A sweet terrine is the perfect summer dessert

A sweet terrine is the perfect summer dessert
By RicardoSpecial to the Star
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Terrine

Cookie dough

2 tbsp butter, softened

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup (40 g) unbleached all-purpose flour

Chocolate crisp

3 oz (85 g) dark chocolate, chopped

3 tbsp (45 mL) refined coconut oil (see note)

1 tbsp (15 mL) corn syrup

Ice cream terrine

5 cups (1.25 litres) vanilla ice cream

5 cups (1.25 litres) chocolate ice cream

3/4 cup (75 g) roasted pecans, crushed

2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Cookie dough

In a small bowl, cream the butter, sugar and salt using a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour. Shape into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Lightly oil a 10 x 4-inch (25 x 10 cm), 6-cup (1.5 litre) loaf pan. Line the pan with parchment paper, letting it hang over two sides. Freeze the pan for 30 minutes.

Chocolate crisp

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and melt in the microwave, about 1 minute. Stir until smooth and let cool.


Using a 3-tbsp (45 mL) ice cream scoop, shape 5 scoops of vanilla ice cream and 5 of chocolate ice cream. Place on a parchment-lined plate in the freezer while preparing the ice cream terrine.

Still using the ice cream scoop, alternate 5 scoops of vanilla ice cream and 5 of chocolate ice cream over the bottom of the frozen pan. Slightly flatten the surface with a fork. Crumble 1/4 of the cookie dough and 1/4 of the pecans over the surface. Drizzle with 1/4 of the chocolate crisp. Repeat the sequence twice. Garnish with the reserved scoops of ice cream and top with the remaining cookie dough, pecans, chocolate crisp and chocolate chips. Freeze for 6 hours or until firm.

When ready to serve, quickly dip the bottom of the pan in warm water for easy unmoulding. Cut into slices and serve immediately.

Makes 10 servings.

Note: The refined coconut oil can be replaced by the same quantity of butter, but it will produce a less crispy texture.