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A Red, White & Wildly Blue Dessert for July 4th

We have another wildly delicious recipe from Guest Blogger and Registered Dietitian Lindsay Livingston from The Lean Green Bean for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Check back often all summer long as Lindsay will be sharing many more inspiring recipes using Wild Blueberries.

Growing up, 4th of July was always one of my favorite holidays. I loved it for several reasons:
1) It’s right in the middle of summer- and what kid doesn’t love summer?
2) Fireworks. I love them. I was never scared of the noise and I absolutely love watching the colors light up the sky. Even now, I watch them every chance I get!
3) Good food. For me, 4th of July memories include hot dogs and ice cream. Doesn’t get any better than that!

This year I’ll be 25 weeks pregnant on 4th of July and although I’ve haven’t been feeling the best throughout this pregnancy, ice cream is one thing that ALWAYS sounds good. So, I put on my thinking cap and decided to come up with a 4th of July – themed ice cream dessert to share with friends and family at our holiday get-together!

When I’m at a party, the last thing I want to do is deal with using utensils. Finger foods are where it’s at, in my opinion. Keeping that in mind, I immediately started thinking about ice cream sandwiches because they’re easy to eat and they combine two delicious desserts – cookies & ice cream!

To make things festive, I made red velvet cookies, used vanilla ice cream and then added a layer of frozen Wild Blueberries to get the red, white & blue look I was going for!

Here’s how you make them.

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