Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ice Cream Mash Up

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ICE CREAM MASH UP TIME!

Here's a really simple way to take your vanilla ice cream to ice cream parlor level!!!
Your family will never again ask to go to the local ice cream shop when you create these varieties.  So, be prepared to build up your scooping muscles 'cuz the ice cream shop is in your very own kitchen!

I was on a long, eight hour flight reading magazines.  Did you know that the particular airline I flew doesn't serve food?   Well, actually they do...for a cost.  No more of those fun little, free airline trays of food served by the happy flight attendants.  If you want something, you walk to the back of the plane and purchase of box of food.  I know, airline food, boxed or served on a tray by a happy flight attendant, isn't that good anyhow.  But, I am weird...I liked the tray stuff.  Maybe it was just something that broke up the length of the flight?  Who knows?  So, I spent the time reading magazines...of course food magazines.
Perhaps that made me hungrier...but, I digress.  
I saw this idea in a Food Network Magazine June 2014 and thought is was s"mash"ing! I couldn't wait to get home and try it out!

Here are 4 super easy variations for vanilla ice cream:





Blueberry and Oatmeal Cookie




Coconut and Chocolate Chunk





Ladyfingers and Toffee Chips





Cinnamon Cereal and Strawberry Jam

Don't those look good?  They are so easy to make and really you could put 2 of anything together.  All you need to do is start with 1 1/2 cups of softened vanilla ice cream.  That will make you enough for 4 people with 2 scoops of ice cream each.  Next add your two ingredients.  See my combos or create your own.  Fold them into the ice cream and return your ice cream to the freezer for about 1 hour.  Then serve!  If you are using cookies, break them up into bite size pieces prior to mixing them into the ice cream.  Be creative with your pairings!  I told you!  Your family will have no more need for the ice cream parlor...it's just steps into your very own kitchen.

Looks like you'll be saving some gas money!
Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,