So I made Count Chocula ice cream. It’s embarrassing how tasty it is.
I got really excited about this ice cream. Then I decided to make more… and make it into ice cream sandwiches.
Yes, this is possibly even more ridiculous than the time I dressed up like Dracula for a work party. It wasn’t a costume party. It was a première party for a TV show we produced. Dracula was a character in the show, so it was totally appropriate… but still ridiculous.
Just as Count Chocula ice cream sandwiches are totally appropriate to make for the Halloween season. And totally ridiculous, in a good way!
Following the Momofuku tradition, I decided to make a take on compost cookies. But I can’t call these anything other than “garbage” cookies, because they are filled with all my favorite processed food garbage. #guiltypleasures
Count Chocula, Twix bars, candy coated sunflower seeds, potato chips and crushed Halloween Joe Joe cookies were my “garbage” of choice, all inside a crunchy buttery cookie. It’s like a Halloween party in your mouth. Believe it.
Paired with the chocolate-marshmallow flavored ice cream that’s filled with chewy cereal bits and crunchy cacao nibs, it’s down right culinary bliss. Which, as I said, is embarrassing. Somebody stop me before I make any more gourmet treats using processed food ingredients! Or don’t. Your call.
Count Chocula Ice Cream Sandwich with Garbage Cookies
- 2 batches Count Chocula Ice Cream
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp salt
- 3–4 cups “garbage” (see above)
Cookies adapted from Momofuku via Amateur Gourmet
- With an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla and eggs and continue to beat on medium-high for at least five minutes. The mixture will be very smooth and the sugars should be completely disolved.
- On low speed, mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the “garbage” and mix until everything just somes together. Place dough in refrigerator and chill several hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make 1″ diameter balls of dough and place them on the sheet several inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes. The cookies should just be starting to turn slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool on the sheet for at least five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to let them cool completely.
- Once your cookies are completely cool you can assemble the sandwiches. Let the ice cream soften at room temperature to a consistancy that is soft enough to scoop. Place a generous amount of ice cream on a cookie and place another cookie on top. Wrap in wax or parchment paper, twisting the ends shut and immediately place in a plastic bag in the freezer. Let the sandwiches firm up in the freezer for several hours before serving.