Design to Dish: Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Written by Melissa of  Lulu the Baker

strawberry ice cream sandwiches

One of my favorite things about summer is swimming! Hot summer days practically beg for pool parties, and since pink flamingos are the hottest thing to hit the party circuit this year, a pink-flamingo pool party is in order. Pink drinks, pink balloons, pink lights, and pink treats, with touches of jungle green and pool blue to balance things out.

When you’re feeding a crowd, convenience is the name of the game. These simple ice cream sandwiches are cool and delicious, and they’re made with store-bought cookies and ice cream, so they’re super easy to make. You can make a bunch ahead of time, wrap them in plastic wrap, and store them in the freezer until party time! I used strawberry ice cream and sugar cookies to match the flamingo-pool party theme, but you can use any combination of store-bought ice cream and soft cookies. We’ve tried peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream, chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream, and brownie cookies with cookies & cream ice cream; they’re all delicious! Read on for the easy recipe!

1. Fancy Flamingo birthday party invitations from Minted
2. Hubert’s Raspberry Lemonade, spotted on Live View Studios
3. Pink flamingo and palm tree sugar cookies from Hello Naomi
4. Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches, recipe below
5. Pink flamingo lights, spotted on Oh Happy Day
6. Balloons and flowers from The House That Lars Built
7. Semi-DIY pink flamingo straws from Now That’s Pretty

flamingo pool party

Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Soft sugar cookies from the grocery store*
Strawberry ice cream, slightly softened

Place a scoop of ice cream on a cookie, top with another cookie, and smoosh slightly to create an ice cream sandwich. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and freeze until needed. Repeat with more cookies and more ice cream until you have as many ice cream sandwiches as you want!

*In the interest of full disclosure (and to rant a little!), my grocery store had exactly zero soft sugar cookies that weren’t covered in A) frosting or B) seasonally inappropriate green sprinkles. Strange! So for the photos, I used soft snickerdoodles because they looked the most sugar cookie-ish. But seriously, unadorned, soft sugar cookies are the way to go if you’re using strawberry ice cream!

Find more of Melissa on her blog.

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