Simple summer desserts

Event and interior designers Alexandra and Eliot Angle (Aqua Vitae Design, Los Angeles; 323/663-1777) combine store-bought ice cream and cookies to make uptown ice cream sandwiches for adult parties.

Just squeeze a scoop (about 1/4 cup, depending on the size of the cookies) between two cookies, scrape the excess off the sides, and either serve immediately or wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap and freeze until it’s time to devour it.

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