Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

Say what you want about Paula Deen and her ongoing weight, and new-found health issues. I think she is a genius. I don’t care if you are 90 lbs or 490 lbs, who would not want a peanut butter and jelly ICE CREAM sandwich? Okay, maybe my vegan aunt wouldn’t, but that is besides the point. I personally can not wait until I can make these. Keep in mind, when I make them I will probably go the semi homemade route. I am talking store bought ice cream, homemade cookies, but not necessarily from scratch. We will see what kind of mood I am in when it comes time to actually making them. One thing I do know, either way you make them, they will be FABULOUS!

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry Ice-Cream:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced strawberries

Assembly:

  • 6 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • Peanut butter chips or chopped peanuts, optional

Directions 

Peanut Butter Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.

In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar. Cool slightly before removing from pan.

Strawberry Ice-Cream:

In a small bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Puree the strawberries in a food processor and add to cream mixture. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. After freezing in the ice cream maker, transfer to a container and place in the freezer, to freeze solid, for 6 hours before serving.

Assembly:

Spread the strawberry preserves on a peanut butter cookie. Top with a small scoop of strawberry ice cream and cover with another cookie. Roll sides in peanut butter chips or peanuts, if desired.

  • Source: Paula Deen
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Recipe Yields: 8 to 9 servings
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