Candy Corn Ice Cream

I know candy corn can be polarizing but in our family it’s a favorite! We always grab a bag as soon as it hits stores in the fall.

This summer, I didn’t manage to make a single batch of ice cream in the ice cream maker, so I knew candy corn season was the perfect time to break it out – and introduce the kids to this old favorite.

Candy corn ice cream is a creamy treat that tastes just like the original – and requires only 3 ingredients to make!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Popsicles

It is summer here and I am so immensely grateful.

I really can’t believe we survived a year of homeschooling – and not just survived but thrived. This year has been demanding and exhausting, but so, so incredibly worth it. With all the chaos happening in the world, I’m so glad our family could take a pause and have our own consistent routine in our own little bubble.

And, I’m so glad it’s done.

Instead of school, we’ve been spending our days playing legos and swimming and working on the garden and playing board games on the deck and eating as many meals outside as possible. It’s been so good for the soul.

Also good for the soul? Homemade popsicles. And these chocolate covered peanut butter ones are the things dreams are made of.

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No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream #SpringSweetsWeek

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Oh, hello there spring!

I always love the change of seasons – and especially the arrival of spring. The longer days, warmer weather, and watching everything green up just fills my soul after the winter months. And this year, it feels especially poignant. After a year of social distancing, watching the people around me getting vaccinated gives me so much hope that we’re really going to break out of this long winter.

I’m so excited to kick off spring with #SpringSweetsWeek again this year! This week, I’ll be sharing four new dessert recipes – starting off with this couldn’t-be-easier lemon ice cream.

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No-Churn Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

Don’t have an ice cream maker? You can still make fabulous ice cream at home. This no-churn ice cream is so decadent!

This creamy, dark chocolate ice cream is dotted with chocolate chips and a raspberry swirl. My son dreamed up this flavor and it sounded just perfect! I had to make it a reality for today’s virtual ice cream social.

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Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches #SpringSweetsWeek

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Need a weekend pick me up? These coffee ice cream sandwiches are the perfect project! Rich, decadent coffee ice cream is sandwiched between two soft, chewy chocolate cookies. What more could you want?

To me, ice cream sandwiches are such a happy treat – and a reminder of one of my childhood favorites. This version elevates the kid-loved treat into something that is definitely grown-up.

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Cake Batter Milkshakes #SpringSweetsWeek

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My mantra for the year is “keep things simple”. I adopted it in January to be a reminder that simple can be plenty good too – and these milkshakes are a perfect example. They taste like you’re drinking a slice of cake!

Five ingredients, ten minutes, and this fun treat is ready for sipping. When was the last time your dessert was that easy?

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No-Churn Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream

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Apple pie or ice cream? With this, you don’t have to decide! This ice cream is so much easier than you think and tastes like a piece of your favorite pie mashed up in a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect dessert for the beginning of fall!

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I’ve been chomping at the bit to share this recipe since I made it – so it’s the perfect choice to kick off my #appleweek recipes!

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Brownie & Ice Cream Peeps Pops #SpringSweetsWeek

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Every year, I see bloggers posting fun Easter recipes involving ice cream or cute pictures of their kids in shorts, and I get incredibly jealous. Easter in NJ is still cold. We’re not thinking of ice cream yet and Easter dresses come with sweaters.

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But this year? Easter is so late that ice cream seems totally justified! I mean, it’s only a few days before May – and May is practically summer.

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding Popsicles {Kids in the Kitchen}

One of my local grocery stores does a special meal-of-the-week. For a fairly heavy discount, you get a meal for four that’s easy to prepare. And often, they come with dinner.

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Which is why, nearly every night when we sit down to eat, my kids now ask, “does this come with dessert?”

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Cranberry Ice Cream #CranberryWeek

What is the typical Thanksgiving weather where you are?

Cranberry Ice Cream

I was recently chatting about Thanksgiving plans with a far-flung friend and she mentioned wearing shorts on Thanksgiving. It struck me as funny, because it is so not what I think of as Thanksgiving weather. We’re lucky if it’s warm enough to go for a walk after dinner without getting totally bundled up!

It also got me thinking about how much different my Thanksgiving dinner would be if it was warm outside. Is it weird to have cranberry apple crisp when it’s 90 degrees out?

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Ice cream seems way more appealing – and this would be perfect on a Thanksgiving table. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and tart and I just love the color. It’s also a great option for Thanksgiving because you make it ahead – giving you more free time to focus on the rest of the meal!

I’m excited to be sharing this recipe as part of Cranberry Week – now in it’s third year! See all the tasty cranberry recipes being shared today below and follow #cranberryweek on social media for more ideas all week long.

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Cranberry Ice Cream
(from Wonky Wonderful)
Makes 1/2 gallon

Cranberry Puree:
1/4
 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
12 oz. fresh cranberries cleaned & sorted
2 Tbsp. orange juice

Ice Cream:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups cranberry puree

Combine the water, salt, and cranberries in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 6-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

Transfer the cranberry mixture to a blender or food processor and add orange juice. Puree.

Refrigerate for several hours.

To make the ice cream, mix together the cream, milk, sugar and cranberry puree. Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Transfer the ice cream to a chilled container and freeze for at least 4-6 hours. Thaw for 5 minutes before serving.

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