Spiced Espresso & Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Spiced Espresso & Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yield:
40 servings, 1 sandwich (158 g) each

Ingredients

Ingredients Weights Measures
half-and-half 4 lb. [1.9 kg] 2 qt. [2 L]
Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese 4 lb. [1.8 kg]
sugar, divided 2 lb. [900 g] 1 qt. [1125 mL]
egg yolks 9.6 oz. [275 g] 16 each
instant coffee or espresso powder 4 oz. [115 g] 1-1/2 cups [375 mL]
unsweetened cocoa powder 4 oz. [115 g] 1-1/3 cups [325 mL]
ground cardamom 24 g 1/4 cup [50 mL]
vanilla 1 oz. [30 g] 2 Tbsp. [30 mL]
brownie mix 2.5 lb. [1.1 kg]
half-and-half 2 lb. [970 g] 1 qt. [1 L]
Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese 2 lb. [900 g]
sugar, divided 1 lb. [450 g] 2-1/4 cups [550 mL]
egg yolks 4.8 oz. [135 g] 8 each
instant coffee or espresso powder 2 oz. [60 g] 3/4 cup [175 mL]
unsweetened cocoa powder 2 oz. [60 g] 2/3 cup [150 mL]
ground cardamom 12 g 2 Tbsp. [30 mL]
vanilla 15 g 1 Tbsp. [15 mL]
brownie mix 1.25 lb. [565 g]

Directions

For Trial Recipe: Heat 1 qt. (1 L) half-and-half, 2 lb. (900 g) cream cheese and 4 oz. (115 g) sugar until cream cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly combined, stirring frequently.

Mix 12 oz. (340 g) sugar, 8 egg yolks, 2 oz. (60 g) coffee, 2 oz. (60 g) cocoa, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) cardamom and 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) vanilla. Gradually whisk into cream cheese mixture; cook on medium heat until thickened. Cool mixture to 38ºF (3ºC). Transfer to ice cream maker; process until frozen. Store in freezer.

Prepare 1.25 lb. (565 g) brownie mix as directed on package, adding an additional 2 oz. (60 g) water. Divide batter between 2 half-sheet pans lined with buttered parchment paper. Bake in 375ºF (190ºC) standard oven 10 min. or until center is done. Cool slightly. Freeze until completely frozen.

Spread 1 pan of brownies with ice cream; top with second brownie layer. Press down with half-sheet pan to flatten to an even thickness. Freeze 1 hour. Cut into 20 (4x5-inch) sandwiches.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Note
Adjust the amount of coffee powder to suit your taste.
TIP
Ice cream sandwiches can be made ahead of time. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze up to 1 week before serving.

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