The fourth of July is almost here. Thanks to Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard and SocialMoms for sponsoring this post and giving me the opportunity to reflect on why I love the fourth of July so much!
I have such great memories of Independence day as a kid. We always watched the fireworks show that our neighborhood park put on. We could see it from the front window. Some years we even climbed up a ladder and watched from the roof. That was a big deal for a little kid! Living in a metropolitan area, we could actually see a different fireworks show each direction we looked in. It was pretty special. It goes without saying that July in Arizona is HOT. We had our share of frozen treats trying to stay cool.
Today I am taking a classic frozen treat, the root beer float, and giving it a fun twist. I made root beer cookies and filled them with new Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Old Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard, thus creating a Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwich. Well really, this Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard isn’t ice cream. It’s thicker, smoother, and creamier than ice cream. Dreyer’s/EDY’S® is the first national brand to bring Frozen Custard to the masses. Depending on where you live in the country, you might find Dreyer’s® brand and other places, you will find EDY’S®. Whichever name it is in your area, just know that you will find Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard nationwide in retailers such as Safeway, Kroger, Walmart, Target, Delhaize, HEB, Publix, and more.
Let’s talk some more about this sandwich, shall we? I made root beer cake mix cookies and sandwich a nice scoop of Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Old Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard in between. The Old Fashioned Vanilla just sounds like summer to me! The smooth and creamy texture makes it perfect for a frozen sandwich. The cake mix cookies are nice and soft so you can easily devour this delicious summertime treat.
- 1 box white or yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp root beer extract
- 1 quart Dreyer's/EDY’S® Old Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard
- Brown gel food coloring, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl combine the cake mix powder, eggs, vegetable oil, and root beer extract. Stir until completely combined and a dough has formed. Add brown food coloring if desired. I wanted the cookies to look a little more like root beer, so I added some.
- Scoop the cookie dough with a medium cookie scoop onto a greased cookie sheet. Cook for 10 minutes or until the cookies are set. Recipe makes between 22-24 cookies.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Once cool, place a small scoop of Frozen Custard in between two root beer cookies. Serve immediately.
- Garnish with some red, white, blue stars for extra festive sandwiches.
Here are some sandwich with the stars. I love the patriotic touch it gives. Themed sprinkles are a great way to transform any dessert.
The Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Old Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard was delicious and just as creamy as advertised. I’m usually pretty adventurous with my flavors so I was really happy to see that Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard also comes in Chocolate Malt, Salted Caramel Pretzel, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Pie, and
Mint Cookies ’N Cream. We also picked up the Salted Caramel Pretzel because in my opinion it doesn’t get any better than sweet, salty, and crunchy all combined!
I’ve got some exciting news for you! Dreyer’s/EDY’S® is giving away a fun gift pack. The pack will contain coupons to redeem for free Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard, ice cream scoops, bowls and spoons, pretty much everything you need to throw your own Frozen Custard party! To enter, leave a comment about how you can incorporate Frozen Custard into your 4th of July celebration. Good luck and I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
This blog post is sponsored by Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.