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…]

Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Pie with a Ribbon of Fudge

As far as I’m concerned, coffee ice cream with hot fudge is the best dessert in the world.  It’s my favorite of favorites.

So when I was asked to try Häagen-Dazs® and I got to choose my own flavor, I jumped at the chance.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love ice cream?

Of course, I chose coffee ice cream.  I thought about posting a photo of a big bowl of Häagen-Dazs® with hot fudge, because that is how I like to eat it best.  But, then a friend told me about a pie she once had.  The pie had coffee ice cream, rich fudge, toffee pieces and a chocolate crust.  Holy ice cream scoops!

This pie is impressive, perfect for serving to company.  It’s no-bake, easy to assemble and you can make it ahead of time because it gets kept in the freezer until you’re ready to eat.

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

Peanut Butter Fluff Pie – a Freezer Friendly Recipe

Last week, I told you I had two new pie recipes for you.  Both have a chocolate graham cracker crust.  And both are fantastic, especially for summer.

This Peanut Butter Fluff Pie is easy to make and there are two ways to serve it – cold or frozen!

The filling has a perfect peanut butter flavor.  It’s not too rich or too sweet.  Placed in the refrigerator, the consistency is that of a thick, fluffy pudding.  When the pie is frozen, it’s still soft enough to serve straight from the freezer.  It’s a great dessert to make ahead of time so you have it when you need it.

The key ingredient is COOL WHIP whipped topping.  I found the recipe in an old church cookbook.  There were actually three recipes for the pie, each a little different.  I took the best of all of them to make this version.

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

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