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No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Happy First Day of Summer!!! What better way to celebrate than with a fun new recipe? No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. This recipe is amazing for so many reasons. It starts off […]

Rhubarb Ice Cream

Rhubarb Ice Cream

I’ll be honest…I’ve never even tried rhubarb until I made this recipe! But if you’re going to be adventurous and try something new, I can’t think of a better way to do it than in ice cream form. My Dad grows rhubarb in his garden […]

Praline Ice Cream Topping

Praline Ice Cream Topping

OMG! I found a new way to indulge! Homemade Praline Ice Cream Topping is every pecan lover’s dream!! A made from scratch buttery caramel sauce loaded with salty-sweet toasted pecans. Seriously, are you drooling yet??? Cause I sure am! I’m sure you didn’t even know it but it’s what your sundae has been missing!! This stunning sweet treat is my new go to for dressing up plain ‘ole vanilla ice cream. Because you AND your sundae deserve the best. And Praline Ice Cream Topping is exactly that. Serve warm or cold over mounds of your favorite ice cream and dig in before it melts! I’m pretty sure I’ll have a batch on hand in my fridge for the rest of time.

Here’s all you’ll need: butter, brown sugar, marshmallows, light corn syrup, salt, evaporated milk, chopped pecans, vanilla extract, and of course the ice cream of your choice!

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Let’s start by toasting the pecans. Toasting results in a much more intense flavor. You’ll know they’re done when they start to become aromatic. It really doesn’t take very long. Cook them in a small skillet for about 5-10 minutes over medium low heat, stirring constantly. We don’t want those babies to scorch! Allergic to nuts or maybe you just hate ’em?!? Skip this part! The caramel topping is so luscious on it’s own that you won’t even miss ’em!

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Next melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. We’re just trying to melt it not brown it or bring it to a boil. You can stir it every now and then to help it along.

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Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Continue to cook and stir over low heat until the marshmallows are completely melted. We used the regular sized marshmallows. Not the minis, not the jumbos, that in between size that everyone uses for s’mores!

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After the marshmallows are fully melted, bring the mixture to a boil. Cook and stir for one minute. The mixture will begin to thicken slightly. We are on our way to some rich caramel-y goodness!!!

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Next remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the evaporated milk, vanilla extract and pecans. Mix well. The mixture will look super watery at first. Don’t worry! The milk will eventually incorporate into the caramel sauce. Just. Keep. Stirring! Speaking of evaporated milk, this is a great way to use up that leftover can. I’ve rarely made a recipe that required the whole can. There’s no doubt in my mind that Praline Ice Cream Topping is the BEST way to recycle those leftovers!!

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Serve warm or cold over a mountain of vanilla ice cream!! Store Praline Ice Cream Topping in the refrigerator until next use. Brb! Going to make a sundae for like the 5th time since I made this recipe. If you’re team pecan, you’ve gotta try our Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball ASAP!!!

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Praline Ice Cream Topping

June 7, 2018
: 15
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice cream flavor of your choice
Directions
  • Step 1 Toast the pecans in a small skillet for about 5-10 minutes over medium low heat, stirring constantly. Pecans are done when they become aromatic.
  • Step 2 Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Step 3 Continue to cook and stir over low heat until the marshmallows are completely melted. bring the mixture to a boil. Cook and stir for one minute.
  • Step 4 Remove the pan from the heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the evaporated milk, vanilla extract and pecans. Mix well.
  • Step 5 Serve warm or cold over ice cream!! Store in the refrigerator until next use. Enjoy!!

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Sprinkle Birthday Number

Sprinkle Birthday Number

Whether you’re turning 8 or 80, you totally NEED this sprinkle number at your next birthday party! It’s such a quick and easy way to decorate a birthday table and it’s an absolute showstopper!! I made this for  Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party in July […]

Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party!

Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party!

Really is there any better birthday theme than an ice cream party?!? Especially when your birthday’s in July!!! Right smack dab in the middle of all that summer heat. Well my little firecracker of a niece had her heart set on a ice cream theme for her 8th birthday this year and Aunt Lisa just ran with it! OK maybe I went a little nuts!! But what’s the point of having nieces and nephews if you can’t spoil them a little bit?!? Back in March, I had helped out and surprised my nephew with some really cool treats for his Super Mario Brothers birthday party, so Ellie was really hoping that I stepped up my game this year for her party because she hates to be outdone! Her Dad told me that every few days leading up to her birthday she would ask him if he thought Aunt Lisa would be making some goodies for her birthday too! Well Princess Ellie, we hate to disappoint, so here you go, lots of presents, cake, an ice cream sundae bar, and all the ice cream themed treats your little heart desires.

The adorable ice cream garland hanging from the table was purchased from Target, as well as the chalkboards. My sister in law set up one on the main table that read: “We all scream for ice cream!” and she also had one set up at the ice cream sundae bar! Such an adorable idea!

The cake was made by a family friend and it was delicious! I’m pretty sure that combination of pink, blue, and purple are every little girl’s favorite colors. The cake toppers were tipped over “melted” ice cream cones. So cute!! We made “chocolate” and “strawberry” Melted Ice Cream Cake Pops to match up with it. Aren’t the Super Sweet Taffy Milkshakes on the sides such a great touch? The kids absolutely loved them!


The Ice Cream Cake Pops were a crowd favorite! They were the spitting image of a real ice cream cone. I love all the little details that went into them. Ellie’s favorite color is pink so of course we had to make “strawberry” alongside the “vanilla”. She thought the sprinkle “8” was pretty awesome too!! You definitely NEED a sprinkle number at your next party!! Our Sprinkle Birthday Number is easier to make than you think! Click the link for tutorial.


The ice cream cone cookies (on the top left) are so simple to make and such a fabulous idea! AND they’re no bake which is always a plus!! Click on the link for instructions on how to make or No Bake Ice Cream Cookies! The sweet treats (on the top right) are Gumball Ice Cream Cones with gum balls layered to look like scoops of ice cream. And I had so much fun decorating these darling ice cream cone cookies!! (we’ll be showing you how to recreate ALL of this coming soon on the blog!!) They were probably my all time favorite cookies that I’ve made.


In the basket on the front corner of the table we added cotton candy to sugar cones to look like real ice cream cones. Click the link to learn how to make our Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cones. Really there was a treat for just about every kind of sweet tooth! And my little diva LOVED it all!! Her eyes lit up when she saw all of the special touches on this birthday table. She was so delighted that she even did a vlog all about it on her youtube channel.


This is what happens when you’re the Birthday Princess and you’re Aunt’s a Baking Queen!!! Did you notice her ice cream hair bow? Love this girl! Really though, at just 8 years old, she is one of my best helpers in the kitchen! She even takes it upon herself to start washing the dishes!!

At 8 years old she is so smart, helpful, kind, caring, thoughtful, talented, and beautiful on the inside and out, but also sassy, diva-licious, and oh so fierce! I hope she’s able to keep all these traits as she grows up. It’s so fun to love this little girl!! Happy Birthday Ellie!!! Love you Princess!!!

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Summer Fun at Becker Farms

Summer Fun at Becker Farms

A couple weeks ago we took a charming little daycation to Becker Farms! Does it count as a vacation if it’s just one day of fun? I think so! I’m counting it!! Becker Farms is a quick 45 minute car ride from our home in […]