Rachel Getting Hungry: Margarita Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Rachel on June 24, 2011

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.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 gene @boutdrz June 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm

welll…..i MUST say that i was REALLY hoping for some tequila in there some where. Maybe if you do body shots while the cookie part is baking? yea, THAT sounds like a plan!!! Some of my most (un)memorable adventures began with tequila…..
these sound refreshing. thank you (again).
you rock (still).


2 Manon June 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I was dying to make these the minute I saw them in Cooking Light…….but have YET to make them. That needs to change, ESPECIALLY if you say so :)


3 Dori June 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

You are brilliant. I’d add the booze. Love the last caption!


4 Rachel June 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Rach, you are too cute! These seem perfect for a summer BBQ. However, now you have me craving an actual margarita…on the rocks. I think I know my plans this evening.


5 Rachel June 24, 2011 at 8:05 pm

“(And if you don’t like either of those things…I’m not sure I like you.)
Awww man… I don’t drink alcohol at all and I don’t eat “real” ice cream (I’m vegan), but I still love reading your blog because you’re fantastic. Just let me keep pretending that the feeling is mutual… :-P


6 Rachel June 26, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Hey! Vegan ice cream counts as ice cream!


7 [SMASH] at Sweat. Style. Swoon. June 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

Okay these look great! Glad they include the salt on top — that’s a must for my margaritas!


8 Teri [a foodie stays fit] June 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

dude, these sounds amazing! I love your caption too. heh heh heh.


9 Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama June 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

Lol usually when I hear the word, Tequila, I get a little nauseous and I can’t even remember the last time I drank it!


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