Gretchen’s table: A homemade strawberry ice cream sandwich recipe the kiddos can help make

  • Greta McKay, 2, enjoys a homemade ice cream sandwich filled with no-churn strawberry ice cream. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

  • Greta McKay, 2, enjoys a homemade ice cream sandwich filled with no-churn strawberry ice cream. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

One of the best things about summer, especially if you’ve got kids or grandkids, is all the ice cream you get to eat to cool off, no excuses necessary. And it’s relatively easy to make, even if you don’t have an ice cream maker, if you go with a no-churn recipe in which whipped cream is gently folded into a sweetened condensed milk enriched with vanilla and other flavorings, like fresh fruit or spices.