1/2 cup Frozen cherries, chopped in food processor
1/4 cup plus 1/16 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
Soften ice cream about 15 seconds in microwave. (Microwaves vary. Mine is quite strong.) Add frozen cherries and mix together quickly. Line a container with sides with parchment paper. Spread ice cream carefully onto half of the cracker. Top with other half of the cracker and press down gently. Place the sandwich in the container. Repeat with the other graham crackers. Cover container and freeze overnight. (I believe Bon Appetit recommends at least 6 hours.)
When sandwiches are frozen, microwave the chocolate chips in about 15 second increments until they are melted and smooth. Add the oil. Working with each sandwich individually, cover one side of each sandwich with chocolate. Refreeze until chocolate is firm. I wrapped my sandwiches individually. They should have lasted a day or two if wrapped and protected in a sealed container.
This was some Italian Ice we enjoyed a couple weeks back when friends were visiting. It was such a great little treat for a summer evening. . .a hot summer evening. All that being said, the big mistake I made last week was not focusing on summer-associated recipes for our dinners. This week will be different thanks to great deals at the grocery store and the realization that our summer is almost over. Let's all take advantage as long as it lasts!
The photo is from the $0.25 per ear of corn (Publix) we had last week. This week, I could only find it for $0.33 each (Freshfields Farm). But, I know corn on the cob is good for you and is a rarity. So, I'm taking advantage of the deal and just watching this week's budget a little more carefully to ensure we get some while it's still around. A Healthy. Happy. Life. had a great post on the nutritional value of corn.