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5 Ice Cream Sandwich Combos You Need to Try This Summer

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 2:51 PM

I spend a fair amount of my time looking up recipes, reading cookbooks and testing out my own creations. The other day I saw this bomb fruity pebble ice cream sandwich on the Coolhaus Instagram and immediately had to recreate it for myself.

That got me thinking: what other amazing ice cream sandwich combinations are out there just waiting to be made and tasted? Here's a roundup of my five favorite new ice cream sandwiches. I highly recommend the strawberry shortcake one.

Brownie + Cookie Dough Ice Cream


Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Servings: 6 sandwiches

12 brownies
1 pint chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream

1. Using a 1 inch circle, cut brownies into small circles.


2. Sandwich cookie dough ice cream between two brownies.


Fruity Pebbles + Rice Krispie Ice Cream


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 4 sandwiches

4 cups Fruity Pebbles
3 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
1 pint Rice Krispie Treat ice cream

1. Melt down marshmallows with butter until smooth.


2. Combine with fruity pebbles. Pour out onto parchment paper and press flat. Chill for 15 minutes.

3. Using a 2 inch circle, cut 8 circles out of set Fruity Pebble treats.


4. Sandwich Rice Krispie Treat ice cream between two Fruity Pebble rounds.


For 3 more ice cream sandwich recipes, click here.

Original post by Phoebe Melnick for Spoon University - BU.

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4 Bizarre Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 4:01 PM

If a corkscrew or a beer opener were not some of your first purchases when getting ready to go to college, then clearly you and I have different ideas about what it means to "go to college." Most students own these useful tools, but who hasn't found themselves at a...

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These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Will Put All Your Other Desserts to Shame

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 1:19 PM

While Valentine's Day has come and gone, we at Spoon appreciate a good dessert anytime of the year. These red velvet cheesecake brownies are a hybrid of three of your favorite sweets: red velvet cake, cheesecake and brownies. Whether you're craving something with chocolate or something with cream...

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This No-Bake Vegan Biscoff Ice Cream Cake Is Perfect for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 1:37 PM

I am a BIG fan of desserts. A few weeks ago, I made a magically creamy ice cream with just one ingredient--banana (plus some added flavorings). It was so rich and silky, without any additional sweeteners, dairy or eggs, that I decided to make an ice cream cake using that...

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How to Make Chipotle's Guacamole Recipe

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 4:33 PM

To pay, or not to pay (extra for guacamole) -- that is the question that everyone who has ever been to Chipotle has asked while waiting in line. Getting guacamole definitely upgrades your ~*Chipotle experience*~, but is it worth the $1.80?

On Sunday morning, Chipotle released their top...

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7 Egg Recipes That'll Make Your Breakfast Great

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 10:29 AM

We're not sure which came first - the chicken or the egg - but we don't really care. Whether you're hungover, tired, or just plain old hungry, there's nothing a hearty egg breakfast can't solve. Here are a few of Spoon University's favorite egg recipes.


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Watch: 4 Grilled Cheese Recipes That'll Rock Your World

(17) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 11:58 AM

Tired of the classic and overused American cheese grilled cheese recipe? Well you are in luck... Here are 4 outrageously tasty recipes to step up your grilled cheese game.

Nutella and Banana Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
Total Time: 6-8 minutes

2 slices white bread
½ banana
½ cup fontina, asiago, and Parmesan cheese mix
3 tablespoons Nutella
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch salt

1. Cut the half of banana into ¼ inch slices. Set aside for later.


2. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Add a pinch of salt.


3. Add one slice of bread to the melted butter, spread Nutella, add cheese and sliced bananas.


4. Place the other slice of bread on top. Flip the sandwich.


Avocado Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 -7 minutes
Total Time: 10-17 minutes

2 slices white bread
½ avocado
½ tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
3 slices pepper jack cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch salt

1. Cut the half of avocado into small pieces and mash until the avocado is the consistency of guacamole.


2. Zest and juice lime and add to the mashed avocado.


3. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Add a pinch of salt.


4. Add one slice of bread to the melted butter, spread avocado on bread and add cheese.


5. Place the other slice of bread on top, flip sandwich and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.



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5 Awesome Milkshake Recipes You Wish You Thought of Sooner

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 12:27 PM

Finals are coming and that means one thing: stress eating. Make sure you're fully prepared for a hell of a week of snacking with one of these bad boys. I promise they'll help relieve the finals stress and get you through that last week.

S'mores Milkshake

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How to Make the Most Epic Grilled Cheese of All Time

(9) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:57 PM

The best part of every grilled cheese sandwich is the little bits of cheese that get crisped up in the pan and become crunchy, savory goodness. Turns out this little cooking "mistake" is actually called frico, and happens to be essential in making the best grilled cheese ever.

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5 Epic Takes on Rice Krispie Treats

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:11 PM

It's time to ditch your boring Rice Krispie treats and try out some new ones. Yes, we all love the sweet treat but that doesn't mean we can't branch out and treat ourselves.


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How to Make Quiche in a Mug

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 1:59 PM

The microwave and mug duo prove themselves worthy, once again, in this ridiculously quick and healthy (all five food groups included) quiche in a mug recipe. Flaunt your microwave skills and satisfy your taste buds with this beautiful, in a class all by itself, creation.

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: about 2 minutes
Total Time: about 5 minutes

Servings: 1

1 teaspoon butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 pinch pepper
1 pinch salt
3 cherry tomatoes
¼ cup spinach
2 tablespoons ham
½ slice bread
1 tablespoon shredded cheese


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6 Ridiculously Simple Fruit Hacks

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 11:30 AM

I eat a lot of fruit. And when I say a lot of fruit, I mean half of my diet is fruit and the other half is waffles and donuts. As you can tell, I live a very healthy lifestyle.

Here's how I prep all my fruit so...

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Homemade Donuts Inspired by Girl Scout Cookies

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Girl Scout Cookie season may be over but our craving for these magical cookies never ends. Luckily, we don't need to wait around for Girl Scout Cookie season anymore. Say hello to Girl Scout Cookie inspired donuts!

They are everything you absolutely love about your favorite cookies but on a...

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Epic Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 3:54 PM

This is probably one of the easiest and most mind blowing things you can ever make for your friends. No cooking or baking required, and it only takes 2 ingredients.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 16 sandwiches


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Decadent Bacon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 3:46 PM

You'll never look at cinnamon rolls the same way again. When bacon is tucked away into this fluffy pastry, the only thing left to do is take a big bite and embrace your foodgasm.

With only 2 ingredients, these bacon cinnamon rolls will fulfill your wildest food porn dreams. Let's...

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The 39 Most Iconic College Town Food Joints Across North America

(16) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 10:18 AM

Anyone who has ever attended college can tell you that each institution has its own unique vibe and culture. The specific school that you call your alma mater can also say scores about you, too. And we strongly believe that few things strike the core of a college's essence than...

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5 Waffle Iron Hacks You Wish You Knew Sooner

(17) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 11:41 AM

I love waffles almost as much as Leslie Knope. I try to eat them at least once every week. Recently though, I've been branching out on what I cook in my waffle iron.


Then, I discovered that my waffle iron is literally the...

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10-Minute DIY McDonald's Shamrock Shake

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:06 AM

The controversial Shamrock Shake returned to McDonald's on February 17 and will be available until today. Now, I've long been a shameless supporter of this beverage and make a point of getting one every year.

However, after a bit of research, I discovered the

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Bacon Espresso Pudding Shots

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 3:44 PM

Sometimes you find yourself lost in a daydream pondering the ideal world. More often than not, that ideal world is full of bacon. Sometimes, depending on the day or your workload, it involves a drink or two. Occasionally, you have the wherewithal to act upon this...

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15 Ramen Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

(7) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Some poetry is universal: we all know the Robert Frost poem about the road not taken; Shel Silverstein was a straight-up guru; Dr. Seuss was either a genius or tripping on acid or both; and chances are you're familiar with good ol' William Shakespeare, even if you hated...

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