I promise that now that we are in January mode I will start posting a few healthy things (not just booze and treats) however here is one last treat to get you through the worst of winter! As you may remember, I love to serve homemade ice cream sandwiches, especially after an otherwise fancy meal, because, well, who doesn't love an ice cream sandwich? So for New Year's Eve, I made a decadent dinner for a small group of family, and finished it off with an inspired new variation - malted milk ball. This version serves 4. As usual, feel free to mess with the general recipe to create your own flavors.
- 8 homemade chocolate cookies - I used this Cooking Light recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies which have the perfect ice cream sandwich texture and are pretty tasty on their own!
- Pint of malted milk gelato - I used il laboratorio del gelato which is divine, but if you can't find this flavor, soften regular vanilla ice cream and stir in some malted milk powder to get the same effect
- Malted milk balls, crushed up
Take the gelato out of the freezer to soften for about 10-15 minutes. You want to make sure it is soft enough to handle, but not too soft or it will slide right off of the cookies. Have a plate or baking sheet handy to put the finished treats on to. Place the crushed malted milk balls in a shallow bowl nearby. Put a small scoop of ice cream on a cookie and then top with a second cookie. Roll the sides in the crushed malted milk balls. Put back in the freeze for a couple of hours to firm up before serving. Simple and delicious!