If you like margaritas and you like eating ice ice cream…then I think you’ll like this recipe.
(And if you don’t like either of those things…I’m not sure I like you.)
Margarita ice cream sandwiches, kids. TGIF.
This is How We Do It
Scoop 1/4 cup ice cream mixture onto bottom of one cookie, and top with one cookie. Cover each sandwich with plastic wrap; freeze 4 hours or until firm.
Place 1/2 cup unsalted, softened butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for five minutes or until light and fluffy. Add one egg, 1 tablespoon lime rind, and 2 tablespoons of lime juice and beat for two minutes or until well combined.
Combine 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon table salt and stir to combine. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and beat just until combined.
Divide dough into two equal portions, shape each portion into a 6-inch log, and wrap logs individually in plastic wrap. Stick in the freezer and chill dough for 3 hours or until firm.
Cut each log into 16 slices and place an inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the cookies evenly with 2 teaspoons lime rind, 1 tsp turbinado sugar, and 1/2 tsp sea salt. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes on pans on a wire rack; then remove from baking sheets and cool completely on the rack.
Let 2 cups reduced-fat vanilla ice cream and 2 cups lime sherbert sit out long enough to soften. Then combine them in a medium bowl and lightly fold and swirl together. Stick in the freezer long enough to re-firm a little bit.
Scoop about 1/4 cup ice cream mixture onto half the cookies and then press the other cookies on top to make ice cream sandwiches. Wrap in plastic and freeze for 4 hours.
(Recipe via Cooking Light)
The finished treat is the perfect margarita-y blend of lime, fruity sweetness, and crunchy salt.
Oh and I hope you’re not having too bad of a week because as you may have noticed…this recipe doesn’t have any tequila in it!
Consider this my gift to you if you’re one of those, “I just can’t do tequila!” people.
Because I guess “I just can’t do tequila!” people are people too.