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Bacon memories: Ice cream sandwich cookbook is delish read

If your attempts to generate an original notion for your family’s Father’s Day celebration have been thwarted by brain freeze, author-chef Tessa Arias has written a book filled with delicious ideas. Her “Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich” includes recipes for all kinds of combinations and her pairings — and Allan Penn’s photographs — will have you drooling with anticipation of June 16.

There are few foods that dads love more than bacon, and Arias has managed to craft two frozen confections with that decadent ingredient: the Elvis, made of peanut butter ice cream sandwiched between banana oat cookies and rolled in crumbled, crispy bacon, and the Salty-Sweet with salted caramel ice cream paired with bacon chocolate chip cookies.

Featuring many helpful how-tos, “Cookies & Cream” is a tome you’ll be glad to add to your cookbook library. Because, let’s face it: I scream, you scream, and Dad screams for ice cream.

“Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich” by Tessa Arias (Running Press, $18), www.amazon.com.