Category Archives: Ice Cream

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Electronic things haven’t been kind to me the last few weeks. My computer died weeks ago and just when I thought it was fixed today it’s dead again, and now I can’t get my camera to show up on my old laptop when plug it in to get the pictures off (!!!!). So while I’m trying to get a handle on my technology Emily from One Lovely Life is here to save the day with a delicious chocolate ice cream recipe that you don’t even need an ice cream machine to make. Sounds like the perfect recipes for the middle Continue Reading →

No Machine Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

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It’s the twelfth of the month already! Where, oh where, has the time gone? But do you know what that means? The 12 bloggers group! All year long on the twelfth of each month 12 bloggers are  bringing you 12 recipes with 12 ingredients or less. This month’s theme was just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day: green desserts and drinks. I’ve been eyeing the other recipes and they look delicious! You can find the links to all of the other participating blogs at the end of this post. I like to try to stick with naturally colored foods when I Continue Reading →

Pistachio Gelato

egg nog ice cream

It’s Christmas Eve Eve! And what does that mean? Running around like a crazy person trying to finish up projects, wrap gifts, baking, figuring out what appetizers to make for Christmas Eve, and about a million other things. I know I’m not alone either… I’ve seen your busy instagram and facebook up-dates! If you are in need of a ridiculously easy, tasty, and quick dessert then look no more, this easy eggnog ice cream will be sure to please. It literally has two ingredients and practically makes itself. Plus all that spice and creaminess from the eggnog makes for a Continue Reading →

Eggnog Ice Cream

Chocolate peanut butter sundae

Aww gurl. Sometimes the stars align and things just work like magic. This recipe is one such example. Hello chocolate peanut butter perfection! Just imagine the most perfectly rich and moist brownie with peanut butter swirled on topped, smooth cold ice cream, and chopped Reese’s cups. And it isn’t just drizzled with any old hot fudge either… it’s topped with peanut butter hot fudge you’ll be tempted to drink for breakfast. Dessert just got taken to a whole new level. So if you remember from months past I’m part of a group of bloggers who do a little chocolate party Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Sundaes

Fall is in the air here in southern Utah. The nights are cool even tough the day can still be blazin’ hot. I love this time of year because you can swim and eat ice cream during the day and make a fire to roast mallows on at night. I’m so glad I live here; it is beautiful. Utah has lots of pioneer heritage and those pioneers were wonderful about planting fruit trees wherever they went. There is a three story apple tree in my neighbors yard that I’m sure is pioneer planted. I would have never thought of Utah as being Continue Reading →

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Don’t be turned off by “dark” next to chocolate in the title if you are not a dark chocolate fan. The ice cream is still very sweet. The color is very dark and the flavor rich but there is no bitterness. I promise you will love this and it comes together in a flash. This would be a fun treat to have after school with your returning kids. How are you all doing with the back-to-school madness? Do you love the return to a schedule? Glad to have some quiet or missing them to pieces? My oldest turned five this summer Continue Reading →

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Did you know that I don’t love paper plates? Sure they are great for big gatherings, but on a day-to-day basis I like “real” dishes. Guess what? I hate plastic plates even more than paper ones. I don’t own a single plastic plate, even with three small children. I decided early on that I would own dishes and not shed a tear when they broke because breakage is inevitable. I also decided plain white and inexpensive were the way to go. I’ve bought three different sets of white dishes in the past few years and now the survivors are all Continue Reading →

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Happy National Cheesecake Day! This is perfect if you don’t have the time to bake a whole cheesecake, can’t imagine turning on your oven in July, or are too cheap to commit five packages of cream cheese to one dessert. It’s a win-win type of recipe in my book and amazing to boot.This stuff is decadent and rich, and it really tastes like eating frozen cheesecake except the texture is a little smoother. I love enjoying rich desserts because a little is so satisfying. Are you celebrating National Cheesecake Day? If so, let’s hear about it! Feel free add a link to Continue Reading →

Cheesecake Ice Cream

Here’s the post I did for Honey Bear Lane last week. I thought I’d share it here too!Hello ladies! I hope you have a great 4th of July. After a big holiday my kids and I always go through a post-holiday funk. Cousins are gone, fireworks are over, and laundry seems to be coming out of the woodwork…post-holiday funks are the worst! In an effort to ease the real-life reality I’ve got a fun and simple recipe to share with you today. A little chocolate goes a long way, doesn’t it? I scoured the internet for the perfect fudge pop recipe. My Continue Reading →

Fudge Pops

Remember 100 years ago when I said I was a contributor for a much bigger blog than myself?!  Well, the day has come for my first guest post at Honey Bear Lane! Heidi, the brains behind the wonder, has picked me to contribute recipes for the next year on her blog. I’ll be over there every five or six weeks sharing something new. I’ll be first to admit that I’m beyond pleased for the chance to grow and share. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello and check out some of Heidi’s treasures; she’s known for her puff quilts, Continue Reading →

Guest Post at Honey Bear Lane

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Thomas bought me a fun Cuisinart ice cream maker for Mother’s Day and I’ve been having fun trying all sorts of things. I’ve made strawberry and lemon sorbet, lots of vanilla ice cream, and I even tried pouring straight juice in to see how it turned out. One of the most unique recipes I have tried so far is this one: Fresh Mint Ice Cream. The jury was very divided on the outcome of this ice cream. It’s so hard to explain the taste. It’s very herbal tasting, but still sweet and creamy like a traditional homemade ice cream. I made lots Continue Reading →

Fresh Mint Ice Cream

One of the things that I love about summer is making popsicles. I found a simple mold at the grocery store for a little over a dollar and it makes four popsicles. Our standard is orange or grape juice, but I was feeling adventurous the other day and we came up with something new – Cookies and Cream Popsicles. They came together in a flash and the only downside was waiting for them to freeze. The babies love popsicles in all forms but they were extra excited about these. They were so excited in fact, that they allowed no time for an official Continue Reading →

Cookies and Cream Popsicles

When I was in an economics class in high school we worked together as a class to come up with a product, market it, and sell it to the school. We learned all about markets, supply and demand, and stocks. As a class we decided to sell cookie ice cream sandwiches to the school during lunch hour. I fell in love with this treat then and haven’t gotten enough of them since! Each member of the class was asked to sell a certain number of stocks in order to get the money for start-up costs. I’ve always loved business ideas Continue Reading →

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches