There’s this new invention called facebook.
Have you heard of it?
People say it’s taking the internet by storm.
There’s also this new bonus to facebook too, that I’m not sure you’ve heard about.
No, it’s not that dumb timeline. That’s just stupid.
It’s the super hero powers that you can get by using it.
Actually it’s one super hero power, specifically.
It’s called bravery.
I’ve honestly never seen anything like it.
I mean, in real life you would never have the courage to legitimately stalk people from your past. That would require a lot of effort, honestly. The black clothes, the ski-mask, the potential jail time. Really, who’s gonna go to all the trouble? Enter, facebook bravery.
What about the games? I mean really? Creating your own city or farm or pet hotel…it’s time consuming. Would you ever, before facebook, think it was cool to ask your friend to harvest your corn for you? Kind of presumptuous, if you ask me. And really, what would your 2002 self say if you were to tell him/her that you would be spending hours building a virtual city online? Really…I want your honest answer on that. Not judging here, just observing. Luckily you have facebook bravery to unabashedly ask your friends to become a virtual neighbor and do some of the heavy lifting for you. It takes a village.
But when people get to be their most super-heroish is when they leave comments on your wall, or personal page that basically would get them punched in the face in real life. That’s my most favorite. I just imagine people sitting behind their desk with a giant “H” embroidered on their shirt typing away.
Don’t get me wrong, I get facebook powers from time to time. Not too long ago I posted a picture on my wall of a bumper sticker that I thought was inappropriate and people lost their shizz. The thing is, I fancy myself a middleman. Just bringing the news to the people. I’m a giver like that…like a cookie-making Walter Cronkite.
And it’s pretty great to have a different opinion. I’m open to it. Just don’t let that super power take you over to the dark side…because unless you’re James Earl Jones, it’s not a good look.
So in efforts to solidify our friendship I decided to make you ice cream sandwiches. And not just any ice cream sandwich. Key Lime ones.
Don’t hate, appreciate.
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches.
You mix up your ice cream/key lime filling, which is super easy. Heavy cream, Key Lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, sugar…it just keeps getting better doesn’t it?
The consistency will look like this:
At that point it will be almost frozen, but still spreadable.
If you forget it and leave it in longer, it’s not a problem, just let it sit on the counter until it warms up to a spreadable consistency.
Then assemble your ice cream sandwiches using graham crackers!
You can make these days in advance, which is pretty awesome.
Here’s some more Key Lime yumminess from around the internet:
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream, separated
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- ¾ cup Key Lime juice
- 1 Tbsp Lime zest
- approx 12 full graham crackers, broken in half to create 12 sandwiches
- In stand mixer with whisk attachment whip 2 cups heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form, approx 2 minutes.
- Turn speed to low and pour in sweetened condensed milk. Turn speed up to medium high and beat 1 minute.
- Finally add lime juice, remaining cup of cream and and zest and beat approx 1 more minute on medium-high.
- Pour mixture into freezer-safe container and freeze for 5-6 hours until almost frozen.
- Spread about ¼ cup mixture on top of 1 graham cracker at a time, topping with the other half of the cracker. Wrap in cling wrap and put back in freezer. Repeat process until all sandwiches are made.
- Freeze 2 hours more, or overnight.
- Serve frozen
If you make the ice cream a day ahead leave on counter until it's softened enough to spread on the graham crackers. Do not microwave.