Elegant Blackberry Compote Ice Cream Sandwiches

Who knew that an ice cream sandwich could be so elegant and delicious! This is an easy make ahead dessert for a dinner party. Just assemble right before serving. The blackberries will need to be warmed in the microwave if serving in this manner. Ingredient amounts will make 4 servings as shown.

Ingredients

Blackberry Compote
1 tablespoon of water
1 tablespoon of corn starch
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/4 cup of sugar
3 cups of blackberries about 2 containers, rinsed and drained (or frozen berries thawed)
Wafers
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup of flour
3/4 of a teaspoon of baking powderof baking powder
6 tablespoons (3 oz.) of milk
Non-stick cooking spray
Assembly Ingredients
Vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup of powder sugar
Mint sprigs for garnish

Technique

Whisk together the water, cornstarch, melted butter and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Add blackberries and gently toss until evenly coated. Place into a medium sized baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place into a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. While blackberries are baking combine the wafer ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Blend together and ladle 8 equal amount of the mixture onto a large cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Leave enough space between each amount because they will spread a bit while baking. Place into a preheated oven at 375 degrees and bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown or even a bit darker. Remove, let cool and sprinkle with powder sugar. Once ready to serve place one wafer on the bottom of each of your serving dishes, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, add a couple of tablespoons of the warm blackberry compote over each scoop of vanilla, top with a wafer and garnish each plate with a sprig or two of mint.

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