These festive holiday cakes by Baskin-Robbins are absolutely adorable (and delicious too). They are perfect for end-of-year school parties, and for a festive treat for all of your holiday celebrations.
Doesn't every celebration deserve a cake? And this one is absolutely delicious.
It has been on my bucket list for a while to make an ice cream cake. I've never made one before, so I'm quite proud of my first attempt. It was quite a bit of trial and error, but it's worth it and is a perfect addition to your holiday parties.
Danielle introduced us to some of her fabulous ice-cream creations (of which I felt obliged to eat each and every one), she also shared tips on hosting an ice cream social and offered advice on pairing different ingredients to make your own ice cream at home.
And I thank goodness that I was wearing a dress and tights (with elastic), because I swear I ate my bodyweight in ice-cream. What? I only had 5 small samplings and then made a sundae.
If you haven't had the pleasure of tasting ice cream with freshly dried basil, or peppercorns, or even coffee beans in it, you are missing out. And by chance, she had my favorite on hand, pineapple and coconut. It was heaven.
In passing on what I learned, please feel free to click on the links below for fabulous tips and a recipe too.
What could be better than homemade gelato. Especially when you can use up a few of those apples too. This one was just as good as the homemade Key Lime & Graham Cracker Gelato I made recently. And again, the kids absolutely loved it.
Savvy Sassy Moms hosted a fabulous Swanky After Hours Party at Blogher10. It was in the penthouse suite at The London, which was absolutely amazing. I could live there. Really I could. The party was sponsored by Ciao Bella Gelato and Zulily (which has become my FAVORITE on-line place to find clothes for the twins - just this week I purchased a knit jumper for Flynn and ankle boots and a dress for Marisol. A couple of weeks ago I bought her a gorgeous princess costume, but shhh, it's for her birthday).
But back to the event. There was gelato in swanky martini glasses, a fun raffle, and lots of laughs with my San Diego friends. And one of my favorite things, the spoon (see right). You couldn't get into the party without it.
As we left the party, we were given a bag of goodies. One of which being the Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto. I've always wanted to make homemade gelato. I made it my mission to do so.
I decided to try the Key Lime and Graham Cracker Gelato.
Oh. My. Goodness. It was the BEST gelato I have ever tasted ... if I do say so myself. Even the twins who normally only like chocolate or vanilla tried it and almost licked their bowls clean.
Next up. Raspberry Sorbetto. If the kids would stop eating the raspberries as fast as I buy them.
Homemade ice-cream is such a fun idea for an ice-cream party, a dinner party, girls night or even a warm sunny day treat.
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