“Cheeseburger” Ice Cream Sandwiches

What could be better than an ice cold dessert at your summer picnic or backyard BBQ? Perhaps, a Chilly Cheeseburger!

These Chilly Cheeseburger Ice Cream Sandwich Sliders are a perfect addition to summer fun and will be great desserts to serve this Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day. Each slider has a chocolate ice cream burger sandwiched in between two cookie buns which have been garnished with modeling chocolate lettuce and cheese, as well as, bright red icing ketchup. They can be made well in advance of your party, so what are you wating for, go grill, er, assemble some ice cream sandwich sliders.

“Cheeseburger” Ice Cream Sandwiches

Step 1:
Pour Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix into a mixing bowl. Add softened butter, and stir until well blended. Add 3 tablespoons milk and 2 eggs and stir just to combine. The dough will be very sticky and thick.

Step 2:
Scoop out dough by the tablespoonful onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Sprinkle sesame seeds over half of the dough scoops.

Step 3:
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes until slightly golden brown around the bottom edge. As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, press down on the cookies without sesame seeds using a spatula in order to flatten them out. They will become the bottom buns of your burgers and will look much better with a flat bottom. Allow your cookie buns to cool completely.

Step 4:
Scoop out about 1/4 cup ice cream onto a piece of plastic wrap. Cover and press on the ice cream, forming it into a patty that is just slightly larger than the cookie buns. Wrap completely in plastic wrap and place in the freezer. Create a total of 16 ice cream burgers. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.

Step 5:
Meanwhile, make the modeling chocolate to use for the cheese and lettuce. Place finely chopped pure white chocolate or white confectionery coating wafers in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 40 seconds, then stir, heat 30 more seconds then let sit for 1 minute. Stir vigorously. If needed, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted. Allow chocolate to cool to between 88 and 91 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring often while it cools. Pour in corn syrup.

Step 6:
Stir quickly fully incorporating the corn syrup into the melted chocolate. If it seems dry, add more corn syrup a small amount at a time until it is smooth and pliable. If it’s greasy, allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes, then knead until smooth, preferably on a marble or granite counter.

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Step 7:
Knead the modeling chocolate until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and set at room temperature for an hour.

Step 8:
Divide and color half of the modeling chocolate using orange food coloring and the other half with green. I suggest you wear food handling gloves and knead in paste or gel food coloring until you get the desired shade for cheese and lettuce.

Step 9:
Cut slits on three sides of a gallon sized zip top bag. Set orange modeling chocolate in between plastic. Roll out to about 1/16th of an inch thickness. Do the same with the green modeling chocolate. Remove from the bag and set on a cutting board or counter top.

Step 10:
Use a 2 1/2 inch round cutter to cut 16 circles of green modeling chocolate. Use your fingers to flatten and crimp all around the edge of the circle creating the appearance of lettuce. Use a 2 1/2 inch square cutter to cut out 16 pieces of orange cheese. Pipe some Betty Crocker Red Cookie Icing on the underside of each bun. Set a piece of lettuce on each of the flattened bottom buns and a piece of cheese on the sesame seed speckled top buns.

Step 11:
Pipe a dab of red frosting in the center of the lettuce. Unwrap and set one frozen chocolate ice cream burger on top of the lettuce. Add a dab of red frosting to the center of the cheese and turn it upside down on to the burger. Freeze the ice cream sandwiches for at least an hour. If keeping longer, wrap each Chilly Cheeseburger in plastic wrap and store for up to several weeks in the freezer.

-Serve the Chilly Cheeseburgers frozen, allowing them to warm up just a minute or two before biting into them

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