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Peach Banana Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches made with Peach Banana Coconut Rum Ice Cream

It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day today … what food screams summer fun better than that!

So I made some ice cream sandwiches for you for the occasion. And an ice cream that can be made either in either the regular version or lactose-free. Both are low in fat and sugar and full of good juicy fruit. With a little bit of rum.

The taste of this ice cream is a mild creamy tropical flavor.

Peach Banana Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Silk Vanilla creamer (made with soy milk for a lactose-free ice cream) … OR … 2 c. fat-free half & half + 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 big ripe, juicy fresh peach
  • 1 over-ripe banana that’s turning mushy
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 t. ginger
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1/8 c. coconut rum (such as Malibu) … or if you want to make it alcohol free, use 1 t. coconut extract.  (If you choose to leave out the alcohol, the ice cream will get much harder in the freezer. The alcohol keeps it from freezing too hard.)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix half & half & sugar or just add the vanilla Silk creamer. Heat, stirring frequently, until small bubbles form at the edge of the pan.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with a whisk or mixer until frothy.
  3. Slowly drizzle a stream of the hot cream mixture (about 1 cup of it) into the egg, whisking or beating constantly.
  4. Gradually add the egg mixture back into the remaining hot cream mixture in the saucepan, whisking as you go.
  5. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon–roughly 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, transfer into a glass jar and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled–at least 2 hours.
  7. Meanwhile, peel the peach and banana and blend in a handy chopper or food processor till smooth. Add the ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, and coconut rum. If you want some hunks of peach or banana in the ice cream, leave a bit of the fruit out when you are puree-ing, or you can always add a bit of extra chopped peach and/or banana!
  8. Add the pureed fruit mixture to the cooled cream mixture and shake well to mix.
  9. Freeze in your ice cream maker till good and frozen. With my little Cuisinart ice cream maker, it takes about 20 minutes but the ice cream is still soft-serve texture, which is great for eating, but not quite hard enough for sandwiches.
Peach Coconut Banana Ice Cream

To make the ice cream sandwiches:

Ingredients:

  • Soft snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, or nilla wafers
  • Peach Banana Coconut Ice Cream
  • Sprinkles for the sides, if desired

Directions:

  1. Freeze the ice cream in the freezer a couple hours till it’s fairly hard. Once the ice cream is the perfect texture, call in the guests or kids so they can join in the fun of putting the sandwiches together!
  2. Put a scoop of ice cream on a cookie, then flatten with another cookie. Roll or sprinkle on the sprinkles and serve immediately.
Ice Cream Sandwiches with Peach Banana Coconut Ice Cream
Nutrition information for the ice cream:
with one recipe = 6 servings made with the fat-free half and half. This does NOT include the cookies!

peach-banana-coconut ice cream nutrition facts Nutrition facts generated at http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

This is a Family Fresh Cooking Happy Post. This post was also shared at Katherine Martinelli’s Coconut Bloghop.

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11 responses

  1. Ohhh this looks delicious! I love all these fruits flavor but never thought of combining into one flavor. Fantastic recipe. Bookmarking for my future to-make collection.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:34 am

    • Ann

      YAY! Please stop back and let me know what you thought of it! :)

      August 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

  2. Very nice! Looks a fun dessert both adults and children can enjoy!

    August 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Katie! So glad you stopped by :)

      August 9, 2011 at 12:08 am

  3. lisa

    oh my that looks really yum yum for my tummy xx

    August 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  4. THANKS FOR LINKING UP ON WONKA WEDNESDAY!!! HOPE YOU’LL COME BACK NEXT WEEK, TOO! THESE SOUND OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 12:49 am

  5. This looks so good!
    I sadly don’t have an icecream maker but I am saving this one till I get one

    This is Sawsan from chef in disguise by the way

    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

  6. Oooh, these look really delicious :-))

    August 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

  7. yay!! I am so happy you shared this recipe with me today. Looks awesome!

    September 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

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