The weather has been hot with lots of sunshine – which are your typical Midwest summer days. But honestly, it’s been perfect. We spend the days at the pool and then the evenings on our bikes or at the park. Then, we come home to cool off with a big bowl of Hudsonville Ice Cream. Because what’s summer without ice cream? It’s the sweet treat our family looks forward to and the ideal summer staple too!
Fun Fact: Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month?
And I bet we can all agree that this is a holiday we should ALL be celebrating! So I decided one afternoon that we would do some family creating to honor this momentous occasion. My kids have been all about helping in the kitchen lately. I even purchased these cute kid safety knives so they can help cut and prep food for dinner each night! But we love to bake and make recipes together, which is why I thought it would be perfect to create a dessert recipe as a family.
After some brainstorming, we came up with a tasty recipe that has now become a family favorite. Hot Fudge Sundae Bites (because July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day too!) are so simple to make and even yummier to eat! Plus the fact they are bite sized makes them perfect for those little hands.
The ingredients are simple. You need mini brownies (you can buy them in the grocery bakery or even make them on your own), ice cream and hot fudge. We decided on using three of our favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream flavors to change things up! We went with a classic flavor, Vanilla Bean, because that one was a given! And then my little chocolate lovers talked me into also using Hudsonville Chocolate Ice Cream for a chocolate on chocolate on chocolate effect! And I went with Mackinac Island Fudge so we could get the true hot fudge sundae taste in these bites.
Creating our Hot Fudge Sundae Bites was so much fun. All the scooping and assembling made it such a great family activity. Since there weren’t too many steps involved either, the kids took most of the responsibility and enjoyed making their own dessert for our family.
Hot Fudge Sundae Ice Cream Bites
- Your favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream flavors
- Mini Brownies – you can purchase these in the bakery at your grocery store or make them on your own
- Hot Fudge
- Optional: Whipped Cream Topping
- Place the mini brownie on a plate. You will need two brownies per treat.
- Top one of the brownies with your Hudsonville Ice Cream.
- Combine the brownies together to make a sandwich.
- Next, drizzle hot fudge over completed treats.
- Freeze for up to an hour to harden the Hot Fudge Sundae Bite and enjoy!
I think we ALL scream for ice cream – especially during these hot, summer months. So here’s to creating memories and celebrating this holiday together!
Share with us! In honor of National Ice Cream month, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
About Hudsonville Ice Cream
Hudsonville Ice Cream is about more than just ice cream. For them, it’s all about making life a little sweeter. It’s about the feeling you get, the experience you have, and the people you share a scoop with. Their Midwest creamery has been perfecting the art of ice cream making for more than 90 years. While they enjoy creating creamy, delicious and exciting new flavors, many of their ice creams use a base recipe that was created back in 1926! With more than 50 flavors to choose from, including the world’s best French Vanilla and Dairy Free options, Hudsonville Ice Cream has options for everyone to enjoy.
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I’m loving the idea of ice cream bites. We make these with our mini cookies. The kids would love these fudge sundaes.
Well I thought it was just Ice Cream Day…you’re telling me it’s a whole month to celebrate my favorite dessert? This is excellent news. I would love to try these!!!
I didn’t even realize there was an ice cream month. July is definitely the right month for it. These bites are the perfect treat. Your daughter has the right idea, licking the scoop. 😀
That looks really amazing! My kids will surely love these!!
I like the creative work your daughter has done. It is so important to involve our children in the cooking and meal preparaion processes.
Yum, these look delicious! We are all about a fun ice cream surprise while stuck inside because it’s ridiculously hot outside in Arizona. We’ll make these this week!
What a decadent and easy to make recipe! I’d love to try this for a summer get together!
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