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Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate, Nutella, pistachios and cherries come together to create this Sicily-inspired ice cream dessert. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 miniature croissants, split
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 4 scoops pistachio gelato
  • 12 maraschino cherries, divided
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped


  • In a microwave, melt shortening and 1/3 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • Toast croissants. Spread cut sides of croissants with Nutella. Place a scoop of gelato on croissant bottoms. Slice eight cherries; arrange over gelato. Replace croissant tops.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine pistachios and remaining chocolate chips. Press into sides of sandwiches. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Top each with a cherry. Place on a baking sheet; freeze for at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 ice cream sandwich: 695 calories, 42g fat (18g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.
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