My Kids are having a great summer vacation so far. From visiting the beach, the park, the library, and meeting up with friends, to playing board games and cooking together at home, we’re having a very balanced schedule. I like it because the kids are engaged, but yet, still have time to rest and relax. Best of all, we all love it when there’s no homework involved! This is what summer is all about, isn’t it? Having fun and enjoying each other’s company! As you can see from my recent videos, my Baby Girl had been helping me out in the kitchen whenever I cook. I really enjoy the time we spent together.
Summer time also reminds me of this nostalgic dessert that I enjoyed when I was young. It’s the classic Neapolitan ice cream sandwich! I’m sure you know which one I’m referring to! The rectangular one wrapped inside a piece of white paper. It has chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream sandwiched in between two soft chocolate cookies/cake; more like cake with that soft texture, I guess. I recently had one, but honestly, it didn’t taste as great as I remembered it to be. I guess it’s all the fun memories that were associated with it that made me loved this ice cream sandwich so much! Today, I’m updating this nostalgic dessert with my own homemade version! Let me present it to you: Neapolitan Ice Cream Pops 自家製三色雪糕磚!
This homemade version gets all the components of the classic ice cream sandwich, but presented differently. A much more fun and pretty way, in my opinion! Instead of a soft sandwich, I started it with an Oreo cookie crust! Yes, you can’t really go wrong when you start anything with Oreo….okay, dinner item would be an exception, I guess. Then, I layered on with the chocolate, vanilla bean, and strawberry ice cream on top of one another. You’ll see in my video on how layered the ice cream. It is super quick and easy to do. You can use store bought ice cream to make this dessert in a cinch. It’s perfect to take to parties for sharing. You’ll need half a tub (1.5 quart size) of each flavor. But of course, you can take it to the next level by making your homemade ice creams like I did. I’ll list my homemade ice cream recipes for all three flavors for your reference below. The ice cream spreads easily right after churning. If you are using the store bought ones, take the tub out of the freezer 15 minutes before layering. Lastly, I inserted popsicle sticks on top and turn them into ice cream pops! Very portable and fun to eat. After cutting them into individual squares, you can see all the gorgeous layers!
I hope you enjoy today’s recipe and video tutorial. Stay tuned for more fun and easy summer recipes! What are some of your summer favorite recipes? Feel free to share them with me in the commend below.
Tools and Ingredients used:
8x8x2 Baking Pan (Clickhere for more information)
Wooden Popsicle Sticks (Clickhere for more information)
Washi Tape (Clickhere for more information)
Ninja Food Processor (Clickhere for more information)
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker (Clickhere for more information)
Valrhona Cocoa Powder (Clickhere for more information)
Organic Vanilla Bean (Clickhere for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract (Clickhere for more information)
Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream (Clickhere for more information)
Oreo Cookies (Clickhere for more information)
Kerrygold Butter (Clickhere for more information)
Parchment Paper (Clickhere for more information)
4 Cups Measuring Cup (Clickhere for more information)
Recipe for Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream:
Recipe for Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream:
Recipe for Homemade Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream: