There’s always room for Ice Cream!!

It’s National Ice Cream Day!!  I honestly don’t think there needs to be anything more said. Ice cream is like the f-bomb of the food world.  When you win the big game, what do you do?  You go get an ice cream. When you break up with your significant other, what do you do?  You sit in front of a sappy movie and eat ice cream. You eat it straight, in a sundae, in a milkshake or over pie.  My favorite?  Vanilla ice cream over a warm chocolate chip cookie.  Yummm  I love parties that have a sundae bar!  So much fun!!

I don’t indulge too much into regular, full fat, normal ice cream.  I usually do the extra churn reduced calorie ice cream, or frozen yogurt. Trying to keep a healthy lifestyle and my girly girl figure. And ice cream makes my gums itch.  Doesn’t stop me though!

Caramel corn milkshake. OMG..Food Network. You are truly evil! This recipe from them is heavenly.  I made it a few weeks ago for Ms. Autumn’s sleep over.  The girls LOVED it.  The recipe is for 2 servings.  But I used small mason jars and got 4 servings out of it.

Caramel Corn Milkshakes

  • 1 Cup Caramel Corn
  • 1 Pint of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  1. Pulse caramel corn in a blender until finely ground.
  2. Add vanilla ice cream, milk and salt.
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Top the milkshakes with caramel corn and a drizzle of caramel sauce

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Don’t forget about the prize!!!

Drum roll please!!!

Milkshake Throwdown.  It was on! How dare he tell those poor innocent children that his milkshakes were better than mine?? We prepped, shopped, and planned.  Ok.  So I prepped, shopped and planned.  But I wanted to win damn it! Simply because I know mine is better.  And guess what?  Mine won!!  It was super DELICIOUS!!  So, not SUPER delicious.  It could have used more chocolate.  ‘Cause EVERYTHING is better with more chocolate. He tried to throw them off by serving his with fancy whipped cream. Whatev..taste out weighed fancy tricks.

The winning recipe you say?  All to taste of course, but here’s the general gist:

Award Winning Milkshake

  • 2.5C      Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (I used Edy’s Slow Churned)
  • 1/2C      Milk
  • 1/4C     Caramel Sauce (see below)
  • 1tsp      Vanilla
  • Chocolate Syrup
  1. Blend and serve with a cup labeled “B”.

Ree Drummond’s Caramel Sauce (Previously posted)

  • 1C            Packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4C       Butter
  • 1/2C       Cream
  • 1Tbsp    Vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Cook while whisking gently for 6 minutes, until thicker.  Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.  Sauce will thicken when cool.

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