⅓cupShortening or Solid Coconut Oil(Shortening makes the dough a bit easier to work with)
To Make Ice Cream: Combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and ¼ cup Matcha Powder. Using an electric mixer, whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Cover tightly and freeze until ready to use, about 6-7 hours.
Allow ice cream to chill until almost solid (it will be easier to spread on the cookies if it hasn’t solidified all the way. If it has, simply leave it out at room temperature for a few minutes before assembling the sandwiches).
To Make Cookies: Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat unsalted butter and shortening/solid coconut oil. Add sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined. Beat in 1 egg and coconut extract. Stir in flour and 2 tsp Matcha. (You will need to mix the dough by hand until butter and shortening/coconut oil becomes soft and binds the dough together.) Roll half the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4″ thick. Using a 4″ biscuit cutter (if you don’t have one, use a major jar lid), cut into rounds. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes
Once cookies have cooled completely, stack them according to size, 2 cookies per stack.
Spread about 1″ thick of ice cream on the bottom one cookie. Don’t worry about the ice cream being perfectly level. Place the other cookie on top (bottom facing the ice cream) and squish together. Use the palms of your hands to prevent the cookie from breaking.
Using the back of a butter knife or a spatula, clean the edges of the cookie.
Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap. Return to freezer until the ice cream is solid (about 1-2 hours)
Note: If you’re planning to use less than an inch of ice cream per sandwich, you can half the ice cream recipe.
Keyword Green Tea Cookies, Green Tea Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sandwich, Matcha