Summer Comes to Steak 954
Today ushers in the unofficial start of summer, the time of year when it gets so hot that people start looking for any way to cool down. Well, here's one way to make that happen: Check out the new, summer-exclusive ice cream sandwich at Steak 954.
The frozen treat costs $15 and comes as a trio of sandwiches with their own little pool to take a dip in -- only this pool's made of chocolate sauce, natch. The flavors sound pretty cool too. There's thin mint cookies with mint chocolate chip ice cream, oatmeal blueberry cookie with maple pecan, and brownie with cherry chocolate chip.
Of course, if you'd rather make one of these for your Memorial Day barbecue, the recipe for the thin mint version is after the cut. It's a great way to keep summer at bay.
Thin Mint Cookie with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 ¼ teaspoon peppermint oil or extract
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, divided
- 10 yolks
- ½ teaspoon peppermint oil or extract
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
In a medium sauce pan, combine cream, milk and 3/4 cups of the sugar. Over medium-high heat bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally. Whisk together the yolks and the remaining sugar until pale in color. Slowly add some of the hot cream mixture to the yolk mixture to temper so the egg don't scramble, enough to heat the eggs. Return this mixture to the pan and continue cooking until mixture is slightly thickened but do not boil. Remove from heat and strain into a pitcher. Stir in peppermint and salt then chill in an ice bath. When cool, churn the ice cream in an ice cream machine using manufacturer's instructions (may need to be done in two batches depending on the machine). Lastly stir in chocolate chips. Freeze ice cream for 6 hours or overnight.
Or, you know, buy some mint chocolate chip Häagen-Dazs. :-P
To assemble sandwiches:
Place thin mints bottom side up and put a small scoop of ice cream on each. Place cookies on top of the ice cream top facing up and press down gently to sandwich. Return to the freezer until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite hot fudge or caramel sauce.