice cream sandwiches and reserved a few extra cookies for the boys to nibble on. The ice cream sandwiches took minutes to assemble and were so easy! These treats are dangerous. I could literally eat all 10 in one sitting.
I even made a quick video taking you through the very simple recipe steps. Here we go:
Once your cookies have cooled, place them in the freezer for a few minutes to freeze them.
Once cookies are frozen, take two cookies of similar size and place a large scoop of ice cream between the two cookies to create a sandwich. Smooth sides of ice cream to create a smooth edge.
Then, dip entire cookie in magic shell and coat the outside.
Place dipped cookie on pre-cut sheet of wax paper. Wrap and store in freezer.
Allow to freeze. I let mine freeze for about 5 minutes.
When ready to eat, unwrap and enjoy. These are amazing!
I have found a little treat I will make for my family for years to come. Enjoy xoxo.
If you are cheering for the 49ers this weekend, you have to make these little treats. The fans will go wild!
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