Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ice Cream Balls and other summer desserts

Ice cream is one of those desserts that evokes images of hot summer days and fun with friends and family. Last night I enjoyed the first ice cream cone I've had in a very long time, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!! It was a simple Breyer's chocolate and vanilla cone with a dash of butterscotch caramel syrup, and it was fantastic! If you are looking for fun ideas for ice cream treats, I have a few!

Take vanilla ice cream and let it sit out long enough to become soft. Buy a bag of Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux cookies and crush them into tiny pieces. Put them in a gallon sized ziploc bag or a large bowl. Roll the ice cream balls in the crushed cookies and you have a DELICIOUS dessert! My friend, T, gave them to us once and they were fantastic!! You can also try Oreo cookies, cinnamon cookies, or any other kind of cookie. You can add syrup, almonds, coconut or other nuts as well. Be creative!

Another idea is to make homemade ice cream cookies. Make a batch of your favorite kind of homemade cookie. I prefer chocolate chip cookies. Then, let your ice cream become soft. Put a dollop of ice cream between 2 cookies and let it sit in the freezer for a while. You will then have a GREAT ice cream sandwich! F is so creative and she served these at a bridal couples' shower with sparklers in them!

Have FUN!


The Hayden Family said...

I'm grocery store bound! Gotta get the cookies and ice cream to make your recipe. My mouth is watering!!!! Merci!

EntertainingMom said...

I just love those PF cookies... never thought about the ice cream balls. How perfect! I like vanilla ice cream in between two Thin Mints. Now, that's my cup of tea... er ice cream sandwich!

Kim said...

What a timely post. It is SOOO hot in Hong Kong and we stumbled upon a Ben & Jerry's yesterday. We all splurged with ice cream cones and it tasted HEAVENLY.
My mouth is watering with your ice cream treat ideas. I cannot wait to move in to our new flat and serve these yummy treats! Thanks for the ideas!
Love & Blessings,

Melissa said...

I'm about to go running and instead all I want to do is get to the store and make these as fast as I can!!!

Domestic Diva said...

Love those cookies. I would love some of that right now! Have a fabulous day!
xxxx me

EntertainingMom said...

I hope it's OK if I link my ice cream post to yours... we just made ice cream using the LLBean ice cream ball and it is delish! And I love your little ice cream balls too!

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