Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

Featuring my thick and nuggy Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.  If you've ever had the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Disneyland , you are going to LOVE these!  These big and bold chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe from my culinary school studies at Auguste Escoffier, but with a few modifications to give them that Jennuine touch.  They make the perfectas book for a fat slice of real vanilla bean ice cream.  And those mini chips?  You just gotta have that extra cronch! Thank goodness this recipe only makes 8 sandwiches, otherwise I would be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  This way, my big family can help save me from my inner child diet-saboteur.   Print With Image Without Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Yield: 8 Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a

Have Your Tea and Coffee Too ~
Hong Kong Yuanyang Iced Coffee Tea with Seattle's Best

East Meets West
Coffee Meets Tea

Visit any restaurant or dai pai dang (open space food vendor) in Hong Kong and you're likely to find patrons sipping Yuanyang -- served hot or cold, this delicious drink is a harmonious marriage of coffee and traditional Hong Kong milk tea.

Step into a bustling coffee shop in the U.S. and you'll likely find a menu filled with specialty coffee and tea drinks inspired by Western cultures.  But mark my words, it's only a matter of time before East meets West and we start seeing Yuanyang Coffee Tea on menus everywhere.  Why?  It's delicious, and in one brilliant fusion you can enjoy your coffee and your tea all in one.

I'm pleased to be working with Collective Bias and Seattle's Best Coffee to promote the Red Cup Showdown (#RedCupShowdown).  Now through July 27, 2012, Seattle's Best Coffee, along with Food Network Star Jeff Mauro, are searching coast to coast for the best new coffee drink in America.  You can submit your original coffee recipe, using Seattle's Best Coffee HERE for a chance to win a trip to New York City and a shot at the $10,000 prize!  Did you know that the Seattle's Best line includes organic and fair trade coffees?  To stay up on the latest from Seattle's Best, follow them on Twitter!  

Tea from the East and Coffee from the West
Yuanyang -- what's in the name?  Yuanyang refers to mandarin ducks, a symbol of conjugal love in Chinese culture.  The male and female of the species, light and dark respectively, pair up and mate for life.  So the name Yuanyang is perfectly fitting for a drink that pairs the flavors of coffee and tea.  And I couldn't help but showcase a drink inspired by birds!  

In Hong Kong, each Yuanyang vendor has their own coveted recipe.  In the spirit of the Red Cup Showdown, although I'm not a competitor, I'm excited to share mine!  

Hong Kong
Yuanyang Iced Coffee Tea

1/2 cup (4oz.) of your favorite Seattle's Best Coffee, room temperature
(I love the Organic Fair Trade Level 4 which is just $6 for a 12 oz. bag at Walmart)

1/2 cup (4 oz.) strong Black Tea, room temperature

1/2 cup (4 oz.) Nonfat Sweetened Condensed Milk
(skip the fat here, save it for the whipped cream)

Real Whipped Cream


Large cocktail shaker

I found everything I needed, including great quality and great prices at my local Walmart!  Read more about my path to purchase HERE in my Google+ Gallery.

In a large cocktail shaker, combine a handful of ice, coffee, tea, and condensed milk.  Shake vigorously for 30  seconds.  Pour in two mugs or glasses.  Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkling of fine black tea.  Enjoy!

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Seattle’s Best Coffee #CBias #SocialFabric.  All opinions are my own.

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