I first heard about Molly Moon’s Homemade ice cream a few years ago when my Mom came home from a wedding reception and told me about an ice cream truck with outrageous combinations like balsamic strawberry and honey lavender. My first thought was, “I have to try their ice cream.” Ok, that was my second thought. My first thought was, “I want that when I get married.” Sadly Molly Moon’s doesn’t cater weddings anymore but at least now I’ll get to eat their delicious, seasonal ice cream all the time.
After setting up an ice cream truck right down the street from my apartment all last summer, Molly Moon’s supposedly is setting up a permanent shop here in Redmond sometime next year. Molly Moon’s on the eastside in Spring 2016? That’s what the social media birdy told me and yes I’m excited to gain 10 lbs. But seriously spring and summer need ice cream, there is not a more satisfying way to end a hot day. But you know what? Ice cream is basically perfect year round, especially during the holidays! Pie is always better a la mode, and instead of milk and cookies, why not serve Santa something a little more creative, a Molly Moon’s Holiday ice cream sandwich?
Molly Moon’s was kind enough to give me ice cream and this awesome sweatshirt in exchange for a little buzz on social media, but I chose to do this post to go along with it. My opinions on Molly Moon’s products and the idea for the Molly Moon’s Holiday ice cream sandwich are my own.
When Molly Moon’s asked if I’d like to collaborate on a little holiday post featuring their ice cream I immediately knew I wanted to do a Molly Moon’s Holiday ice cream sandwich. Holiday cookies are all I really care about this time of year, and I have been jonzing for chocolate crinkle cookies, which I thought would be perfect to pair with ice cream. But what flavor of ice cream to pick? They just came out with their seasonal flavor of Chocolate Peppermint Swirl (yum!) but to say that would be decadent is an understatement, so instead I went for Scout Mint. Voila, I give you the sugar overdose inducing Chocolate Crinkle and Scout Mint Ice Cream Sandwich. The cookies taste like brownies and the Scout Mint is ice cream made with real Thin Mint cookies, perfection.
This is Chocolate Crinkles recipe that I used, though I did change it slightly by putting the batter in the freezer for about 45 min before I rolled them into balls and covered them in confectioners sugar. You’ll still get batter all over you but they’re much more manageable when they’re not instantly softening from the heat of your hands.
Also, be extremely generous with the confectioners sugar. I rolled them and made sure each cookie had a heaping amount so the crinkle effect would be more pronounced. When the cookies are completely cool you can start putting the sandwiches together. This is a MESSY combination, which is part of the fun. Ice cream sandwiches are already messy, so you might as well add some snow-like powdered sugar to the mix.
I had to eat more yummy ice cream, but then I collapsed into a sugar coma.
In addition to the ice cream that Molly Moon’s was amazing enough to gift me, they also sent me this adorable, comfy, cozy, Brushed Parker Hoodie. Let me just say that while I may talk about all sorts of fashion here on the blog, I am a lover of sweatshirts. Gimme a comfy sweatshirt, some skinny jeans, and Minnetonka moccasins and I’m good to go! As I always say, comfort is king and somehow I was lacking in an all-purpose hoodie that is nice enough to wear in public but still unfussy enough to wear around the house all day. The sweatshirt is very nice quality, sturdy but not stiff, really soft inside, and just look at their cute puppy logo on the back. I’ll be wearing this one year round.