The fourth of July is just around the corner and ice cream immediately comes to mind for some type of dessert to celebrate America with. I have loved ice cream sandwiches since I was a kid and wanted to get into the kitchen to create a patriotic version of this cool and yummy treat!
Big lover of ice cream sandwiches, loved it when my mom would bring them home from the grocery store. Now they have the mini versions that allows you to feel less guilty indulging.
In the past, I’ve have had some fun making them at home with different ice cream flavors squeezing that between home baked cookies. Yum, super simple and easy way to create a “homestyle” version.
This year, I wanted to do a double version and:
- Go traditional with a chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream
- Red crunchy cookie with vanilla ice cream
For the chocolate version, I use a super easy recipe for the cake and bake it in a 1/4 sheet pan topped with red, white, and blue sprinkles; of course. It bakes off for just a short time and done in no time. This is just like a traditional ice cream sandwich cake. Super soft and cakey.
Red Cookie Cake
Second and not least, is a sweet and slightly crunchy red cookie. I color the batter red with cake colors and load it up with white and blue sprinkles. It bakes up quickly too and this one is slightly more crisper than the chocolate version.
Since this is a special occasion, celebrating America, I wanted to go the extra mile and make a homemade vanilla ice cream. The recipe is a traditional custard made with milk, sugar, egg yolks, and cream.
You can use any ice cream here and flavor from the grocery store! Let the grocery store do the work for you.
Hmmm, I can’t decide which one I like best so I had to have one of both! Super delicious and perfect on a hot summer day. And…. celebrating America!
Happy July 4th!!!