Ice cream sandwiches

Ready for some nice, cold ice cream sandwiches?  You can buy them (check out Ottimo from Ciao Bella) or make them with these molds from The set of 3 clever shapes make the ice cream taste even better. Press your favorite ice cream into cookies or brownies and have a stellar (or bovine or porcine) dessert.

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Egg Creams

If you’re from New York, you know what an egg cream is—a refreshing, fizzy chocolate drink with no eggs or cream (it uses milk). So why is it called an egg cream? The truth is lost to history, but one version says it’s because egg whites were used at the beginning to make it extra-foamy; other food historians say it’s the American pronunciation of “chocolat et crème.” Even though you may not have an authentic seltzer bottle to give it a good “spritz,” you can mix one up yourself. In a tall glass, combine:

2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce (quality counts!)
1/3 cup whole milk, ice cold
1 cup seltzer or club soda

Blend chocolate and milk thoroughly. Add seltzer while stirring continuously with a whisk or tall spoon until you have a foamy head. Serve immediately with a straw. We love bottled Jeff’s Egg Creams—in regular and diet versions. 

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