Hallelujah it's Friday! This week has been dragging on and I have been waiting for today since Monday it feels like! I was out of town last weekend, so I am beyond excited to spend thia weekend with my guys. We have a pumpkin party that we are going to where there is a pumpkin recipe contest. I am pretty pumped about getting to make my famous pumpkin bars, as well as a new pumpkin dip that I am testing out too! Other than that, we have a whole lot of chilling on the agenda. I am about to get super busy with a new project that I can't wait to share with you so this will be my last weekend for a while not working. I plan on making pumpkiny things, a big batch of soup, and these super easy chocolate mousse cups and you should too!
Yesterday the weather didn't get above ninety degrees which means it's officially feeling like fall here in Texas. Fall for us is pretty hot still, but I'm telling you below ninety feels amazing right about now. Since the weather is still a little warm, and I'm a firm believer that ice cream and popsicles should be consumed year round, I made you the perfect fall popsicle that can be enjoyed in forty degrees or a hundred. My pumpkin pie crumble popsicles are going to be your new favorite pumpkin treat to whip up for yourself all season long!
To top off the cooler weather this week, I also received the most gorgeous package in the mail from JORD Wood Watches. I have always had a thing for wooden accessories and when JORD reached out about partnering, I jumped at the chance! Cooking and keeping a watch on the time go hand in hand and it sure doesn't hurt that this watch happens to be gorgeous in every way!
I have let y'all down this summer. I usually have at least a couple ice cream and popsicle recipes for you to make during this time of year and well, I have just been off my game. Not sure if that is a good enough excuse, but I am hoping to make it up to you by gifting you with a really really delicious homemade ice cream recipe! My roasted fig scracciatella ice cream is everything I love about an ice cream and I think you will love it too.
School has started back for most, and while that should signal fall is around the corner, the weather is telling us something completely different. It's hot outside, smoldering actually, and a cool treat should be mandatory for kids and adults alike since the heat has decided it wants to stick around! I am not even sure I can consider this a recipe actually...it's maybe the easiest thing I've ever posted on here, but I couldn't not share with you. It requires little to no effort, and you are going to love these two-ingredient "ice cream" sandwiches!
Homemade ice cream guys. It's what summer should be about! Remember back in the day when you had to use rock salt and churn it by hand and it required so much effort? Yeah, ain't nobody got time for all that these days, even if it is still the best homemade vanilla ice cream I've ever tasted. With today's ice cream maker's you can literally have ice cream with the flip of a switch and it taste amazing! I honestly love making my own ice cream flavors. It's so easy, and really does taste better than anything you can buy in the store! My homemade cherry Nutella ice cream is an absolute must have ice cream flavor for this summer and you need to make it!
I mean hello, it has Nutella in it, which I am pretty sure you could put on a rock and I would try to eat it. I actually started making a Nutella ice cream about two summers ago and it's still mine and Canean's favorite easy flavor to whip up. And since fresh fruit like cherries and strawberries are transformed into a dessert with the dip of Nutella on them, I figured that cherries would be the perfect fruit to add to my original recipe!
It's hard to believe that June is almost over and it's already time for July 4th! This year is speeding by and just like that we are halfway through the year. Before you know it Halloween will be here and then Christmas...which is maybe a little dramatic, but seriously it will be here in the blink of an eye! Do you have big plans for the 4th? We have friends coming into town and will probably find some fireworks to watch, head down to the water for the day, and of course will be eating lots of yummy food (duh). One item that will be on my 4th of July menu is my fresh berry salad with whipped cream for dessert! It's the easiest, no bake dessert and you don't have to feel as bad about eating it either!
After all, we will all be indulging a little more than usual with all the BBQ and celebrating that will be happening over the course of the weekend, so it's kinda nice to have a light dessert option! Berries are still gorgeous just about everywhere right now and to me, they just go with the 4th of July!