I love summer. I love ice cream. But, I cannot stand the ice cream man! (FYI – My father is giving me the evil eye from Heaven right now – he used to drive an ice cream truck once upon a moon ago!)
It's not the man himself. Our ice cream man is actually super sweet and loves my kids. It's just the constant whining for his sugary-sweet treats all week long that makes me bonkers!
So, to keep my self from poking my eyes out with a toothpick, I have implemented a new house rule: No ice cream man unless Daddy is home to flag down the truck. This works well because the ice cream man comes around 2 pm on our block, and Daddy is only home at that time on the weekends!
Naturally, I feel horrible about saying "no" to my little hell beasts, but I just can't have them hopped on Spiderman and Dora pops all week long.
After a recent "Regan Family Whine Fest", I decided to show them that homemade treats not only taste WAY better than the ice cream man's, but look better too!
Now, if I hadn't been in a mad rush to prove a point, I would have baked sugar cookies from scratch and churned the ice cream myself – but, I was making a point, and had to do so quickly, so I used pre-made ingredients.
These little beauties were so tasty that the kids were begging me for more. And, the "pre-made" version, is so easy that your kids can help you make them too!
- One roll of Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough (you could use chocolate chip too!)
- One carton of easy-to-scoop ice cream (we used Breyers® Smooth & Dreamy 1/2 Fat Neapolitan)
- Fun sprinkles
1. Prepare a baking sheet and pre-heat oven as according to directions of cookie label.
2. Slice cookies into 1" slices and bake until golden brown – watch the sugar cookies! If you over bake them, they will turn into hockey-pucks. My oven needs exactly 9 minutes.
3. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet.
4. Meanwhile, remove ice cream from freezer and allow to soften.
5. Pour a generous amount of sprinkles into a wide brimmed bowl for easy dipping.
6. Place one cookie on the bottom of a plate, bottom side up.
7. Add one scoop of ice cream onto the cookie.
8. Place another cookie, bottom side down, on top of the ice cream.
9. Gently press together to seal the ice cream sandwich.
10. Gently press the sides of the ice cream cookie sandwich into the sprinkle bowl and rotate until all sides have been covered.
11. Eat immediately and enjoy!