Hi there Kenarry readers, and happy almost-summer! I’m Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen and I’m back for a fun, Patriotic themed edition of Ideas for the Kitchen, a blog series where Carrie and I swap recipes once a month. With summer just around the corner, we decided it would be fun to share some yummy ideas for poolside treats. Today I’ve brought over some super easy Ice Cream Sandwiches that I dressed them up with some red, white, and blue sprinkles for a Patriotic touch! They’re the perfect the treat for celebrating the 4th!
If you’re looking for Carrie, you can find her over on my blog today where she’s sharing her recipe for Patriotic Pudding Popsicles. She’ll be sharing them here on Kenarry in a couple of weeks, but if you want to go ahead and take a peek, you can visit Belle of the Kitchen to check it out!
Raise your hand if you’re ready for summer! Is your hand up? Mine definitely is! I’m really looking forward to having some time to just relax and unwind with my little ones over the next couple of months. My son just graduated from preschool last week (tear!), so I’m trying to soak up all of those sweet, fun moments with him before Kindergarten starts.
Right now, playing in the pool is one of his favorite things to do, so we will probably be spending a lot of time by the water this summer. And what do I enjoy most about pool time? Oh, that’s easy. The pool FOOD!
YES. I love eating pool side, especially when it’s a sweet frozen treat like these Ice Cream Sandwiches. Y’all are going to love how simple these are to make. Three ingredients; that’s it! If you decide to make your cookies homemade there will be a few more ingredients, but I went the easy route and picked mine up from that wonderful, lovely store called Costco.
Besides cookies, the only other things you need are vanilla ice cream, and some sprinkles. I made these with red, white, and blue sprinkles, and they would be the perfect treat for the 4th of July!
You’ll start out by putting a nice big scoop of ice cream on the flat side of one cookie…
Then add your second cookie on top and smoosh down a bit.
Roll the ice cream sides in some patriotic sprinkles and you’re done! Easy peasy!
Alright y’all, I hope you enjoy these yummy ice cream sandwiches! Are there other pool side treats that you like to enjoy in the summer time? Be sure to share them with us below.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies homemade or store bought
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Red White, and Blue Sprinkles
- Place sprinkles in a shallow bowl and set aside. Remove ice cream from freezer and allow to soften just slightly. Add one heaping scoop of ice cream to flat side of one chocolate chip cookie.
- Add second cookie to the top, flat side down. Push down slightly to seal cookies and ice cream together to make a sandwich.
- If ice cream is too soft and squishes out, use a small spatula to scrape around the ice cream and smooth the edges.
- Dip edges of the ice cream sandwich in the sprinkles. Individually wrap sandwich in plastic wrap to freeze for a few hours.
*These can be eaten right away, but the ice cream might slip out when you bite into them. Freezing them for a few hours will help them to hold together better.
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Ashlyn is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer at Belle of the Kitchen. She’s the mama of two precious babies, an army wife, and southern girl at heart. She and her family are currently stationed in Hawaii, so when she’s not making a mess of the kitchen, she and her little ones are outside soaking up the sunshine. She loves to share a balance of healthy recipes, family friendly meals, and plenty of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.