i'll be totally real with y'all: these were ridiculous. despite drippy pistachio ice cream getting all over the floor and more chunky, sugar rush goodness than you can imagine, i really believe these popcorn pistachio ice cream sandwiches have a place in this world.
if you want to whip up this tasty, summertime treat, you've got a few options that lend for some creativity. you could pop up a bag of salty, buttery popcorn, melt down the marshmallows and then combine the two to form your "cookie" mixture. or, you could do what i did, and buy some crunch n' munch caramel corn with peanuts mixed in. keep in mind, this option is a lot sweeter.
these were so messy - as you can see from the photos - but delicious!
popcorn pistachio ice cream sandwiches
1/2 bag of caramel corn crunch n' much (or, substitute with a bag of buttered popcorn)
4 cups marshmallows
5 tablespoons butter
2-4 scoops talenti pistachio ice cream
in a large saucepan over low-medium heat, add butter to pan and melt. stir in marshmallows. stirring constantly, wait for marshmallows to melt into a creamy liquid. put your popcorn (either pre-made caramel corn or buttered popcorn) in a large bowl, and pour marshmallow topping on top. stir to combine, then quickly spoon mixture on to a large baking sheet covered in parchement paper. flatten the mixture in an even layer.
pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to allow it to harden. take a large glass, cookie cutter or any item that can be used to form a circular shape, and press into the layer of popcorn and marshmallow to form your "cookie" halves". plop a scoop of ice cream in between two halves, and enjoy, and have some napkins on hand!
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