Thursday, September 30, 2010

Macaron Gelato Sandwiches


I find that the weather is a huge influence on what I bake. With this week’s weather turning hot and humid I found myself daydreaming about ice-cream. I remember in the summer holidays when I was little, my Nanna would make my brother and I ice cream sandwiches. She would use pre-packaged rectangles of vanilla ice cream (I forget what they’re called) and sandwich them between two wafers.


Inspired by the frozen treats of my childhood, I decided to make something a little more fancy than the ice cream sandwich, gelato macaron sandwiches.


For the macarons I used the same recipe I have used previously from I love macarons by Hisako Ogita. One day I’ll try out the Italian method but for now I’m just getting comfortable using the French meringue method of making macarons. I cheated with the gelato and picked up a couple of flavours from my favourite gelato place, strawberry and caramel macadamia.


Macarons plus gelato equals love, seriously! It may take a little while to work out how to go about eating them without squishing gelato all over yourself. Sure you could use one of the cute little gelato spoons or you can embrace the mess, it’s all part of the ice cream sandwich fun!

14 comments:

  1. I love the cute-osity of this post. They look fabulous!

    Q: Do you put the sprinkles on top before baking, or after?

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  2. Thank you Meghan :) I put the sprinkles on before baking, I was worried they might melt or burn but they worked out ok.

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  3. They look fantastic! Your macarons are so perfect! Nx

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  4. Ok, now you are killing me. They look delicious!! two please!

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  5. Messier food is better anyways :P These look delicious. Caramel macadamia? Sign me up!

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  6. So wonderful! And yes, perfect macarons :)

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  7. What a great idea! Especially in the warm weather. Love the pretty colours and the cute sprinkles on top.

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  8. So cute! Love the lavender macarons with the pink gelato!

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  9. So pretty! I am yet to master macarons but yours are perfect :)

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  10. So so pretty! Beautiful macarons :)

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  11. Your Macs as always are fab, I've just joined Mac Tweets, I had so much fun and am so pleased I did. You should totally join in with next months x

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  12. Hmmmm how did I miss this post (and quite a few I see) something must be amiss with my reader because these gorgeous purple treats are too pretty for me not to come over and comment. Ice cream sandwiches oh how I longed for those wrapped icecream squares, only ice cream from a container for us.

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  13. This is the PRETTIEST picture I've come across on the baking world. It's not austere, or too formal...I love that it's bright and happy and girly!

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  14. put a popsicle stick in it and eat it as a popsicle. ate some yesterday at a little gelato store - its super cute and takes the mess out of the equation

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