Wednesday, July 13, 2011

pop rocks ice cream sandwiches

Hello, pop rocks...

Hello, plain vanilla ice cream sandwich....

Meet your new best friend!

It's pretty and messy and all you can hear is crackling!

I think these would be a really great party dessert. I was by myself and giggling like a maniacal fool. So I imagine that with more people, the crazed giggling would multiply.

Pop rocks are just plain fun (and they taste pretty great with ice cream, too).

a little how-to

1 ice cream sandwich (you could make your own if you're so inclined)
1 package of Pop Rocks candy

Pour the candy out onto a plate or other suitable surface. Roll the edges of the ice cream sandwich around in the pop rocks; use your fingers to squish it on to any ice cream that remains uncovered.


{note} I'm sure you can find Pop Rocks just about anywhere. They're pretty common these days. I found these at Save-On Foods in the bulk candy aisle. On this particular day, they happened to be two packages for a dollar.

{noted} I think it would look really pretty if you bought a few different colours of Pop Rocks and mixed them together to make a popping rainbow covering. Just saying.


Marie {Make and Takes} said...

What? That is the coolest craziest thing. I'm going to have to try it now :) Love it!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

Awesome! I miss Pop Rocks.

Jane said...

A party in your mouth lol! I am going to put these together when my neice and nephew visit in a few weeks :)

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Those are so cool! Love this idea :D

Stephanie said...

They looks so pretty on the ice cream! I've been wanting to make ice cream sandwiches .. now I want to decorate the outside of them too

Sashquatch said...

These are SO CUTE! I love popping candy, such a nostalgic thing :) it really makes these sandwiches look that little bit special. Lovely!

GALaxy said...

Marie: It's also the easiest thing in the world. You have to try it!

Lindsey: Confession -- we bought the pop rocks to entertain the greek parents. The idea for the ice cream sandwiches came after we had our fun with the first package.

Jane: They're so much fun cuz the pop rocks start popping the minute you pour them out. They were literally jumping off the plate! I think your niece and nephew will get a huge kick out of it!

Heidi: Thanks!

Stephanie: Homemade ice cream sandwiches would make these extra special!

The Procrastobaker: Thanks! I love the colour these particular pop rocks had. I think it makes them look extra cute!

Puala said...

Good job in multipurposing. I am actually making sonething similar this weekend if I could pull it off.

GALaxy said...

Puala: You can totally pull it off! This is easy as... pie... well, actually, easier than pie!