We love celebrating the 4th of July. It is such a fun time of year with big beautiful fireworks, sparklers and firecrackers. It’s a day when communities come together to celebrate the USA. It’s that holiday filled with spending time outdoors going to picnics; back yard barbecues, the lake and enjoying family and friends. Does the 4th sneak up on you sometimes? Could it be it’s because it comes at the very first of July?
This year we want to help you with your celebration details with our adorably delicious red white and blue 4th of July mini ice cream sandwich treats. How cute are these little guys?! Totally, is the answer! Who doesn’t want to serve these at their celebration…no one we know. They are super simple and fun to make.
The best thing about these adorable little guys besides their yummy taste is you can make them ahead of time; like this weekend and put them in the freezer and pop them out ready for celebrating on the 4th of July.
4th of July Mini Ice Cream Sandwiche Treats
•1 box mini ice cream sandwiches
•1 package red, white, and blue sprinkles
•1 package white candy melts (we are in love with Ghirardelli melting wafers! You can find these at Walmart in the baking isle.)
1.Unwrap your ice cream sandwiches and place them on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, leave them in the freezer until you are ready to dip.
2.Melt the candy melts in a bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted and creamy.
3.Get a plate ready with your sprinkles (we mixed different sprinkles.) We think it is easier to dip the ice cream sandwiches on the plate instead of sprinkling it out of the container.
4.Take your ice cream sandwiches out of the freezer, dip them in the white candy coating, shake off the extra candy coating and immediately decorate with sprinkles.
5.Place the sandwiches back on your parchment paper lined cookie sheet and put back in the freezer to let them harden up. You will need to work quickly so the ice cream sandwiches don’t soften to much. If you are making a lot of them I would only take 5 or so out of the freezer at a time.
How are you going to celebrate the 4th of July? Do you have family traditions that are time honored that your family counts on doing year after year? We’d love to here what fun things you have in store for the 4th of July.
Life is Delicious!