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Our family just returned from a lovely camping trip at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon where we cooled off in Silver Creek, rode bikes, hiked to a waterfall, and of course, roasted marshmallows for some delicious s’mores. My cousin brought along the most gigantic marshmallows I’ve ever see (4 times the size of a regular marshmallow), which made for some really good and really messy eatin’. It also meant we ended up bringing home a lot of graham crackers because you just don’t eat as many s’mores when the marshmallow is 4 times the size!

The dilemma: What should I do with all these leftover graham crackers?
The solution: Ice cream sandwiches!

Easy as pie…er…cheesecake!

I just happened to have a carton of Tillamook Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream in my freezer. What a  perfect ice cream to have in between my graham crackers! It’s like eating strawberry cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. Amazing!

Tillamook Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream made with Oregon strawberries

Tillamook Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream made with Oregon strawberries

I’m making ice cream sandwiches the quick and easy way. If you want to be fancier about it, you could make your own cookies, cut them into shapes, and freeze them. Then soften and spread your favorite Tillamook Ice Cream in a flat bottomed pan, refreeze it, then use the same shaped cookie cutter and cut the shapes and put in between your cookies. They will be beautiful.

I, however, have young children who find it difficult and unnecessary to wait for beautiful food. Tasty is good enough. So set out your ice cream until it’s soft enough for easy scooping, then just squish it between 2 graham crackers and voila! Instantly, you’ll have ice cream sandwiches and happy kids.

Kids will love this Tillamook Ice Cream Sandwich recipe


Kids will love making this ice cream sandwich recipe with Tillamook Ice Cream.

Then squish!

I’m thinking of other combos to make before summer ends: Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream with chocolate wafers, Tillamook Cookie Dough Ice Cream with chocolate chip cookies, Tillamook Caramel Toffee Crunch Ice Cream with vanilla wafers, Tillamook Udderly Chocolate Ice Cream with peanut butter cookies, Tillamook Sticky Bun Ice Cream with snickerdoodles… I could go on and on. What is your favorite ice cream sandwich?

– Written by Amy, Tillamook fan and Mom of two little cheeseballs

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