Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 25 min + freezing


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 4 dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 4 heaping scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 8 pizzelle cookies
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, figs and thyme.
  3. Top four cookies with a scoop of ice cream.
  4. Sprinkle with half of the walnut mixture and drizzle with melted chocolate.
  5. Combine cheese and vinegar. Spread over remaining cookies; place over top of sandwiches.
  6. Press remaining walnut mixture into sides. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  7. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home