Monday, June 22, 2009

Summertime Dessert

Just wanted to share with you this super easy dessert I made for Father's Day. It's perfect for summer get-togethers 'cause it's made with ice cream! Here's the scoop on how to make this yummy treat...

Your shopping list includes the following:

When you get home from the store, you'll want to put your whipped topping in the refrigerator so it thaws (trust me, it won't work if it's has to thaw so you can spread it).

Alright then....after your whipped topping has thawed in the frig, you can get started!

First, grab a 9x12 dish and your box of ice cream sandwiches. You're going to unwrap the sandwiches and place them in the bottom of the dish. You can cut the sandwiches like I did so that you cover the entire dish.

Next up, take the entire tub of whipped topping and spread it over the ice cream sandwiches. Mmmm.....

After you've made a layer of the whipped cream, you'll want to take the dish and put it in the freezer until the whipped cream is frozen again. Don't skip this step or the dessert will be too runny!

Now that it's frozen, you can do the fun part! Take the chocolate and caramel syrups and drizzle them on the top of the dessert.

Finally, take your candy bar and break it up into pieces and sprinkle it on the top of the dessert. I used a Hershey's bar this time. But you can use your favorite candy bar! Or try a couple different ones!

That's it! Keep frozen until you're ready to serve. You'll want to cut it with a knife in order to cut through the ice cream sandwiches.

Now let's talk about some variations....

Use any flavor ice cream sandwich ... I did mine with Cookies N Cream. There's also chocolate chip, mint, strawberry, plain ol' vanilla, etc. Pick your fave! Also, whipped cream comes in a variety of flavors, too. Try something you've never tried before!

Another variation I've tried: After layering the ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of the dish, drizzle some syrup over the sandwiches before you spread the whipped topping. Then drizzle them again as directed. This makes an extra layer of the drizzly goodness!

And here's an idea: After laying the ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of the dish, sneak in a layer of sliced bananas. Then instead (or in addition to) the candy bar on top, you can put on a few cherries and have a "banana split" inspired dessert. Yum!

Finally, for 4th of July, try this variation: Instead of the candy bar on top, decorate the top of the dessert like the American flag. Put some blueberries in the top left corner. Then take some sliced strawberries and make horizontal rows leaving some of the white whipped topping showing in between your rows.

I hope you try this dessert! It's an easy recipe for kids to help with, too!
Let me know how you like it!

1 comment:

  1. YUMMY GUMMY...this looks Wonderful. Maybe I'll make this for my family this week. Jack and Parker will Love it..and so will Dave!!