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Ice Cream Pop-Tart Treats

My girls were laughing their heads off as the ice cream dribbled down my chin. But I didn’t care.

A couple of weeks ago we saw a commercial on TV that suggested the clever idea of squishing ice cream between two pop tarts. We all looked at each other with eyes the size of saucers and said, “we have to make those!”

Finally, after putting it off because summertime fun was getting in the way, my tween Sassafras and I decided that we could wait no longer…

It’s been hotter than Hades around here and we needed a sweet treat to cool us off. And let me tell you, these little gems did just that while at the same time tickled my imagination as well as my heart!

Here’s what you’ll need, pop-tarts-

we chose cinnamon, cherry and chocolate.

Ice cream-

we chose vanilla and mint chocolate chip.

And of course some yummy sugary toppings to round out the fun!

Mini chocolate chips, sugar in the raw and rainbow sprinkles. I think that my inner child has been happily satisfied after making these joyful little treats.

First cut the pop-tarts in half.

I would like to take this opportunity thank my darling daughter, Sassafras, for assisting me in this fun adventure (this was the first of many I’m sure)! She gives My Yanni a run for his money in the hand modeling category, dontcha think?  And the nails…she decided to give the traditional “french manicure” an updated look. I think she may have pulled it off!

Now back to the ice cream pop-tart treats!

Don’t pop-tarts just make you smile?

Nothing makes me feel more like a kid again than pop-tarts!

Our first combination was vanilla ice cream sandwiched between cherry pop-tarts with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

If that doesn’t make you want to smile, then I don’t know what will.

Except perhaps ice cream…

Let your ice cream soften a tad then spread it onto your pop-tart.

Gently press the two pop-tarts together and then run a knife along the edge to smooth the ice cream as much as possible.

Dip the edges of your ice cream sandwich into your sprinkles. Work quickly, the ice cream likes to melt and fast. I found that popping them into the freezer for a few minutes before embellishing the edges helped.

As you can see, the ice cream was beginning to get a bit soft. No worries, that just gave us a reason to sample the goods!

Our second decadent combination was mint chocolate chip ice cream between chocolate fudge pop-tarts finished off with mini chocolate chips on the edges.

Oh. My. Word.

Talk about a cool breeze of refreshing minty, chocolaty goodness…gives peppermint patties a run for their money any day of the week.

And last but certainly not least we used a delicious cinnamon pop-tart and paired it with vanilla ice cream and then adorned with sparkly sugar in the raw.

So elegant and simple.

These classic flavors are simply heavenly together.

And the end result of giving this fun little ditty a try? A house full of happy campers who are cooled off, sugared up and have a smile permanently displayed on their lips.

In between bites of ice cream pop-tart treats that is.

What childhood summer treat makes you smile?

– Wenderly