Summer Fun with Ice Cream

Summer Fun

I scream, you scream, we all scream for….ICE CREAM!!! Well around here there’s a lot of screaming and even texting requesting ice cream. As soon as the weather warmed up I can’t seem to keep enough ice cream in the freezer. Since we are all eating so much ice cream I have been trying to come up with different ways to serve it up. We are most certainly having lots of Summer Fun with Ice Cream around here!!! Let me share with you some of the ways we are having fun.

Summer Fun with Ice Cream

So since we are eating so much ice cream I buy it by the bucket now. The best place to get large quantities of goodies around here is Sam’s Club. When I was replenishing our ice cream supply I swung by the candy aisle and picked up something fun to try with our ice cream. Look at the size of these XXL M&M’s® Original and M&M’s® Peanut!!! Let the summer fun creativity begin right?! Let me tell you these bags are big enough to create lots of fun ice cream concoctions.

Small Ice Cream Sandwiches

One way I served up ice cream was to make little ice cream sandwiches with M&M’s® Original.

  • Vanilla wafer type cookies
  • ice cream
  • M&M’s® (crushed)

Sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two vanilla wafer cookies squishing just enough to some ice cream ooze out past the cookie edge. Roll the sandwich in crushed M&M’s®. Enjoy!!! Here’s a tip for crushing your candy-place a few in a plastic baggie, seal and smash with a meat tenderizer or something hard.

Banana M&M’s® Peanut Sundaes

For this concoction we got really creative. This is a twist on ice cream classics like sundaes and banana splits.

  • bananas (sliced)
  • ice cream
  • M&M’s® Peanut (crushed)

Layer sliced bananas in a jar or dish, add ice cream, then M&M’s® Peanut. Repeat the layers. For added fun roll a piece of banana in the crushed candy for a sundae garnish.

More Summer Fun

I hope those two recipes have given you tons of ideas. Of course with the XXL bags of candy we have gone through plenty of ideas with ice cream. Put the candy in a food processor for tiny pieces and add to shakes or blends. Top a bowl of ice cream with M&M’s®. Ice cream and M&M’s® go together so well.

These XXL bags are too big to just be for ice cream treats (or are they?) and we’ve been scooping the candy out for a variety of things. The XXL M&M’s® come in 3 varietys, Plain, Peanut or Crispy.  I’ve seen several handfuls just because. We talked about experimenting with S’mores and M&M’s® Original but we’ve been having a lot of rain in the evening preventing us from trying it. The big bags are handy when making trail mix or snack mixes. And the best reason to have these XXL bags is I always have what I need to make that great white candy coated snack mix. Call it whatever you want, I’ve shared it as Autumn CrunchVictory Crunch, and 4th of July Fireworks Mix, it has other names and you can make it different ways. All that matters is that you add some cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and M&M’s® Original and cover it all with white chocolate. GOOD STUFF!!! and addicting.

Trying different things and being together this summer is what we are doing to make memories. My teens are busy even in the summer so when they are home we make the most out of that time. Because they are so busy we won’t be traveling anywhere like our awesome Gulf Shores vacation last summer.

Oh and by the way, I snacked on some M&M’s ® Peanut while working on this post tonight because why not!

Thanks for stopping by At Home with Sweet T!!!


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