olive oil ice cream with flecks of chocolate sandwiched between two layers of a blondie.
Place the heavy cream and vanilla in a large bowl container. Once the ice cream base is thick, pour it through a fine-meshed sieve over the cream. Whisk mixture together. Slowly whisk the olive oil into the ice cream base–whisking as you go. Place mixture straight into the freezer, stirring every 25 minutes or so. Alternatively, you can place ice cream base in an airtight container and set in the refrigerator until it has completely chilled overnight. While the ice cream is chilling begin to make the blondies.
By now the blondies have been made and are cool. Start to spoon the just-churned ice cream onto one half of the blondie. Place the other half on top and press down slightly (to form a sandwich). Wrap the sandwich in parchment paper and stick in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until the ice cream is set. Once the ice cream has set, you can remove the sandwich and cut into 8 pieces.
Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, allowing the parchment to hang over the long sides of the pan.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Reduce the speed to low, gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Transfer dough to baking sheet and using a spatula begin to spread the batter to cover the baking sheet (a thin layer). Cook for 13 -15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on wire rack for at least an hour. Once it is cool, flatten the blondie with a rolling pin to desired thinness. Cut the blondie in half.
To assemble the ice cream sandwiches scoop of ice cream onto one half of the blondie, spread as you go. You can use almost all the ice cream! Place the half on top. Wrap in parchment paper and freeze until ice cream has set. Then you can cut the blondie sandwich into smaller pieces.
Serve the ice cream sandwiches immediately, or individually wrap them in parchment paper and place them in a freezer-safe container for up to three days.
* you can save the whites for my macaron recipe or my white chocolate cake recipe