Kids will love these healthy, simple ice cream sandwiches. Just four basic ingredients and a short prep, and you are on your way to serving up a fun and nutritious dessert to your family!
I have heard that it is national ice cream month.
And although I have some really fantastic ice cream recipes on the blog, like my all-time favorite vanilla ice cream base, strawberry shortcake ice cream, and patriotic birthday cake ice cream to name a few, I wanted to add something fun and healthy.
These “nice” cream sandwiches were big hit with my grands!
There’s just four ingredients and very little prep work. Most of the time spent on these cute little sandwiches is waiting for them to set up in the freezer.
The ice cream is non-dairy and refined sugar-free, and I used gluten free graham crackers which I linked to below. Depending on your brand, they may have some sugar or dairy in it, but I did not see that in the brand I used.
Summer is not over by a long shot, so we need to be making ice cream.
That’s an order.
My recipe notes:
- This makes a wonderful, healthy ice cream on it’s own. Making sandwiches is optional, but super fun for kids.
- The sandwiches really need to sit in the freezer, because if they don’t firm up, when you bite into them the ice cream will squish out on the sides.
- Obviously you can use regular graham crackers if you’d like.
- These are the gluten free graham crackers I have been buying off of Amazon and I love them!
- You could add honey or maple syrup to make the ice cream a little sweeter if you’s like. I didn’t and it was kid-approved.
- Adding the coconut on the sides is optional as well, but I thought it was pretty. Grandson #1 didn’t like it, though.
- 2 large, ripe frozen bananas
- 2 cups frozen mango cubes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Gluten Free Graham Crackers
- Coconut to coat outside of sandwiches, if desired
- Process the bananas, mango cubes, and vanilla in in a food processor until smooth and creamy. (Make take ten minutes or so.) Transfer to a container and freeze until mostly firm.
- Scoop ice cream between two graham crackers, making a sandwich. if using coconut, place in a shallow dish and press the sides of the sandwich into the coconut to coat. Place on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.
- Make as many sandwiches as you’d like!