I’ve lived on the west coast for the last seven years and it’s taken me about that long to form a west coast orientation in my brain. I no longer envision the cliff walk overlooking mansions when people say “Newport” or the rocky shores of Maine when people say “Portland”.
But every now and then I’ll wax nostalgic on something from childhood and with shocked amazement realize that it was purely a regional thing. I’m still shocked that in some parts of the country munchkins and donut holes are not interchangeable words, or that not everyone grew up with a fluffernutter as the alternative on their school’s lunch menu, and that “pigpile” is not what you yelled as a kid before you jumped on a heap of your friends.
So it should come as no surprise when I texted my friend to tell her that we were bringing homemade Chipwichs to her house for dessert, she replied “I have no idea what those are but that sounds great.”
Naming conventions aside, these chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches are one of the easiest and most delicious treats of summer.
The day after school ended we broke out our ice cream maker and adapted Julia Child’s Mocha Chocolate Chips (from Baking with Julia) to make these.
I’ll always be partial to the real Chipwich but there’s something about the extra creaminess of homemade vanilla ice cream and the chewy texture of Julia’s cookies that make this version truly decadent.
Or as they say where I’m from….they taste wicked awesome!
I hope your summer is off to a great start and thanks so much for joining me today At the Picket Fence,