What are you up to this weekend? I’ve got some brownies in the oven, and I am in the middle of going through my fabric. We are hoping to go see the play in the park, and of course, tend to all our growing veggie babies. Hope you have a good one! (delicious photo here. my favorite kind of ice cream.)
We made strawberry ice cream to celebrate the first day of summer. And the first day of summer rewarded us by raining again. So we enjoyed our ice cream cones inside on the couch watching a movie. At least it tasted like summertime.
Our goals are pretty simple: 1. Make this yum looking strawberry ice cream. Doesn’t it look the creamiest? Where can I get some pretty strawberries? 2. Pick up a couple more flowers at the garden store. The key here is that we need some blooming flowers. We have a lot of flowers in the growing stages, but we want some blooms to attract some more bees! Have a good one!
I bought these sprinkles awhile back for some project or another. But they have been sitting right at the front of the shelf, like they constantly think they are the exact thing I opened the cupboard for. Well, it was finally their lucky day. I used this recipe to make some sprinkle cookies. (Mine don’t look like the recipe for some reason…I checked the measurements twice. Hmmm.) They are festive, pure sugar, and ready to party.
Cute ice cream cone banner, huh? Ice cream cone gift tags with super cute sprinkles are now in the shop! Ready for birthday presents, celebration garlands, or anything else that needs some fun sprinkle action.
We had some 90 degree days last weekend. Thank goodness our backyard has some nice big trees, and I swear it stays like 20 degrees cooler back there. We take our warm evenings on the back porch with a side of ice cream. Which got me thinking about all the cool summer treats coming up right around the corner! (even though it is super thunder/rain stormy at the moment)
Some popsicle recipes to try soon: lemon and raspberry yogurt with super cute wooden sticks, neopolitan always reminds me of birthdays, classic vanilla pudding, and pretty purple blueberry greek yogurt popsicles.
These ice cream cones are still the best. We used to open them over the sink, so the little nuts didn’t go everywhere. Sometimes I wonder what foods our children will remember.
We had one of the best long weekends ever over here. Our yard looks awesome, and I think I have a hidden talent for arranging rocks. But we started off our holiday weekend by preparing for one of the most important parts of any day, dessert.
I found a recipe for birthday cake crumbs in this cookbook. I love eating those leftover bits of cake, so I wanted to try it out. Love the colorful sprinkles too.
To go with our yummy crumbs, I made a batch of frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt is about as hard to make as whipped cream. I don’t know why we haven’t made any before! A perfect dessert at the end of our hot days working outside.
So while the rest of the people seem to be enjoying fall (?), it still seems pretty much like summer down here. But football season has started, and it did rain a little yesterday, so I have some hope that fall might start in the next 3 months.
Until then, we will embrace the ice cream weather. My latest batch was coffee ice cream, and I mixed tiny chocolate chips into it. Then I happened to make these very thin chocolate chip cookies. Stick the two together, and you have the perfect ice cream delivery system.
These cookies are correctly engineered for ice cream sandwiches. They are thin and soft enough to bite into, but still strong enough to withstand the ice cream. They also seem extra porous, so they kinda soak up the ice cream without getting soggy.
I am getting pretty good at the homemade ice cream thing. The addition of mini chocolate chips is highly recommended.
Perfect (end of) summer treat.
I usually stick with something apple-y for dessert on the Fourth, but I decided to try peaches this year. I really wanted peach pie at the wedding, but they weren’t in season there yet. So I have had a hankering ever since.
Our air conditioning decided not to work that day. I think it was making a point that it was a holiday. So I tried to get all my baking done in the morning before it got blazing hot. I managed to make a peach crisp and the ice cream base before noon. I called my ma to ask if it was ok that the ice cream never got fluffy enough, and she assured me that it will taste just fine. She is always right.
At our house, it is never too cold for ice cream. Especially the homemade kind. This is cinnamon ice cream from this book. I have never made legit ice cream before, and I was very pleased how it turned out. We put it on top of some warm, apple pie so we stayed nice and cozy.