The kids are back to school. Fall is officially here as evidenced by the chilly mornings and changing leaves. But it’s never a bad time for ice cream, particularly when it is as cute as this ice cream treat. Created by Clare Crespo, this Bookworm is devoured by kids and adults alike.
Clare’s recipe repeated below and available at Breyers.com calls for Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream. I chose to use Breyers No Sugar Added Vanilla because a) its lower in calories (80 per serving) and b) my kids can’t tell the difference.
What I like best about this treat is that it takes about 2 minutes per book to slather the ice cream on the graham cracker and smooth it out to give it a book-like appearance. Then you pop it in the freezer until it hardens (a good hour does the trick) and top it with a gummy worm before serving.
If you want to incorporate a little learning into the feast, you can also let your kids write their own name on it or give their book a title with icing if you have it.
The recipe below is a recipe for one. But if you are in my household, you make at least two (as pictured). Next time I will make three because daddy was sad to not be included.
But whatever you do, don’t drop it!
- 1 graham cracker
- ½ cup Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream or Breyers No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened
- 1 gummy worm candy
- Decorative icing (optional)
- Place graham cracker on small dish. Place Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream on top of graham cracker and carefully smooth to edges using butter knife or small spatula. Use knife to carve line down center of ice cream to resemble center of open book. Smooth around edges so that ice cream is same shape as graham cracker.
- Place in freezer until very firm. Remove from freezer and use fork to scrape lines around ice cream sides to resemble pages in book. Insert gummy worm into ice cream. Write a few words or letters on the pages of book with decorative icing if you wish! Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve.
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