In the summer, I love the idea of whipping up a fresh fruit pie each time we entertain. But the reality is sometimes I just can't bring myself to hang out in a hot kitchen for the entire afternoon. For those times, I love serving ice cream sandwiches (you can see my other favorite summer entertaining ideas here) and have been doing so for the past couple of months. But what I quickly learned was that not everyone wants to polish off an entire ice cream sandwich. It is two big cookies plus a hefty scoop of ice cream, after all. Instead of cutting them into quarters (our messy solution) I've been making miniature two-bite ice cream sandwiches using little store-bought chocolate chip cookies and filling them with my favorite ice creams (McConnell's 'Vanilla Bean', Haagen Dazs 'Strawberry' and Talenti 'Mint Chip). It's a fun way to get to try out a variety of flavors and cute enough to serve for guests.
Coffee Ice Cream
Our ice cream maker is probably one of the better purchases we've ever made. It doesn't promote the healthiest diet possible (as opposed to say, a juicer), but the results are far more exciting. I've made all sorts of flavors; like vanilla (seen here) and mint chip, but coffee ...read more