Tested till perfect Triple-Decker Ice-Cream Stacks
Triple-Decker Ice-Cream Stacks
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Triple-Decker Ice-Cream Stacks

Although the name may not say it, these little sandwiches surrounded by strawberry sauce are a dainty ending to even a fancy dinner party.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2004

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  • Portion size 8


  • 4 cups 4cupsstrawberry ice cream
  • 24 24chocolate wafer cookiechocolate wafer cookies

Strawberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup 1cuphulled fresh strawberryfresh strawberries or frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice


  • 8 8fresh strawberryfresh strawberries, (optional)
  • 8 oz 8ozbittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
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Let ice cream soften in refrigerator until spreadable, about 20 minutes. Place 8 of the cookies on work surface. Spread 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the ice cream on each. Top each with another cookie, remaining ice cream then remaining cookie. Tightly wrap each stack in plastic wrap; freeze until firm, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Strawberry Sauce: In food processor or blender, pur?together strawberries, sugar and lemon juice; strain through sieve into bowl. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Garnish: Starting at tip end of each strawberry (if using), thinly slice almost but not all the way through to stem end; fan out slices. Roll side of each ice-cream stack in chocolate; place on dessert plate. Drizzle plate with strawberry sauce. Top stack with strawberry fan.

Additional information :

Double Chocolate Coffee Ice-Cream Stacks: Replace strawberry ice cream with coffee ice cream. Replace chocolate wafer cookies with chocolate chip cookies. Replace Strawberry Sauce with Chocolate Sauce. Omit garnish.

Ginger Vanilla Ice-Cream Stacks: Replace strawberry ice cream with vanilla ice cream. Replace chocolate wafer cookies with ginger cookies. Replace chocolate with 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped crystallized ginger. Replace Strawberry Sauce with Chocolate Sauce or store-bought butterscotch sauce. Omit garnish.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 371 pro 6g total fat 24g sat. fat 13g
carb 44g fibre 6g chol 20mg sodium 149mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 19 vit A 6 vit C 27
folate 10
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