FOR.THE.WIN. I used to be a girl scout and if there was a badge for ice cream then I would have been more likely to stick with it…though in retrospect I would like to know how to start a fire with my bare hands. Alas, that wasn’t the case so here I am writing about booze and ice cream. My previous use of girl scout cookies was simple, but I thought thin mints needed to be a bit naughtier. Insert Bailey’s Irish cream.
Thin mints are pretty interesting because they have this chocolate cape hiding their inner sassy mint self. The first thing that jumps out about thin mints is the waxy decor of the chocolate cape. I get it now.Without the wax/gloss, the chocolate would just melt and the inner sassy self would be exposed leaving no room for courtship.
I actually didn’t want this one to end, savoring every s’nom before it took the Slip n’ Slide down the hatch. While this ice cream doesn’t have the prestige of helping a senior citizen cross the street, it sure does feel good.
The title is supposed to be read “Some more Ice Cream Please”. [move over Carrot Top…NOT]. This week was Girl Scout cookie week as they just hit the streets. First up are Samoas, my favorite Girl Scout Cookie ever. Speaking as a Girl Scout alumni, I had my fair share of Samoa consumption through my formative years. I remember sitting in my living room with my family sorting out boxes of these iconic baked goods. 9 times out of 10, the order was placed by one of my family members which made my sales very easy.
Top three reasons why I love Samoas:
The minute you bite into a samoa it’s like a pinata of flavors and textures that explode in your mouth. At $4 a box, it is on the higher end of the cookie spectrum, but well worth it for the sake of supporting young ladies testing the water of selling and being proud of their accomplishments and goals.
What’s interesting with samoas is that the inside is a hard cookie but the outer coating of caramel, coconut and chocolate produce a heating blanket that makes the cookie soft. It reminds me of a candy bar more than a cookie…kind of like Snickers cool Hawaiian cousin?
Anyway I just made a simple vanilla base which I think I have nailed by now. I mix brown and white sugar instead of just all white sugar and high five it with some ‘nilla extract. (Still looking for vanilla beans.) No egg yolks were used this time around because I didn’t want a really rich ice cream. I wanted the cookie flavor to blend nicely and not fight through a creamy heap of ice cream.
I liked the taste, it was exactly what I expected, nothing fancy just a cool nostalgic trip down memory lane. Co-workers were eager to try this one as one actually was on a call and drew a picture of ice cream and wrote “feed me” next to it. I now have it hanging in my cube wall as a reminder that I have a duty to fulfill my co-workers appetite.