OMG- These are awesome! I mean AWESOME!!! They are pretty easy and really worth the extra effort! Give them a try one of these hot afternoons when you don't know what to do with your kids. They'll love this one. I made my own ice cream in my ice cream maker- it's so much better. If you want to do that, try to make the ice cream several hours ahead or even the day before so it has time to firm up in the freezer. Here are my two favorite ice creams: recipe #375587 and Recipe #375540 They are both very quick and easy to make. I usually make the cookies the day before I make the ice cream sandwiches and freeze them overnight. That way they're nice and hard and easy to work with. The freezing time is not accounted for in the prep time so plan accordingly.