Category Archives: Ice Cream

Today I’m working with Mom’s Best Cereals, and I’m sharing one of our very favorite ice cream treats: cereal ice cream sandwiches. This simple dessert is a great easy no-bake recipe you can make with little kitchen helpers. They can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer, and they’re just plain fun. My kids thought these were awesome and so much fun to make and eat. I know you and your kids will love the recipe too! Summer is in full swing and I love it. We are spending time working at the house, splashing at the pool, Continue Reading →

Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love having sweet treats ready while the kids are home during the summer and I love it even more when those treats are actually good for them. We eat a lot of homemade popsicles, date balls, and recently, homemade frozen yogurt. My kids loved this recipe and I did too! This recipe for 4 ingredient frozen yogurt literally takes 5 minutes to make and tastes just like a traditional frozen yogurt. I felt like this was a new way to serve fruit that wasn’t a smoothie or popsicle, which we get a lot of. The color is beautiful, I Continue Reading →

4 Ingredient Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (5 minute recipe!)

What could be more perfect in the heat of the summer than a simple 3 ingredient Watermelon Granita? Here’s the best part, not only is it easy to throw together but you don’t have to have any kind of special ice cream making or churn for this recipe! All you need are three simple ingredients, a blender, and a freezer; with a little time and a fork you’ll have yourself a simple icy treats that the whole family will love. This recipe is simple enough to make for an afternoon snack but pretty enough to serve after dinner to guests. Continue Reading →

Easy 3 Ingredient Watermelon Granita

Making homemade ice cream in the summer is something that I love to do. I feel like after a full day of working in the garden/playing/swimming/bike riding, then sitting down to a healthy seasonal meal (like anything on the grill + fresh beans and corn from the garden + sun sweet peaches or melon), that dessert just follows naturally. Eating healthy is pretty easy, since so many delicious things are in season. And getting in lots of sunshine and movement is also a natural part of the summer season, so I have no worries about giving my family a homemade treat Continue Reading →

Homemade Cake Batter Ice Cream

Popsicle season is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited. We end up eating popsicles all year long but I love them in the summer because I can send the sticky drips outside. With the right mix of ingredient popsicles can turn into a powerhouse of a snack. When you plan and stock the freezer with healthy snacks, you can’t help but say yes when the kids come begging. Trust me on this one, homemade popsicles will make you neighborhood famous in no time and none of the kids will even know you are feeding them healthy snacks. Sometimes I Continue Reading →

Blueberry Chia Popsicles

I feel like the summer got away from me in terms of the blog and recipes. I should be rolling out pumpkin, but I’m still dreaming about garden veggies and this amazing homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. It’s still summer and plenty warm here in Southern Utah, so I thought I’d go ahead and post this recipe for you to enjoy. I’ve been making this ice cream for a few years now and it’s one of our favorites! It’s rich and smooth and that chocolate peanut butter combo is always a delicious classic. This is the perfect easy recipe Continue Reading →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Today is our very fist Monday of summer break and we are celebrating in style. The house is scattered with building blocks, we plan on going to the little local pool after lunch, our summer reading point charts are ready to be marked, and homemade popsicles are pretty much the only thing my kids want to eat. These Quick and Easy Peach Pineapple Popsicles are just as great as the name sounds! They have 2 ingredients and take a full 2 minutes to throw together. The only hard part is waiting for them to freeze. I often will make popsicles Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Peach Pineapple Popsicles

I found my mom’s snow ice cream recipe on page 82 of our family cookbook! That should have been the first place I looked; it’s such a fabulous book filled with family treasure. This recipe is so much fun! I really hope you get a bit of snow this week just so that you can make it. Just stir together 3 simple ingredients, add a bit of snow, bust out the sprinkles for good measure, and you have yourself one very simple and fun treat for after school that takes about 5 minutes to toss together. My kids were completely Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Snow Ice Cream

This recipe for guilt-free strawberry milkshakes is great for a couple of reasons. It packs a lot of strawberry flavor, it’s extra creamy from frozen bananas and Greek yogurt, and it’s extra thick and delicious, just like an old-fashioned milkshake. Can you see those cute little milkshake peaks in the glass? This stuff is thick and creamy goodness. My kids loved them and they had no idea they weren’t “real” milkshakes. The ingredients are great, but putting everything in the Blendtec to make them extra thick and smooth is really what makes them amazing. You just can’t replicate the power Continue Reading →

Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes

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

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

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

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

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