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Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate, Dessert, Frozen Desserts, Seasonal Recipes, Summer Recipes | 19 comments

One thing I learned early on from my mom was that the day is best brought to a close with a bowl of ice cream in hand. For as long as I can remember, the freezer of my childhood home was stocked full with our family’s favorite ice cream flavors.

Often, just a simple bowl of vanilla ice cream was needed. A little something sweet to treat ourselves to at the end of the day. It was even sweeter after a hard day. Other times dessert was made a little more special with the addition of a batch of warm, fudgy brownies.

Somewhere along the way someone made an ice cream sandwich out of the simplest of ingredients – creamy, vanilla ice cream pressed between two graham crackers.

And though I can’t remember which family member it was that first discovered this simple, way to eat ice cream, I do remember clearly its existence in my childhood.

I still enjoy the pleasure of a graham cracker and vanilla ice cream sandwich now as a 30 year old woman with a family of my own. And it isn’t a tradition that I ever intend to grow out of. Nor is the the tradition of treating ones self to something sweet at the end of the day a tradition I ever plan to rid myself of.

As I’m sure you all have noticed by now, our life is full of packing tape and moving boxes right now. I won’t lie. It isn’t fun at all.

I am excited about our new adventure and new home, but I hate this process called moving. I feel a heavy weight (literally) on my shoulders. I am tense, tired, and stressed.

 

As we embark on this crazy busy journey I am finding that bowl of ice cream at the end of the day all the more necessary. And I am of course reminded of those simple treats at the end of the day during my childhood.

Taken up a notch to satisfy my sophisticated adult taste buds, these Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches are just the treat I need to settle my nerves after a long, exhausting day. Creamy, vanilla ice cream, fresh raspberries, and chocolate pair so well together sandwiched between a simple graham cracker.

How do you indulge in life’s little luxuries?

 

Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 6 sandwiches

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Ingredients:

10 ounces Häagen-Dazs® Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened
5 ounces Fresh Raspberries
Your favorite hot fudge sauce, optional
6 whole graham crackers, broken in half

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the softened vanilla ice cream and the fresh raspberries. Stir until well mixed.

If eating immediately following preparation: Divide the mixture evenly between the graham crackers and assemble 6 sandwiches by placing ice cream on top of a graham cracker half, followed by warm hot fudge sauce (about 2-3 teaspoons, if desired) and then another graham cracker half on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

If preparing ahead of time: Press the ice cream mixture into a parchment paper lined rectangular plastic storage container (about 7 1/2 x 5 inches in size). Cover and freeze the ice cream until ready to serve.

Remove the ice cream from the plastic storage container and cut into 6 equally sized pieces, about the size of half a graham cracker. Place 1 ice cream square on top of a graham cracker half. Top with warm hot fudge sauce (about 2-3 teaspoons, if desired) and then add another graham cracker half on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

This post is sponsored by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    BLog is the New BLack - May 08, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Simple yet SO delicious!

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    Lauren - May 08, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Loving the vanilla + chocolate + raspberry combo. YUM!

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    Allison - May 08, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Since I was lucky enough to try some of these yesterday, I can say with authority that they are so YUMMY! I think we’re going to be making these a lot this summer.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - May 08, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Oh boy…this looks heavenly!

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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - May 08, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Katie, you are a genius. How come my mom was never this cool? I need one of these *right* now.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - May 08, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    The chocolate dripping down the side absolutely makes these that much more amazing. Good luck with your move!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites - May 08, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    Incredible, Katie! I’m now re-thinking the purpose of the chocolate Haagen-Daaz in my freezer right now. Of course it has to be sandwiches- and I even have graham crackers!

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    Casey@Good. Food. Stories. - May 09, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    With the homemade graham crackers I just baked up, this would be amazing! Even better? Dip them in the homemade magic shell… mmmm….

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - May 09, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    I am with Amber, these are definitely genius! And that chocolate sauce – oh. my.

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    marla - May 09, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Love it Katie & so pretty :)

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    Shaina - May 10, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    These are so adorable, and I love raspberries and ice cream together.

    I’m thinking about you as you make your moving plans. Wish I could be there to lend a hand!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - May 11, 2012 @ 2:54 am

    That sounds like the perfect treat, I could go for one of those at the end of a long summer day.

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    Sarah Carletti - May 11, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    They look wonderful and I love your entire blog. :)

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    TidyMom - May 12, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    These look so delicious Katie!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/12-tempting-desserts/

    Have a beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend!

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    northern cottage - May 14, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    these looks WAY TOO GOOD!! the chocolate puts it over the top for me! I’m a PIN Contributor for Better Homes & Gardens on Pinterest and have pinned this recipe as one of my new favs! xo

    Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/pin/56787645271682583/
    and here:
    http://pinterest.com/bhg/blogger-recipes-we-love/

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    Tickled Red - May 16, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    Oh my that looks divine! Can’t wait to make a batch of these with the boys :D

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    Deena - June 06, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    These look deliciously refreshing! Definitely be trying this soon.

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig - July 14, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    These are gorgeous! Wow, love the chocolate dripping down!!

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    Alison @ Ingredients Inc. - August 08, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    These are gorgeous

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