Chill Out With Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Dear Reader, I'll let you in on a little secret: there isn't actually any white chocolate in this ice cream. But as soon as I tasted it, with the sweetness from the condensed milk all I could think of was raspberry white chocolate. It is one of my favourite flavour combinations as it has a wonderful balance of fruity and creamy. Raspberries can be too tart on their own and condensed milk can be too sweet and thick but together they work perfectly. It's a most delicious imposter flavour really.

Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Speaking of imposters, during Halloween a couple of months ago- I got to be a bit of an imposter myself. It has always been my dream to trick or trick on Halloween. I did go one year dressed up but it was obvious that I was an adult because my face was seen. But I've always wanted the thrill of being a kid during Halloween (and realistically people don't want to give out candy to adults, it's really for kids).

A lovely reader Anne contacted me last year asking if I'd like to go trick or treating with her kids. I sort of chuckled and thought it was a cute idea but it was Mr NQN that convinced me that I should do it. You see, at a mere 5 foot 2 inches, I'm sort of kid sized and if I had a ghost costume aka a sheet on me then perhaps I could pass as a kid? And then my Halloween dreams would come true.

Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

On the day of Halloween I went searching through the sheets. Because I have a nice sheet obsession none of them were suitable to cut holes out of but I found on top of another pile a white chair covers that I had used at a previous Halloween party. It was ghost shaped! I cut out eyes and a mouth, grabbed my candy basket and made my way to Ashbury in Sydney's inner west. Sadly Anne had to go to hospital but her sister Mary and her husband Tom and her kids Alana and Aaron took me trick or treating!

At the first house I sort of hung back because I felt like a bit of an imposter but the lovely guy in a Batman outfit came up to me and offered me his basket saying "Don't get left behind!". I took a piece, said my squeakiest kid-like "Thank you!" and then did a little dance of happiness. I ended up with about half a dozen pieces of candy that I gave to Alana and Aaron and with that, a bucket list item was ticked! And Anne tells me that Alana now watches my Instagram stories with interest and now considers me her friend-how adorable is that?

So tell me Dear Reader, what is on your bucket list? Have you ever trick or treated? And do you like the raspberry white chocolate combination?

Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus freezing time

Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • 750g/26.5ozs. raspberries (frozen is fine)
  • 1/4 cup caster or superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beetroot powder (for additional colour)
  • 600ml/21.2flozs. cream
  • 400g/14flozs. tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 2x137g/5oz. sleeves Oreo cookies

Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Step 1 - First preheat oven to 220C/440F and toss the raspberries in the sugar and place in a baking dish. Roast for 15-20 minutes. Cool and puree-you can sieve them for pips or not, it's up to you.

Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Step 2 - Whisk the cream until soft peaks form and then add the beetroot powder and condensed milk and whisk until combined. Add the raspberry puree and mix together. Line a 30x20cm/12x8inch lamington tin with parchment and spread the raspberry ice cream mixture over this smooth the top. Freeze overnight or for 4 hours until set.

Oreo Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Step 3 - Take out the Oreos and split in half scraping the filling out. Have a round or fluted cutter around the same size as the Oreo and take out ice cream. If it is very hard let it ripen on the bench for 5 minutes. Then cut out circles using the cutter and sandwich two Oreo cookie halves. Place in the freezer until serving.