Friday, March 23, 2012

coconut ice cream sandwiches + part 3 of ice cream sandwich week...

Here we are- Day Three and the conclusion of Ice Cream Sandwich Week! Hooray!

I hope you all had a chance to make some delicious ice cream and/or cookies this week. If not, I hope you at least got to pin these recipes to make on a slow weekend. Did ya?

This post is going to be short and simple. Straight to the point. It's easy-peasy too! So, let's get to it!

First off, thanks for hanging in there with me :) I hope I've helped you realize that making your own sweets isn't too hard or too overwhelming. I hope I've helped you see that YOU too can make "from scratch" things. I hope I've helped you find your inner baker!

If you're just joining us- this whole last week we have been making a super simple Ice Cream Sandwich, from scratch. On Monday we talked about this:

Then on Wednesday, we were all about this:

And here we are, the conclusion- putting it all together and creating the perfect The Ice Cream Sandwich.

Things seriously couldn't be easier from here on out- You basically take your cookies...smoosh your ice cream on one, and top (gently pressing) with the other. Simple, right?

If you want to get down to specifics, I let my super frozen ice cream sit out for about 5 minutes before scooping. This made things a lot easier for me.

I also used a 2" ice cream scoop for my ice cream, flipped one cookie over, placed ice cream on top (the bottom side of cookie), and then gently and evenly pressed the top cookie I found the 2" scoop held the perfect amount of ice cream for the size cookies I had made.

But let's be honest, there's no rhyme or reason to this. Use a scoop, use a spoon, use a stick, use your hands- just get that ice cream on a cookie and smoosh. That's a term right?

Just make sure you are either planning on serving your sandwiches right away, or wrapping them in plastic wrap nice and neatly, and placing back in freezer for later serving.

You can also roll the sides of your sandwich in chocolate chips, more toasted coconut, maybe some toasted almonds (whatever really)...or like I chose to do- leave plain.

Yummy right?

Now that we've got this week behind us, I wanted to sort of bring something up to you all- something that's been on my heart for a little bit. The hubbie and I had a pretty serious talk LATE one night last week. We talked about the idea of me posting a little less often. There are many reasons for this, but two main ones:

1. I want to be able to give you guys better blogs (and less filler blogs). I want them to be more informative, more instructive, more info packed, with better pictures and stuff.

2. Doing these types of blogs three times a week, every week is getting to be harder than I expected. So this would be taking a little pressure off of me. Is that selfish?

I don't know yet...don't know if that's something I'm going to do or not. I hate making it a finalized thing. Like, what if I have some funny things to say...or want to post a quick little thing? Gaw. My problem exactly. I've really tried my hardest to deliver three awesome (and I guess sometimes not awesome) blogs a week and felt it was something you all loved and appreciated. And maybe you do. I hope you all do.

But with how things are looking lately, how busy we're starting to get with our Etsy (good thing!) it's become a little harder to get three awesome blogs up a week.

So, I guess what I am saying is if you see a few more days between posts, don't worry- chances are, we got busy...or I'm working on a REALLY good blog...and I'll be back sooner than later.

Thanks for sticking around.

Christina :)


  1. YUMMY!

    Well you know I would read your blog everyday, because you always have fun things to say and write about. But I totally hear ya about taking a step back and not blogging as much. Especially with all the fun things you have going on.
    You just do what you gotta do and I'll eagerly look forward to your posts. :)

    1. Thank you for this. I was thinking about you this weird as that sounds. I was so appreciative of all your continued support. It really helps on days when you feel like no one reads your stuffs! :)


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