July 4th Ice-Cream Cone Remake

Sweet little fingers stacking his fruit!

Sweet little fingers stacking his fruit!

As I near the delivery of my 4th baby I have been attempting to do things with my kids that make them happy, that let them know that they are special as we prepare to make room in our home and hearts for another little person.  I have far more ideas in my head then will ever make it into ‘reality for the kids’.  And then my own personal ‘LIST’ of projects will probably go undone for another year because the reality of my energy level is just that, well reality.  I hardly get anything done these days other then feed the kids and maybe one or two small projects.

I haven’t even washed and sorted the baby clothes but I did manage to get a few one-sies and a sleeper folded and into the going away bag last night.  I am sure that was all motivated by the fact that my sister in law was induced yesterday unexpectedly  at 36 weeks because of a few complications.  Thankfully, we could all breathe deeply this morning when little Mr Falb entered the world at 4:41 a.m, healthy and well. So it felt like maybe my own bags should get packed! My first due date is July 12 and my second is July 19th.  As you can imagine I am hoping for the first but also realize I need to be prepared to leave at any time, babies don’t wait!  🙂

Now on to the real reason for a blog post today:

The ingredients

The ingredients: Ice cream cone cups, white chocolate, blueberries, red raspberries and strawberries

Here our a few little things we have made and enjoyed together over the past couple of days.  We will not be hosting a big July 4th bash this year but we still plan to celebrate in little ways!

Dip 12 cones into 3/4 cup melted white chocolate chips

Dip 12 cones into 3/4 cup melted white chocolate chips

Tell the little hands it's ready and they will be right there!

Tell the little hands it’s ready and they will be right there!

IMG_2738We used cherries, strawberries and bananas the next time we made them.We used cherries, strawberries and bananas the next time we made them.

HAPPY CHILDREN!

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Our next project didn’t quite work out as well as we had hoped but we still enjoyed it.  We took black raspberry ice-cream and let it get soft.  Pureed 1 1/2 cups of blueberries and mixed the ice-cream and blues together to attempt to get a blue for our red, white and blue ice-cream loaf.

IMG_2703We melted some vanilla ice-cream and let it re-freeze then cut stars out of it.

IMG_2705We should have let the ‘blue’ ice-cream re-freeze a bit before we added the stars because what happened is the ‘blue’ was too meltly when we went to put the stars in and so the stars just tipped over.  Oh sigh!

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We put this back in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.

And topped it off with raspberry sherbert (which is Camden’s new love, he thinks sherbert should be on the menu every day).  Here is a rendition of our finished project.

Take your loaf pan out of the freezer and allow it to thaw a bit. Turn over onto a plate and slice

Take your loaf pan out of the freezer and allow it to thaw a bit. Turn over onto a plate, slice and serve.  Repeat.  It’s that yummy!  You will want 2 pieces!  My hubbs did!

The flavors on this little piece of ice-cream cake goodness is tremendous.  So fruity and refreshing.  We will probably make this again!  This idea was not original with me, I think  it comes from Good Housekeeping.  They used vanilla ice-cream and blue food coloring which gives you a truer blue color.  We weren’t going so much for that but more for a refreshing dessert and good flavor!    Cheers to a fun, filled day however you choose to celebrate the 4th!  I would be most happy to be in at the birthing center, birthing my own fire-cracker!

Dawn

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