We are in the peak of the Ice Cream Season so when deciding if I should fill my whoopie pies with buttercream or ice cream it was a rather easy decision. Ice Cream it is, all the way! Ice Cream is also my favorite dessert so it was a no-brainer, really!
I have been enjoying making Whoopie Pies for quite some time, as they are really easy to make and when decorated they are super cute, too.
For this recipe I use my tested Vanilla Recipe and Vanilla Strawberry Ice Cream for the filling from a local dairy farm.
Tools you need:
rectangular whoopie pie pan by Wilton
Extra Large Disposable Piping Bags
Vanilla Extract by McCormick
Americolor Food Colorings
MINIONS VANILLA WHOOPIE PIE RECIPE(makes 6 sandwiches)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tbl room temperature butter
1 large egg
1tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
3/4tsp baking powder
2/3 cup buttermilk( if you don't have buttermilk on hand make your own : to 2/3 cup whole milk add 1/2tsp white distilled vinegar, let sit for 5 minutes, then gently stir and use in the recipe as directed)
Food Coloring - red, pink, leaf green, yellow)
Preheat oven to 350F
Beat butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy, add egg and vanilla, beat until doubled in volume and creamy, pale in color.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
Add 1/2 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, stir on low speed, add 1/2 of the buttermilk, then add rest of the flour, stir and add rest of the buttermilk.
Divide batter into 6 portions.
Largest portion is about 1/2 of the batter- yellow
Second largest portion is blue.
Rest of the portions is about the same : color with black, gray(just a touch of black food coloring), brown, and leave one section plain, uncolored.
Spray the whoopee pie rectangle pan with nonstick spray.
Pipe, fill the pans with the design.
Bake at 350F for 11- 12minutes.
Let cool in the baking pan for couple minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Cook completely before filling.
1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk/ semisweet
Melt the chocolate, spread chocolate on bottom of each cake, press the cakes onto the wax paper lined tray. Transfer tray into the freeze and chill for at least 2 hours.
Prepare ice cream block, freeze for at least 2 hours. Cut it up into sections.
Peel the cakes from the wax paper, chocolate should be firm now. Sandwich ice cream filling between 2 minion cakes. Ice cream will not stick to the cakes right away, let it soften for couple minutes and then press the cakes into the ice cream. Store in one layer in the plastic container, in the freezer. Enjoy. Can be made ahead.
You can make Minions Ice Cream Sandwiches too, watch my video to see how:
More Whoopie Pie Ideas check them out all here