Cinnamon ice cream sandwiches

cinnamon ice cream sandwichesThe other day I was in the kitchen when I heard a rapid thumping noise followed by a loud “thud”, then lots of laughter from my little kids.  Then I heard it again and as every parent knows, a loud thud and then lots of laughter coming from little kids warrants a peek at what is going on…

When I found them, the kids were just standing in the hallway, laughing. Nothing appeared broken or knocked over and the only thing in their hands was a large piece of bubble wrap. “What’s up?” I asked. “Mommy, you’ve GOT to see this!” my little daughter shrieked and took off up the stairs. She threw down the piece of bubble wrap, sat down on top and before I could even say anything to stop her, there she went! Down the stairs, riding the large sleigh of bubble wrap! Now, it was my turn to shriek! My little boy was squealing with excitement watching her go down the stairs – as I held my breath that she’d make it to the bottom in one piece! She did, thankfully!

After I explained to them that sledding down the stairs on a piece of bubble wrap probably wasn’t the safest thing to do, I have to admit the kid in me eyed that bubble wrap just for a second or two…

Just between you and me, it did look like fun! In fact, just for a second after they went on to play with something else, I wanted to give it a try myself! But then  imagined what I would have to tell my kids, or my husband, or even the paramedics when I regained consciousness. What would I tell them after they found me at the bottom of the stairs with a broken leg and that bubble wrap clenched in my hands?

But here’s something fun for ALL of us – kid and adult!  Ice cream sandwiches!  I love these because they are so simple to make and they “hit the spot” on a hot summer day!

Cinnamon Ice Cream Sandwiches

Line a 13×9 inch pan with aluminum foil…

making cinnamon ice cream sandwiches

Place cinnamon flavored graham crackers in the bottom of the pan…

Slice a half gallon of vanilla ice cream ( or a different flavor if you wish)  open so that the brick of ice cream has been exposed…

cinnamon ice cream sandwiches

Then taking a large sharp knife, slice the ice cream into about 1 inch thick slices…

ice cream

and then place them on the layer of graham crackers…

making ice cream sandwiches

Now, decide how big you would like your sandwiches to be and break the remaining graham crackers into the desired shape and size ( I wanted them to be in squares, so I just broke them in half).

Then place them on the ice cream layer and leave a small gap between each square. (By doing this, it will be easier to cut them into servings later…)

making ice cream sandwiches

Freeze until firm and when it is time to indulge, lift the foil out of the pan and cut into the desired amount of servings!

I hope you all have safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!  And along with getting together with our families and friends this weekend, let’s  all remember  those who have sacrificed so much so that we could have freedom and  live in our beautiful United States of America.