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Eat | Meringue Crunch Ice Cream

What? An ice cream post that isn’t an ice cream sandwich? Yes I’ve finally shifted gears. Although you could use crushed meringue as a topping from last week’s post

This ice cream is a super easy one to recreate for your ice cream party or just a simple cone when lounging out on the patio on a hot summer day. It’s made even easier if you buy meringue like I did, because if you can cut corners, then why not?

I knew this ice cream would taste good, but honestly I don’t think I was prepared for how good it would be. I mean, all the sugar is always a winner, but the texture, that crunch, is what really makes it amazing.

The steps to making this ice cream treat is so easy that you can watch it in the 30 second video below. But just in case you like the written word, keep scrolling for some more detailed steps.

Steps

1 Place vanilla ice cream into a bowl and stir until you get a soft consistency.
2 Crunch meringue into the ice cream (as much or as little as you’d like) and stir until thoroughly mixed in.
3 If you’d like a soft serve style, serve immediately. Otherwise, return the ice cream to the freezer for 1 hour before serving.
4 Serve with additional crushed meringue on top.

There you have it! And for more ice cream ideas, DIY’s and recipes, be sure to check out past posts below.

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Eat | Jazzed Up Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yes, this is the third ice cream sandwich post in a row, but I just can’t get enough! Although maybe I can, because I wasn’t satisfied with just plain ice cream sandwiched between plain wafers was I? No. I had to take matters into my own hands and jazz things up a bit.

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m planning this year’s ice cream party to have a heavy ice cream sandwich focus. Part of that will be an ice cream sandwich bar where guests can pick how they want to customize their ice cream treat. There’s so many ways to jazz them up!

I had a lot of fun coming up with topping ideas and have a whole lot more that aren’t posted here. I opted for a healthy version with nuts and fruit (because ice cream sandwiches on their own are so healthy and all) and a crazy fun candy version.

Healthy or sugary, nuts or gummy bears, here are some ideas on how you can customize your ice cream sandwich.

HEALTHY OPTIONS

  • Ground Almonds – roll the ice cream sandwich in a pile of ground almonds all the way around. You could also try slivered almonds.
  • Blueberries – pick out smaller blueberries that’ll fit between the wafers and press them all the way along the sandwich. Use frozen blueberries as they won’t lose their shape.
  • Toasted Coconut – Toast the coconut on the stove top and set aside to completely cool. Make sure to break them apart so they don’t clump together in one mass. Roll or press the coconut on each side of the sandwich. You could also use ground or flaked coconut.

Some other fun healthy options could be dipping a corner in melted peanut butter, rolling it in other various crushed nuts like pecans or walnuts, crushed cornflakes, raspberries, or even hemp seeds.

I realize I’m being a bit cheeky calling these ‘healthy options’. It’s like going to the frozen yogurt shop, ordering the plain frozen yogurt, topping it with a bunch of candy and calling it a health food. (*ahem* I don’t do that at all….) But we’ll still call it the healthy options just to feel a bit better about all our ice cream consumption…

And if you have no shame and don’t care one bit about pretending to be healthy, then candy it up all the way my friend! Or in one case, cereal it up (yep that’s fruit loops you see there).


CANDY OPTIONS

  • Mini Reese’s Pieces – be sure to use the mini reese’s pieces (found in the baking section) as the normal sized ones are too large. These are best pressed into the ice cream rather than rolled.
  • Fruit Loops – my favourite! Press a fruit loop all the way along the edge in whichever order you like. If you’re making these with littles ones (Kindergarten/grade 1) and want to incorporate math into your day to keep those summer brains sharp, make different patterns with the colours!
  • Gummy Bears – Normal sized gummy bears are a tad large so you may have to shift the wafers a bit. Like the fruit loops, press them all along the edge. This one is best consumed right away as frozen gummy bears aren’t the most palatable.

I just love the colours you can come up with when using candy and other fun things! The options are really endless, including sprinkles, fruit by the foot (just cover it the whole way around), reese’s peanut butter puffs, lucky charms, yogurt chips, or chocolate chips in plain, mint, or butterscotch,

I’m kind of tempted to just use various cereals at our ice cream sandwich bar….getting creative is fun.

Would you prefer healthy or candy? What other toppings would you like to try?

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Canada Day and 4th of July Ideas

Printables Party Pack from Botanical Paper Works | Ice Cream and Cupcake Wraps from Lemon Thistle | Raspberry Cheesecake popsicles from The Novice Chef | Canada Day Centrepieces: Love Create Celebrate
We leave Paris today and fly out to Lisbon to see my family! So so excited. But just because I’m traipsing around Europe doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about some very important dates coming up, so I’m popping in to share some Canada Day and Fourth of July inspiration.


Printable Nautical Banner from Tater Tots and Jello | Eraser Stamped Star T-shirt: Cutesy Crafts | Firework Fruit kebabs from The Baby Bump Diaries | Easy Patriotic Table Decor from Today’s Creative Life
It’ll be strange celebrating Canada Day from afar, but we’re well equipped with some red and white!
Happy celebrating!

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Eat | Ombre Sugar Cookies

I love icing sugar cookies but am nowhere near the skill level to create works of art like these beauties. (See that unicorn there? So good.). I am however, very good at coming up with lazy but pretty solutions, hence the ombre cookie!

Seriously it’s the easiest thing ever, and only takes about 10 seconds per cookie. All you need are sugar cookies iced with royal icing. Once the icing is dry, a drop of food colouring and your index finger will do the rest. I made a quick little video to show you how. Check it out below!

You may need to play around with how much food colouring you use. You want enough so that as you move your finger upwards, it starts to run out. Too much food colouring and you’ll just end up colouring the entire cookie the same shade. It’ll depend on the size of your cookie so play around until you find the perfect amount!


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