Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Photo: Holly Wade

‘Tis the season for all things peppermint and I am HERE FOR IT! If you’re a kid at heart like me, you know that it’s never too cold for ice cream, so these homemade peppermint Christmas cookie ice cream sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Made with homemade chocolate peppermint sugar cookies cut into scalloped circles, you can use ANY ice cream flavor for the filling and roll the finished ice cream sandwiches in crushed peppermint. Continue Reading

No Machine Needed: Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

No-Machine Peaches & Cream Ice Cream

I've waited all year for peaches to come back in season, and now I'm soaking up every possible recipe with peaches. As the weather continues to heat up, why not combine my love with peaches with my love ice cream? This no-churn, no-machine peaches & cream ice cream is the perfect combination of the two flavors and is so easy to make with only four ingredients. Plus, it's National Ice Cream month! What better way to celebrate? Continue Reading

Weekend (Foodie) Project: How to Make Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

Well, it’s officially August, and the summer ice cream recipes are still flowing pretty steadily around the web (and on Pinterest). Honestly though, I never give all those recipes a second thought, no matter how delicious they may look, because I don’t have that magic thing that I need: an ice cream maker. Luckily though, I have good news on that front…I will most definitely be paying more attention to those ice cream recipes now because it turns out, you can make your own ice cream without a machine. Continue Reading

How To: Make Fruity and Delicious Striped Ice Cream Cake

created at: 07/26/2012
If this doesn’t look and taste like summer, I don’t know what does! Layers of fruity sorbet and ice cream stack up to create a delicious, seasonal treat.    

The angel food cake base kicks things off and then things just get tastier and tastier from there. Blueberry, raspberry, and peach — oh my! Grab the recipe, and get some great tips on how to easily spread ice cream and sorbet, over on Martha Stewart!

Happy summer! Continue Reading

How To: Make your Ice Cream Cones even Cooler with a Decorative Wrappers DIY

created at: 07/18/2012
Cool down in style on a hot summer day or at the next ice cream party, with these kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) ice cream cone wrappers.   
You probably already have everything you need to complete this quick and easy project. All you’ll have to do is run to the store to grab some ice cream cones. Unless you already have ice cream cones in your pantry. In which case, you are awesome and we should be friends. Continue Reading

DIY Shamrock Shake

created at: 03/16/2012

If green beer isn’t your thing, then maybe green milkshakes are! Every March, McDonald’s rolls out the elusive Shamrock Shake. They haven’t always been available at every restaurant, so here’s a DIY version that might even be better. Read on for the recipe…

The Naptime Chef is a big fan of the leprechaun-like dessert. She experimented with recipes until she struck just the right balance of thickness and sippability. 

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe

3 cups good quality vanilla ice cream
1 3/4 cups 1% milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring, if desired

Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth. Continue Reading