Hey guys, itâ€™s Andrea.Â Â Hope you all are doing well since my last post!Â Â To update you, I made the fruit salsa for my family reunion, and it was wonderful!Â Â I got so many compliments on it.Â Â It was very easy to make.Â Â The hardest part is dicing all the fruit.Â Â I substituted blackberries for the raspberries because I donâ€™t like raspberries, and it was a fine substitution.Â Â Hope you all get a chance to try it out.Â Â You could easily change out the fruit anyway you want. Â It was really good, and great for the summer!
Speaking of summer, itâ€™s hot where I live!Â Â I mean really hot. Â We broke a record here the other day that was set over 50 years ago!Â Â I havenâ€™t really had the urge to turn the oven on much so my search for recipes has certainly shown it.Â Â Iâ€™ve been looking up cold foods.Â Â Ice cream (Iâ€™m about to buy an ice cream maker), and things like that.Â Â Canâ€™t wait to show you all my favorites.
As Iâ€™ve said before, I have kids.Â Â I have three of them, and they love popsicles!Â Â This summer I intend to make lots of popsicles.Â Â I found this recipe for simple ice pops and thought it looked like a great beginner popsicle. Â The possible flavor combinations are endless!Â I really think my kids will love these!
My kids and I agree on one thing, chocolate is AWESOME!Â Â We all love it.Â Â I canâ€™t turn down a good chocolate pop.Â Â I found this recipe and canâ€™t wait to give it a try.Â Â I think putting peanut butter chips in it would be a great variation.
I have a fond memory from my childhood of my parents taking me to this little mom and pop ice cream place that we had to drive like thirty minutes to get to.Â Â I remember that they used to put a marshmallow, a gummy bear, or something similar in the bottom of the cones.Â Â It was the â€œspecialâ€ treat at the end of your treat.Â Â LOLÂ Â The thing I remember most about that place though, is that they had blueberry cheesecake ice cream.Â Â It was wonderful, and I loved it.Â Â It was so good, that 25 plus years later I still crave it.Â Â I craved that ice cream throughout my entire first pregnancy, and never was able to find blueberry cheesecake ice cream.Â Â Two years after my oldest was born was born, while visiting Chicago, I found it!Â Â I was very excited, but I was also very sick.Â Â I couldnâ€™t taste it!Â Â It was so disappointing.Â Â My two year old was a happy little boy, though, because he got to eat all my ice cream.Â My point in telling you this very long story is that I have finally found a blueberry cheesecake ice cream recipe! Â Itâ€™s the whole reason Iâ€™m about to buy an ice cream maker. Â LOLÂ Â I just canâ€™t wait to try this recipe out.
Since Iâ€™m buying an ice cream maker, I figured I should have a few different recipes to try.Â Â I would be happy with blueberry cheesecake ice cream all the time, but I think my kids would like a little variety. 😉 Iâ€™m not a fan of peaches, but thisÂ burned peach ice cream recipe really makes me want to like them.Â Â Iâ€™m definitely going to try it.Â Â Two of my three kids will eat peaches so I know it wonâ€™t go to waste, but something tells me that Iâ€™m going to like it as well.
Refreshing is the only way I can describe the next one.Â Â I really think my kids will like this one.Â Â Pineapple coconut ice cream.Â Â I think thatâ€™s really all I need to say.
Last, but not least I found a milkshake that I thought looked super interesting. Â It’s a cinnamon roll milkshake. Â Since itâ€™s by Paula Deen, Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™ll like it. Â I havenâ€™t met a recipe of hers that I didnâ€™t like.Â Â LOL
Where should I start?Â Â Which one do you think youâ€™ll start with?Â Â I canâ€™t wait to hear what you guys try, and how much you love them!