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Andy Bates is known for his hearty street food. His modern twists on classic dishes are fuelled by his international travels and a passion for re-discovering and cooking great British food. As the gaffer of specialist food company ‘Eat My Pies’, Andy brings the best of British food back to the public, including classic tarts, pies, Scotch eggs and, of course, some tasty puddings.

Andy is a contributing chef for Food Network UK and has already had two successful series broadcast on the channel - Andy Bates Street Feasts and Andy Bates American Street Feasts. His latest series, Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts, launched in February 2014. All three series follow him as he travels across continents to explore the world of street food and find the stories and people behind the recipes. As a result, he has become a leading expert on street food, with regular appearances on the street food circuit. Andy, who lives by the quote "You should always finish on a little bit of pudding", has also written a cookbook offering modern twists on classic dishes.

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Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Andy Bates

This is super easy and super sweet recipe!!!

For those of you not in the know (I wasn't ;-), a 'snickerdoodle' is a type of cookie from North America that's rolled in cinnamon sugar and has a cracked surface once baked.

It’s soft, sweet and very tasty.  Your kitchen will smell amazing, and all will be good with the world. again. 

Everything can be made in advance, and you don’t even need to churn the ice cream, just mix and pop into the freezer until needed and the cookie dough mix can be made in advance and baked fresh just before needed. 

Once baked, the cookies will keep well for 4­-5 days in sealed container.






For the snickerdoodle cookies:

  • 240g butter
  • 180g light brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp bicarb
  • 1⁄2 tsp cream of tartar/baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 300g flour
  • cinnamon sugar (50g caster sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon)

For the ice cream:

  • 400ml double cream
  • 400g can condensed milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 50g honeycomb
  • a handful of milk chocolate shavings


To make the ice cream:

Slice the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape out the black seeds and place in a bowl. Add the cream and whisk until soft peaks form. Add the condensed milk to the cream and whisk again until combined. Break the honeycomb into chunks, gently fold into the ice cream mix.

Pour into a baking tray 30cmx20cm lined with greaseproof paper that gives the ice cream 1­-2 inches in depth/thickness.

Freeze until firm.

For the Snickerdoodles:

Melt the butter and add to a bowl. Whisk together the butter and sugars until well mixed.

Add the egg, vanilla paste and combine.

Add all remaining dry ingredients and combine to a soft paste.

Transfer to a bowl or container and refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour or more and will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge).

Roll into 25g perfect balls and then roll in the cinnamon sugar to coat.

Place on a baking tray with ample space between and bake 10-­12 minutes at 170C, then allow to cool.

To assemble:

Cut the ice cream with a round cutter/mould the same size as the snickerdoodles.

Turn a snickerdoodle upside down, place the cut ice cream on top, place a second snickerdoodle facing up on top and gently press down to adhere or make 'a sandwich'.

Pop back into the freezer till needed and continue to make sandwiches.

To serve, roll half of the sandwich in chocolate shavings.