Desserts are few and far-between for us. We keep sweet cravings at bay with our Fiber First meals and munch on dark chocolate (which is loaded with antioxidants) throughout the week. But a holiday calls for a true treat. These chocolate chip cookies are chewy, gooey and delish. The best part is they won't spike your blood sugar! Hallelujah for treats that don't completely blow your blood sugar out of the water. Blood sugar spikes and dips leave you craving more sugar, cause you to store fat, leave you sleepy, kick up inflammation, and throw off your hormones. So, these ice cream cookie sandwiches will be our treat for the 4th of July. They'll be perfect after a day of boating and bbq'ing. They are NOT healthy. We call them Healthy-ISH because they are the lesser of the dessert evils. Halo Top ice cream has dairy and some other ingredients that I absolutely do not recommend consuming on a regular basis. You know we are against the whole "everything in moderation" concept because there are just some things we shouldn't ever consume. So don't consume this ice cream often thinking its healthy. Keep it for a special occasion that calls for something out of the ordinary.
1. First, make the chocolate chip cookies.
2. Flatten the cookies because otherwise they'll be too thick (scone consistency) to turn into sandwiches.
3. Allow the cookies to completely cool on a cookie rack.
4. Freeze the cookies for 1 hour.
5. Scoop Halo Top ice cream of your choice between two cookies, flatten down. Our cookies are made with sea salt caramel ice cream.
6. Wrap in saran wrap and freeze.