Somehow I got myself onto those prepackaged Starbucks fraps and I'm trying to stop. I did find a delicious, though even more unhealthy and definitely less portable, way to get that sweet, cold, chocolate-milky, slightly coffee-ish fix. Little ice cream sandwiches.
I used the coffee variation of Christopher Kimball's Master Ice Cream recipe in The Dessert Bible with tiny chocolate bits and some extra sugar thrown in. (Partly by accident and partly because I don't really like coffee and figure all the sugary milk in the fraps is probably why I like them). The ice cream alone is so good. Homemade always is, right? And this just hit the spot.
I sandwiched some of the ice cream in these cookies, one of my favorites. The ice cream sandwiches were really good, but I think when they're made with regular drop cookies, they are almost too sweet. These cookies taste a lot like brownies. Next time I make sandwiches, I'll use a cookie recipe written specifically for this purpose, I think.
Better stick the bucket back in the freezer and choose my next recipe.