If you’ve never tried an “It’s It” ice cream sandwich, prepare to be wowed. This dessert is the perfect combination of ice cream, oatmeal cookies and chocolate. I tried my first “It’s It” three weeks ago when Bill and I were camping in Sequoia National Forest and it was love at first taste! It’s the perfect summer delight and with this homemade recipe, they can be made on a smaller scale so they don’t break the calorie bank.
1/2 cup room-temperature butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oats
store bought ice cream (I used peanut butter chunk and vanilla)
store bought hard shell chocolate sauce
Combine the butter, regular sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, cream them together for 2 to 3 minutes until they are well combined.
Beat in the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon until they are well combined. Mix these dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Once the dry ingredients have been incorporated, mix in the oats. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease your cookie sheet. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll them into small 1-inch balls. Place the dough balls on the cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart. Using a fork or your fingers, gently press down on the dough balls to flatten them into a cookie shape.
Place the cookie sheet into your oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the baking sheet.
Make sure your cookies are completely cooled. Match up your cookies in advance for consistent size. Take 1 scoop of ice cream, sandwich between 2 cookies, repeat for all the sandwiches and freeze on parchment paper for about 30 minutes.
Pour the chocolate sauce in a deep bowl, not too shallow so that it’s easier to cover the sandwich with 1 dip. Have your frozen sandwiches, sauce and prepared parchment lined sheet all lined up in a row, in that order for quick assembly. Spear the frozen sandwich with a skewer, dip into chocolate sauce and use a spoon if you need to touch up any areas, then place on parchment paper. Work quickly and place the sandwiches in freezer as soon as possible. Freeze for 1 hour.
Adapted from Pixels & Crumbs.