48 hours into married life and I spilled a glass of chilled coke on the lunch table, which conveniently made its way into my Mother-in-laws’ smartly dressed lap. My heavily make-upped mascara filled eyes refused to look up. The rest of the lunch was spent in shame and no coke either. Same evening I decided to make up for the horror and volunteered to put together an ice cream cake, for guests arriving the next day. As you all know the wedding fanfare continues until Bahu (daughter-in-law) gets pregnant (pair bharee type situation).
52 hours into married life, lawfully wedded Mr. A took me shopping, looking for ice cream that would freeze well. Soon after I started assembling the cake, with henna stamped hands and clad in spunky glittery newly wedding type clothes, ruffling and shuffling between crushing biscuits and managing the ice cream. How difficult can it be to chill a crushed biscuit base in a springform pan, and then smother it with some softened ice cream and nuts and refreeze it until rock hard? Believe me I for Intehai (very) difficult.
With much handling and mishandling the cake was finally put in the freezer to chill overnight. When it was taken out prior to serving it was a hideous sight with the vanilla milkshake aka ice cream, lumpy with the biscuit base underneath, escaping from the gaps in the pan, not a bit frozen. 68 hours into married life, I half froze to death.
15 years later I am rather chilled and a tad bit confident to handle ice cream (and in-laws) hence bring you these spunky icy creamy sandwiches; creamy vanilla ice cream lusciously spread between thick chewy buttery oat biscuits (which are great on their own too) with a final stamp of crushed Oreo biscuits on the outside, frozen until set and eaten before it melts down your smartly dressed clothes. Initially, they are a bit tedious to assemble however; patience will definitely be a winner here – after all who said impressing in-laws is easy.