Posts Tagged ‘dessert recipe’

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Don’t worry, you won’t need a machine for this recipe, just your freezer for keeping the ice cream nice and cold. It is Chocolate Ice Cream Day, so while you can make ultimately any kind of ice cream with whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk, this recipe is all about the chocolate.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Let us know if you try it, and remember to share your homemade ice cream recipes in the comments below.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate syrup
  • Nuts, white chocolate chips or other additions if desired

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup until well combined; the color should be even. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks with a hand mixer on high speed. Fold into the sweetened condensed milk-chocolate syrup mixture.
  3. Add desired additions and pour into a 9 x 5 loaf pan or 2-quart container  and cover. Freeze for at least six hours, or until firm. Enjoy on a hot summer day or as dessert after dinner.

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Favorite Macaroon/Macaron Recipes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

It’s National Macaroon Day! Although this particular day doesn’t seem to have deep importance in the life of a macaroon, we’re celebrating anyway with a round-up of some irresistible macaroon recipes. We’re also including one for the French Macaron, for more experienced or adventurous bakers. Enjoy!

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Perhaps the easiest recipe in the books, this Coconut Macaroon Recipe from Once Upon a Chef gives you the choice to add a chocolate bottom or not. You can also drizzle the chocolate on top of the finished macaroons if preferred.

Coconut-Apricot Macaroons

For an added fruity flavor, these Coconut-Apricot Macaroons from Martha Stewart are also relatively simple to make and include an extra delectable flavor to impress guests, family and friends. We would avoid adding chocolate to these, but to each their own!

French Macarons

French Macarons

The infamous French Macaron is a little more complex to make, but not impossible! This version from lays out great instructions on whipping up this delightful treat.

Macaron vs. Macaroon

The best way to tell these apart, besides their appearance, of course, is flavor. Macaroons will always be coconut flavored, whereas Macarons can have virtually endless flavor possibilities. Nads’ Bakery offers more information on the differences in these treats, although both are exceptionally lovely.

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Easter Recipes

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Easter is less than a week away, and whether you’re planning breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert we have ideas for all (just in case you need some). Most are recipes we have included here on the blog, but we’ve also added a couple that we’ve found from other bloggers ready to make Easter a deliciously successful day. Enjoy!

Red Velvet WaffleBreakfast and Brunch

Our classic Waffle Recipe makes for an excellent breakfast and brunch item, especially since you can make it your own with toppings, flavored syrups and so much more. We also have a gluten-free recipe so all of your guests can indulge in a deliciously sweet and satisfying breakfast, and don’t forget about our cheerful and indulgent Red Velvet Waffle recipe for a little something extra.

Easter Ham

Lunch and Dinner

One of our favorite casserole dishes is the Ranch Potato Bake with Cheese. A creamy dish full of flavor, and complementary of your Easter ham and other holiday dishes. This Slow Cooker Ham from No. 2 Pencil is almost irresistible, although you can never go wrong with a classic Glazed Pineapple Ham.

We will always recommend a standard dinner roll for either lunch or dinner, although making them look like bunnies, shown here, is a cute touch for an Easter meal.

Easter Egg Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe via JoyfulHealthyEatsDessert and Sweets

Think colorful, fun and sweet for your Easter desserts, like chocolate cake with bunny and garden themed adornments or these cute Easter Egg Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Joyful Healthy Eats. If you are looking for an all-in-one mix and recipe, our Lemon Dessert Bread is a crowd favorite for Easter and every occasion.

Easter Champagne Cocktail: Raspberry Lemonade Champagne

We know beverages may be a big part of your day, so besides tea and coffee, try a new lemonade, flavored orange juices, or

mix one part raspberry lemonade and three parts champagne

and toast to the holiday and your loved ones.

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