Recently, Ina Garten began “Too hot to cook!” week on Instagram, showcasing seasonal recipes “without turning on the stove” and provoking lots of excitement from social media users after posting her twist on the ice cream sandwich a few days ago. Garten described how she lathers store-bought cookies with coffee ice cream and then finishes off the easily assembled sandwich with toffee bits.
Instagram users went wild in the comments. One person exclaimed, “Looks like breakfast, lunch, and dinner to me!” Another asked for clarification from Garten on the types of cookies she uses to which Garten shared that Tate’s are her favorite for ice cream sandwiches.
In the linked Barefoot Contessa recipe, Garten suggests refreezing the sandwiches so they harden before eating, but whether you decide to eat them melty or firm, people are loving this flavor combination. The Kitchn says that the Barefoot Contessa’s Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches are the “only thing you need to make today,” proving that when it comes to upgrading a simple summertime recipe, like the classic ice cream sandwich, some would say you should look to no other than Ina Garten.