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Cinnamon Caramel Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches! The “ice cream” is made from frozen bananas which gives this treat a very nice creamy texture and is surrounded by crunchy Honey Maid graham crackers.
The name of this treat may be a mouthful but it is quite a delicious mouthful if you ask me. Caramel, cinnamon, and banana are a match made in heaven. Please do not judge me if I eat all of these myself this week, it is my birthday “week” after all. My birthdays really on the 9th but I like to think I deserve a whole week since it’s so close to Christmas.
If you want to make the perfect gingerbread house you’re going to need a good “glue” to put it all together. I can guarantee this glue will keep your gingerbread house standing tall. There’s nothing worse than working hard on something and having it come crashing down. My cats almost had mine on the floor but lucky for me I got to it before they did.
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1 pound + 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- In the bowl of your stand mixer combine egg whites and cream of tartar until there are no chunks (30 seconds).
- Add in the powdered sugar and mix for 10 minutes.
- Store in the refrigerator if not using right away.
Every year my boyfriend and I make and decorate a gingerbread house together. Since we started dating 5 years ago it has become sort of a tradition. We’ve tried to make a graham cracker house in the past but we didn’t have the right “glue” to hold everything together. This year we headed off to Walmart to buy our graham crackers and things we needed for the “glue.” I was determined to create an edible paste that would hold this whole thing together.
Things you will need:
- a Small square of cardboard
- Gingerbread House “Glue”
- Honey Maid Graham Crackers
- assorted candies
- piping bag with small round tip, (optional)
Tips & Tricks:
- To put together a “gingerbread” house it’s easiest to start by adding lots of “glue” to your base.
- Making a two story house is easier if you have another person to help you. Make sure you’re using lots of “glue” and apply some to all sides that need it.
- After assembling your house wait until it’s completely dry to decorate. (I left mine overnight)
- Feel free to decorate the base as soon as your house it put together. Just make sure you don’t accidentally bump anything.
Isn’t it fun to watch it come together? My boyfriend isn’t a fan of the gaps but I quite like them. Feel free to make your house however you want. The more creative and wacky, the better 🙂
Don’t forget to make these “ice cream” sandwiches while you’re assembling the house. They’re the perfect sweet treat to get your creativity flowing.
- 6 bananas, (peeled, sliced and frozen)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- 18 graham crackers
- nuts, optional
- Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with plastic wrap; set aside.
- In a food processor or blender combine bananas and cinnamon. Cream together until the bananas form a soft serve ice cream texture.
- Add the banana mixture into the prepared pan and top with caramel sauce. Swirl the caramel into the bananas.
- Place in the freezer until frozen solid (approximately 2 hours).
- Once solid, cut the frozen bananas into squares. Place a graham cracker on the top and bottom of the sandwich. Wrap each sandwich with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until ready to eat!