We got a day off for Mid-Autumn Festival, and as usual, the holiday was combined with the closest weekend so that workers would get three days off in a row (only to have to work for the next six). I took advantage of the extra day to try my hand at making ice cream sandwiches, something that is missing in Beijing.* As ice cream sandwiches are my absolute favorite (along with regular ice cream, egg tarts, 芒果椰汁黑糯米甜甜, and banana pudding), I decided that it was once again up to me to satisfy my craving. I would never have gotten the idea, though, if I hadn’t gone to Anthropologie when I went home in May and seen this book. Since then, I’ve thought about buying the book, ordered the book, waited for the book, got the book, and waited for some time to try out the book. That brings me to now, when I’ve managed to make the cookies, the ice cream, and put them altogether:
They were so fun to make! It took a lot of time because everything has to be cooked and chilled, but look how cool they turned out! The cookies are much more cookie-like than with store-bought sandwiches and too sweet for my liking, but I can’t wait to make another batch.
* You can’t even buy them in Western supermarkets. There is only Haagen-Dazs Crispy Sandwich Ice Cream, which, if you’re American, is not a real ice cream sandwich. There is actually one restaurant that has a peanut butter ice cream sandwich, but I don’t like peanut butter, so I can’t really count it.