For my birthday this year, I got not one but TWO sets of ice cream molds, from two very different (but very loved) friends. Amazing! One had a cowboy theme and the other was pastel colored farm animals. I truly hit the jackpot this year.
I had never thought about buying ice cream molds before but the minute I got them, I knew I had to try them out. I chose speed over everything this time around and baked up a pan of brownies (from a mix, no less!) and took out some Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream. Then I created my sticky-sweet assembly line of love. ( Yeah, you like how complicated I made that last sentence?)
First, I thought to myself, “Maybe it is time to get a good, sturdy, 9×13 baking pan that isn’t a one trick pony, although its one trick DOES make me spasm with joy whenever I bite into an extra-edgy brownie.” Because it made cutting out brownie slices a bit difficult:
As an engineer, though, I persevered:
Cut, cut, and now ice cream time!!!
What time? Vanilla bean ice cream time! Heya! Heya!
Okay, please forgive me for my sugar-induced high, and for peanut butter jelly time being SUCH a catchy song.
Top with another brownie and now it’s time to squish:
And squish … and squish some more. And woah, will you take a look at that:
Here is my opinion on ice cream sandwich molds. They do their work well. But then the insides squish out if you bite into them. Maybe I should have put in less ice cream. But ice cream = WIN. So I put them onto a plate and into the freezer to firm up, where they promptly froze out of shape. Then I put them in the freezer to firm up, STILL IN THE MOLDS. These did just fine. But then I can only make 6 ice cream sandwiches at a time. So I can only have me and five other friends over to partake in ice cream sandwich-ness. Is this a life I want to lead? Is it so bad to want your ice cream and eat it too? Did this last paragraph make any sense? Only you can decide!