Mini cookie dough-nuts filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with hot fudge sauce.
Yeah that’s right, I did it.
Donut ice cream sandwiches.
It’s either brilliance or madness, I’m not totally sure which yet.
I didn’t even know if it would work really.
But you better believe it did.
These little babies were a home run! Who knew you could put ice cream between two donuts and eat it all in one scrumptious bite?
Leave it to me to dream up something crazy like this.
The donuts themselves were soft and doughy, but still firm. Perfect for sandwiching some cold vanilla ice cream.
When the ice cream soaked into the donuts a bit and had a chance to meld the flavors together, it was D.E.lish.
The hot fudge sauce was actually an afterthought, truth be told.
But a really really awesome afterthought.
These wouldn’t have been nearly as amazing without all of that incredible sauce oozing all over them.
I was a little nervous about photographing them because they didn’t appear to be photogenic at first glance.
Tasty? Yes. Beautiful? Eh….
But look how cute they turned out!
You can’t tell me you don’t want to put one in your pocket and take it home with you.
Well, maybe not your pocket… That could be rather disastrous. What with the chocolate and the ice cream and everything.
Might not be the best idea now that I think about it.
I had to act fast to get these shots.
One: I really really really wanted to eat them.
And two: I was shooting outdoors.
In 89 degree heat.
And, ice cream sort of melts…
In case you couldn’t tell.
So these ones got a liiiiitle bit messy.
But if you’re not willing to get a little messy in the kitchen, chances are you’re not going to have very much fun either.
Take my 20th birthday for instance.
The Fiancee shoved a whole birthday cake in my face.
Yes, the whole cake.
I was still finding bits of frosting in my hair and ears three days later.
But I’ll never forget that birthday. Messes can make for great memories.
And pictures! Look at all that yummy melty ice creamy donut goodness happening. I love it. Definitely worth the mess.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-nut Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- hot fudge sauce
- vanilla ice cream
- In a medium bowl mix sugars and butter. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a tablespoon scoop dough into a mini doughnut maker.
- After all donuts are done cooking, allow to cool completely in fridge. To assemble sandwiches, scoop one scoop of vanilla ice cream onto doughnut, then gently press second doughnut on top. Drizzle with hot fudge sauce and serve immediately.