As I mentioned in a recent "We Are Loving This Week" roundup of my favorite things, I'm obsessed with Fig Newtons Lemon Crisp Fruit Thins. I found them on accident during a grocery trip recently - one where I was intensely hungry so I was buying large amounts of the most random foods like BBQ chips and Fruit Loops. Nope, not pregnant, I just want to eat all the things. Note to self: never shop while hungry.
While I was drooling in the snack aisle, I came across the fruit thins. They seemed like a good choice because anything containing fruit is automatically a health food, and also I'm a sucker for anything lemon flavored, so I grabbed a box and went on my merry way. Little did I know that this one box of fruit thins would be gone within a week. They're crispy with an almost shortbread quality to them, and the lemon flavor is to. Die. For. I immediately went out and bought a second package and decided to whip up these pink lemonade ice cream sandwiches because I HAD to make them for my internet friends. Not for me at ALL. So selfless of me, right? ;)
These tasty little ice cream sandwiches just scream summer! Since I wasn't able to find any actual pink lemonade, and I'm sadly without an ice cream maker (which hopefully will be remedied at Christmas this year - hint hint husband), I came up with a super easy way to make it myself!
INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, 1 1/2 tsp Crystal Light pink lemonade powdered drink mix, 1 tsp. grated lemon rind, I package Fig Newtons Lemon Crisp Fruit Thins.
ONE: scoop your ice cream into a large mixing bowl and add the Crystal Light drink mix. Mix gently with a spoon until fully combined.
TWO: your ice cream should now be a lovely pink color :)
THREE: wash your lemon and use a grater to grate 1 tsp. lemon rind. Mix in with your ice cream.
FOUR: spoon your ice cream mixture into a pan lined with wax paper and freeze overnight.
FIVE: use a round cookie cutter (or a cup will work in a pinch) to cut out your ice cream and sandwich between two Fig Newton Lemon Crisps. Store in freezer for up to a week (if you don't eat them all before that!)
Good luck eating just one...I know I couldn't. If you're not up for going through the whole ice cream sandwich making process, the ice cream is delicious on its own! Just scoop into some sugar cones and enjoy. My daughter loved the pink color!
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