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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Blueberry Cheesecake No Churn Ice Cream

Some of my favorite things about summer.....fresh blueberries and ice cream!

Blueberry season is here in Indiana and one of my favorite things I look forward to is taking the kids to go blueberry picking. We pick several pounds to eat fresh, bake with and freeze,

....and who doesn't love ice cream!?? I would say it is actually my weakness in a dessert. I love ice cream!

This blueberry cheesecake ice cream is so delicious! I honestly don't think I will want to buy store bought ice cream again, when I can simply make it at home.


The best part....it's NO CHURN! So you don't need a fancy ice cream machine to make it!


I love the flavors of this blueberry cheesecake ice cream! It is smooth, rich, and so creamy!! The blend of blueberry and cheesecake together is fantastic!

This creamy, no churn ice cream will become a summertime favorite! Blueberries and the richness of the cheesecake flavor in this ice cream  - delicious!




Blueberry Cheesecake No Churn Ice Cream

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp Clabber Girl cornstarch
6 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whipping cream

Directions:
Combine the blueberries and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over a medium heat until the blueberries become juicy, about 5 minutes. Then add the cornstarch to the saucepan and continue cooking for another minute while stirring continuously. Remove saucepan from heat and place blueberries in the freezer to quickly cool them down to be able to put in the cream mixture, about 10 minutes.

Add the cream cheese and brown sugar to a large mixing bowl and mix and press together with a wooden spoon until smooth and well blended. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream and whip with a handheld blender until the cream cheese and cream are well blended. Then add the rest of the cream and the vanilla extract and continue whipping until the mixture becomes thicker and peaks form, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Now is time to mix the cream and the berries for the ice cream to form. In a plastic container or a metal loaf pan, spread out half of the whipped cream mixture. Then add half of the blueberries on top. Next spread the remaining cream and then top again with the remaining blueberries. Then use a butter knife, swirl it thought the ice cream creating a swirl affect. Cover and place in the freezer overnight, or at least 6 hours before serving. Makes about 1 quart.

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE


The great thing about the no churn ice cream recipes is simply that! The mixture doesn't need to churn to form the ice cream. No ice cream maker necessary! How great is that!






Enjoy!!

This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

Summer is in full swing here and sometimes the temperatures are hot! Keep cool during the summer months with popsicles! I know we sure enjoy our fair share of popsicles! 

These Strawberries and Cream Popsicles make for a delicious and healthy snack! A tasty treat! 

Kids love to help make them and enjoy them on a hot summer day. We always have popsicles in the freezer during the summer. When the kids are playing or working hard they can come and grab a popsicle for a snack. A healthy and refreshing snack. Who doesn't love popsicles!?

Flavors of fresh sweet strawberries combined with a smooth cream combined together in this popsicle.


I used a Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker and this recipe works out perfectly for it! Simply fill the popsicle cells and put the sticks in and place in the freezer. The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze and set up.



When the popsicle are ready to enjoy, remove the lid and simply run the the maker under warmer water to loosen the popsicle, and make easier to pull out.



Keep cool on those hot days with popsicles. Kids love them!




This recipe can easily be used with any kind of fruit.




Strawberries and Cream Popsicles
Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup strawberry yogurt
2 Tbsp Clabber Girl cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp strawberry extract
3 cups fresh strawberries, chopped

Directions:
Add the milk, heaving whipping cream, and strawberry yogurt to a medium mixing bowl. Then add cornstarch and whisk together until smooth. Pour mixture into a saucepan and add the strawberry extract. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil, while continuously whisking. Continue whisking for about 4 to 5 minutes once mixture begins to boil, to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside and cool a bit.

While cream mixture is cooling, this is when I chop my strawberries. Place the chopped strawberries in a bowl.

Then divide half the cream mixture. Add one half the cream mixture to the strawberry bowl. Stir the strawberries and cream together. Set aside.

Use the other half of the cream mixture and pour a little in each popsicle mold, saving some to top off all the molds at the end.

Then fill molds to the top with the strawberry/cream mixture. Make sure to press down on the filled molds with a spoon, or insert a knife to get any air bubbles out. I banged the mold set on the counter some too. This will help the mixture settle and get out any bubbles. Add more strawberry mixture to the molds as necessary. Lastly top off each mold with the remaining cream mixture. Put the maker top on and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight and remove from popsicle molds to serve.

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE



 Enjoy this healthy and frozen summer treat!



This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Chicks on the Farm

A few of our hens have recently been sitting on their eggs. We have watched and candled them to see if they are close to hatching.

This mother hen's eggs have started hatching and we have new chicks on the farm.




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Apple Puffs, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe

Add a little tartness and crunch to your ice cream dessert! These apple puffs from the Rumford Complete Cookbook are a great addition to a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream.


The apple puffs have a slight crunchy outside with the inside a cake texture with bits of tender apples inside. When pairing it with ice cream, I also drizzled caramel on top to complete the taste.



The apple puffs recipe is on page 97 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook!


Here is my version of the recipe with some modifications for the puffs to take shape.



Apple Puffs
Ingredients: 
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 apples, peeled, and chopped
1 egg
1 tsp Rumford Baking Powder
1 cup milk
Pinch of salt

Directions:
Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium size mixing bowl. Add the sugar and chopped apples. Add the egg and milk and mix to a rather stiff batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter into a hot deep fryer and cook until the puffs are golden brown. Remove and drain puffs on a paper towel on a plate. Serve warm with ice cream.

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE

I prepared these apple puffs and enjoyed with vanilla ice cream drizzled with my favorite caramel sauce to top it off. So delicious!!








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 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Iced Coffee in Perfection, A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe


Relax this summer by sitting out on the patio, with an iced coffee in hand, enjoying reading a book and soaking up some sunshine. Doesn't that sound great!



Making a cold coffee at home can be simple and easy. Enjoy your favorite coffee flavor, creamy from the milk, and a little sweet from the whipped topping.


Here is a tasty iced coffee recipe found in the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Iced Coffee in Perfection is on page 214 in the 1908 cookbook.


Here is my version of the recipe.



Iced Coffee in Perfection
Ingredients: 
1 pint cold coffee
1 pink milk
Ground cinnamon
Whipped topping
Cracked Ice

Directions: 
Fully prepare and chill coffee for it to be cold. Have milk fully chilled as well. Blend together in a pitcher and mix well. When serving, add the cracked ice. Top off with a large dollop of whipped topping. Sprinkle over top each glass with the cinnamon.

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE



Perfect in a coffee mug......


....or a mason jar!

What a great way to enjoy coffee in those hot days of summer!




This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own