Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass! Or a mason jar to be more exact!
Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to make satisfy all your Ice Cream Cravings.
Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!
I hope you buckled up for today’s recipe. It’s going to get a little messy in here. But first, let’s talk prizes for Ice Cream Week.
Here’s what is up for grabs, One Winner Takes All:
One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer
One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb
One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester
One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar
One Copy of the Cookbook The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel
Be sure to stop by all of today’s Ice Cream Week Participants:
Ice Cream Float by Cravings of a Lunatic
Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Redhead Baker
Chocolate with Buttercream Icing Ice Cream by Cookistry
Dulce de Leche and Pecan Sundae by My Catholic Kitchen
Banana Split Finger Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Cinnamon Chunk Ice Cream by Farm Fresh Feasts
Chocolate Mint Frappe by Noshing with the Nolands
Gluten Free Lemon Mint Frozen Custard by Gluten Free Crumbley
Oreo Ice Cream by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peach Pie Milkshake by The Messy Baker
Strawberry Vodka Float by Mind Over Batter
Coconut Cream Fudge Bars by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
How to Make an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Soda by Mother Would Know
No Churn Low Carb Mint Ice Cream by Yours and Mine are Ours
Places to stalk Cravings of a Lunatic!
- 1 L (or just a bit over 1 quart) of good quality chocolate ice cream
- 4 cans of Pepsi (you can use Coke if you prefer it, and while we're on the subject, wth? Use Pepsi, it's better! You can also use Cherry Pepsi but we were out of it)
- ¼ cup of cherry juice, divided
- Whipped cream if you roll like that
- Cherries for topping if you're one of those people
- Fill glasses about ⅓ of the way with cola.
- Add the cherry juice.
- Scoop ice cream evenly into glasses.
- Now pour the rest of the cola over top and wait for the magic to happen. It's messy so be ready for it.
- Garnish is you like, or if you're weird.
- Serve with a big old cherry float loving smile!
I am telling you, I have zero self control most days. Especially days where I make things like this. I also don’t listen to reason. Conversations like this happen:
Mini-me: Don’t overfill the glass.
Me: You don’t know me!
Mini-me: Mom, don’t overfill the glass.
Me: You can’t tell me what to do!
Mini-me: You’re going to make a mess.
Me: It’s like you don’t even know me at all. Don’t you trust me?
Then this happens:
Oops, my bad. Apparently she does know me, and should be able to tell me what to do.
I really hope you’re enjoying Ice Cream Week as much as we are. I’m having a total blast. Clearly.
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Toodles and smoochies! xx