Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quick, Easy, Yum!


Let me preface this by saying that this is NOT a recipe. This is all about coming up with a dessert on the fly with what's available in the pantry/freezer right now. So, we're clear. I'm not claiming that this is a recipe, and I'm not claiming that it's in any way fancy. It's creative assembly, at best. Even so...it's pretty tasty. I give you (drumroll) the Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwich!


Seriously, don't underestimate this thing. All you need is a bit of ice cream, a couple of graham crackers, and voila: a tasty dessert in 2 minutes. This is the sort of thing that's super simple but also ridiculously satisfying. Unlike the ice cream sandwiches sold in cardboard boxes at the grocery store, home-assembled Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches retain the crispy, crunchy bite of a graham cracker. They're not at all soft on the outside, but the inside is quite creamy, of course. I used store-bought graham crackers (Publix brand) and Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, but I'm sure they could be greatly improved by making homemade graham crackers and sandwiching inventive flavors of homemade ice cream. I think salted caramel ice cream would be divine, and I'd also like to try a s'mores ice cream sandwich by making chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and popping that between the cookies.

Store-bought ingredients or not, these are fun and tasty. Give them a shot, and let me know what you think!