SNEAK PEAK: OREGON HOME SUMMER 2019
Ice cream on a cone is great, but ice cream between two cookies opens up a world of flavor combinations — especially if you factor in all the spreads, sauces and sprinkles you can add. That’s why ice cream sandwiches are so perfect for a backyard party, as guests can mix and match to create their own signature combos.
Lisa Herlinger, founder of Ruby Jewel ice cream, is a pro when it comes to pulling off the perfect summer ice cream sandwich social. Here's her key advice:
1) Cookies = soft.
“You can under-bake them a little or warm them up on one of those plug-in flat top griddles,” Herlinger says.
2) Ice cream = hard.
“You don’t want it to mush too fast. Try pre-scooping a few flavors of ice cream onto a tray lined with parchment and freeze.” If pre-scooping isn’t practical, keep the ice cream cartons cold in a cooler with dry ice.
3) Add-ons = fun.
From strawberry “magic shell” to caramelized Rice Krispies, Herlinger says there’s no limit to the stuff you can dip, layer or roll onto an ice cream sandwich. “Have some mason jars with toppings, like sprinkles and toasted nuts, plus a bowl where you can roll your toppings on.”
Keep an eye out for more on Lisa Herlinger and Ruby Jewel in our upcoming Summer 2019 issue!