I Scream Sandwich Cookbook Review


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It’s no secret that I love ice cream. Want to motivate me? Bribe me with ice cream. Bad day at work? Eat some ice cream. Too hot outside? Ice cream fixes that. Going to meet a friend at night? Pretty sure an ice cream stop is involved. You know what I love more than ice cream itself? Sandwiching ice cream between two cookies. When I had the opportunity to review Jennie Schacht’s book I Scream Sandwich, I knew I would love it. At first I was skeptical – an entire book on ice cream sandwiches? – but as soon as I flipped through the pages (not to mention drool over the gorgeous photography), I knew my heart was won over.

(Hint – keep reading and you may be able to add this book to your collection)

What I love about I Scream Sandwich is Jennie didn’t just slap some homemade ice cream between two cookies and called it a day. Nope. She actually thought about her flavor combinations and which cookies work best – Blueberry Sorbet on Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies, Pina Colada Sorbet on Macadamia Cookies, and Cream Cheese Ice Cream on Carrot Cake Cookies. And in her ingredient list, she doesn’t just say “12 snickerdoodle cookies.” She actually gives you a recipe for snickerdoodle cookies. Of course you can use your own recipe or buy the cookies, but for my style, I make most of what I can from scratch. Instead of searching the internet for a cookie recipe, it’s right there for me to make.

I Scream Sandwich Cookbook Review - Apricot Ice Cream Sandwiches | www.chocolatemoosey.com
Don’t mind the rushed job I did on assembling them.

The recipe I tried first is Early Summer Sunrise (Apricot Ice Cream on Snickerdoodles), simply because I had apricots to use in the fridge. The first bite was very refreshing – the sweet creaminess of the apricot ice cream singing with the soft cinnamon sugar cookies holding it together. I cut the recipe in half and used cornstarch instead of tapioca starch (more on that in a bit). Next on my list to try are Vanilla Ice Cream on Soft Chocolate Cookie Bars (gotta try the classic!), Espresso Caramel Swirl Ice Cream on Espresso Fudge Brownies, and Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream on Hazelnut Sandies.

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The one thing I didn’t like about this book is how most of the recipes call for tapioca starch (otherwise known as tapioca flour), an ingredient I don’t normally have in my pantry. However, since a lot of the recipes called for it, I decided to add it to my shopping list and try it out. The problem with living in a country town is I couldn’t find it at the store – not by the flour, not by the tapioca pearls, not in the Asian section. I even tried hunting down gluten free flours. Sure I could buy it online or drive 40+ minutes over the mountain to the bigger stores, but honestly, at this point it wasn’t worth buying just to test out a few recipes. Instead, I substituted cornstarch. I will never know if subbing cornstarch made a difference in texture, but the ice cream turned out fine in my opinion.

The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Jen M. for winning!

Disclosure: I was offered one copy of I Scream Sandwich to review and one copy to giveaway. All opinions and photos are my own. There are also Amazon Affiliate links in this post.

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  1. Mint chocolate chip!

  2. Melodie Mach says:

    What a book, my favorite food are sandwiches and my second favorite is ice cream.

  3. Though my palette has expanded among simple/classic flavors and more gourmet or outrageous ones, the ice cream flavor from childhood which will always stick with me; (and because of that I will always call it my favorite), is Mint Chocolate Chip (the green one, of course!) It’s refreshing, delicious and nostalgic. Three of my favorite things ;)

  4. My favorite flavor of ice cream has to be Grasshopper (just like cookies and cream…but with mint!) or red velvet.

  5. Heather B says:

    Favorite ice cream would definitely be S’mores.

  6. My favorite flavor ice cream is Moose Tracks

  7. Another bowl of minty fudgebrownie ice cream, ; please!
    I don’t care for apricots, but your ice cream looks delicious anyway!

  8. I love dark chocolate ice cream.

  9. Beautiful pictures! I love the play on colors! The recipes are really good too! I wonder if there is a way to incorporate the “peach pie filling” into a vanilla ice cream recipe….?

    • I can see two ways – fold it into vanilla ice cream at the last minute or purée the filling then mix into the base before churning.

  10. Barbara Bradford says:

    Peanut Butter, preferably with nice big chucks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in it !!

  11. I love cookies and ice cream. Seems like an obvious combo. Thanks for hosting!

  12. I love black raspberry chip from Graeter’s!

  13. I got to review this cookbook too, so yummy!

  14. My favorite flavor is cookie dough! I would love to try some of the combinations you mentioned from the book! YUM! :-)

  15. Depending on my mood either teaberry, mint chocolate chip, cake batter or coffee. Sometimes cinnamon.

  16. Strawberry banana twist

  17. End of summer? Definitely craving an ice cream sandwich!

  18. What a great looking book! I like vanilla…plain yet so tasty!

  19. Triple Chocolate!

  20. taro<3 kekeke i also love green tea and mint chocolate chip

  21. This book sounds right up my alley! Ridick ice cream sandwich fan here. I’m in agreement with you on the tapioca starch- it’s probably not something I would keep around, either, but I’ve always got cornstarch on hand. Thanks for that tip.

  22. chocolate is my fav

  23. Leslie Gagne says:

    Love it, love it!! May favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!!

  24. A book all about ice cream sandwiches sounds like a lot of fun – I would have the same problem with the tapioca flour so I appreciate the heads up that cornstarch worked as I am in a small town as well with the limited resources within close proximity.

  25. Butter pecan. I love the stuff!

  26. My all time favorite flavor is chocolate fudge. It would be amazing in a sandwich with chocolate chunk cookies!

  27. My favorite flavor is Baskin & Robbins World Class Chocolate.

  28. Hi Carla — Thanks for trying out and reviewing my book, and offering a giveaway! I can see you have a loyal and active readership.

    As you found out, cornstarch works equally well in the recipes. However, to avoid GMO I suggest finding an organic cornstarch if you are able. That’s the main reason I prefer tapioca.

    You can find tapioca starch/flour from Bob’s Red Mill, King Arthur Flour, Let’s Do Organic, and many other companies. It’s become quite common now that so many people are avoiding gluten. Sorry you had trouble tracking it down!

    And to your followers: The Winter Holidays sandwich is mint chocolate chip on fudge brownies, and there are S’Mores and lots more of the flavors you mentioned loving, too.

    Good luck with the contest, congrats to the winner, and thanks again for your kind review!!

  29. Carmel Sea Salt, is the best.

  30. Erika Blankenship says:

    Birthday cake

  31. Debbie Bray says:


  32. Erika Blankenship says:

    Birthday cake ice cream

  33. Mint chocolate chip is my fav.

  34. I love anything chocolatey!

  35. You can’t go wrong with Cookies and Cream and Mississippi Mudpie is my favorite at my local ice cream shop.

  36. Vanilla is my favorite flavor.

  37. Joanne Atkinson says:

    I love cooking and collecting cookbooks.

  38. My favorite is bittersweet chocolate ice cream.

  39. I like Vanilla Bean.

  40. I thought there was only one flavor of ice cream and that is chocolate!!

  41. Manuela Gebetsroither says:

    Recently I savoured advocaat ice cream… and I loved it :)

  42. Susan Christy says:

    Butter Brickle is my favorite.

  43. I don’t have one favorite….I have many….mint chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter, cherry garcia, cookie dough (to pull out the dough!), vanilla, chocolate, coffee, mocha fudge!

  44. Whitney Lindeman says:

    I love cheesecake ice cream!

  45. I love love love vanilla ice-cream with fresh peaches or nectarines. This book sounds amazing!

  46. Nancy salamon says:

    In the summer any fruity ice cream is my top pick. The rest of the year I prefer chocolate with peanut butter swirl!

  47. kathy radloff says:

    Love strawberry cheesecake ice cream!!!!!

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