To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, I decided to challenge myself to take a creative twist on a summer staple: the ice cream sandwich. We all have fond memories of peeling the paper wrapper off the sandwich and enjoying the sweet, creamy treat complete with bits of the chocolate sandwich wafers sticking to our fingers. Summer wasn’t summer without ‘em, am I right??
I’ve grown up but my love of ice cream hasn’t quite got the memo yet (phew!) and I wanted to elevate the traditional recipe. But, of course, still make it simple enough to make quickly. Then it hit me: strawberry shortcake.
I picked up vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries and packaged buttery biscuits from Trader Joe’s this weekend. You can make this dessert in about 20 minutes and happily feed a group of 8 (or you know, just not share which is totally justified given how yummy this dish is). Bam you’re a great hostess and you won’t even have to sacrifice your chat-athon with your guests. Bonus: if you prep the strawberries at least a couple of hours before serving, the strawberries will taste even sweeter by absorbing the sugar. Let’s just dive into denial together and pretend this is totally kosher for bikini season.
A treat that looks rustically elegant and takes the length of one Big Bang Theory episode to make? Sign me up! Not going to lie, I felt very Pinterest-y throughout the entire process.
Do you have a creative ice cream sandwich recipe or idea? I’m thinking about black + white cookies next. Or do you have a favorite summer memory starring an ice cream sandwich? I’d love to hear it!
Simple Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich
1 can, Trader Joe's Homemade Biscuits
1 large container, strawberries
1 carton, vanilla ice cream
2-3 tbsp, granulated sugar
Prepare the biscuits following the instructions on the package.
Slice and hull the strawberries, halve them.
Toss the strawberries into a bowl, add 2-3 tbsp of granulated sugar until reach your desired level of sweetness.
Place the strawberries in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
Let biscuits cool.
Serve the ice cream inside the biscuits topped with strawberry mixture.
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