What’s better during the extreme heat of summer than ice cream? This Independence Day, cool off with a festive ice cream treat! You can make your own ice cream sandwiches using graham crackers and vanilla ice cream, or you can jazz up store-bought ice cream sandwiches. Either way, be sure to add red, white and blue sprinkles to your next shopping list, because July 4th is just around the corner!

Summer timed itself well this year! Right after the official start of summer, a heatwave has started working its way across the country.  Whether you’re going to spend the 4th laying out on a beach, spending the day on a boat or enjoying a local park, make sure you’re soaking up the sun, celebrating American independence!

When it’s time to cool off before the fireworks light up the sky, let your kids build a patriotic ice cream treat.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Graham crackers
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberry or grape jam (optional)

Let the kiddos assemble the ice cream sandwiches as they like, adding some jam for a little extra color and sweetness. Once the ice cream and graham crackers are in place, dip the edges in sprinkles. You’ll have to eat them quickly so they don’t melt!

Another take on this treat is to dip store-bought ice cream sandwiches into the sprinkles and enjoy!

What are some of your 4th of July traditions?

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