Coffee and beignets belong together, so coffee ice cream and beignets...? Yeah, that's a no-brainer. This easy, but impressive, New Orleans-inspired dessert recipe is the perfect treat for your Mardi Gras celebrations. With only five ingredients, you'll be surprised by how easy these ice cream sandwiches are to whip up (especially if you go with store-bought beignet mix).
Prepare dough and fry in hot oil according to New Orleans Beignets instructions or beignet mix directions to make 24 beignets. (Do not sprinkle with powdered sugar after frying.) Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
Using a serrated knife, cut beignets in half parallel to work surface. Scoop about 1/3 cup ice cream onto bottom half of each beignet. Cover with top halves. Dust sandwiches with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with toppings, if desired.