One of my favorite early teenage memories is swimming at the local town pool in the summer and eating chipwiches and cheese fries from the snack bar. Ahhh, those were the days!
We would get to the pool right after lunch. First we would swim a little and dive for pennies. Then you went off the diving board about 100 times. After that, the boys would dunk the girls until everyone had enough (and a slight headache from the chlorine that had traveled down your nose). By then, you were hungry. I mean really hungry. My sister, brother, cousin and I would pool all our money together to get as many chipwiches and cheese fries as we could from the snack bar. Boy, did they taste good after swimming for hours.
Now my eleven year old son also loves chipwiches and buys them at the snack bar of our swim club. July is National Ice Cream Month and I partnered with Real Seal to celebrate by making some homemade ones. I love making a whole batch of these treats and popping them in the freezer.
I feel good making my own ice cream sandwiches as the ice cream I buy has the Real Seal on it. The Real Seal is assurance that the product you are buying contains US produced cow’s milk. Kids need to have treats and ice cream contains milk. Milk is a good source of calcium, potassium and vitamin D along with many other nutrients.
A flat, chewy chocolate chip cookie works best for these ice cream sandwiches. You can buy store bought ones but they taste so good when they are homemade. I used this chocolate chip cookie recipe found on Cookie Madness. You can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe but chewy cookies work best.
Oh, so good!
- 12 large chocolate chip cookies (flat chewy kind works best)
- 36 scoops vanilla ice cream (size depends on the size of the cookie)
- ½ to 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Place six of the cookies on a cookie sheet. Place 3 scoops of ice cream on each cookie.
- Top the ice cream with the remaining 6 cookies. Press down gently so that the ice cream comes out the sides just a little bit. Using a butter knife, smooth out the sides of each sandwich.
- Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Place the chocolate chips on a plate. Take out the cookies and roll the sides in the chocolate chips.
- Freeze for another 10 minutes. Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap if storing in freezer.
For full disclosure, I participated in a campaign sponsored by The Real Seal and I was given a gift card as a thank you gift to pay for my recipe expenses. As usual, all opinions are my own.