This summery recipe from Better Homes and Gardens was really simple to make!
Ingredients: 15 Oreos, crushed; 3 Tbsp melted butter, cooled; 3 cartons of your favorite ice cream, softened; popsicle sticks or spoons; 9×9 baking pan
Line the pan with wax paper (or if you’re lazy like me, buy a disposable pan that doesn’t need to be greased)
Crush the cookies! The best way is to put them in a plastic baggie and roll them over with a rolling pin. Stir together the cookie crumbs and butter, then line the tin with the mixture. Freeze this for ten minutes.
Spread an even layer of your first ice cream over the tin. BHG had specific measurements but they confused me so I just made it up as I went! Freeze for 15 minutes. Repeat for the second layer.
After adding in the final ice cream layer, place your popsicle sticks and spoons evenly throughout the tin. Freeze for about 2 hours, though mine looked much better after freezing over night.
My boyfriend and I made strawberry lemonade! I found a really great recipe on How Sweet It Is through the site Yummly.
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup mint leaves
Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pan to make a simple syrup. Whisk the mixture until the sugar dissolves and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, remove from heat and place in the fridge for ten minutes.
Puree the mint and strawberries. Then add the lemon juice and simple syrup, pureeing again.
We strained our lemonade once to remove some pulp, but we could have strained it again in our opinion.
As a garnish we added some sliced strawberries, lemon slices, and a mint leaf!