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What you will need for the Lemon Ice Cream:

  • 3 large organic free-range eggs
  • 2 cups organic heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla

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Step 1: Heat the Custard

In a medium saucepan combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, eggs, vanilla and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Cook over medium-high heat and stir constantly until it comes to a simmer.

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Step 2: Strain the Custard

Use a fine strainer to strain the custard into a bowl, then chill in the refrigerator until the custard is cold.
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Step 3: Finish the Custard

Add the remaining cup of heavy whipping cream and pour into a shallow dish (about 1 inch thick), cover with wax paper and freeze.

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What you will need For the Sugar Cookies (Sandwiches)

  • 1 lb organic unsalted butter
  • 3 cups organic sugar
  • 2 large organic free-range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 5 cups organic flour

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Step 1: Mix it Up

In your electric mixer add the butter and sugar and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt, then mix again until well combined. With the mixer on low-speed add the flour in small batches.

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Step 2: Chill

Divide the dough into two large balls, place in bowls and cover with a towel. Then, refrigerator for a couple of hours.

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Step 3: Bake

Preheat your oven to 350º. (We used convection) Roll out the dough  into small palm-size balls and press them flat onto a cookie sheet, bake for 14 minutes.

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Step 4: Cut out the Cookies

Using a large round cookie cutter or a drinking cup, cut the cookies into perfect circles while they are still warm from the oven.


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How to Assemble the Ice Cream Sandwiches

Step 1: Cut the Ice Cream Rounds

Using the cookie cutter or drinking cup and cut circles out of the frozen lemon ice cream.

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Step 2: Remove the Ice Cream Rounds

Using a butter knife, carefully remove the cut ice cream rounds from the dish.

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Step 3: Stack

Sandwich an ice cream round in between two sugar cookies and gently push together.

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Step 4: Wrap them Up

Use wax paper to carefully wrap each of the ice cream sandwiches, store in the freezer until ready to serve.

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Step 5: Smile and Enjoy

Your children will delight in devouring homemade organic ice cream sandwiches that they helped to make. These are great for hot summer days, and perfect for surprising guests that visit your home.