Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with a Ribbon of Salted Caramel and Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with a ribbon of salted caramel and gingersnap crust

 

Pumpkin and vanilla ice cream come together in this easy dessert!

It’s no secret that I love ice cream.  So when I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake from Shutterbean, I wanted it.  She used pumpkin and vanilla ice creams to make a loaf shaped cake with gingersnap crumbs in between the layers. (I love the buttery way she treated the cookie crumbs!)  She also used pumpkin butter to up the flavor of the ice cream.

My first plan was to go with the Shutterbean recipe.  But I decided to go with a pie shape instead.  And I added salted caramel sauce  too.

This would make a great dessert for Thanksgiving.  Cold desserts don’t seem as heavy as other types of desserts for some reason.  Even when they are decadently sweet and rich, like this one.

The other beauty of this pie is that it can be made ahead of time.  That’s important, especially if you’re juggling a lot of other dishes for a big Thanksgiving dinner.  It also means that leftovers don’t need to go to waste, because it will last a long time in the freezer.

Here’s what you’ll need:    [Read more…]

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

 

Fall has always been my favorite season.  Probably because my birthday month is September.

But also because the weather gets so nice and there are so many fun things to do outside.  This year, I’m determined to finally go to a corn maze.  I’ve wanted to do that for years, but we’ve never followed through.

I found one nearby that has a more reasonable price than some of the others I’ve seen.  They even offer a “matinee” price for Saturday afternoon.  Going in the afternoon could be a little hot, but that’s okay.

We can come back to this Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream!  Pumpkin Piescream.  Pumpkin Spicecream.

I love all kinds of ice cream, especially if it’s homemade.  If you’ve never tried Pumpkin Ice Cream, make this your year to do it!  If you like pumpkin things, you’ll love this.

It’s perfect for early fall, when the weather’s still warm.

We had scoops of the ice cream with my birthday cake.  And I’ve eaten it in a bowl by itself.

I’ve also dolloped a small scoop into coffee to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

pumpkin spice latte with ice cream

 

And it goes great with chocolate, so bake up a pan of brownies and top them with Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream on a Brownie

 

The recipe is so simple, with just a few ingredients and no cooking required.  McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice makes it really easy to get great flavor in this recipe.  Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

Homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream – (No Cook)

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

 

Last summer, I went all gaga for Chick-Fil-A’s banana pudding milkshakes.  Oh my goodness!  They were so good.  As far as I know, they haven’t started selling them this summer.  I don’t know if they will or not.

No worries though, I made a “Skinnier” version of the milkshake last year that’s easy to make at home.  And now, we’ve got this ice cream recipe that’s super easy to make too.

I use the simple base recipe of half and half and sweetened condensed milk.  I love not having to cook the ice cream or worry about raw eggs.  This recipe comes together in about 2.5 minutes.  Of course, you do have to wait for it to churn in the ice cream freezer, but the wait is so worth it.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream – (no cooking required)

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream eatathomecooks

 

I have made a lot of homemade ice cream.  But this one just may be my favorite flavor of all.  It combines my two favorite foods – ice cream and peanut butter – so it’s no wonder that I love it.  My family loved it too.

You’re going to want to try this.  It has just 5 ingredients and is so simple to make.

I really wanted to make peanut butter ice cream that had ribbons of peanut butter in it, like my favorite store bought flavor.  I used the idea for Peanut Butter Magic Shell from Picky Palate and altered it for ice cream.

I didn’t end up with thick ribbons of peanut butter.  It mixed in to the ice cream a bit more than that, but there were still thin ribbons and bits and pieces of peanut butter.  This makes the taste more intense than just having the peanut butter smoothly incorporated with the other ingredients.  I really like the way this method keeps the peanut butter mostly separate from the vanilla ice cream.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

Easy Homemade Mock Fried Ice Cream

When International Delight asked me to create a recipe using their creamer, I first thought of adding it to scones or muffins.

But I couldn’t get ice cream out of my mind.  I love ice cream and I’ve used International Delight to make homemade ice cream several times.

This time, I wanted to make a flavor based on fried ice cream.  I used Cinnabon flavored creamer, along with some crunchy, cinnamon cereal.  Just 4 ingredients total keep the ice cream easy.

And it tastes just like fried ice cream!  This did not last long at our house.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake Recipe from Disney World

I have wanted to try PB&J milkshakes forever.  Of course, I’d like to have a chance to try them in their “home” at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios.  But since that hasn’t happened, making them at home is a great way to get a little taste of Disney.

If you’ve read this blog very long at all, you know I love all things peanut butter and jelly.  Even so, these milkshakes do sound a little strange.  But they don’t taste like blending a sandwich into your shake (which is a bit what they sound like).

They taste like a vanilla shake with a good amount of peanut butter smoothed in and a hint of jelly.  I think the amount of jelly could even be increased for my taste.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

10 No-Cook Homemade Ice Cream Recipes + Other Ice Cream Dessert Recipes

When I was in Jr. High, every day I came home from school and made a bowl of vanilla ice cream with lots of chocolate syrup and nut topping.  Every day.  I still love ice cream that way.

In high school, I often bought a container of Haagendaz coffee ice cream and ate it straight from the carton with a spoon.

When I was pregnant with my third son, I made trips to the small grocery near our house so often for the same Ben & Jerry’s flavor that one man who worked in the store got on the loud speaker and announced “Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz” as I walked in.  Caught!

Since then, I’ve gone all-in for Mayfield Dairy, Blue Bell, Graeter’s and more.  It’s rare that we don’t have some kind of ice cream in the freezer.  And I always have the bowls for my counter-top ice cream makers frozen and ready to go anytime we want to make homemade ice cream.

If you love ice cream, please join us this afternoon at 4pm Eastern for a live chat on all things ice cream! I’ll be here, along with Kasey from Time 2 $ave, Rachel from Following in My Shoes, Stephanie from Debt Free Spending.  Join us by scrolling to the bottom of this post.  You’ll see the chat box there.

But before we start chatting, I have a list of some of our favorite homemade flavors and recipes.  There’s also a list of recipes using store-bought ice cream.

Have some delicious fun browsing! [Read more…]

Grilled Pineapple Dessert

Yes.  This is just as fabulous as it looks.

This is the first time I’ve ever grilled fruit.  Someone mentioned grilled pineapple on the Ebates Savvy Living Community and I could not get it out of my head.  And I thought it would be best served over pound cake, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Caramel and pineapple is a combination I’ve tried before.  And this version with cake and ice cream reminded me of a tropical twist on strawberry shortcake.

Grilling the pineapple adds depth of flavor to the fruit.  It doesn’t hurt that the rings get basted in brown sugar and butter.  [Read more…]

Ice Cream Cappuccino and a Giveaway

You are going to want to make this as soon as you can. It’s cold, creamy coffee goodness. Summer treats don’t get any better.

I’m pretty sure I’ve already expressed how much I love ice cream. I really, really love it. I could eat it every day, even multiple times a day.

I’m also head over heels for International Delight Iced Coffee. It’s my favorite afternoon snack break. I’ve even made ice cream with it.

But this time I’ve combined vanilla ice cream with International Delight Iced Coffee into a marvelous Ice Cream Cappuccino.

Make this one for your friends. They will love you forever if you do.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

White Chocolate Raspberry Homemade Ice Cream and a $200 Walmart Card Giveaway!

It’s no secret that I love ice cream. I’m pretty sure ice cream is a perfect food. It’s so creamy and sweet and easy to eat. If I could get away with it, I’d eat two bowls a day.

I love to make ice cream too. I almost always do a variation on the sweetened condensed milk and half & half recipe. Now I’ve got a variation that you are going to love. It will open a whole world of new homemade ice cream flavors to you.

The secret is International Delight coffee creamer! I did have to play around with this a little bit. (I know. Such a sacrifice to have to eat more ice cream.)

At first, I used all International Delight and no half & half. It worked, but it didn’t set up nearly as well as I thought it should. So the next batch I used 1 cup half & half and 1 cup International Delight. Perfect!

I’ve tried the White Chocolate Raspberry and Peppermint Mocha flavors in the ice cream recipe. Both were delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it (minus the half & half that didn’t make it into the photo):  [Read more…]

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