Did you know? July is National Ice Cream Month! President Reagan designated it as such in 1984, and set aside the 3rd Sunday of each July as National Ice Cream Day. This year we celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 15, 2012, just a few days away. Considering July is usually rather hot, this is perfect timing to enjoy a cool treat on a hot day. There are so many delicious flavors of ice cream, and below are some fun recipes to enjoy with your family.
Use a waffle as the taco shell, and stuff it with your favorite ice cream and toppings.
Put a scoop of ice cream on the bottom of a cookie and then another cookie on top. Roll the sides in chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles. You could use sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or any other cookie you enjoy.
All you need is graham crackers, hot fudge topping, miniature marshmallows, and chocolate ice cream. Layer just like the photo, using the ice cream to keep it all together.
First freeze a baking sheet. Then insert lollipop sticks into frozen balls of ice cream, place on the frozen sheet, and freeze overnight. Dip them into chocolate hard shell-style ice cream coating such as Magic Shell. Keep frozen until you are ready to eat them.
Layer vanilla ice cream and strawberry jelly between two peanut butter cookies for sweet frozen twist on a classic kid’s favorite.
All you need is root beer and vanilla ice cream, and maybe some fun straws. For a new twist on this classic treat, try orange soda instead.
Make a pan of chocolate chip cookie bars just as you normally would, either from scratch or a mix. But before baking the cookie bars, save dough to bake 4 to 5 cookies to later crumble on the top. After baking, spread a thin layer of chocolate over the cooled bars. Then add a layer of cookie dough ice cream. Crumble the cookie and spread over the ice cream and then drizzle melted chocolate topping (the kind the forms a hard shell). Freeze for 2 hours and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.