7/9/18

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

GoMaking Your own classic Vanilla Ice Cream is a summer must!! There's nothing like it! It is so versatile and everyone enjoys it! Plus you can mix in so many things to it!  Having an easy and tasty Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is perfect to keep on hand!

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Today I'm not only sharing an easy recipe with just a few simple ingredients that can be thrown into an electric or hand crank mixer and in no time you'll have a delicious classic recipe ready to eat or "play" with.. Like I am today!

Sneak Peak: Today my daughter and I are turning this classic vanilla wonderfullness into Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Fourth of July. She made her famous super soft and moist cookies that she makes with either chocolate chips or M  and M's. These things are literally the worlds most moist, softest cookies ever and she has also shared with me her secret cookie baking tips. I will be sharing this recipe and the tips with you during cookie week later this year so stay tuned!!!

Jan's Tips: To make the ice cream sandwiches make sure your ice cream is nice and and hard. So in the directions, it has you freeze the ice cream for a few hours, test it and make sure it's not "soupy". 
Also make sure you are ready to assemble ,wrap and refreeze before removing the ice cream from the freezer.  I wrap mine in foil to make it fast and easy to wrap and unwrap, as well as to recycle, but plastic wrap also works it just get's to "finicky" for me during wrapping time and I'm in a hurry.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Sandwich Options: You can use a variety of "sandwich" options. Homemade cookies is a perfect option, but so is brownies! (Think mint chocolate chip or Oreo Ice Cream fillings), or Chocolate graham crackers also makes a great sandwich!  An Amish Shop in the mountains above Charlottesville Virginia sells Ice Cream Sandwich wafers by an entire sleeve full. Let's just say they were my children's favorite growing up!

Feed a Crowd:Want to feed a crowd? Bake a chocolate cake in a 9 x 13 pan. Remove from pan, slice in half the long way so you now have 2 thin 9 x 13 cakes.Place bottom layer back into pan.  spread ice cream on bottom half. top with top layer of cake. Cover cake with foil and freeze till serving time. Slice into sandwiches and serve!
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ok. let's get churning this classic Vanilla Ice Cream!





Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 Cups whole milk
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract

instructions


  1. In medium mixing bowl, use hand mixer on low speed, mix milk and sugar till sugar is dissolved about 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.  
  3. Turn on Ice Cream machine, Pour mixture into freezer bowl and follow instructions from your machine until done.
  4. Pour into freezer container, and place in freezer for approximately 2 hours.
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Ice Cream Social






7/7/18

Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Recipe's Collection

Welcome to our Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Recipe Collection! The heat of summer is upon us and having fun Ice Cream Recipes along with recipes using Ice Cream and other cool treats is a must!
We are gathering the best recipes around from the best bloggers to inspire us!


Summer Dessert Ideas


With Ice cream should come a great Hot Fudge sauce! I think I could live by hot fudge alone! just kidding! I love making it homemade though, so I can control the sugar! Here is my favorite thick 
Also I make my own chocolate syrup, like the kind you can squirt over ice cream or in milk to make chocolate milk. It's super easy, and again, you can control the sugar an ingredients! 

 Now.. Let's get on with the Ice Cream Party!!!

Feel free to link up Ice Cream Recipes for making homemade ice cream, as well as desserts that use Ice cream. Summer cool treats and desserts such as popsicles , frozen pies, and cakes are all invited to the Party!



Here's your hosts for the month:
and Me!




7/1/18

Monthly Meal Planner July 18

July's Monthly Meal Planner is perfect for holidays, reunions, and vacations. With the busy days of summer upon us, gathering together with family and friends requires meals to feed a crowd. We also need a few Easy go to meals for Vacation days as well, so I've put all of these together in this months planner for you!


Meal Planning Ideas


I'll be busy making these patriotic Stencil Dot T-shirts for my grand children! They are easy to do and great for reunions for crafts too!





Having a Crock pot filled with pre-grilled or cooked Brat's and simmering in a warm bath of 
peppers, onions, and marinara sauce just waiting to be plopped onto buns.. will have your crowd moving through the pot luck line at quick speed, and without complaints! Make these ahead of time and stick in the freezer! Then it's a freezer to crockpot recipe the day of your event! You have other things to worry about!



This recipe Feeds a crowd! Makes a large pan to take along to pot luck!
With a cheesy ranch sauce, rotisserie chicken, bacon, and topped with more cheese, you're sure to have the masses fed and happy with this great take along dish!




It's a busy summer, and whether you are coming in from a long day at the pool, or work, or on vacation, if you need a quick meal and have left over spaghetti meat sauce, Let me show you how to turn it in to traditional Sloppy Joe's for an easy, no fuss meal!




Continuing on the Chicken, bacon, ranch theme this month, this grilled sandwich is truly mouth watering! You'll be making this one all summer long! Great one for an easy dinner for the family when you are tired of burgers. !



This may seem too simple for you to make, but I guarantee, the smoky, crisp, bacon combined with the summer squash and some butter, makes this dish a must have all summer long. I first had this simple version at a pot luck and my friend told me exactly how to make it. It was the first side dish emptied at the party! Simple during summer is ususally the best in my book!



It Wouldn't Be July without a Red, White and Blue Dessert!
This simple and easy to make dessert will please young and old alike, and starts with store bought crescent roll dough!


Have a safe and fun Independence Day!

6/17/18

Top Your Own Short Cake Dessert Fruit Bar

Taking a fun twist on the traditional Strawberry shortcake, creating a fun top your own short cake bar with a rainbow of fruits, a drizzle of sauce, and a squirt of whipcream, makes a fun dessert for a gathering.

Strawberry Short Cake Ideas



It was my turn to provide a birthday cake for the next coworker's birthday, but everyone was on a diet and eating healthy. So I decide that an angel food cake was a great choice of cake to bring. Rather than just a traditional Strawberry Shortcake, I thought I'd make it a little more special for all my coworkers, yet still give them healthy options by creating a top your own fruit bar with a rainbow of fruits, and then a side dish of fresh strawberry sauce for those that do want a drizzle of sauce. and of course whip cream for topping as an option as well. 


I know this seems like an ultra simple dessert to throw together, but it got rave reviews! Desserts for a party, bridal or baby shower, or summer cook out with friends should be easy and fun. This one fits that bill! It provides the sweetness everyone loves, and isnt' too over the top out of everyone's diet plans either! Those that just want a bowl with the fruit could even do that and enjoy the dessert too!

Healthy Dessert Ideas

Forgive my more unprofessional photo shoot on this post! It was taken at work, just as the first people were digging in, back in the break room! So you get what you get sometimes! lol!

But next time you need a quick, easy, refreshing dessert for a crowd that will work for all types of people.. create a top your own short cake dessert fruit bar!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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