Summer is almost over, how can that be?
I don’t think I am prepared for September to start because that means no more long days. Speaking of long days…where have I been?!?!?! I am sure you are all wondering where I have been and what I have been up to. I want to say I was being lazy at the beach but the truth is I was working a lot and longing for my bed instead of longing for my computer. In between all of that working and sleeping I got to spend some time with the cutest kids around!
My older brother came to visit and brought the family which means I got to be the awesome auntie who likes to make cupcakes and watch Disney movies (psst, this is me every day). I decided that my time with them was best spent making ice cream sandwiches and pretending I knew how to hula hoop. Guess what? I don’t remember how to hula hoop…I guess that is not terribly surprising.
I love coming up with food related activities that I can do with the kiddos because cooking is always more fun with little ones!
Making ice cream sandwiches is all about the sprinkles (or jimmies) and I learned a lot about the art of applying sprinkles to your ice cream sandwich. My nephew knew from the very first instant that he was going put all the sprinkles on his cookie and dubbed it the “Ray Special”.
He took it upon himself to also make a “Ray Special” for anyone else who requested a sandwich. He was so proud of his masterpiece that he wanted to open up a restaurant that only served ice cream sandwiches. Were it not for the fact that he is only in 1st grade, I may have dropped everything I was doing to help him open his restaurant.
Now I am sure I have tempted you enough and hopefully brought a smile to your face with pictures of all of these cuties making ice cream sammiches. You better make one before summer is over!
EASY PEASY Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yields 9 Sandwiches
18 Large Chocolate Chip Cookies*
1.5 Quarts Ice Cream (any flavor will do)
Sprinkles – the more the merrier
*I used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe found on most chocolate chip bags.
Let your ice cream sit at room temperature until it softens and is easy to spread. Apply a large scoop of ice cream to the bottom side of a cookie and spread out slightly. Top with a cookie similar in size and lightly push down, using a knife spread the ice cream around the cookies to even out. Sprinkle all the sprinkles and enjoy immediately or place back in the freezer to allow the ice cream to harden.