Hot Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cake

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This Hot Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cake is a wonderful blend of cake and no churn ice cream! Chocolate and vanilla come together for this classic frozen dessert! Last night I had dinner with my dad and older brother’s family. We got on the subject on birthdays, as my dad’s birthday is Sunday and my nieces’ birthdays are coming up soon. My nieces will be 8 and 10. Naturally, I’m the designated cake maker so I asked them what they were considering for their cakes this year. Last year one had my chocolate cake and the other my carrot cake. The younger one always comes up with the craziest stuff and has requested a red jello mermaid - covered in chocolate icing. I couldn’t help but laugh. :) I think we might be able to talk her out of the icing, but it looks like I’m going to need a mermaid … [Read more...]

Smores Ice Cream Bars

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These Smores Ice Cream Bars are the perfect summer treat! Cold and refreshing, and with the exception of toasting the marshmallows, they are completely no bake! Today I'm sharing my second recipe as part of Smores Week. If you didn't see Monday's Smores Cheesecake post, a bunch of great bloggers are sharing s'mores treats this week. My friend Lisa has been the bomb dignity at organizing everything. Do you ever feel like you're just constantly multitasking? And it's hard to turn it off? This week has felt that way for me. Work has been pretty busy. The blog is busy. Life is busy. It feels like there's a million moving parts to keep track of. Between all of it I kind of thought my head might explode yesterday. My initial reaction when I feel like there's just so much to do is to just keep … [Read more...]

Peach Streusel Popsicles

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This post is sponsored by Lucky Leaf, but all opinions are my own. I don't know about you, but it has been crazy hot in Atlanta recently. You just step into the sun and sweat like crazy. Well, these Peach Streusel Popsicles are the prefect treat on a hot day like that - cool and refreshing! Plus, with the addition of Lucky Leaf Peach Pie filling, they are the perfect summer-y fruit flavor! They're like a peach pie in popsicle form - loaded with cinnamon and brown sugar. I have been dying over peaches lately. It is peach season and I love baking with them, so when Lucky Leaf sent me some peach filling to bake with, I couldn't wait! Their pie fillings are delicious and are great for using in baking. I tried their cherry filling a few months ago in this ice cream cake and loved it. The peach … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

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This Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake might just be my new favorite cake, period. I couldn't decide if I want to give it all away so that I couldn't eat it all or just give in and eat it every last bite. The longer it stayed in the house, the more I ate. And not only do I have a great cake today, I joined together with some other bloggers for a giveaway! Woohoo! But back to the cake for a minute... One of my great taste testers said, and I quote, "You told me it was good, but you didn't tell me it was this good!" Well friends, you can't tell me I didn't tell you now. It is that good! I utilized my favorite, super moist red velvet cake, originally from Bakerella but with a tad more cocoa. The cake alone is amazing. The cake layers sandwich ice cream that is just full of red velvet cake crumbs, as … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream

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This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream is made with a cinnamon ice cream base. Add to that mini chocolate chips, oatmeal cookie pieces and a cinnamon swirl and you have a full-blown ice cream masterpiece. I'm in love. I'm also in love with my new bowl for my KitchenAid stand mixer. We were shopping in Macy's yesterday and I happened to find a new 6 quart bowl and I couldn't pass it up! How awesome it will be to have 2 bowls! I couldn't find the price, but knew I'd buy it as long as it wasn't more than $100. Well, it rang up at $0.01! Whhhaaaaat?!? It apparently wasn't supposed to be out, but since it was and their policy is that they can't sell something for a penny, I got the bowl for $15! I'll take it! I did a happy dance right then and there. Two-bowl happiness! You know what else … [Read more...]

Cherry Almond Amaretto Ice Cream Cake

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This Cherry Almond Amaretto Ice Cream Cake is light, a little fruity and full of delicious almond and Amaretto flavor. Perfect for a summer day or night and even yummier than you'd expect! So the hubs and I are officially at that age where friends are starting to have kids. And not just Facebook "friends" who you only know have kids because of Facebook, but like, actual friends that we see and talk to regularly. It's awesome to see great friends so happy and see what their babies are like. So far, they all seem to really resemble their parents and it's so fun to see them. I can't wait to watch them grow up! And even though we don't have kids yet, friends of ours that we regularly get together with do, which means our pretty regular Friday night plans are officially a little different. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

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This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake has been a long time coming. It's been on my list of things to make for forever and now that I've made it, I'm wondering what the heck took me so long! It is amazing! I know I say this a lot, but seriously. I didn't want to stop eating this and hoarded it all for myself and the hubs. :) So I have got to tell you something. Have you read or seen 'Divergent' yet? I am completely addicted! I saw the movie the weekend it came out and again the following weekend. Then I decided to read the books. Normally when I read books first, I'm disappointed with the movie. I'm kind of glad I saw the movie first because that disappointment wasn't there. Plus, Theo James now is who I picture when I read about Four/Tobias and that ain't so bad. :) What has … [Read more...]

Black Forest Ice Cream Cake

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This post is part of the Lucky Leaf Spring campaign and contains sponsored content, but all opinions are my own. When I was approached to join the Lucky Leaf Spring campaign and create a recipe using their pie filling, this Black Forest Ice Cream Cake immediately came to mind! With spring finally showing itself, I knew it was the perfect time for another ice cream cake. Plus, this flavor is one I've been wanting to make for a while and I was pumped to finally have a chance to make it! Luck Leaf has a number of pie filling flavors that you can use in so many ways - pies, cakes, tarts, etc. They sent me cherry, blueberry and strawberry. I obviously used the cherry for this recipe, but I can't wait to try the others. Once I had this cake made and tasted it, I was so excited - it's delicious! If … [Read more...]

Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

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This Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake might just be my favorite ice cream cake yet! Especially if you're an Oreo fan, which I am. It’s like eating the creamiest, most tasty Oreo filled ice cream dessert ever. You might find it strange that I'm posting not one, but two frozen treats in the month of January, but I see no reason to boycott ice cream at any point in the year. I eat it year round! In fact, just the other day I sat in front of the lovely fire the hubs made with a carton and went to town on a left over carton of eggnog ice cream. No shame here. And this ice cream cake is definitely worth making, no matter the weather. I stuffed it with as many Oreos as I could without literally putting a pile of Oreos on a plate. You’ll need just about a whole package. No skimping folks. And … [Read more...]

Kahlua Ice Cream Pie

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This wonderful pie is a copycat version of the Kahlua Ice Cream Pie from On The Border. It is one of the hubs and I's favorite desserts! Have you ever been to On The Border? It’s a mexican restaurant. The hubs and I love it. We used to go all the time, but there isn’t really one near us anymore. I didn’t really grow up eating mexican food - it just wasn’t something my mom cooked a lot of. I credit the hubs for really introducing me to and helping develop my love for it. Especially when it’s something smothered in cheese…I have a weakness for melted cheese. Anyways, this dessert has long been an agreed upon favorite between us. Since we can’t go and get it as often as we used to, it’s only natural that I’d finally get around to making my own version. Speaking of favorite versions…my … [Read more...]