I have the easiest treat for you guys to try as the summer winds down!
Recently, my brain pulled a memory out of thin air and I recalled my grandmother making guilt-free “ice cream” sandwiches years ago. All she did was put Cool Whip in between chocolate graham crackers and then freeze the sandwiches for a few hours. If I recall correctly, the recipe (if you can even call it that) was originally from Weight Watchers.
Since my peanut butter addiction is past the point of no return, I really had no choice but to put my own PB spin on the sandwiches. I put some peanut butter in a bowl with a few heaping scoops of Cool Whip and mixed it together with a spoon.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t track down the chocolate variety of graham crackers at the grocery store I went to. But as you probably know by now, I need my chocolate fix. I started by adding chocolate chips to the edges of the sandwiches, but then my mom came up with a brilliant idea.
She suggested I mix a dollop of hot fudge (not hot at the moment, obviously) with the Cool Whip to make chocolate ‘ice cream.’ It was so yummy, I could’ve eaten it with a spoon…and sort of did. Mother knows best!
I also made some plain ol’ sandwiches with just Cool Whip for the play-it-safers.
Last night I ate the peanut butter chocolate chip, and it hit the spot if I do say so myself. The peanut butter flavor was very light and the whole thing tasted perfectly refreshing for a summer night. I can’t wait to treat myself to another one tonight!
You could definitely play around and mix just about anything into the Cool Whip. You could even layer it with some sliced fruit if you’re into that super healthy thing. I’ll stick to my chocolate chips, though.
Even though the directions are self-explanatory, I’ll write them out for those of you that are just skimming this post. Even though that’s rude, guys.
- Make sure your Cool Whip isn’t totally soft. I bought mine frozen and then let it defrost in the refrigerator for about an hour. It was soft enough to be malleable but firm enough to prevent a major mess!
- Place a few heaping spoonfuls of Cool Whip in a small bowl. Add your ingredient(s) of choice – I used about a teaspoon of peanut butter.
- Scoop a dollop (or two…or three) of Cool Whip onto your first graham cracker square, then cover it with the second square.
- I placed chocolate chips around the sides of a few sandwiches.
- Individually wrap the sandwiches in saran wrap or sandwich bags for easy access.
- Freeze your ‘ice cream’ sandwiches for a few hours.
- Hoard them all for yourself.
I scream for
ice cream Cool Whip!