I hosted a dessert party on my Facebook fan page last week, I had my kids vote and pick which they wanted me to make and feature it on my blog. We had a tie! This one came from Joan from chocolatechocolateandmore! Her Birthday Cake Milkshakes won my kids over!
I hope I did you proud Justine! Justine is one of the sisters from fullbellysisters! She is the creator of this amazing ice cream that I am sharing with you today! If you love cannoli’s or ricotta this is the ice cream for you! Only problem its not enough!;) Well we’re big ice cream lovers here and this ice cream has become a family favourite!
One of my favourite summer treats is chocolate fudgesicles! I was at the grocery store looking to buy some and noticed the first ingredient was ‘modified milk ingredients’ I placed it back in the freezer and thought I have to look up what that means exactly.
Well it turns out that modified milk ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean its made from milk, but products that was initially part of milk, e.g. milk by-products! Why can’t things be simple? Well cause its cheaper to use by-products than cream and milk!
Ok so between chocolate and strawberry I will have to say chocolate is my 1st favourite ice cream! When I was a kid my mom would take me to the mall and she would always get me ice cream from Laura Secord. I would pick out strawberry most times…it was amazing! Tried it most recently and well it sure does not taste the same as it used too! Hate when they change things!
If it was store bought it always was chocolate or Dutch chocolate….even those don’t taste the same anymore! I know its not me…its the product itself. I am not alone in thinking that they have changed in quality!
I scream…you scream….we all scream for ice cream! Finally that is the case now! I made an ice cream this weekend that we all can scream over!;) My kids loved it! I personally thought it was better than any store brand that I have ever tried! I know why, I made it with heavy cream….what a difference it makes when making ice cream!
I found organic heavy cream while on our shopping trip to the States! I found so many organic items….including a 10lb bag of organic sugar yay! Can’t wait for our next organic shopping adventure!
When you think summer you think the beach, sand and water….refreshing beverages by the pool or backyard….oh and maybe that Pina Colada song by Garth Brooks;)
One of my favourite summer drinks is Pina Colada! I’ll even drive out to 7-11 for for a Pina Colada Slurpee when they have it….its so good! Coconut and pineapple are one my favourite combinations.
I decided to make my favourite drink into an ice cream! Its creamy, and delicious! Hope you try my Pina Colada ice cream this summer with your family and friends!
After making frozen yogurt a few times and it being a fail with my kids as it was ‘too healthy’ for them….they wanted ice cream! I cannot find anything without carrageenan as an ingredient! That is what I was trying to avoid, but alas I cannot avoid it at all! I figure homemade is still better than store bought with all the preservatives, add ins and artificial flavours and colours they add to them, at least I know what is going in this!
Missing the summer days, the taste of summer sweet berries….that was my inspiration for this raspberry frozen yogurt, little cakes filled with my homemade raspberry jam that I made last summer…. brought back the taste I have been craving!
I made a yellow cake from The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum, this is the third time trying this recipe and finally it worked out better than the other two times I made it!
Lamingtons are vanilla cakes that are cut into little squares, and have a jam filling covered in chocolate frosting then covered in coconut….sounds easy right? Well maybe for some, as for me I found them to be a challenge….maybe because I never made individual cakes. I should have cut them smaller….and maybe add them to the freezer for a bit to make it easier to work with.
Well they taste amazing, and looked good if you didn’t know what a Lamington is supposed to look like!
Nothing tastes better than homemade….that includes homemade ice cream! Making homemade ice cream takes time and preparation! Note to self: Plan ahead!
One of the issues I am having is the ingredient that I am trying to avoid….. its in all the creams! Carrageenan, is found in creams, ice creams, frozen yogurt and well you get the point.
I had to come up with a recipe that would work….texture wise, as I was becoming discouraged after a couple failed attempts! Finally it struck me, gelatin! The gelatin will help form the ice cream and thicken it! I was so incredibly happy that my experiment worked out and tasted great too!