National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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There is something about a “national day” that involves delicious desserts that makes me feel like it’s a MUST to celebrate! Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. You feel like giving it your full support, don’t you? 🙂

Well, lucky for you I’ve got two solutions.

The first is if you’re in a hurry today and don’t have time for baking or ice cream making, but you want to join in on the fun. I shared this idea a few weeks ago in my post about our Teddy Bear Picnic. It’s simple to put together, sweet, creamy and delicious. How can you beat that?


Ice Cream Sandwich with whipped cream and caramel


Top a store bought ice cream sandwich with a dollop of whipped topping and a heavy drizzle of caramel sauce and you’re all set!

If you are feeling like Betty Crocker today, then you’re in luck because I have a dessert that will satisfy both your sweet and salty sides.

I call them PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches. They are made with two homemade peanut butter cookies and a scoop of homemade fresh strawberry ice cream. Yum!

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich


It was so good. I literally licked the plate (don’t worry, I looked around to make sure no one was watching when I did it). The peanut-buttery cookies were slightly salty and still warm from the oven and the fresh, creamy, sweet ice cream was just starting to melt. I rolled the sides in a few chopped peanuts to add an extra bit of crunch and saltiness. It was heaven. I’m not joking (would I ever joke about desserts?!!).

Peanut Butter Cookies
½ tsp. vanilla
1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter (I prefer chunky)
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. baking soda

Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs. Sift all dry ingredients together and add mixing well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake 375 for 10 minutes. 

I made the ice cream in my new Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet maker with a recipe that came in the box. It has a canister that you freeze 24 hours in advance and then you add your ingredients, mix for 15 minutes and you have the soft, creamy, sweet ice cream! I’ve made 5 batches in 2 weeks (this could be my downfall)!

So, go with the quick route or get baking – either way, make sure you celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

And, for more ideas on turning an Ice Cream Sandwich into a buffet for a wedding, large party or other event – check this out!

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