Ice cream out of the pint is delicious — usually, it’s gone in one, two, three. Ice cream is great on its own, but there are so many tasty creations to make that you shouldn’t settle for a few scoops in a bowl. Float, shakes, sundaes, sandwiches, and cakes can all turn into delectable ice cream creations to have with a group of friends — or all by yourself. That’s why for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we decided to round up some sweet ice cream creations.
We asked The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network members to share their best ice cream recipes, and the results will make you want to have dessert for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ice cream floats for breakfast, “nice cream” for lunch, and ice cream cake for dinner — sounds perfect. Here are this week’s highlights.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches are no fuss — buy a pint of ice cream from the store and make your own cookies at home, because that’s what Peter Block of Feed Your Soul Too does. Cookies really don’t have too many ingredients. Mix the ingredients in your stand mixer, add chips, and bake. Just like that, you’ve elevated your ice cream with cookies.
Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream
Want a healthy and tasty alternative to ice cream? Try nice cream. It’s an ice cream that has one simple ingredient: banana. Lisa of Strum Simmer Sip takes blended bananas and combines them with organic cocoa powder, fresh chunks of cherries, vanilla Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and a dash of vanilla almond milk for a delicious healthy ice cream recipe.
Heart-Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
For this recipe, Kit Graham of The Kittchen uses frozen puréed bananas to make a creamy, healthy alternative to ice cream. In terms of ice cream creation, Kit is No. 1 — puréed bananas as ice cream is genius. That’s why her Heart-Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches is the winner of this week’s SWAT. To make these ice cream sandwiches, you’ll prepare peanut butter and oat cookies that are somewhat similar to a chewy granola bar. The result is a much healthier version of an ice cream sandwich that will still satisfy your sweet tooth.
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No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream with Toffee Bits
They always do it big in the South — down home, decadent, over the top — that’s what your ice cream deserves. We’re glad that this ice cream has some Southern flair, because that means a delicious fudge swirl and bourbon ice cream. Yes, please. For the No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream with Toffee Bits recipe, click here.
Cheese Cake Batter Ice Cream
These cheesecake batter ice cream cones are not exactly ice cream at all. Cookies and cream cheesecake batter is frozen and scooped into ice cream cones for an exquisitely rich, portable summertime treat — a sweet dessert that you need to try. For the Cheese Cake Batter Ice Cream recipe, click here.