I don’t know about you, but I adore ginger desserts! Ginger’s heat and spice can make a sweet ending sing, and if there’s ice cream involved, even better. Triple-Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches are a great example of this sweet-and-spicy combo, and they’re dead-easy to make, too. With ginger incorporated three ways, this spicy dessert packs considerably more punch than any ice cream sandwich you'll find in your market's freezer section.
1 pint vanilla ice cream
2/3 cup crystallized ginger chopped
1 tsp. ground ginger
8 soft 3-in. ginger cookies
Position a small cookie sheet in the freezer so that it lays flat.
Scoop the ice cream into a medium bowl. Add the crystallized ginger and ground ginger. Using a large spoon, mash the ingredients together until almost blended. If the ice cream is very soft, pop the bowl into the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.
Arrange 4 cookies, flat side up, on the counter. Using a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop, divide the semi-firm ice cream mixture evenly onto the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, flat side down. Press slightly to spread the ice cream to the edges. Arrange on the cookie sheet in the freezer and chill until firm. Serve immediately or wrap in plastic and store in the freezer until ready to serve, for up to 1 month.
Susie Middleton is editor at large for Fine Cooking magazine.