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12 Ice Cream Truck Copycat Recipes

Can you hear that familiar jingle down the block? Take a trip back to childhood with these ice cream truck copycat recipes!

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Inspired by: Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches

The first ice cream novelty you think of when you hear that ice cream truck playing a tune: the classic ice cream sandwich. This recipe is the perfect dupe for this forever favorite. And if you want a shortcut, these are the best ice cream sandwich brands.
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Inspired by: Fudgsicles

Craving a cool chocolate treat? Grab some chocolate pudding and whip up one of these childhood favorites.
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Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake Exps Ft19 242521 F 0627 1 17

Inspired by: Strawberry Shortcake Bar

While this dessert might not look exactly like a Strawberry Shortcake Bar, believe us: It tastes exactly like one! This recipe is simple, but you can see our how-to guide for more tips.
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Orange Cream Pops Exps Qebz20 20715 B01 29 2b

Inspired by: Creamsicles

Creamsicles are a perennial favorite. And they aren’t too hard to make! Just grab your favorite popsicle mold and get to freezing.
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Frosty Watermelon Ice Exps Hcka19 15091 D10 20 3b 1

Inspired by: Italian Ice

On the hottest of days, a cool Italian ice is a must-have treat. We love this watermelon version.
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Inspired by: Big Bopper Ice Cream Sandwich

Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream? There’s no better combo. And if those cookies are from scratch—you’ve got heaven on earth. Just be sure to follow our best chocolate chip cookie tips.
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Inspired by: Firecracker Pops

While these pops peak in popularity around the 4th of July, there’s no denying that the combo of berry flavors is a hit all season long. And if you don’t have a popsicle mold, don’t worry. You can still make this treat. Here’s how.
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Inspired by: Blue Snow Cones

A sweet snow cone in an unnatural blue hue is nostalgic for so many of us. But don’t wait on the ice cream truck to bring back these memories. You can make snow cones at home.
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Rainbow Sherbet Dessert Exps Diydap21 40594 B05 14 1b

Inspired by: Push-Up Pops

Remember those fruity sherbet push-pops of yore? Consider this cake its grown-up cousin. One slice of this tri-colored stunner and you’ll be transported back to summer vacation.
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Inspired by: Fruit Stacker Popsicles

When one fruit flavor won’t do in your ice pop, try this triple-fruit freeze. It’s full of blueberries, kiwi and grapes (but you can use any fruits you like).
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Inspired by: Drumsticks

Tired of sticky ice cream dripping down your hand? Opt for these delicious and mess-free ice cream cone treats.
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Mickey Ice Cream BarsCourtesy mommymouseclubhouse.com

Mickey Ice Cream Bars

Feeling nostalgic for those character-themed treats? Create your own at home with The Mommy Mouse Clubhouse’s Mickey ice cream bars! All you need is a Mickey-shaped cookie cutter to create a fun and professional-looking ice cream truck treat.

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.
Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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