Remember when the ice cream truck would come jingling down your neighborhood and all the kids on the block would run over to get a $.50 ice cream? Those memories represent the epitome of summer. While there aren’t many ice cream trucks serving up frozen treats on summer days anymore, you can still enjoy the same ice cream treats with your kids that you once enjoyed.
Today, we’re sharing delicious do-it-yourself ice cream treats! From classic ice cream truck favorites like Drumsticks and Fudgesicles to delicious newcomers like fruit popsicles, we’ve curated a list of the best DIY Ice Cream Treats.
Have Fun Making These DIY Ice Cream Treats!
Tasty Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ditch the store-bought ice cream sandwiches and make your own instead! These tasty treats combine two of my family’s favorite desserts: cookies and ice cream. The best part about making your own sandwich is that you can mix and match flavors to create the perfect flavor fusion for your tastebuds. If you love strawberry ice cream and chocolate cookies, use those! You can use any ice cream and any cookie to make your own tasty treat.
This recipe is courtesy Kitchn.com, one of our favorite sites for recipes and all things cooking. It’s also extremely easy to make! Ready to start check out the ingredients and directions via Kitchn.com
Fudgesicles Just Like the Ice Cream Truck
For chocolate lovers, Fudgesicles are a literal dream come true. These chocolate-packed ice cream treats are melt-in-your-mouth good. With this homemade recipe from Chocolate Moosey you can make your own fudgesicles just like the ones you got from your childhood. These will be even better because you can control what ingredients are in the treats. Just enough sugar, not too much! Check out the Chocolate Moosey site for the full recipe and ingredient details.
Drumsticks are an iconic summer treat. They’re up there with summer classics like melted otter pops and drinking water directly from the hose; it’s a childhood tradition! Instead of buying Drumsticks from the store, try making your own (this way you can add as much nuts and crunchy heath bars as you want to your ice cream!) Our homemade Drumsticks recipe comes from the lovely dessert-obsessed blog of Fork and Beans. Check out their full recipe via this link.
Strawberry Shortcake Bars
If you’re more of a sweet-flavored dessert gal, we’ve got the perfect summer ice cream treat for you: Strawberry Shortcake Bars. These scrumptious ice cream bars are soooo good! Made from real strawberries, these shortcake bars are bursting with flavor. In fact, the fresh ingredients make the homemade version much tastier than the store-bought version. Our favorite homemade Strawberry Shortcake Bar recipe comes from the funny food blog, The Food in My Beard. Click the link for the full list of ingredients and directions!
Healthier option: All Fruit Popsicles
Ok, admittedly, the majority of these recipes aren’t exactly the healthiest. If you’re looking for healthier dessert treats, try making these all-natural, real fruit popsicles. The best thing about creating homemade food (desserts included!) is that you can control what’s in your food. These fruit popsicles can be customized to fit your specific diet or eating habits. Love kiwi? Add it to your popsicle! Love chia seeds? Add ‘em! To make your own all fruit popsicle, check out this recipe from the Food Network.
Ready to make your own tasty ice cream treats? Your kids will love making these with you, and they’ll love eating them even more. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. We’d love to share your feedback with our HAPARI community.
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