As the hosts for a large Thanksgiving gathering this year, we felt responsible to provide as much delicious food as possible. And second to a turkey, the most important part of any Thanksgiving meal is the pie. If pie is the equivalent dessert to turkey, then ice cream is the equivalent to gravy.
Maple Ice Cream atop Pecan Pie
Fresh peppermint purchased from the farmers market.
The farmers market has been kicking the past couple weeks, and we like cooking things that are in season. We will shortly be working our way through the various fruits that the Northeast has to offer (in various forms), but as of a couple weeks ago fruits were still scarce. The ice cream cake at Allswell inspired us to do a clean, simple, refreshing mint ice cream. After all, herbs are abundant at the market right now.
Mint Ice Cream between Salt & Pepper Mini Chocolate Cookies.
When thinking about mint and mint ice cream, we could not help but think of chocolate and how to incorporate that into our ice cream without taking away from the simple beauty of mint ice cream on its own. Chocolate shavings and mini ice cream sandwiches were our solutions. The perfect recipe for one bite ice cream sandwiches that I adapted from Dorie Greenspan‘s World Piece Cookies for Salt & Pepper Chocolate Cookies follows.