I was looking at the back of a label from a can of sweetened condensed milk, and it had a recipe for icecream that you didn't have to use an icecream maker to make it. We don't own an icecream maker, and I've always wanted to try to make some homemade icecream. Thats when I decided I wanted to try and come up with an icecream that was pumpkin flavored, and then to add to it, why not make an icecream sandwich, and why not use my favorite Gingerbread recipe to boot! Not only were these yummy with our favorite holiday flavors, but we had fun making them as well.
Here is what you need:
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/4 Cup of canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (3.5 oz) package of cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Step 1: Make the Icecream
Whisk the heavy whipping cream until peaks form. In another bowl mix the milk, pumpkin, and spices. Then fold the mixtures together, and place in a safe container and freeze overnight or until firm. Its that easy! While the icecream freezes make your cookies.
Step 2: Making the Gingerbread Cookies
Cream together the pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar. Stir in the egg. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet. On a floured area, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into shapes. Place them 2 inches apart on pan, and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven. Then let them cool.
Step 3: Making the Sandwiches
Let the icecream thaw out a little, to make it soft enough to spoon out. Then spoon out the icecream and place it on a cookie, then place another cookie on top, and sandwich the icecream. Keep the sandwiches in the fridge, the icecream melts rather fast so it is important to keep them cool. Enjoy! We did!