These delicious strawberry lemon ice cream sandwiches are made from big homemade lemon sugar cookies and filled with strawberry ice cream—a perfect summer treat!
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? Apparently Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 1984 to be National Ice Cream month and the tradition has continued since then.
I suppose it makes sense that the hottest month of the year goes hand in hand with the coolest treat around, but I hadn’t really heard of National Ice Cream month until I was contacted by Tillamook to see if I was interested in playing with some of their ice cream to create a treat to celebrate this special month.
I certainly don’t need an excuse to consume ice cream in the summer, but it was a lot of fun sampling some new Tillamook Ice Cream flavors and coming up with an ice cream treat to share with my family and with you.
Just look at what arrived on my doorstep! SIX different flavors of ice cream. I didn’t have room in my freezer for these so I took them over to my grandparents to store in their extra freezer and to share with the rest of my family. Everyone stops to visit Nana and Grandpa regularly!
The flavors we had to sample were: Old Fashioned Vanilla (my grandpa’s favorite), Oregon Strawberry (Phil’s favorite), Tillamook Mudslide (my Aunt Kathy’s favorite), Marionberry Pie (one of my favorites), Chocolate Peanut Butter (my other favorite), and Fireside S’mores, which everyone seems to like.
It’s been a good month of ice cream.
I decided I wanted to end the month with some cookie-based ice cream sandwiches and as I was browsing through the cookie recipes on Pinch My Salt, I ran across these Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies that I made years ago. I thought they would be perfect for an ice cream sandwich!
Since lemon and berries go so well together, these sandwiches would have been great with either Oregon strawberry or the marionberry pie ice cream. I decided to make strawberry lemon ice cream sandwiches just to keep the flavors simple and straightforward.
Since I had never frozen these lemon sugar cookies before, I wasn’t sure how they would work. There’s nothing worse than an ice cream sandwich that’s too hard to eat!
But the lemon cookies worked great. Even after sitting in the freezer overnight, the cookies were firm but easy to bite through. Everything holds together well and the strawberry lemon ice cream sandwiches were a big hit with my family!
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Around the Web:
- Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches from Smitten Kitchen
- Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Sandwiches from A Cozy Kitchen
- Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches from Brown Eyed Baker
- Creme de Menthe Ice Cream Sandwiches from Love and Olive Oil
- Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Baking Bites
Disclosure: Tillamook provided me with free ice cream but I was not compensated in any other way and all views expressed in this post are my own.