No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream

This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream is so fun and EASY! A vanilla and marshmallow fluff base is studded with fudgy Cosmic Brownie pieces and candy-coated sprinkles. Perfect for parties, hot summer days, and more and it's entirely no-churn! Remember Cosmic Brownies growing up? Now they’ve had a delicious update in this No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream! This recipe couldn’t be easier to make… and couldn’t be tastier to eat!

Lately, Sacramento’s weather has been strange. A week or two ago, it was raining and cold... which, if it were up to me, would be Sacramento’s weather year-round. I wore a sweater and cuddled under a blanket… in June.

Now it’s the complete opposite – a major heat-wave that’s striking us in our swimwear. It’s been so hot that the pool water was like hot bath water. So not fun!

So I’ve been hunkered down inside where there’s plenty of cold A/C and lots of ice cream. Can you blame me when it’s 109 out there?

Since Sacramento’s weather can best be described as Dante’s seventh level of Hell, I’ve been trying to stockpile my freezer with tons of ice cream options. Like my mood, my ice cream tastes fluctuate and I want to have options, people! So I set out to create a fabulous one with my favorite childhood treat, Cosmic Brownies.

This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream is so fun and EASY! A vanilla and marshmallow fluff base is studded with fudgy Cosmic Brownie pieces and candy-coated sprinkles. Perfect for parties, hot summer days, and more and it's entirely no-churn! If you don’t know them, Cosmic Brownies are Little Debbie’s answer to frosted brownies. They’re super dense and fudgy and topped with irresistible little candy-coated sprinkles for a little crunch, and they were the inspiration for this No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Ice Cream! 

This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream is so fun and EASY! A vanilla and marshmallow fluff base is studded with fudgy Cosmic Brownie pieces and candy-coated sprinkles. Perfect for parties, hot summer days, and more and it's entirely no-churn! This no-churn ice cream is made without an ice cream maker which is a life-saver for people who don’t have one… or whose ice cream maker has been lost to the depths of your garage among other once-loved appliances and embarrassing yearbook photos. All you need for this no-churn ice cream is a mixer – either hand-held or a stand mixer – to whip the heavy cream. Then the rest is a little elbow grease and lots of tasty treats!

The result is a super creamy, marshmallow & vanilla flavored ice cream base studded with chunks of Cosmic Brownies and lots of little candy-coated sprinkles swirled throughout. AKA, a blast from your childhood past with a modern update that’s fitting for the hotter weather.

Enjoy!

This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream is so fun and EASY! A vanilla and marshmallow fluff base is studded with fudgy Cosmic Brownie pieces and candy-coated sprinkles. Perfect for parties, hot summer days, and more and it's entirely no-churn!

No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream
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Serves: 6-8
 
This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Ice Cream is so refreshing on a hot day! A marshmallow and vanilla-flavored creamy base studded with chunks of fudgy Cosmic Brownies and a "constellation" of candy-coated sprinkles!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • One (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup marshmallow sundae topping or marshmallow fluff
  • 1 box Cosmic Brownies, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • ⅔ cup candy-coated chocolate sprinkles (or you may substitute regular sprinkles)
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar together on medium-high speed for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and marshmallow sauce or fluff and fold together until combined.
  2. Toss in the chopped brownie pieces and the candy-coated sprinkles and gently fold to combine. Pour the mixture into a resealable plastic or glass food storage container and freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream is so fun and EASY! A vanilla and marshmallow fluff base is studded with fudgy Cosmic Brownie pieces and candy-coated sprinkles. Perfect for parties, hot summer days, and more and it's entirely no-churn! Creamy, sweet, with that gooey marshmallow flavor and fudgy brownie pieces… this ice cream is my new fave!

This No-Churn Cosmic Brownie Marshmallow Ice Cream is so fun and EASY! A vanilla and marshmallow fluff base is studded with fudgy Cosmic Brownie pieces and candy-coated sprinkles. Perfect for parties, hot summer days, and more and it's entirely no-churn! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

Sorbet Champagne Floats (With Non-Alcoholic Version)

These 2-Ingredient Sorbet Champagne Floats are so easy, impressive, and such a crowd-pleaser! Mix and match your favorite sparkling wine or champagne with fruity sorbet flavors and fresh fruit for a truly custom party treat! These Sorbet Champagne Floats are a wonderful treat to whip up for your New Year’s festivities! Only 2 ingredients, SUPER easy, customizable & can be made virgin, too!

I can’t even believe that 2017 is almost here.

But I also am like, hurry the hell up because 2016 kind of sucked. Can we all agree?

Sure, there were great parts: my first cookbook, Out of the Box Desserts, was published and became a best-seller. (Thank you! Hugs!!). And, um, Lush had their BOGO sale, so there’s that. And uh… I made these Sorbet Champagne Floats?

Sorry. 2016 was a little dismal. So many wonderful lives lost from the entertainment & arts community, a crazy election, and the list goes on. To say I’m a little excited for 2017 is an understatement!

So if you’re having a NYE party or are going to a NYE party, may I suggest whipping these Sorbet Champagne Floats up? They’ll instantly perk up any party!

These floats could. not. be. easier. I promise! There’s no cooking involved, no real preparation. The hardest part is removing the champagne cork if you have terrible hand-eye coordination like I do. If you aren’t a total dork wielding a champagne weapon, you’ll be fine. Yay for being self-sufficient!

I used Barefoot Bubbly because I happen to like Barefoot wines quite well, and okay, fine – it was on sale and I like sale wines even more than I like name-brand wines. You can use whatever champagne or sparkling wine you prefer! This would work swimmingly with sparkling rose/pink champagne, cava, or prosecco, too! YOU DO YOU.

These 2-Ingredient Sorbet Champagne Floats are so easy, impressive, and such a crowd-pleaser! Mix and match your favorite sparkling wine or champagne with fruity sorbet flavors and fresh fruit for a truly custom party treat! Then find some yummy sorbet flavors. I used Roman Raspberry and Blood Orange from the brand Talenti because again, sale. Just make sure it’s a sorbet and not ice cream, because melty cream and champagne don’t sound good together. Personally, I think these floats would be stellar with a lemon or strawberry sorbet, too! (Strawberry sorbet + sparkling rose is BEGGING YOU TO MAKE IT!!)

I topped my floats with fresh fruit that corresponded with the sorbet flavors, but this is totally optional. It just drives home the sorbet flavor and makes it look pretty. Don’t get mad at me and complain these floats are actually 3 ingredients – I promise I can do math. 🙂

These 2-Ingredient Sorbet Champagne Floats are so easy, impressive, and such a crowd-pleaser! Mix and match your favorite sparkling wine or champagne with fruity sorbet flavors and fresh fruit for a truly custom party treat! TO MAKE THESE “VIRGIN” CHAMPAGNE FLOATS, simply use sparkling juice, such as Martinelli’s brand, or sparkling soda. You can now find amazing flavors for either the sparkling juice or sparkling soda, such as pomegranate, apple, plum, pear, and more. Choose whatever you think will go best with your sorbet flavor.

Scoop out the sorbet into a glass, pop the bubbly, top it off and toss in some fresh fruit. DONE & DONE. You’re welcome!

These 2-Ingredient Sorbet Champagne Floats are so easy, impressive, and such a crowd-pleaser! Mix and match your favorite sparkling wine or champagne with fruity sorbet flavors and fresh fruit for a truly custom party treat!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Sorbet Champagne Floats (With Non-Alcoholic Version)
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These Sorbet Champagne Floats are incredible! Bubbly, fizzy and packed with fresh fruit sorbet for a fun punch of color and flavor.
Ingredients
  • Cold Champagne (or sparkling rose, prosecco, cava, or any other sparkling wine from any brand of your preference. Here I used Barefoot Bubbly, but Chandon is another stellar brand)
  • Sorbet (any flavor you prefer. I used Roman Raspberry and Blood Orange from the brand Talenti. Strawberry, lemon, or blackberry sorbet would also be amazing).
  • Fresh fruit that corresponds with sorbet flavors, optional
Instructions
  1. Scoop about ¼th - ½ cup of sorbet into each flute or glass. I used a 2-ounce cookie dough scoop to scoop perfectly round balls of sorbet. Top with champagne or sparkling wine of your choice and garnish with fresh fruit. Serve immediately.
  2. TO MAKE THIS NON-ALCOHOLIC: Simply use sparkling juice in place of the champagne. I like Martinelli's!

These 2-Ingredient Sorbet Champagne Floats are so easy, impressive, and such a crowd-pleaser! Mix and match your favorite sparkling wine or champagne with fruity sorbet flavors and fresh fruit for a truly custom party treat! Easy, fast and impressive, I hope these fabulous Sorbet Champagne Floats make an appearance on your NYE table!

These 2-Ingredient Sorbet Champagne Floats are so easy, impressive, and such a crowd-pleaser! Mix and match your favorite sparkling wine or champagne with fruity sorbet flavors and fresh fruit for a truly custom party treat! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Frozen Bananas Foster

This Frozen Bananas Foster is incredible! Creamy, smooth, a little icy and packed with caramel, bourbon and banana flavors! Some of you may know from prior posts, but I cook dinner for my family every single night.

And have since I was 14. I’m now 25. That means I’ve been cooking for over a decade. I feel supremely old and exhausted.

ANYWAY.

Lately, I’ve been in such a major cooking rut. I feel like we eat the same 5 things week after week, and honestly, I’m just over the whole cooking bit. I love baking – that’s where my heart lies – and some days I’ll spend the entire day in the kitchen baking up a storm for my blog… only to return to the kitchen an hour later to have to cook dinner, too. It’s exhausting!

So when I found out my dear friend Phi from Sweet Phi wrote a cookbook called Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes – A Cookbook for Busy People, I was like YASSSS. FINALLY, someone understands my life and my quarter-life crisis!

Phi’s book is packed with amazing five-ingredient recipes based on her super popular Five-Ingredient Fridays series which she created on her blog. The idea is genius – and it’s truly only five ingredients, minus pantry essentials like salt & pepper or oil.

Dinners like Pepperoni Pizza Pockets, Beef Stroganoff (yes, only 5 ingredients!), Unfried Cornflake Chicken, and Spinach Alfredo Lasagne fill the pages of this glorious beacon of hope (er, cookbook).

And of course – there is dessert! Desserts like Butterscotch Cornflake Clusters, Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies, Jam Crumb Bars, and of course, this outrageous Frozen Bananas Foster.

This tastes just like the classic old-timey Bananas Foster dessert but better because it’s frozen, doesn’t require igniting anything, and is cheaper than going to Louisiana. Loaded with banana, vanilla ice cream, bourbon and caramel, it’s one sweet treat after a long day of cooking 🙂

*from Philia Kelnhofer’s Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes cookbook

This Frozen Bananas Foster is incredible! Creamy, smooth, a little icy and packed with caramel, bourbon and banana flavors!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Frozen Bananas Foster
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This Frozen Bananas Foster is such a fun take on a classic old-timey dessert!
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces bourbon (optional, but recommended)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, combine the bananas, vanilla ice cream, milk, bourbon (if using) and ice. Blend on HIGH power for about 1 minute or until smooth.
  2. Drizzle each glass liberally with caramel sauce and pour in the frozen drink. Garnish with a banana slice.
  3. NOTE: this makes 2 very generous glasses, or four smaller glasses depending on the size of your glassware.

Icy, caramel-y, chilly, banana goodness! I am in love with this Frozen Bananas Foster!

Five Ingredient Recipes cookbookBe sure to check out Philia’s cookbook next week when it launches in stores on July 19th! Or you can always pre-order it NOW on Walmart, Boswell Books, Amazon, Indiebound, and Barnes & Noble. You can also follow the hashtag #sweetphicookbook on social media to see more recipes and posts about Phi’s new book!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

 

No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is a delicious mouthful! Super easy, homemade, no-churn and absolutely delightful!

So I kind of realized I live in a bubble. And I’m trying to fix it, okay?

I know, I know. I’m 25 and a certified recluse. I work from home, I relax at home, I prefer staying at home… I am the textbook definition of a homebody.

BUT I was so sick of being cooped up in my house that I went exploring in neighboring cities and I had a blast! Sometimes you just need to be a tourist in your own town, ya know?

I spent too much money at antique shops finding unique treasures and cool food props, and then stopped at a little ice cream shop to do some window shopping since I was still full from lunch. The ice cream parlor had a peanut butter fudge ice cream which sounded so good if I hadn’t gorged myself on tater tots an hour prior. Tater tots, if you didn’t know, are my weakness. Actually, most potato products are. Fun fact #4573 about Hayley. I know you were dying to know that!

So I got home and recreated this fantastical ice cream flavor for you and I have to say, I’m pretty darn pleased with the outcome. This ice cream is SO creamy, peanut buttery and smooth with chunks of peanut butter cups and gooey ribbons of fudge. I decided to add peanut butter cups into the ice cream because I’m a texture kinda girl and love having some kind of add-in for whatever ice cream/froyo/soft serve I’m eating. You could always add chopped peanuts or chocolate chips to this too!

But whatever you do, do yourself a flavor and make it! It’s so perfect.

It starts with the classic no-churn ice cream base: sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream. If you didn’t know you could make ice cream with those two ingredients, well, I’m here to let you know that you CAN and SHOULD! It couldn’t be simpler.

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! Whip up some whipped cream with a teensy bit of sugar until stiff peaks form. Then fold in a mixture of smooth peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk until it’s all combined and friendly. Pour half of it into a freezer-safe container with a lid (or a loaf pan), sprinkle on some chopped PB cups and drizzle a few ribbons of fudge on top. Then repeat the layers, freeze it for at least 8 hours, and then chow down!

OMG.

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker!

5.0 from 1 reviews
No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
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Serves: 6-8
 
This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is SO fantastic! Creamy, smooth, and SO easy to make!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pkg (11 oz) Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis, chopped roughly
  • 1 cup hot fudge sauce, warmed very slightly until pourable
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy whipping cream and the sugar on HIGH speed for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. While the mixture whips, in a medium bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and creamy peanut butter until blended.
  2. Fold the peanut butter milk mixture into the whipped cream until just combined. Pour half of the mixture into a freezer-safe container with a lid. Sprinkle liberally with half of the peanut butter cups and drizzle with half of the hot fudge sauce. Repeat layers, pop on the lid (or cover with plastic wrap), and freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! You guys are going to love this ice cream! I cannot get over the creamy peanut butter ice cream base and that huge, thick ribbon of fudge swirled throughout!

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!Dude.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is kinda sorta a wonder of the world.

One you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home without a bunch of tourists snapping photos of you. Unless you’re into that kinda thing.

Otherwise, rejoice! – because this ice cream is made without an ice cream maker and tastes every bit as rich and creamy as the store-bought or ice cream parlor kinds. Only I guarantee they don’t have any flavor near as awesome as this one!

If you follow me on Facebook (which hi, you totally should!) you would have seen that I posted a Facebook Live video of myself making no-churn ice cream last week. If you haven’t seen it, pop on over to my page, find the Videos tab on the left, and click the Homemade No-Churn Ice Cream one! Then prepare to be amazed by both my culinary prowess and my acting chops. Quick, someone call Hollywood! I’m destined to play the funny fat girl sidekick to some skinny Zooey Deschanel-type on an ABC sitcom.

In the Facebook Live video, I made a vanilla ice cream base filled with mini M&M’s, chopped Butterfinger candy bars, and caramel sauce… and ladies and gents, it was divine. Y’all went crazy for it, and at the end of the video, I announced I had made this ice cream flavor too, so here we are!

This no-churn ice cream base is extremely versatile. Seriously – stir in whatever you want. Not even joking. The base is very simple: whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Add a little sugar if you want a sweeter base, or maybe even some vanilla extract. If you’re piling in a ton of sugary things, maybe skip the sugar. But otherwise, two basic ingredients that you probably have on hand. SO SIMPLE.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!And for this particular concoction, I stirred in some cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel sauce and chopped up Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies, because it’s 2016, dangit, and we’re going to eat Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream.

So let’s get eating!!

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!

5.0 from 2 reviews
No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream
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Serves: 6-8
 
This No-Churn Homemade Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is AWESOME. Light, creamy, and tastes even BETTER than ice cream parlor ice cream!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • About 4-5 Oatmeal Cream Pies, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, brown sugar and vanilla extract on HIGH power until fluffy and stiff peaks form. Fold in the cinnamon and sweetened condensed milk gently, until just combined. Fold in the chopped Oatmeal Cream Pies.
  2. Pour half of the ice cream mixture into a large freezer-safe container with a lid, or a loaf pan. Drizzle with half of the caramel sauce. Top with the remaining ice cream mixture, followed by the remaining caramel sauce.
  3. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, or until frozen solid.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!Buttery, creamy, and bursting with rich, gooey caramel swirls and earthy, warm cinnamon, the base alone is to-die for. But add in those chewy pockets of oatmeal cream pies, and it’s out of this world.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor! Enjoy! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Root Beer Float Pie

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!I am someone who has to have dessert after dinner every night.

I don’t know how it started, but it’s impossible to stop. Plus, it’s a little scoop of ice cream or a couple of cookies. It’s not like I’m clearing out the dessert section at Home Town Buffet.

…though don’t put it past me.

But trying to eat dessert when I’m trying to eat healthier is hard. Berries aren’t dessert for me. Fruit just is so not dessert. It’s fruit, it’s sweet, but dessert it is not. And drinking hot cocoa to “fix my chocolate cravings” doesn’t do it. Plus, hot cocoa in this heat? I’d sooner wear a bikini to the mall… and trust me, no one wants that. NO ONE.

But then I remember things like root beer floats and I’m like, I can get down on this. Root beer plus ice cream equals deliciousness; it’s simple math. And then I saw that I could make this into pie and I thought it was just genius.

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!This pie tastes exactly like a root beer float. Like, to the T. And you can make it lower-cal, which rocks my dessert-loving socks, so it’s perfect. Creamy, sasparilla-y, ultra deliciousness.

Take that, dessert.

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!*adapted from Taste of Home

4.0 from 1 reviews
Root Beer Float Pie
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This Root Beer Float Pie is creamy, dreamy, and ultra delicious! You'll be shocked at how close to a root beer float it tastes!
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup good quality root beer
  • ½ cup milk (I used 1%, but skim may be used)
  • 1 (4-serving size) box instant vanilla pudding mix (sugar free may be used)
  • 1-2 Tbsp root beer extract (start with one Tablespoon and add more if you prefer a stronger root beer flavor. If you want a really light root beer flavor, only use a couple teaspoons and adjust from there)
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • Cherries and whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the root beer, milk, root beer concentrate and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Fold in the Cool Whip until mixture is uniform and combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust and freeze for approx. 8 hours or overnight. Once frozen, cut into slices and garnish with whipped cream and cherries, if desired. Store pie in freezer.

This Root Beer Float Pie is perfect! Creamy, dreamy, icy and sweet, it's packed with that nostalgic, old-fashioned root beer flavor!This pie tastes phenomenal straight from the freezer: it’s creamy, dreamy, icy and just totally fab. The root beer flavor is so strong in this pie which makes me nostalgic for my childhood days in the summertime sippin’ on some A&W. If you prefer a more subtle flavor of root beer, omit the concentrate – it’s what gives this pie that true, old-fashioned root beer flavor we all know and love!

I hope you enjoy!

xo, Hayley

The Best Frozen Hot Chocolate

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!The temperature is so hot in California right now, that my new idea of a good time is curling up in my shortest shorts under the nearest AC vent while reading a magazine.

Doesn’t that just sound divine?

Forget poolside. Poolside still means you’re outside, of which I want absolutely nothing to do with. It’s over one-hundred degrees out there – staring at a glistening pool is not my idea of a good time. And frankly, neither does swimming (hello, bikini – no thanks) but that’s a different story.

Not to mention, we don’t have a pool or know anyone with a pool besides my grandma, who lives about 15 minutes away. We could go over there to swim, but that requires bearing the heat and travel time which doesn’t bode well when the temperature gauge is over a hundred.

So basically, if you need anything done from me at any given time during June-September, it’s a requirement that it’s done in the house, that the AC is blasting, and that I’ve had adequate time to bring my body to temperature. It’s the worst when I come home from my 8am walk with Mannie, enter the home dripping with sweat, and am asked to do something. Leave me alone and let me stop cooking.

Anywho. Despite burning up 24/7, I’m still getting the urge to bake which I’m trying to curb with plenty of no-bake treats. One of the things we crave in the summertime is ice cream and tons of it, but I get kinda tired of it every night all the time between sundaes and milkshakes. So I set out to create a summertime treat that was kinda like ice cream, kinda not, but 100% delicious. And it serves as inspiration for my favorite wintertime drink… *drumroll please*… Frozen Hot Chocolate! 

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!If you’ve never had Frozen Hot Chocolate, you’re missing out. This frosty, freezy-cool drink is icy and utterly delicious, creamy and chocolaty, and tastes just like rich milk chocolate cocoa but frozen. It’s so scrumptious! And topped with whipped cream and a generous drizzle of glossy chocolate syrup, it’s our new favorite way to cool down and beat the heat.

For this Best-Ever Frozen Hot Chocolate, I’m using Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract. This stuff is seriously divine and really elevates the rich, warm chocolate flavor in these drinks. I love using Nielsen-Massey extracts in my baking because it’s a family-owned company that really cares about the quality of its products. Their vanilla bean paste continues to be a favorite of mine, and I cannot function without their Madagascar Vanilla Extract. It’s so velvety and delicious. If you haven’t already, you should check them out!

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!And whatever you do, you oughta make one of these drinks for yourself! They’re worth it!

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!

5.0 from 3 reviews
The Best Frozen Hot Chocolate
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Serves: 2-4
 
These freezy-cool, ultra chocolaty Frozen Hot Chocolates are to-die for! Rich and creamy, you'll love the cocoa flavor and frosty texture.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 3 cups ice
  • 3 (.75-1 oz) pkgs hot cocoa packets (depending on the brand, they vary in ounces. Look for this range, which is typical for powdered hot cocoa packets)
  • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract
  • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract or Tahitian Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, blend together the milk, ice, hot cocoa packets, chocolate and vanilla extracts on high speed until blended and smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour into two tall Mason jars or glasses and garnish with fresh whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Likewise, you can also drizzle your glasses with chocolate syrup before pouring the hot chocolate into the glass for extra pizzazz and flavor.
  3. Drink up!

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!I mean… talk about heaven in a glass! I love the icy texture of this sweet cocoa drink. The hot chocolate flavor really comes through as it’s enhanced by the Chocolate Extract and rounded out with the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract, both of which add tremendous richness and flavor. These hot chocolates totally taste like the ones at the famed Serendipity in New York City and Miami!

Be sure to connect with Nielsen-Massey on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for more inspiration and recipes!

Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, Nielsen-Massey has compensated me for this recipe. However, all opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade

These Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonades are to-die for! Creamy, dreamy, sweet and tart, they're the perfect refreshing summertime drink!Now this is the ultimate Friday treat.

I’m alllll about finding ways to indulge. This is probably the number one reason why none of my diets work.

I find reasons to indulge for everything. It’s Monday, let me eat the fries. I surpassed X amount of page views, so I’ll have an ice cream sundae. I survived today; bring on the chips.

This is also probably the number one reason why I’ve gained weight… but I digress. We need not talk about weight in the summertime. It’s sacrilegious, like wearing double denim or dressing up dogs in tutus.

But sometimes, it’s just SO DAMN HOT outside and the only thing you can do is cry and hope your tears offer some kind of chill to your burning-up face… like how it’s been here in Sacramento the past few days. A couple days ago, it was 100 degrees. ONE FREAKIN’ HUNDRED. Not cool, Mother Nature. You’re kind of a B.

And I think my family and I were so heat-confused that we didn’t turn on our AC for awhile because of it. We were so unbearably hot and sweaty, but we couldn’t turn on the AC because that’d be admitting defeat that summer is officially here in Northern California. *cries* But eventually, we caved and turned it on because you can only threaten wearing only a bikini for so long, and no one – I mean nobody – wants to see that.

These Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonades are to-die for! Creamy, dreamy, sweet and tart, they're the perfect refreshing summertime drink!But there’s something good about summertime, and that’s frosty treats. My family and I stock-pile the freezer with popsicles, ice cream bars, lots of ice and frozen fruit and fruit juices to make slushies and smoothies on a whim. That’s precisely how I came up with these Copycat Frozen Lemonades after trying it at Chick-Fil-A. They’re creamy, dreamy, sweet, tart and totally refreshing.

Admit it. You totally want one.

These Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonades are to-die for! Creamy, dreamy, sweet and tart, they're the perfect refreshing summertime drink!*adapted from my Orange Julius recipe

5.0 from 2 reviews
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade
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Recipe type: Frozen Desserts
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Serves: 2
 
Just like from the fast food chain, this Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonade is to-die for! Refreshing, freezy-cool and creamy, it's the perfect summertime drink.
Ingredients
  • 1 & ½ cups lemonade, homemade or prepared
  • 1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate, slightly thawed
  • 1 (16 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, frozen
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large blender.
  2. Blend on HIGH for about 1 minute, stopping to stir the Cool Whip around if needed. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve! Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired.

These Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonades are to-die for! Creamy, dreamy, sweet and tart, they're the perfect refreshing summertime drink!Can you hear the angels singing? This recipe is totally the bees knees! I love how creamy it is and the tartness from the lemonade concentrate gives it a frosty-vibe. It’s amazing!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

 

Copycat S’mores Frappuccino

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.I have been on such a frappuccino kick lately. Like, it’s getting ridiculous (and expensive).

But I am such a marketer’s dream come true and will buy any new flavored frappe available. Birthday cake? Had to try… and recreated it HERE. Java Chip? An old favorite. Caramel Coconut – remember that one? Deliciousness. And s’mores? Done for. I live for s’mores flavored anything.

Which reminds me that a couple days ago, I tried the s’mores frappuccino and then later went to froyo with my sister, whereupon I purchased a s’mores froyo. It was totally a s’mores day and we ate it outside where they had a fire pit and where obnoxious teenagers who just swiped their first pack of cigarettes were playing cornhole and being annoying.

I thought back to those days where I’d be mock-offended at whatever a cute boy said, so I’d playfully hit him and act humorously sensitive so he’d swoop me into a hug and (hopefully) kiss me in front of an audience of poor, innocent, unsuspecting people eating frozen yogurt. I’d talk a little louder, gesticulate a little bigger, and keep my eyes peeled for people watching me and my super cute boyfriend be annoying teenagers. Aren’t we so cute? Everyone wishes their boyfriend was as cute as my boyfriend, I’d think to myself, even though in retrospect all of my boyfriends were kind of ugly. Sorry not sorry.

So as I hoovered froyo into my face while watching these teenagers smoke their first-ever cigarettes while playing corn hole and talking loudly, I fondly realized that you couldn’t pay me enough money to be a gawky, awkward teenager ever again. People say, “ah, to be 16 again” and I say been there, done that, and 0/10 would recommend.

Mostly because I was annoying (sorry, Mom) and because I ate chicken caesar salads and chocolate donuts daily and that’s disgusting. Also, see the note about ugly boyfriends. UGH.

ANYWHO. Back to s’mores stuff.

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.This frappuccino is amazing, people. It’s creamy, icy, and packed with s’moresy goodness thanks to all of the components which make it special: marshmallow whipped cream (!!), crushed Biscoff cookies on top, an ample amount of fudge sauce, and that s’mores base which rocks your face off.

10/10 would recommend.

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Copycat S'mores Frappuccino
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Recipe type: Frozen Desserts
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Serves: 1-2
 
This Copycat S'mores Frappuccino tastes just like the real thing but BETTER because of the homemade marshmallow whipped cream and the creamy, icy s'mores-flavored base. You'll love this coffeehouse copycat!
Ingredients
  • 6 oz milk (I used skim, but any kind works)
  • 1 Tbsp powdered vanilla coffee creamer dissolved in 1 oz warm water
  • 1 oz Torani S'mores flavored syrup
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • ½ pkg (about 1 cup) Cool Whip Free, frozen
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup marshmallow creme
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Crushed Biscoff Cookies or graham crackers
Instructions
  1. First, make your whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in the marshmallow creme and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. In a large blender, add the milk, coffee creamer in water, s'mores syrup, Cool Whip, two (2) Tablespoons of chocolate syrup and ice and blend on HIGH for about 1 minute.
  3. Spoon a heaping Tablespoon or two of the marshmallow whipped cream into the bottoms of two glasses; add about a Tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Pour the drinks among the two glasses and garnish with the remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed Biscoff cookies (what I used) or crushed graham crackers. Serve!

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.This S’mores Frappuccino is so amazing, you guys! It tastes just like the coffee shop’s but BETTER since it’s homemade. And that marshmallow whipped cream? INCREDIBLE. You won’t be able to resist this campfire treat!

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.Want more s’mores? Check out my other s’moresy recipes!

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Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream {No Machine Needed!}

This rich and creamy four-ingredient Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream is packed with flavor and is made without an ice cream machine.You guys – this ice cream is off the chain! So rich and incredibly delicious.

And it has Little Debbie Red Velvet Cakes swirled throughout it, giving that cute freckled look and that creamy, chocolaty red velvet taste.

Dude. It’s cake and ice cream in one. There’s really not much better than this.

I used to work at this cupcake shop and red velvet was the most popular flavor. I don’t know how or why people loved it so much; it just tasted like cupcake. You know how things sometimes just taste like… it? Like that’s it? No other notes, no other flavors, just kind of one-note? That was this red velvet cupcake. It kind of just tasted like glorified red bread, which is weird since I’ve never tried red bread before then.

Then said red bread was topped with a mound of cream cheese frosting which was way too sweet. So in other words, it wasn’t that great, but everyone freaked for it. When we were sold out, you’d think it was the start of World War III. People were nutso for their red bread.

So from that stemmed a general dislike for red velvet. I didn’t understand the overwhelming appeal of this mysterious is-it-chocolate-or-not Southern staple. But then I partnered up with Little Debbie – you know, the QUEEN of snack cakes – and she sent me a box of their Red Velvet Cakes. Chiiiiiiiild, you can color me a red velvet fan through and through if they all taste that good. It was chocolaty without being overpowering, richly sweet without being cloying, and had that marshmallow-y creamy center that was absolutely heaven on earth.

This rich and creamy four-ingredient Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream is packed with flavor and is made without an ice cream machine.And naturally, I knew it had to be made into an ice cream. But of course.

This ice cream is PACKED with rich, tangy and creamy cheesecake flavor – the base is cheesecake, after all – and it’s studded with chunks of Little Debbie Red Velvet Cakes swirled throughout. This would be the BEST served up in a waffle bowl or cone, and I happen to think it’d be mighty tasty with hot fudge drizzled on top. But that’s just me, obvi.

This rich and creamy four-ingredient Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream is packed with flavor and is made without an ice cream machine.[PSSST – want to win a case of your favorite Little Debbie snacks? Be sure to enter on my Facebook post today! Hop on over and answer a simple question for your chance to win.]

Now let’s get ice creamin’.

This rich and creamy four-ingredient Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream is packed with flavor and is made without an ice cream machine.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream {No Machine Needed!}
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Recipe type: Ice Cream, No Bake
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Serves: 12
 
This no-machine-needed ice cream is so impossibly rich and creamy, with a strong, tangy cheesecake base studded with Little Debbie Red Velvet Cakes swirled throughout. It's a red velvet lover's dream!
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 small box sugar-free/fat-free instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 box Little Debbie Red Velvet Cakes, roughly chopped into bite-sized bits
Instructions
  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a bowl and stir in the cheesecake instant pudding mix just barely to combine. Place the Cool Whip in a large bowl and drizzle the sweetened condensed milk mixture over top; gently fold the milk mixture into the Cool Whip until combined.
  2. Barely stir in the chopped Red Velvet Cakes until incorporated. Place the mixture into a freezer-safe, airtight container and freeze for up to 6 hours before serving.

This rich and creamy four-ingredient Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream is packed with flavor and is made without an ice cream machine.Mmmm. An easy, four-ingredient ice cream is hard to beat, and this ice cream has it all – tangy, sweet, creamy and cakey, all wrapped in one. You won’t be able to resist this simple ice cream recipe!

Have a super sweet day – and be sure to check out FACEBOOK for your chance to win Little Debbie products!

xo, Hayley

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