Honey Vanilla Graham Ice Cream Sandwiches

Maia Kenney’s Honey Vanilla Graham Ice Cream Sandwiches entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


Ice Cream

  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Clover Honey
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup chopped homemade
  • Honey Graham Crackers

Honey Graham Crackers

  • 3 tablespoons Sue Bee Clover Honey
  • 3/4 all-purpose flour plus 1/2 cup whole wheat or graham flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla


Honey Graham Crackers

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In food processor pulse flour, salt, baking soda, brown sugar and butter until coarse meal is formed.
  • Whisk Sue Bee® honey, vanilla and milk together and pour into food processor while pulsing until dough comes together.
  • Roll out half the dough with a bit of flour to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick; place on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Repeat with other half of dough. Use cookie cutter of choice to make graham crackers and place on the cookie sheets.
  • Fork all the crackers. Chill for 15 minutes, then bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown throughout and firm. Allow to cool completely.

Ice Cream

  • Whisk milk, salt, sugar, and vanilla seeds and beanpod in stainless saucepan; heat on medium until just below simmer.
  • Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk cream and Sue Bee® honey in large bowl set in an ice bath; set a strainer over bowl.
  • Whisk egg yolks until smooth in small bowl. Slowly temper the yolks with the hot milk mixture and pour back into saucepan. Stir constantly with wooden spoon on medium-low until mixture coats the spoon.
  • Strain immediately into honey cream mixture and stir to incorporate. Chill for 4 hours and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions: at last minute stir in chopped unshaped graham crackers. Don't let ice cream get completely hardened.
  • Sandwich a large scoop of ice cream between two shaped graham crackers, smush gently together, and freeze.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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