4 Homemade Frozen Treats that the Ice Cream Man Used to Sell

July 20, 2014

The faint sound of tickling music from a tiny white truck driving up the street was like a bird call for the neighborhood kids.  They would race barefoot out of their front doors and patiently wait at the curb for the ice cream man to arrive. The menu of seemingly endless frozen treats always presented a dilemma.  Did you want something chocolaty? or fruity? A bar or a popsicle?  No matter what was selected that day, the experience was still unforgettable.  The magic of the ice cream man has been replaced with fanciful food trucks or the cold case at the grocery store.  Relive your childhood and those wonderful summer days with these homemade frozen treats.

Fudge Pops
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

The fudge pops of old had the faint flavor of chocolate, that, while good in a nostalgic kind of way, could be better.  This is that better version.  The rich and deep chocolate flavor comes from a mixture of semisweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder.

50/50 Ice Cream Bars
Recipe from A Beautiful Mess

There's nothing like a homemade 50/50 ice cream bar to trigger fun summer memories from your childhood.  While milk and orange juice may not be your beverage of choice, they sure do taste good together in these bars.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches
Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

These old fashioned ice cream sandwiches are drastically better than their store bought counterparts.  Homemade chewy chocolate cookies are paired with vanilla ice cream to form the quintessential ice cream sandwich.  Feel free to add different ice cream flavors like strawberry or salted caramel.

Strawberry Shortcake Bars
Recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron

One of Good Humor's greatest mysteries was the addictive crunchy coating on their strawberry shortcake bars.  After much trial and error, this homemade version hits the nail on the head.  Strawberry and cream popsicles are dusted with short cake cookie crumbs. 

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