I came across these shortbread cookies with tea as flavoring on Pinterest. They just looked so pretty and delicate with specs of tea throughout. But I can’t just leave it plain, can I? So I added some melted chocolate and a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make a London Fog inspired ice cream sandwich. Yum!
A London Fog is an earl grey tea latte. They are delicious. You should try one. Perfect on a cool day. But it’s not cool right now. It is hotter than hot so let’s make this cold treat that tastes like a London Fog.
The cookies are a simple shortbread with butter, powdered sugar, flour, and a pinch of salt. To flavor them I added a touch of vanilla extract and the loose tea from a bag of earl grey tea. I rolled the dough to about a 1/4″ thick. Then used a 2″ cookie cutter to cut them out.
After the cookies baked at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes, I let them cool completely. To add the chocolate element, I melted a 1/4 cup of chocolate in the microwave. Then spread a little bit on the bottom of the cookies and popped them in the freezer to harden.
After the chocolate hardened, I used a small ice cream scoop to scoop a little bit more than a tablespoon on a cookie then topped it with another cookie. I pushed the top cookie down carefully to spread the ice cream evenly. I say carefully because these cookies are very delicate and I broke the first one. They still taste good broken, though. Put them back in the freezer for a bit to harden up or eat one right away like me. And of course, store them in the freezer if they don’t all get eaten right away.
These London Fog Ice Cream Sandwiches are so delicious. The chocolate pops when you bite into it then the creamy ice cream with the tea shortbread cookies melt together. Soo good. You have to try them. Go get some tea and get your ice cream sandwich on!