With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we figured whipping up a quick and easy recipe for you was a necessity. Plus, what better way to ring in the day of love than with ice cream? Nothing says “I love you” like a sweet, homemade treat. As a kid, I remember my mom making cookies for us on Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t anything too elaborate, but it meant everything to me and my sister. While we didn’t fully understand the meaning of the holiday, we knew my mom would be making cookies and, honestly, that’s really all that mattered.
As an adult with kids of my own, I wanted to carry on that same tradition—and include an extra touch of love with ice cream. I don’t know about yours, but my kids are obsessed with those easy cut-out cookies that you can buy from the grocery store. They actually prefer them to anything homemade and I have a sneaking suspicion that the presentation has a lot to do with it. They come ready to bake and shaped in cute little hearts.
The memories made are even more special when they are centered around the kids’ favorite food — ice cream! So, as Valentine’s Day nears, I decided to use Hudsonville’s Limited Edition Malted Milk Ball ice cream and the kids’ favorite cookies to create an epic heart-shaped ice cream sandwich they’d love. Our friends at Hudsonville always help make moments sweeter, and we could not wait to dive in.
Serving Size: 10 ice cream sandwiches
Prep Time: 20 minutes
- 2 cups of your favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream (we used their Limited Edition Malted Milk Ball)
- 1 package of your favorite refrigerated, ready-to-bake heart-shaped cookies
- Prepare your ready-to-bake heart-shaped cookies as directed on the package and cool completely. We recommend cooling on a rack at least 20 minutes. If they aren’t completely cooled, the ice cream will slide right off the cookie.
- While you’re waiting for the cookies to cool, soften the ice cream just a little. You don’t want it too soft, just soft enough to spoon onto your cookie.
- Spread about 2 tablespoons ice cream onto the back of one of the cookies. Place another cookie on top to make a sandwich.
- With the back of a spoon, smooth the edges of the ice cream between the cookies.
- Place the ice cream sandwiches on a tray and back into the freezer for 30 minutes. You can also eat them right away, but allowing the ice cream to firm up will help keep the mess to a minimum.
- Any leftovers can be individually wrapped or placed into freezer bags for future enjoyment.
This recipe is so easy and will make this a Valentine’s Day your kids won’t forget. While you’re enjoying your treats, you can also have a fun discussion. I asked each person to name something they love about the person next to them, and it led to such great conversation. You’ll all be feeling the love while building memories—and ice cream sandwiches! My hope is that this will become a sweet tradition that you’ll look forward to each year. And, once again, you’ll be deemed the coolest mom around.
Hudsonville Ice Cream is continuing their long tradition of flavor development with their amazing Limited Edition options. You won’t want to miss the Malted Milk Ball ice cream flavor for this delicious recipe, so grab it now while it’s still in stores! Use the Hudsonville Scoop Locator to find Limited Edition Malted Milk Ball ice cream at a grocery store near you.