Monday, June 18, 2012

Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Well, we're back from a fabulous beach vacation, and guess what I'm doing today?
L-A-U-N-D-R-Y.  The only thing good about it is the sand and sea that I smell as I open each suitcase.  Aaaah, memories!

Well, while I'm doing laundry, and trying to get things back in order around here, I thought I would share a recipe that is a real favorite in our family.  We usually make this in the summer time, and traditionally on our beach vacations. It is always unanimously voted onto the week's menu.

This is one of those great recipes that you can adjust for any pan size, and for any "chocolate+" flavor preferences.

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Here's what you need.
  • whatever pan you'd like according to the size of the crowd you're serving -- and it will need to fit in your freezer!
  • enough ice cream sandwiches to cover the bottom of the pan.  You may have to cut and piece into odd spots.
  • your favorite hot fudge sauce (I like Smuckers) - enough to cover the ice cream sandwiches
  • whipped topping (like Cool Whip) - enough to cover the fudge sauce (are you catching on?)
  • and.... something fun and flavorful to sprinkle over the whipped topping.  The original recipe called for Heath toffee pieces (which I have found in the baking aisle in bags like chocolate chips -- or you can crush Heath candy bars).  OR, we've also used mini chocolate chips, MINT chocolate chips, crushed Andes mints, or crushed starlight mints (red & white hard candy).  See?  You can get creative with this part of the recipe.

After you have layered all of your ingredients (eaten the odd remnants of ice cream sandwiches, and licked the hot fudge jar), THEN cover your pan, and place in the freezer until you are ready to eat.  We usually make it in the morning to serve for dinner.  The sandwiches will get pretty soft while your working, so everything really needs time to set up!

Oh my - if you are a chocolate lover... just wait.  You're gonna love this one!  And if you can eat it with the sea air swirling around you... all the better!  ENJOY.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled laundry load!

[Linking to the cool, impromptu Linky Party at Hating Martha.]

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  1. I bragged about this "cool" recipe on Google +. Are you on Google+? I couldn't find you.

  2. This looks tasty ... and super easy, Bonus! Visiting from What's Shakin linkup :)


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