ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM!! ICE CREAM!!!
These are the days, my friends. These are them!
It’s been my great pleasure to bring you premium ice cream content for the past decade but this year… well, I’ve yet to take out my ice cream maker for the season. In year’s past we’ve done really cool things like Red Velvet Cream Cheese Ice Cream and Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. Those days will come this year, I’m sure… but the day hasn’t come just yet.
Right now I want the short path to sweet cold treats which generally includes store-bought ice cream, melted chocolate, something with a hint of salt, and a good cold freeze.
Making my own sweet frozen treats also means that I can use almond milk ice cream or coconut milk ice cream as I’d like.
The upcoming holiday weekend feels like the perfect time to raid the ice cream aisle. The invitation is to emerge with all of the sugar cones, armfuls of chocolate chips, and as many sprinkles as you can handle. We’re making our own magic from freezer aisle – getting by with a little help from our friends! (Our friends are chocolate and sprinkles, mmkay?)
First up – a version of my favorite stuffed ice cream cones. We’re coating sugar cones with dark chocolate, stuffing it with ice cream, topping with an Oreo cookie and sealing with more melted chocolate.
The type of chocolate and flavor of ice cream is all up to you but – here’s what you’ll need:
• sugar cones // dark chocolate // coconut oil // Oreo cookies // Ice cream of your choice (I went with a coconut milk ice cream in pistachio flavor) // chopped nuts or sprinkles for topping.
You can wing it or find the recipe below!
Next up is my favorite late night snack turned into a perfect freezer treat – cold milk with cold cereal!
We’ll combine crushed cornflakes and melted butter with a bit of sugar and spices to make both a crisp crust and crunchy topping! In between is creamy soft vanilla ice cream.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Cornflake cereal // butter // sugar and cinnamon // vanilla ice cream // a pinch of salt
The result is addictive – trust!
Last sweet summer great comes on my favorite cracker – the butter cracker.
A butter cracker is a perfectly fine tool for an ice cream sandwich. The crackers freeze well, have a pleasing hint of salt, and are the perfect size for a three bite ice cream sandwich. It’s easy as can be! Fill them any way you like!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Butter crackers (like Ritz crackers) // a pint of ice cream (I went with an almond milk mocha flavored ice cream) // dark chocolate // coconut oil // chocolate sprinkles for topping.