Toasted Cinnamon Ice Cream
Toasted Cinnamon Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream Sandwiches


September 9, 2016

Ice cream is excellent any time of year! Get creative this fall with some tasty autumn ice cream sandwiches. Try one of our fun dairy farmers' creations below or make your own homemade Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream. This cooked custard is wonderful enjoyed in a waffle cone, served with apple pie or crisp, or made it into a delicious ice cream sandwich. Watch Becky make this on Studio 5


Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream

2 ¼ cups sugar, divided

4 teaspoons cinnamon, divided

¼ cup butter, melted

4 eggs, beaten (or 8 egg yolks)

2 cups whole milk

Dash salt

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 ½ cups heavy cream


Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Combine 1-cup sugar with 2-teaspoons cinnamon and melted butter. Spread mixture over prepared baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool; crumble.

Beat eggs well and set aside. Place milk, remaining 1 ¼-cups sugar and dash salt in saucepan. Over medium heat, heat milk and sugar until almost ready to boil. Stirring eggs, slowly pour approximately ¼ the hot milk mixture into beaten eggs. Pour warmed eggs back into remaining hot milk. Stirring constantly, continue to cook milk and eggs until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon (don’t boil). Remove from heat; stir in cream, vanilla and remaining 2-teaspoons cinnamon; cover and cool completely. Hasten cooling by placing pan in ice bath (larger bowl filled with ice and cold water). NOTE - custard may be prepared and refrigerated up to 3-days in advance.

Stir custard, pour mixture into ice cream freezer and follow manufacturer's directions to freeze. Freeze until almost reaches desired consistency, fold-in crumbled cinnamon and sugar. Place ice cream in freezer container and freeze until solid.

Create Fun Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream Sandwich
For example, Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream is great in a cone, but take two chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, add a scoop or two of ice cream, gently press to even out and freeze for a delicious sandwich.

Our Dairy Farmers Favorite Ice Cream Sandwiches

Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwich: Cherry ice cream sandwiched between sliced chocolate glazed chocolate doughnuts. (Reed Zaugg, Zaugg Jersey Farms)

Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwich: Graham crackers spread with chocolate fudge, chocolate mint ice cream. (Hal Olsen, HALO Holsteins)
Pina Colada Ice Cream Sandwich: Sliced pineapple rings, shredded coconut, vanilla ice cream (Jason Bateman, Batemans Mosida Dairy)
Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich:  Neapolitan ice cream (be sure to include each flavor) sandwiched between banana nut bread slices. Bonus: add chopped bananas and maraschino cherries.  (Jeff Hardy, Brothers Dairy)
Cookie Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich: Chocolate chip cookies with cookie dough ice cream (Kyle Anderson, Bridgerland Holsteins)
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich: Split brownie in half horizontally, sandwich with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. (Steve Martini, Martini Dairy)
Butter Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich: Shortbread cookies sandwiched with toffee ice cream and rolled in crushed toffee bar. (Brent Munk, Riverview Dairy)
Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream Sandwich: Lemon pound cake slices, spread with lemon curd, and lemon ice cream. (Jennifer Clark, Clark Family Dairy)
Cherry Pie Ice Cream Sandwich: Cherry ice cream swirled with cherry pie filling sandwiched between Snicker Doodle cookies. (Tony Stanworth, Milkstan Dairy)
Banana Cream Pie Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches: Frozen bananas pureed with sweetened condensed milk to the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Sandwich banana puree between vanilla wafer cookies. (Mali Harrison, Under The Hill Dairy)
SMore Ice Cream Sandwich: Graham crackers spread with fudge sauce, topped with toasted marshmallow, and SMore flavored ice cream. (Chace Fullmer, Cedar Ridge Dairy)
Chocolate Strawberry Crepe Ice Cream Sandwich: Spread Nutella on half the crepe, top with chopped strawberries and strawberry ice cream; fold to form a triangle. (David Roberts, Roberts Dairy)


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