I am celebrating the 4th of July on my blog this week by featuring 6 days of red, white and blue treats. And I couldn’t have a week of treats without some kind of ice cream! I LOVE ice cream sandwiches, so I thought it would be fun to create a version that would be perfect for the 4th. These are not only pretty, but they are pretty tasty, too!
Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes 12 ice cream sandwiches
For the Cookie:
1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
½ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Ice Cream:
1 1.5-qt. container vanilla ice cream
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
1 ½ cups chopped strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 12×18-inch baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Combine the cake mix, butter, vanilla and eggs until completely combined. (Batter will be thick.) Spread out on the prepared baking sheet. You may need to use greased hands to spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes or until set but still soft. Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the ice cream:
Prepare a 9×12 inch baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or waxed paper.
Put the ice cream in a large bowl and let soften slightly. Mix in the blueberries and strawberries. Spread the ice cream on the prepared baking sheet. Return to the freezer to let re-harden.
Once the cookie is cooled, cut it into 24 3×3-inch squares. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and cut into 12 3×3-inch squares.
Prepare the sandwiches by layering a square of ice cream in between 2 cookies. Serve immediately.