Friday, August 1, 2014

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

In the Summer, when I was a kid, my mom used to make a frozen, creamy yogurt pie for us. She mixed together yogurt, whipped cream and fruit, poured it into a graham cracker crust and stuck it into the freezer to harden up. We ate it for dessert, afternoon snacks and even breakfast! This is a new twist on such a yummy and healthy Summer-time treat! 

-graham crackers
-2 cups, low fat yogurt, any flavor
-1 cup, low fat whipped cream (store bought or homemade) 

 First, take a 8 x 8 in or 9 x 9 in pan or dish...line it with tin foil. Break the graham crackers into squares and lay them out on the bottom of the pan.

Cut the banana into slices, about 1/4 inch thick, and lay one slice on top of each graham cracker. 

Mix the yogurt and the whipped cream together in a bowl. Pour and spread the yogurt mixture evenly over the bananas and graham crackers.

Finish with another layer of graham crackers. Quickly put the pan in the freezer for a few hours to firm up.

Take the pan out of the freezer and carefully lift the foil and ice cream sandwiches out. Place on a cutting board and cut into squares. Let them sit about 5 minutes so they're more creamy and less icy. Yum-yum....enjoy!

A great thing about this treat is that it's very can make it with just about anything you have on hand. 

Variations include:
-mash up 2-3 ripe bananas, mix with peanut butter...layer in-between graham crackers
-add 1-2 tablespoons of jelly, jam, nutella or chocolate syrup
-use strawberries instead of bananas
-use cookies instead of graham crackers

The possibilities are endless...let us know what you come up with!

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