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Daddy's Ice Cream Bar

EAT, family meals By June 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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Now that the warmer weather is upon us, the kids are begging for beach balls and popsicles every time we hit the grocery store.  I have romantic visions of old-fashioned ice-cream socials, but they are a bit more interested in tree climbing and cowboy games.  Being the mother of two boys sometimes necessitates getting a tad creative (read: wiley).  This is where the concept for ‘Daddy’s Ice Cream Bar’ came about.  We dressed in costumes (any excuse to wear the Little-House-on-the-Prairie outfit of course).  After setting up tables with flowing cloths in the garden, I started the creation of the bar.  Three flavours of ice cream set in crushed ice and antique vessels to hold toppings.  Long spoons.  Dainty napkins.  (I can’t believe I actually just used that word).  And edible flowers to add the final touches.  Despite my creativity, the kids and Daddy decided that the toppings pretty much made the whole event.

The trick with sundaes is the sticky substance that binds sprinkles and fruit to the ice cream.  (Or multiple substances – ahem.)  Nestled in with the ice creams was the perfect segway from frozen to sauce – COOL WHIP.  You just can’t get the texture, frostiness and flavor with plain whipping cream.  And what a coup for Daddy’s ice cream bar!  The chocolate sauce slides to the side and the candy, fruit, nuts and flowers adorn the top.  The juxtaposition between ice cream and COOL WHIP is almost a mystery – a game that the kids enjoyed as they tried to differentiate.  Eating my own creation, I am in heaven…  And I didn’t even know what else could be done with this miracle ingredient.

As I discovered this ‘cool’ new topping, I turned to my beloved Pinterest.  Wow.  Who knew?!  Frozen COOL WHIP hearts floating in hot chocolate, or smeared on the inside of a croissant (aaagh), or as a surprise pancake topping.  Wow. That sure beats my icing sugar.

And as for Daddy’s Ice Cream Bar?  The tablecloths and fancy outfits may have not be so smart.  Perhaps next time we’ll wear wear overalls. Sponsored posts are purely editorial content that we are pleased to have presented by a participating sponsor. Advertisers do not produce the content. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.


Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

Canada, EAT, ROAM, snacks By September 21, 2009 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Molly Moon's Ice CreamWhile in Seattle (Washington) recently, Urban Mommies discovered Molly Moon’s Ice Cream and fell in love! The hand-made ice cream boutique has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine and features fantastic and creative gourmet and European flavours. There’s Birthday Cake and “Scout” Mint for the kids and flavours like Balsamic Strawberry, Honey Lavender and Rosemary Meyer Lemon for the big kids. The flavours–which include vegan sorbets–change daily and they have fabulously creative odd sundaes. Their prices are cheap and their portions are huge! Here’s a tip for ordering: