July 3, 2013

4th of July recipe – easy patriotic ice cream sandwiches

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This ice cream sandwich “recipe” could not get any easier. You can change up the sprinkles to work for any holiday or party theme!

Ingredients and supplies needed:

Ice cream sandwiches

Colored sprinkles – red and blue for 4th of July

Popsicle sticks (optional)

How to prepare:


1.) Take your frozen ice cream bars and push a popsicle stick through the ice cream. I did this to keep my kids fingers from getting covered in the chocolate from the ice cream bar.

2.) Pour sprinkles onto a plate


3.) Dip sides of ice cream bars in sprinkles

4.) Place back in the freezer until you’re ready to use!


You could also use color flaked coconut – to make colored coconut, put plain coconut in a Ziploc bag, add a couple drops of food coloring, close bag and mix it around until color coats coconut. I also tried blueberries and craisins along the side – not as pretty, but tasted awesome.


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Have you done this before?  What’s your favorite way to dress up ice cream bars? What desserts do you serve on the 4th of July!? 

(Thanks for the idea, Living Locurto!)


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  1. Heather, how did you get the striped effect?

  2. That looks like so much fun!, I’m definitely going to have to try it this year!

    It’s not a dessert, but every year for the 4th of July we do Rice Krispies for breakfast and top it off with sprinkles – (after the milk). We call is “Fireworks cereal” because of the colors from the sprinkles and the popping sounds of the Rice Krispies. My mom did it for us when we were kids so it’s especially sweet to see my boys getting to do the same thing 🙂

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