This time of year Chips Ahoy puts a little pizazz to their cookies by adding red and blue colored chocolate candies. We sandwiched our favorite "homemade" Oreo Cookie Ice Cream (RECIPE WILL FOLLOW) by two of these patriotic little guys. Then dipped them into colored sprinkles. The kids love this part. However, this is the part that I have the hardest time with. I want to dip the cookies myself. It is so hard for me to relinquish control over the sprinkles! I am very proud of me this time as I was able to stand by silently and not take over the dipping.....SO HARD!
When I was a child, there was not such a thing as "Oreo Cookie" ice cream...YA, YA...I am old! SO WHAT!?! IT HARDLY BOTHERS ME AT ALL!!!! :] So my blessed Mother would make a simple yet amazingly fantastic mixture of her own. I actually think it use to be quite popular with a lot of women way back when. I keep this tradition going because I believe it is better than any Oreo Cookie ice cream you could ever buy in the store.
OREO COOKIE ICE CREAM
1/2 Gallon Vanilla ice cream, soft
1 Package roughly chopped Oreo Cookies
1 large Container Cool Whip
Mix above ingrdients and freeze until serving.
I know it sounds simple but...I seriously like it better than any other I have tried!
I made several treats this year that the kids can take with them when they watch the parade or wait for the fire works to begin. There always seems to be some messing around while the little ones wait for the show to begin. I am hoping these treats will help.
One last little treat I made for the kids is a little pack of "Freedom Fish". A weird nod to the 4th, I admit. But, COME ON!!...they are red. Red goes with the patriotic theme. Anyone who knows me knows I love a theme. Plus I had extra paper had tiny bags. What else was I suppose to do!?!