Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. I was going to skip it completely and go with something else – anything else. Have you ever tried to make an Ice Cream Sandwich using cookies and ice cream? Very messy.
Now we have taken Cool Whip, spread it out on Chocolate Graham Crackers, wrapped them in plastic and left in the freezer for a few hours. While not truly an ice cream sandwich, they are both fun and easy.
Ice cream has been on my mind a lot lately. As you know, I tend to write in advance, especially if my writing involves background research and taste testing. So when I started to look at ideas for August, it was actually the end of June. We had a heatwave – as in 110 in the shade. To make matters worse, at the end of the heatwave, our AC decided enough was enough. I don’t know about the rest of the world when it comes to able bodies and parts, but here we are suffering a shortage of both. When my landlord called around, the soonest we could have someone look at it was a month. Oh my! The inside temperature hovered around 85 during the day. While that might sound like a lot, we have ceiling fans in every room, as well as portable fans and a mister on the back patio to cool the western facing end of the house. We put bowls of ice in front of the portable fans to help cool the air. Just having air moving helped.
Ice cream was so welcome as the dessert of the day. Lots and lots of ice cream. While this recipe doesn’t require much, it sure is delicious. And oh so simple! Believe you me, I’m all about simple these days.
Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae
1 cup Peanuts
1/2 cup Hot Fudge Sauce
1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
6 Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 can Whipped Cream
1 jar Maraschino Cherries
Chop nuts, set aside. Warm hot fudge in the microwave according to label directions, set aside. Warm Caramel Sauce according to label directions, set aside.
Unwrap ice cream sandwiches, place on individual dessert plates.
Shake can of whipped cream, squirt over the top of each sandwich. Drizzle hot fudge and caramel sauces over the whip topped sandwiches, allowing sauce to drizzle out over the plate in a whimsical fashion. Sprinkle with chop nuts, top with cherries. Serve and enjoy.