Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Big Brother 11: Ice Cream Sandwiches Almost Like Lydia's

Once again I'm sucked into another season of Big Brother. Although the CBS reality show isn't commonly associated with cooking, a Big Brother After Dark episode inspired me to make ice cream sandwiches almost like the ones house guest Lydia - the tattooed special effects makeup artist - made.

Lydia's Ice Cream Sandwiches:
Chocolate Chip Cookies - looked as though she baked them in a pan then cut them into squares.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

My Jazzed Up Version:
Chocolate Chip Cookies - I used the Hershey chocolate chip recipe on the bag and used dark chocolate chips.
Blue Bunny Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
My Secret Ingredient:
  • Version 1: melted chocolate chips and spread the chocolate on the flat side of each cookie then plopped the ice cream;
  • Version 2: Hershey's chocolate syrup spread on the flat side of each cookie then dropped the ice cream.
Chocolate Sprinkles

Viola! The Big Brother 11 ice cream sandwich is pictured up top. Look close to see the melted chocolate. And the taste? Definitely a crowd-pleaser. A friend who's a big fan of Lydia was my taste tester and he said both varieties were winners. I realize I have an upper hand over Lydia since the only secret ingredient she probably has is Big Brother slop and maybe an anchovy or two.

Fix yourself a batch for Thursday's eviction, should be another heated episode.