The Memorial Day weekend, which is also referred to as the unofficial start to summer, ACTUALLY felt like summer this year–which is a nice change from the rain we normally see! However, we catapulted from damp and chilly springtime temps right into the dog days–and I don’t know about you but it was a shock to my system! Plus, my family had plenty of tournament baseball games to attend, all scattered throughout the weekend. I really don’t know how those boys do it, sometimes playing up to three games a day! I could hardly sit through one without melting…and I was just sitting! So with all this time in the hot sun, some chilly snacks were a must after a long day on the field! I love making ice cream sandwiches…and my boys love eating them! But like anything else, it’s also fun to come up with new interpretations of favorite treats…just to mix it up a bit. So this weekend I tried something I’ve been thinking about making for some time…doughnut ice cream sandwiches! What’s not to like with this combo? See how simple this double-duty sandwich is to make!
a chilly treat for summertime heat!
there’s really no right or wrong with ice cream sandwiches…anything that can layer around a scoop of frozen cream and compliment the flavor is in the running! i chose vanilla ice cream & simple honey glazed doughnuts…but you could try any unfilled doughnut and frozen flavor combo!
all you need to do is split the doughnut like slicing a bagel!
fill a scoop with ice cream and place it on the bottom layer. i smash the scoopful down a bit with the back of a spoon to make it the approximate size of the doughnut.
top it off and that’s it! so easy and fun, even tiny tots could help make these delicious indulgences!
i even tried some doughnut holes…
a perfect bite-sized version…
you can eat them right away or gently wrap them and pop them in the freezer ’til you’re ready! just let them sit for a sec before serving so the doughnut softens just a bit! and for some holiday fun…some cake picks perked up my chilly sandwiches with some patriotic flare!
a wonderful way to cool down at the end of some hot & steamy days!