Circus Animal Cookies and Sprinkles Ice Cream

Circus Animal and Sprinkles Ice Cream

So Portland had it’s hottest day of the year last week and I decided it was the perfect day to make ice cream.  Well, it may be the perfect day to make and eat ice cream but not the perfect day to photograph ice cream!  Even in my air conditioned house I was racing to get photos taken of this yummy ice cream before it melted! I think I have visited every ice cream store in Portland.  If you ever  need a run down on Portland’s best ice cream shops, [Continue Reading…]

Birthday Cake Milkshake

A Birthday Cake Milkshake - the perfect combination, ice cream and cake all in one

Celebrate your birthday with a Birthday Cake Milkshake this year! I originally posted this recipe over at my friend Kristen’s blog. I knew she would post this during her birthday week so I texted to ask her what her favorite birthday cake was and she had a hard time coming up with an answer for me but one thing was clear, she loves sprinkles.  What birthday would be complete without sprinkles, lots of sprinkles.  A birthday also requires cake and ice cream so I decided to combine the two in a [Continue Reading…]

No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream with Pretzels – a fun combo of flavor and texture.There are several things I love about this ice cream.  One, it is  no cook so it is quick and easy to make.  Second,  I love the fun texture that the pretzels give the ice cream and third, it reminds me of one of my favorite holiday side dishes. One of the must haves for our Wilkes family Thanksgiving dinners is this Strawberry Pretzel Jello.  It has a crust of pretzels, a cream cheese layer and then topped with [Continue Reading…]

Fresh Mint Gelato

Fresh Mint Gelato

This Fresh Mint Gelato is a perfect summertime treat, but really, it’s good any time of year! I am officially declaring it ice cream week here on the blog.  On Monday I shared a yummy roundup of 25 delicious ice cream recipes to beat the heat and today I’ve got another one for you.  Be sure and check back Friday for another fun new ice cream recipe.  We’ll be back to savory next week. When I was on my recent trip to New York City I had to check out Gelateria at Eatlay. [Continue Reading…]

25 Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat!

25 Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat!

At our house, our favorite way to beat the heat is with ice cream!  We love our ice cream and especially making it at home!  Check out this amazing collection of ice cream recipes. Which one are you going to make first?  I love using my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker with all my ice cream recipes. Lemonade Ice Cream from Your Homebased Mom The Munchies Ice Cream from Your Homebased Mom Avocado Ice Cream from Olivia’s Cuisine Banana Pudding Ice Cream from Spicy Southern Kitchen Buttermilk Pancake Ice Cream with [Continue Reading…]

Lemonade Ice Cream

Lemonade Ice Cream is the perfect summer combination - lemonade and ice cream all in one!

Lemonade Ice Cream is the perfect summer combination of two favorite summertime treats – ice cream and lemonade all in one. Summer came early to the Northwest this year and it has stayed.  Temperatures have been in the high 90’s for several weeks now and we aren’t quite sure how to handle that here in the NW.  As a result of all the warm weather, my summer ice cream cravings kicked in early. Besides ice cream, another one of my favorite summer treats is lemonade so I decided to combine [Continue Reading…]

The Munchies Ice Cream

Munchies Ice Cream - full of all your favorite things to munch on. Pretzels, Potato Chips, Ritz Crackers and M & M's

The Munchies Ice Cream is full of all of your favorite things to munch on – potato chips, Ritz crackers, pretzels and M & M’s. This Munchies Ice Cream is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.  A perfect balance. On my trip to New York we had to  make a visit to Ample Hills Ice Cream. It has been voted the number ice cream in New York State after all!  I couldn’t pass up a chance to check it out.    They have such fun and creative flavor combinations.  We [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Corn Milkshake

Caramel Corn Milkshake

Are you a caramel corn fan like I am? You are going to love this Caramel Corn Milkshake! You may have never thought of adding caramel corn to your milkshake but you should have!! You may have noticed that I am on a bit of a “frosty treat” kick lately.  If the repins on those posts are any indication, you like them!  First was that yummy Chick fil a Frosted Lemonade.  So good. And then that 3 ingredient Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie and last but not least that Frozen Freckled [Continue Reading…]

Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie – only 3 ingredients!

Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie

Do you have big plans for this holiday weekend?  Maybe a BBQ or other fun event with family and friends?  Well, if it’s a potluck and you have your choice of what to bring, pick dessert.  Then make this yummy Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie that only needs 3 ingredients.  It’s easy and it’s delicious so it is sure to be a hit. We are big fans of ice cream pie at our house and it always makes regular appearances during the holidays especially.  Today’s Creamsicle Pie is a little variation [Continue Reading…]