Mini Pies with Apple Roses

CREDITS TO  DESSERT WITH BENEFITS   YIELDS 6 SERVINGS 

CREDITS TO DESSERT WITH BENEFITS

YIELDS 6 SERVINGS 

ingredients:

6 pre-make mini graham cracker pie crusts

one pint Cinnamon Roll Halo Top (Sea Salt Caramel or Oatmeal Cookie would also work great!)

1 large apple (I used a Granny Smith apple)

¼ cup pure maple syrup

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

tiny pinch of salt

12 toothpicks

directions:

  1. Place the mini graham cracker crusts on a small cookie sheet and reserve space for the tray in the freezer.
  2. Let the pint of Halo Top thaw at room temperature while you prepare the apple roses.
  3. Core the apple and slice it in half.  Slice as thin as possible and place in a shallow dish.  Pour in the maple syrup and sprinkle on the cinnamon and salt.  Stir together until all of the slices are coated in the cinnamon syrup.
  4. Arrange 8-10 apple slices lengthwise in a straight line, overlapping each other a little more than halfway.  Starting from the side where you laid down the first apple slice, tightly roll the apple slices to form a rose.  Secure the rose by piercing 2 toothpicks through the rose, creating an X.
  5. Scoop the Halo Top into into the graham cracker crusts.  Spread it out until smooth.
  6. Gently press each apple rose into the ice cream.  Freeze for 4+ hours, or until completely firm.  Remove the toothpicks, and serve with whipped cream, caramel sauce, pure maple syrup, and/or a dusting of powdered sugar!

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Truffles Recipe

CREDITS TO  DESSERTS WITH BENEFITS   YIELDS 14 TRUFFLES

CREDITS TO DESSERTS WITH BENEFITS

YIELDS 14 TRUFFLES

ingredients: 

one pint Cookies & Cream Halo Top

1 cup Crushed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 

directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Let the pint of Halo Top thaw on the counter for 5 minutes.

  3. Use a cookie scoop to portion scoops of the Cookies & Cream Halo Top onto the cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

  4. In a bowl, add the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.

  5. Roll the scoops of Halo Top in the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies to coat.

  6. Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm. Enjoy! 

Mermaid Ice Cream Popsicles Recipe

CREDITS TO  LIZ SHAW, MS, RDN, CLT   YIELDS 6 POPSICLES

CREDITS TO LIZ SHAW, MS, RDN, CLT

YIELDS 6 POPSICLES

ingredients:

2 pints Halo Top Ice Cream

1/3 cup milk of choice

2 tablespoons natural sprinkles

Pistachio-Lemon Popsicle

Yield: 2 popsicles

1 cup Halo Top Pistachio Ice Cream

1 cup Halo Top Lemon Cake Ice Cream

2 tablespoons milk of choice

2 teaspoons natural sprinkles

Strawberry-Cherry Popsicles

Yield: 2 popsicles

1 cup Halo Top Strawberry Ice Cream

1 cup Halo Top Black Cherry Ice Cream

2 tablespoons milk of choice

2 teaspoons natural sprinkles

Birthday Cake Popsicles

Yield: 2 popsicles

1 cup Halo Top Strawberry Ice Cream

1 cup Halo Top Birthday Cake Ice Cream

2 tablespoons milk of choice

2 teaspoons natural sprinkles

directions:

  1. To soften Halo top, set 3 of your desired flavors out on the counter for 15 minutes.

  2. In an easy pour measuring cup, place 1 cup of desired flavor of choice, 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of sprinkles. Mix together thoroughly until smooth, easy to pour consistency is achieved. If too thick, add a splash more of milk.

  3. In the bottom of two popsicle molds, evenly distribute the first layer. This should be about half of a standard popsicle mold.

  4. Repeat for each bottom layer of the remaining 4 molds, rinsing out the easy pour measuring cup in between.

  5. Place bottom layer immediately into the freezer, allow to set for 20 minutes. At this time, remove remaining 3 Halo Top Flavors from the freezer to soften.

  6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above to form the top layer.

  7. Once molds are filled to capacity, immediately place tops and sticks into each popsicle.

  8. Freeze for a minimum of 8 hours for best consistency.

*Note: We recommend purchasing an extra flavor if you’re like us and continually lick the bowl during preparation to ensure you have enough to fill the popsicle molds to capacity!

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

CREDITS TO  FITTYBRITTTTY   YIELDS 6 SAMMIES

CREDITS TO FITTYBRITTTTY

YIELDS 6 SAMMIES

ingredients:

2 pints of Halo Top Red Velvet
Snowflake cookie cutter (or any cookie cutter)
Parchment paper
Baking sheets
Plenty of room in the freeze

For Sugar Cookies (makes about 2½ dozen):
2 sticks of unsalted butter (softened)
1 ½ cup powdered sugar (sifted)
2½ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla

For Royal Icing: 
1 pound powdered sugar
2 egg whites
Squeeze of lemon juice

directions:

Cookies:

  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats, set oven to 400 degrees, and set baking sheets aside.

  2. Cream together softened butter and powdered sugar together in mixer until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the egg and vanilla.

  5. Add egg and vanilla mixture into the mixer and beat for about a minute or until fully incorporated and creamy.

  6. Slowly add in the flour mixture making sure to let the flour get fully incorporated. You’ll know it’s ready when the dough slightly bounces back and isn’t sticky, if your dough is sticky add a little extra flour.

  7. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface to about a ¼ of an inch thick.

  8. Use the snowflake cookie cutter to make shapes in the dough.

  9. Transfer snowflakes to prepared baking sheets and bake for 7-8 minutes making sure they don’t get overdone!

  10. Remove and set aside to cool completely before icing.

Royal Icing:

  1. Combine ingredients into a stand mixer and mix until fully combined.

  2. Set your mixer to the max speed and let it go for about 5-7 minutes until the frosting gets to the thickness you need. Add more powdered sugar to thicken if necessary.

Ice Cream Snowflakes:

  1. Remove Halo Top Red Velvet from freezer and let it defrost enough for it to be spreadable (about 20 minutes).

  2. Line a small rectangle or square baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Make some room in the freezer to be able to place the baking sheet inside on a flat even surface.

  4. Once the ice cream is defrosted pour it out into the prepared baking sheet and use a spatula to break down and smooth out into even rectangle or square large enough to for the cookie cutter you are using.

  5. Place into freezer for about an hour.

  6. Remove from freezer and use the cookie cutter to make ice cream snowflakes.

  7. Place snowflakes onto parchment or foil and place back in freezer until you are ready to assemble the sammies! Make sure they are on a flat surface so they maintain their shape!

  8. Depending on the size of the cookie cutter, you might have to do this a few times to make 3 per pint.

To Assemble Sammies:

  1. Use royal frosting to decorate cookies as you please and set aside to dry.

  2. Once icing is dry, flip cookies over and add a thin layer of icing to the back of the cookie as the “glue.”

  3. Remove ice cream snowflakes from the freezer and transfer onto one of the cookies and place the other cookie on top making sure to line up the edges.

  4. Place entire cookie sammie back into the freezer to set.

  5. Let set for about 10-20 minutes, then enjoy!

Strawberry & Lemon Shortcake Bar Recipe

YIELDS 10 BARS

YIELDS 10 BARS

Ingredients:

20 whole graham crackers
1 pint of Halo Top Strawberry
1 pint of Halo Top Lemon Cake

Directions:

  1. Line a baking dish with parchment paper (we recommend something that has tall sides to keep the bars in place).

  2. Place one layer of graham cracker halves on the parchment paper, leaving as little space between them as possible. Set aside remaining graham cracker halves (soon to be sandwich tops).

  3. Add a layer of Halo Top Strawberry on top of the graham crackers. Then do the same with Lemon Cake.

  4. Gently place remaining graham crackers on top of ice cream.

  5. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 24 hours.

  6. Lift ice cream sandwiches out of the pan. Cut between graham cracker halves with a sharp knife to make individual sandwiches.

  7. Wrap and freeze, or serve immediately.

Patriotic Popsicles

Yields 6 popsicles

Yields 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

⅓ cup of Halo Top Vanilla Bean
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of blueberries
6 Dixie Cups (5-oz)
3 popsicle sticks
⅓ cup strawberries and blueberries

Directions:

  1. Let Halo Top Vanilla Bean thaw until it is spreadable and easy to work with.

  2. Line the bottom of your dixie cups with cubed strawberries

  3. Top these strawberries with approximately 1/3 cup of ice cream per dixie cup.

  4. Layer with blueberries and more strawberries

  5. Cut popsicle sticks in half and place one in each of the dixie cups.

  6. Freeze overnight.

Churro Ice Cream Balls Recipe

YIELDS 8 BITES

YIELDS 8 BITES

Ingredients:

1 pint of Halo Top Vanilla Bean
1 cup of cinnamon sugar cereal
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Form small balls of Halo Top Vanilla Bean, approximately ¼ cup each. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze overnight.

  2. The next day, place 1 cup of cinnamon sugar cereal in a small bowl and muddle with a spoon until crumbly.

  3. Remove ice cream bites from freezer and roll in the cinnamon sugar cereal crumbles until well coated.

  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy immediately or freeze until ready to enjoy.