Seven Layer Bar Ice Cream
coconut milk ice cream
graham cracker chunks
mini chocolate chips
One time Ben and Jerry’s ran this contest to come up with a new flavor and I submitted this idea. I wasn’t ever contacted but then a little while later I walked into a scoop shop and saw that the latest addition to the freezer was seven layer bar. Royalty check please.
PS I can’t for the life of me think of what the seventh layer would be. I left out nuts but what else would you put in these?
Alison is currently on a Search for Your Awesome party tour and last weekend she made a stop in Denver. I was in charge of the decorations and on the morning of the party I decided the lack of garlands was alarming so I whipped together this colorful little ditty. It’s no sew, made from a few supplies, and requires little skill. Click through to get the two step tutorial.
Banana Split Ice Cream
vanilla bean ice cream
chocolate covered banana bits
crushed waffle cones
Does anyone ever really eat banana splits? This variation would be easier to eat.
You know how parents tend to force their interests on their kids? I force my love of ice cream onto Beck. Last summer he wasn’t much of a fan but we’ve been working on it and yesterday he asked for a cone at 10 AM. Now I feel like he can wear this ice cream cone tee I made for him honorably.
Get the download and instructions right here on Julep.
Design: Kirsten Bingham
Breakfast is my favorite meal to make special. I love going out for breakfast, making a big spread on Saturday mornings, eating breakfast for dinner, and planning parties around breakfast time so I can serve waffles without hesitation.
For months now I’ve been wanting to start a monthly breakfast club with friends. While right now that consists of us going out for breakfast, I would love to turn it into a potluck-style gathering (not your standard church potluck but an Ina Garten worthy potluck). Molly Yeh made my wishes come true with this loveliest of spreads even breakfast haters would be delighted over.
For this inaugural meeting of the breakfast club, the menu consisted of:
- mini crepe cakes with vanilla buttermilk syrup (recipe below)
- marzipan dark chocolate scones
- fresh sourdough with some cheese, charcuterie, jams, and almond-ella
- soft boiled eggs
- yogurt and fresh fruit
- Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™ – Vanilla Latte with rosemary syrup
Vanilla Buttermilk Syrup
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup StarbucksDiscoveries Iced Café Favorites™ – Vanilla Latte
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Stir all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 7 minutes (you’ll never go back to maple syrup again).
The perfect takeaway for such a party is a tote bag that can be brought (filled with food) to the next monthly gathering. To make your own, you can download the logo here. I used a diecut machine and iron-on paper but you can also make it into a freezer paper stencil and transfer with paint.
The thing I love most about this party idea is that you don’t have to worry about over-the-top themes or decorations, it’s all about the company and the food. Have I convinced you to start your own club?
I’ve put together a box to go along with this party. And it’s up for grabs today! It includes:
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company. All opinions are my own.
1. Danyelle is the best at throwing perfect understated parties
2. Hooray Today!
3. I’m going to make these sweet puffy towers when I feel fancy
4. I’m one click away from buying this painting from Hillary Butler
5. I’m not sure if I love these family photos more or their peppy home decor
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Toasted Coconut Mango Ice Cream
coconut milk ice cream
I know it sounds strange to put rice in ice cream but the added texture is unexpected and quite enjoyable. Trust me, I wouldn’t lead you astray when it comes to dessert.
To all my fellow list and summer lovers, here’s a How To Summer list made to track your plans for celebrating the season. I guess my list should include do: have a baby.
Here are some ideas to get your list started –
ice cream crawl
watermelon seed spitting contest
homemade ice cream
watermelon on a stick
ballpark hot dogs
I’d love to know what’s on your list this summer!
How To Summer list download (11×17)
Design: Kirsten Bingham
Okay so it’s not officially summer but the weather has been in the eighties, frozen treats have been aplenty and I’ve even braved the pool in all of my 8-months-pregnant glory. So I’m declaring it summer on you are my fave starting today with a deconstructed ice cream flavor series – a weekly concoction for the duration of this glorious season.
Monster Cookie Ice Cream
homemade peanut butter ice cream
crumbled oatmeal cookie
mini chocolate chips
Yay, ice cream! Yay, summer!
PS Love summer as much as I do? Tag all your makings, outings, ice cream eatings with #youaremyfavesummer. You never know what might happen.
I love birthdays and I love advent calendars so it really only made sense to combine the two.
All you have to do is print, cut, and adhere the labels to the top of the matchboxes. Then fill with mini prizes such as confetti, balloons, birthday candles, and candy.
Everybody loves getting attention on their birthday (my dad excluded), give them fifteen days of it.
design: Kirsten Bingham