The Secret of a Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich
The “secret” of a perfect ice cream sandwich is small, but counterintuitive.
Hot cookie. Cold ice cream.
When well-meaning people make ice cream sandwiches at home, they all too often start the other way around, with firm cookies and soft ice cream. It makes sense, right? You want firm support in a cookie base and soft, spreadable ice cream. How does your sandwich come together, otherwise?
But, people, we’re not making peanut butter sandwiches. This is an ice cream sandwich, and ice cream is going to melt. Ice cream will only get softer, and a fresh-baked cookie is only going to get harder. They’re moving in opposite directions, existentially speaking.