I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July holiday! My family spent the whole weekend at our house so we had a house full and I feel like we did nothing but cook, eat, clean up and start all over again. It's not entirely true, but not too far off the mark either.
These Ice Cream Sandwiches really hit the spot. You can't beat ice cream for cooling you off in the summer! They were small enough to be perfect for those who wanted a small bite of sweet after a full meal, but also small enough that you didn't feel guilty if you ate more than one (not that any of us would do such a thing!).
The key to these lovely treats is finding the perfect cookie. One that is thin and crunchy, but not too delicate. You can bake your own or save time, like we did, and use store-bought. There are a couple of brands I really like for these - Marie is at the top of my list, followed closely by Nabisco Famous Wafers (which, sadly, I haven't been able to find lately), there are some other really great "biscuit" style cookies that work for these too, but I'm sorry to say the brand names aren't coming to mind right now. For our 4th of July treats, we used Marie and Nyakers (these were Ginger Snaps) - both of which I happened to purchase at Cost Plus World Market on one of my Hauls.
This is the first time I've dressed them up around the edges with ice cream toppings. I used salted, roasted peanuts that I chopped and miniature chocolate chips. I especially enjoyed the addition of the nuts, they provided a nice balance with the sweet, creamy ice cream, the crunchy, slightly sweet cookies and that lovely, salty touch of nuts!
I shot some video when I made them - hope you enjoy it!
Do you have any treats you like to cool off with during the summer? I'd love to hear about them!
Until next time - Ciao!