Change up your normal Thanksgiving dessert routine with these super easy ice cream sandwiches made with dark chocolate Granola Thins!
Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, fresh whipped cream (lather, rinse, repeat) … right?
Well, yes, traditionally. But who says that you need to stick to the tradition? Change things up with this cool dessert alternative for Thanksgiving -- easy homemade ice cream sandwiches.
Making them is a breeze -- seriously as easy as 1-2-3.Step 1: Soften the ice cream
You want the ice cream to get soft enough to spread lightly -- but not so soft that it’s liquidy. Five to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature inside your house is enough. As for flavor, you could go the pumpkin route, swirling some Pumpkin Pie Goo
into vanilla ice cream before spreading it.
Or you could really go wild and try something seasonal, but not necessarily Thanksgiving-ish -- like these Super Easy Peppermint Granola Ice Cream Sandwiches
. (Egg nog ice cream works great for the holidays, too!)Step 2: Choose something to sandwich it with
I made these super easy ice cream sandwiches with two Dark Chocolate Nature Valley Granola Thins, which are awesome with the peppermint ice cream.
Also, they are firm enough to stand up to melting ice cream. But you could also use two cookies or even thin brownies.Step 3: Spread, wrap and chill
Once you have your materials, all you need to do is spread ice cream onto the Granola Thins, cookies or whatever you are using, close it up and wrap it in wax paper.
Then, stick the sandwiches into the freezer until you are ready to eat them. They should chill at least 30 minutes before eating.
More Ice Cream Dessert Recipes Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about home cooking and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
What flavor ice cream would you put in an ice cream sandwich?