We absolutely loved the ice cream party we threw last week to celebrate our business and our employees, so today we decided to keep the cool going and share another one of the delicious ice cream recipes we served at the party with all of you! We are making a dessert that combines two of the best parts of summer; ice cream and flowers! That’s right, we are making the fancy floral macarons from the party next, because #TheresAnIceCreamForThat! Since macarons are a premium dessert, we decided to use Nestlé’s equally classic Vanilla Häagen-Dazs ice cream to sit between two huge macaron shells!
Not only did we put the perfect ice cream between two pink macaron shells, but we also decided to dip it in white chocolate! Talk about a decadent dessert! Now, I know what you are thinking, “Aren’t those normal flowers on the macarons?” And the answer is yes! I did some research and found out that a lot of my favorite flowers are actually edible! Our recipe features rose, carnation and chrysanthemum petals, but there are even more out there that you can use instead. What better way to top such a beautiful ice cream sandwich than with your favorite summertime blossoms?
Macaron shells (we used store bought shells)
Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream
Edible flowers in various colors (carnations, roses, chrysanthemums)
Circle cookie cutter the same size as your macaron shells
1. Line the inside of a baking pan with aluminum foil. Soften your Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream and pour it into the baking pan until it is about 1/2″ in thickness. Place the pan in the freezer until completely frozen
2. Once the ice cream is frozen, use a circle cookie cutter the same size as your macaron shells to cut out discs of ice cream. Place the ice cream in between two shells and put back into the freezer to chill.
3. While your ice cream sandwiches are chilling, wash and dry edible flower petals for the outside of the sandwiches. Set aside.
4. Melt a bowl of white chocolate and dip 1/2 of the ice cream sandwich in the white chocolate. Quickly place the edible flowers into the chocolate and put the whole ice cream sandwich back into the freezer until the chocolate hardens.
5. Once the chocolate is hardened, serve your ice cream sandwiches and enjoy!
They’re almost too pretty to eat, keyword “almost!” Ha! An added bonus of making these is that you end up with an entire bouquet of flowers to decorate your home with, not to mention delicious treats for your next celebration! If you are thinking of making these macarons for yourself, you can save $2 when you buy 3 Häagen-Dazs or other Nestlé participating ice cream brands with this coupon. What are some other desserts you would want to reinvent with edible flowers?
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