Hot summer days and chilly refreshing treats go hand in hand during the warmer months. And there’s no better way to enjoy the hot weather but with a delicious treat that gives you a sense of nostalgia and takes you back to the unforgettable summers of your youth.
Which is why we were so excited when we found this amazing recipe for easy to make ice cream sandwiches that are infused with green tea and lychee. Because there’s nothing more rewarding on a hot summer’s day than a green tea dessert!
This recipe can make up to 10 ice cream sandwiches, depending on how big of cookies you use.
-7/8 Cup (220 mL) milk
-7/8 Cup (220 mL) 35% heavy cream
-1 Tsp. fresh mint leaves
-2 Tbsp. For Tea’s Sake green tea leaves
-1/2 Cup pitted lychees
-2/3 Cup sugar
-4 Egg Yolks
-1 Package of shortbread cookies
-Heat milk, cream, mint and green tea leaves in a saucepan (without bringing to a boil) and let steep for 15 minutes.
-Let stand 5 minutes.
-Purée lychees in a food processor until smooth. In a freezer-safe bowl, combine sugar, egg yolks and lychee purée until you achieve a uniform texture.
-Strain hot milk over lychee mixture and mix well.
-Place bowl with final mixture in freezer and let harden 4 hours.
-Every hour, scrape sides of bowl and bring mixture to the centre to help it set.
-Once the ice cream has set completely, sandwich 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) between two shortbread cookies, serve and enjoy!