Rather than waiting for the ice cream truck, create homemade ice cream pops that appeal to any taste. Gather your favorite ice cream flavor, a few candies and goodies, small paper cups and wooden craft sticks to create delicious summer treats.more
Adapted from homemadesimple.com
Ice cream in desired flavor
3-ounce paper cup
Wooden craft stick
1. Let ice cream soften a little in a bowl. 2. Add a spoonful of ice cream to bottom of paper cup, then tap it on counter so it settles evenly.* 3. Alternate fillings with ice cream, ending with an ice cream layer that reaches the top of cup. Add sprinkles.** Layered Ice Cream Pops 4. Push a wooden stick 3/4 of the way into the center of ice cream. 5. Set finished pop on a plate, tray or muffin tin, and place in freezer. 6. Chill for 2 hours, or until set. 7. Cut small notch at top of cup, and tear it away while holding the stick. *Tip: Each layered pop will need 1/4 cup of ice cream and a few tablespoons of filling. **Tip: Add crumbly layers like pistachios next to sticky layers like caramel so the frozen ice cream pop will stay together. Flavoring Ideas Banana Split: Layer strawberry ice cream with banana slices, vanilla cookies, caramel sauce and a maraschino cherry. Cookies & Cream: Layer vanilla ice cream with crumbled cookies and fudge sauce. S’mores: Layer chocolate ice cream with mini marshmallows, fudge sauce and crushed graham crackers. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup: Layer chocolate or vanilla ice cream with peanut butter, chopped peanuts, chopped peanut butter cups and fudge sauce. Fruit-Filled: Layer strawberry ice cream with sliced berries and granola. Chocolate Chip Cookies: Layer vanilla ice cream with crumbled chocolate chip cookies and mini candy-coated chocolate candies.