Health

Ginger-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches

ginger-chocolate-ice-cream-swich Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Denise Canter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups softened vanilla light ice cream
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ounce chopped (into 1/4-inch pieces) crystallized ginger
  • 12 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers) or chocolate graham crackers

Preparation


Combine 2 cups softened vanilla light ice cream (to soften ice cream, transfer it to the refrigerator for about 30 minutes), 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, and 1 ounce chopped (into 1/4-inch pieces) crystallized ginger in a bowl. Stir together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Arrange 6 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers) or chocolate graham crackers (you'll need 12 total) on a baking sheet, and top each with about 1/4 cup of the ice cream mixture. Top ice cream with another wafer, lightly pressing to form a sandwich. Cover ice cream sandwiches with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer. Freeze sandwiches at least 2 hours before serving.


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  • Skip the cake and pie at your next dinner party and make these must-have ice cream sandwiches. The treat will remind you of childhood, but the ingredients are all grown-up.
  • Yield: Makes 6 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 169
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 27g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 14mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 126mg
Calcium per serving: 72mg

Good to Know

Free your inner child with these ice cream sandwiches. Use fat-free ice cream or frozen yogurt to cut back on fat. You'll also get a boost of calcium and vitamin D.