Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gimme Some Sugar: A Sweet List of Tasty Links

by Andrea

Hey guys, it’s Andrea.  Hope you all are doing well since my last post!  To update you, I made the fruit salsa for my family reunion, and it was wonderful!  I got so many compliments on it.  It was very easy to make.  The hardest part is dicing all the fruit.  I substituted blackberries for the raspberries because I don’t like raspberries, and it was a fine substitution.  Hope you all get a chance to try it out.  You could easily change out the fruit anyway you want.  It was really good, and great for the summer!

Speaking of summer, it’s hot where I live!  I mean really hot.  We broke a record here the other day that was set over 50 years ago!  I haven’t really had the urge to turn the oven on much so my search for recipes has certainly shown it.  I’ve been looking up cold foods.  Ice cream (I’m about to buy an ice cream maker), and things like that.  Can’t wait to show you all my favorites.

As I’ve said before, I have kids.  I have three of them, and they love popsicles!  This summer I intend to make lots of popsicles.  I found this recipe for simple ice pops and thought it looked like a great beginner popsicle.   The possible flavor combinations are endless! I really think my kids will love these!

My kids and I agree on one thing, chocolate is AWESOME!  We all love it.  I can’t turn down a good chocolate pop.  I found this recipe and can’t wait to give it a try.  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.  I remember that they used to put a marshmallow, a gummy bear, or something similar in the bottom of the cones.  It was the “special” treat at the end of your treat.  LOL  The thing I remember most about that place though, is that they had blueberry cheesecake ice cream.  It was wonderful, and I loved it.  It was so good, that 25 plus years later I still crave it.  I craved that ice cream throughout my entire first pregnancy, and never was able to find blueberry cheesecake ice cream.  Two years after my oldest was born was born, while visiting Chicago, I found it!  I was very excited, but I was also very sick.  I couldn’t taste it!  It was so disappointing.  My two year old was a happy little boy, though, because he got to eat all my ice cream. My point in telling you this very long story is that I have finally found a blueberry cheesecake ice cream recipe!  It’s the whole reason I’m about to buy an ice cream maker.  LOL  I just can’t wait to try this recipe out.

Since I’m buying an ice cream maker, I figured I should have a few different recipes to try.  I would be happy with blueberry cheesecake ice cream all the time, but I think my kids would like a little variety. ;) I’m not a fan of peaches, but this burned peach ice cream recipe really makes me want to like them.  I’m definitely going to try it.  Two of my three kids will eat peaches so I know it won’t go to waste, but something tells me that I’m going to like it as well.

Refreshing is the only way I can describe the next one.  I really think my kids will like this one.  Pineapple coconut ice cream.  I think that’s really all I need to say.

Last, but not least I found a milkshake that I thought looked super interesting.  It’s a cinnamon roll milkshake.  Since it’s by Paula Deen, I’m pretty sure I’ll like it.  I haven’t met a recipe of hers that I didn’t like.  LOL

Where should I start?  Which one do you think you’ll start with?  I can’t wait to hear what you guys try, and how much you love them!

 

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1 kelly June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I don”t remember what they were called, but when I was a kid we used to get ice cream cones with chocolate in the bottom of the cone. It was great, because just when you got to the end of your wonderful ice cream, there was a bite of frozen chocolate as a consolation prize.:)

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2 lacey - a sweet pea chef June 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thanks so much for the link and mention of my site!

All you ever need to say is Pineapple, Coconut and Ice Cream in my book :)

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3 katili June 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I”d start with the pineapple coconut ice cream :D Those are two of my favorite flavors!

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