Ice cream is a staple in my summer diet. In fact, most nights, I'd be happy to skip dinner and go straight to a big ole bowl of cookies and cream or mint chocolate chip or pistachio or mocha-java or rocky road... (I could keep going, but I'll spare you my never-ending list.) I'm pretty sure my kids feel the same considering it's all they ask for from the time they get out of camp until the time I finally give in and dollop a giant scoop of vanilla bean deliciousness. 

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Celebrate Ice Cream this Summer

Of course, as much as I love these classic and simple flavors, I'm always excited to switch things up and try new twists on this traditional summer dessert. In fact, I especially enjoy eating ice cream when it has been transformed into a totally different dessert!

To celebration National Ice Cream Day (July 20), I've rounded up a few of the most epic ice cream recipes. I scream, you scream, we all scream for these amazing cold creations.

Eight over the top Ice Cream Creations

ice ream recipe 1

Ice Cream Sandwich via Lil Luna: Prep this ice cream sandwich in minutes!

ice cream recipe 2

Golden Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream Pie via Confessions of a Baking Queen: This Golden Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream Pie will solve all your summertime problems

fried ice cream

Fried Ice Cream via Delish: a safer way to create this country fair treat.

ice cream cone pigs

Ice Cream Cone Pigs via Hungry Happenings: a pink treat for those who love bubble gum ice cream.

strawberry ice cream cake

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom: the perfect make ahead dessert for parties.

cookie dough ice cream sandwiches

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches via Mel's Kitchen Cafe: Layers of chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiching creamy cookie dough ice cream. 

ice cream filled pineapple

Ice-Cream Filled Pineapple via A Subtle Revelry: a recipe with a tropical twist.

unicorn poop ice cream

Unicorn Poop Ice Cream via MomDot: This is perfect for birthday parties. 

MORE SUMMER FUN FOR MOMS

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