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Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

The unlikely combination of ingredients (including jalapeno peppers and strawberry ice cream) in this cool dessert creates a wonderfully grown-up version of a classic ice cream sandwich. —Melissa Hansen, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 8 soft snickerdoodle cookies
  • 4 scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 4 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced


  • In a small skillet, saute peppers in butter until tender. Add jelly; set aside to cool.
  • To make ice cream sandwiches, place a scoop of ice cream on the bottom of half of the cookies. Top with strawberries, jalapeno mixture and remaining cookies. Wrap each in plastic wrap; freeze on a baking sheet overnight.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 ice cream sandwich: 497 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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