Saturday, July 21, 2007

Keeping Cool

I love the weather we are having today. After several weeks of over 100 degree weather and high humidity, today it is 80 degrees with a nice wind from the East. It reminds me of summer days back in Michigan where I grew up on the Great Lakes...ah, sun, sand, swimming and sailing, there is just nothing like it!

A great way to stay cool is to eat ice cream. This week I made this Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert. I used two different toppings on the same recipe as some of my family like M & M's and some prefer Heath bars. It's great for entertaining and easy to make and I gaurantee the kids will love it and so will you!

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

1 Box ice cream sandwiches
1 large container Cool Whip Light
Chocolate Syrup
Caramel Syrup
Mini M & M's
Heath bar broken in bits

Layer the bottom of a square pyrex dish with the ice cream sandwiches. Cut to fit if necessary. Partially thaw Cool Whip and spread over the sandwich bars to about 1/2 to 1 inch thickness. Drizzle chocolate syrup, caramel syrup and sprinkle with mini M & M's and/or Heath bars. Now you can layer this twice (though you'll need more bars and Cool Whip) but if you are watching what you eat like me, you'll be satisfied with just a single layer. Freeze until time to serve.
I can promise you this won't last long~Enjoy!

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