Hey friends! The weather has warmed up here in Northern Utah, so my kids have loved spending time outside more and more! I love having all the neighborhood kids at my house, so I tend to bribe them by offering treats on a pretty regular basis! Then the other day my kids and I were talking about some of my favorite childhood treats and I remembered how my mom would make these fun Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, using Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies! Naturally, I had to try and make them!
It was so fun putting them together! It took me back to my childhood and my kids loved hearing more stories about me as a kid while we made them! We would make them before going outside to play in the sprinklers and then my mom would bring them out later for us to enjoy! They were a regular treat on summer afternoons when it was hot!
1 Box of Little Debbie® Cosmic Brownies
1 Carton of Vanilla Ice Cream
Sequin Edible Candies or Colored Sprinkles
Optional: Fudge and Caramel
*If you are making a version using the Little Debbie® Fudge Brownies that are topped with Walnuts, then you’ll need a box of them, as well as some chopped walnuts for the sides!
Take your carton of vanilla ice cream and cut it into 1/4 inch thick slices and lay it out of a sheet pan. Immediately put it back in the freezer. I do this to make sure that each section of ice cream is good and frozen, because if the ice cream gets soft it makes it really hard to work with. I only leave it in the freezer maybe 10 minutes. If it’s a cooler day, you may be able to skip this step!
Take your edible candies or sprinkles and place them in a bowl.
If you are making a version with the Little Debbie® Fudge Brownies then place your chopped walnuts in a bowl. The smaller they’re chopped, the better!
Take your Little Debbie® Cosmic Brownies (or Little Debbie® Fudge Brownies) and cut them in half.
Take your frozen ice cream out of the freezer. I suggest you only work with one section of ice cream at a time and leave the rest in the freezer. Again, if it gets soft, it makes it really hard to work with. Use your brownie half as a stencil and cut your square of ice cream.
If you’re wanting to add fudge or caramel do it at this time!
Then take your 2nd half of the brownie and put it on the other side of the ice cream and dip each side of the ice cream sandwich in your edible candy, sprinkles or nuts.
Then immediately put it on a plate or cookie sheet and put it back in the freezer!
Work as fast as you can!!
And that’s it! Now enjoy!
Eat quickly after served! It only takes a minute or two for them to soften up on a hot summer day! Your kiddos will love them!