Christmas Mint Velvet Sammies
Velvet and Christmas remind me of a green dress I was forced to wear to a family Xmas party in ’86.
So for a holiday gathering appropriately called “Chrismakkah”, I decided to go all out and mix and match some of my previous attempts but with the tweaks I wanted to try. The red velvet sammies were scrumptious but I got some feedback about the thickness of the cookie so I turned down the baking soda and this batch turned out much thinner but still soft like a pillow.
For the mint panda chip ice cream, I wasn’t totally satisfied with my previous attempt, so I ditched all the recipes I have read and did it “My Way.” (Wow how Frank Sinatra of me).
I ended up pureeing fresh mint leaves with milk and half n’ half. I used half n’ half because I didn’t need the ice cream to be creamy because of it’s position between the red velvet patties. I let this sucker warm and then let it steep for about 20 minutes. Smelled wonderful and the color of the liquid began to turn to a subtle green.
Well I guess the cat’s out of the bag if I write my special ingredient. (This “Cat’s out of the bag” phrase concerns me because why was a cat in a bag to begin with?) I digress. I added a teaspoon of Peppermint Schnapps for the extra mint burst. I let this Mosaic sit and cool overnight for an extended recess where everyone could play with one another.
I wanted these sammies to mimic the holiday cheer I actually like. Colorful and fun to the point of vegas-y looking. I dipped into my growing collection of sprinkles and let them run the show.
I am very satisfied with this recipe and will continue to make future Mint Panda Chip accordingly.
This entry was posted on December 13, 2009 by ieicecream. It was filed under Holiday, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Winter Flavors and was tagged with Christmas, i.e. ice cream sf, ie ice cream san francisco, ie ice cream sf, mint chocolate chip ice cream, Red Velvet Cookies.