Celebrating Ice Cream Month with Homemade Buttermilk-Plum Ice Cream

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Photo Credit: Alison Miksch | Buttermilk-Plum Ice Cream

Listen up people! For all of you ice cream lovers, don’t forget that July is Ice Cream Month. So, for all of you hot frozen dessert adventurists, get ready to churn up some deliciously creative homemade ice-cream recipes to cool off in this scorching summer weather.

Go grab your buttermilk, heavy cream, sugar, chopped black plums, half-and-half, corn syrup, salt and lemon juice, and then click here to get this recipe for a creamy, ruby color swirl, fruity homemade ice cream treat for Buttermilk-Plum Ice Cream, from the folks in the kitchen at Southern Living. Don’t forget to check out more homemade ice cream recipes from Southern Living.

Happy #FoodPornFriday!!!


The Creamy Richness of Frozen Custard on Food Porn Friday

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Image Source: myrecipes.com/ – Frozen Vanilla Custard

Well, we are in the middle of summer and still trying to beat the heat by cooling our parched tongues with relief from something beyond iced cold. Ice cream is one of our all time favorite summer dessert treats, but there is another frozen dessert that is richer and far more luscious.

Although National Frozen Custard Day is celebrated on August 8, we couldn’t wait until then to drool over and feature this dense creamy magical goodness. So what’s the difference between ice cream and frozen custard? While they both are frozen, cool and creamy, ice cream is made from milk, cream (or both) while the ingredients of frozen custard are milk, cream, and egg yolks.

The ingredients needed for this Frozen Vanilla Custard from the good folks at MyRecipes.com are – 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup half-and-half, 1/2 cup sugar, 5 large egg yolks, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Hands-On Time
16 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 39 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Click here to get directions on how to make this deliciously rich Frozen Vanilla Custard.

Here’s another recipe to check out for preparing this cold rich heat quenching frozen custard dessert.

Image source: Divine Lifestyle

Click here to get directions for this FRESH CHERRY & FROZEN CUSTARD PIE RECIPE from Divine Lifestyle.

Happy #FoodPornFriday

Food Porn Friday: 33 Flavors Day of Baskin-Robbins

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1945 was the year that two brothers-in-law, Burton “Burt” Baskin and Irvine “Irv” Robbins shared their dream of creating an innovative ice creme store that would become the neighborhood family gathering spot. They started out in separate ventures at the advice of Irv’s father. In 1953 however, they dropped their separate identities of Snowbird and Burton’s and became Baskin-Robbins.

BaskinRobbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium ice cream, specialty frozen desserts, and beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at nearly 7,300 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. family of companies.

The company is known for its “31 flavors” slogan, but their ice cream flavors have grown incredibly and product availability may vary by location. The first flavor I tried and still love is Pralines ‘n Cream.

So today, March 3, we celebrate the cool sensation of Baskin-Robbins “33 Flavors Day.” You don’t need a scorching hot day in order to enjoy this cool delight!

Happy Food Porn Friday!

Writing Prompt: July is National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month, National Ice Cream Day, Celebrating Ice Cream, Ice Cream HolidayDuring the summer months we sometimes run into writer’s block, because we are enjoying a little leisure time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of our every day tasks. We use this chance to indulge in a some peace, tranquility and doggone it…FUN. If you desire to write about something fun, refreshing and delicious, try composing your creative magic around the National Ice Cream Month theme!

President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984 and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Soda Day. Reagan signed the proclamation, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), with the request that the American people celebrate ice cream throughout the month of July.

Do you feel inspired to write a short story, poem or simply get “ice cream wasted?” What better time to be inspiried by ice cream than during National Ice Cream Month! What’s your favorite flavor? Mine is Pralines ‘n Cream!!! YUM!