For a sweet ending to a summer cookout, try these delicious dessert favorites.
Pick out your favorite oversized cookies - from a bakery, supermarket, or your recipe box. Press a scoop of slightly softened ice cream (pliable, but not melted) between the cookies. Roll the sides in sprinkles or chocolate chunks for the kids, candied ginger or chopped nuts for the grown-ups. Freeze on a tray until firm, then wrap tightly in waxed paper and stack in an airtight container. Make these sandwiches a week ahead - if you can resist the urge to sample them all!
If you're feeling extra-ambitious, make the ice cream yourself:
This classic American dessert is fun and easy to make, using - surprise - a coffee can. This process works with any basic ice cream recipe. Once you're ready to freeze, pour the ice-cream mixture into a 1-gallon-size sealable freezer bag; double bag it to prevent leaking. Fill an empty 39-ounce coffee can halfway with ice cubes and 1/2 cup salt. Place the filled bag on top of the salted ice cubes. Add more ice and another 1/2 cup salt. Cover the can with its snap-on lid and shake until ice cream sets to the consistency of a soft custard, about 5 minutes. If you desire firmer ice cream, remove the bag from the can and freeze for 30 to 60 minutes. Enjoy!
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