No-Bake Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie)

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! This Frozen Rosé Pie is INCREDIBLE. It tastes just like rosé wine but in a creamy, cool no-bake PIE!

Rosé is officially taking the world by storm and I am living for it.

Finally – a widely accepted sweet drink, because apparently I’m still childish enough to order sickeningly sweet alcoholic beverages with every meal. I’ll do me, okay?

What I’m saying is: I only drink sweet when it comes to alcohol. Moscato, sugary rosé, a fruity Riesling… it’s all good and I’ll drink it with anything, anytime, anywhere.

(Somewhere, a wino is wrinkling their nose at the idea of me drinking Moscato with a spaghetti Bolognese but I don’t care. Wrinkle away, sommeliers!)

And lately, frosé (or Frozen Rosé if ya didn’t catch on) is kind of having a major moment. I’ve seen rosé wine slurpees at wineries, and I’ve seen numerous bloggers take their own spin on a fruity slushy with it. It is EVERYWHERE, on every menu, in every city and if you haven’t stepped into the pink side, you ought to!

So, let me break down this Frosé Pie for you: it has a cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk base which is beaten to smithereens until it’s super creamy and luscious. Then you beat in your rosé wine – but here’s the kicker. Make sure the rosé you use is low-alcohol. Why? Because if you’ve ever tried freezing alcohol, it doesn’t work too well, so a low-alcohol wine is a must in order for this pie to work and solidify in the freezer. Got it? Yay! Moving along…

Beat in some Chambord, because really, why the hell not?, and a little bit of strawberry gelatin powder to help the pie stabilize, and give it a touch of sweetness and strawberry flavor. You could omit the gelatin if needed, but if you have problems with Jell-O, that really sounds like a non-problem and you should probably move on.

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! Lastly, fold in some whipped topping. Now somewhere, someone is wrinkling their nose that I said “whipped topping” but really, this is the answer to this pie. You could totally use stabilized whipped cream if you want to make that instead, but whipped topping is convenient and as far as I know, it hasn’t killed anyone, so maybe back off on the haterade?

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! Pour the goodness that is a rosé-wine flavored pie into a prepared pie crust and – here’s the hard part – let it freeze for at least 8 hours so the wine and Chambord have a second to solidify in the pie filling. Then cut it, garnish it with Chambord whipped cream and lots of fresh berries.

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! The result is a cool and creamy pie with a silky-smooth texture and a robust, sweet, fruity rosé wine flavor. Seriously, this tastes just like rosé but in an ice-cream-esque pie. You must try this!

Bottoms up!

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect!

5.0 from 2 reviews
No-Bake Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie)
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This Frosé Pie (aka frozen rosé pie) is PHENOMENAL. Cool and creamy with an ice cream-y texture and a robust, sweet and fruity rosé wine flavor throughout! A must-make for the summertime!
Ingredients
  • One 9" prepared pie crust (Nilla Wafer, or graham cracker)
  • 6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • One (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 oz rosé wine (make sure the wine you choose is low-alcohol. For this, I loved Stella Rosa brand's "Stella Pink")
  • 2 Tbsp Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry or raspberry Jell-O powder
  • One (8-oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chambord
  • Fresh raspberries and/or strawberries
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk with a handheld electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the rosé wine, gently adding a little wine at a time, followed by the Chambord and strawberry gelatin powder. Finally fold in the whipped topping (or stabilized whipped cream, if using) until combined and uniform in color, making sure to get the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Pour into the prepared pie crust and freeze for at least 8 HOURS or overnight. This ensures the alcohol in the pie has time to solidify adequately before serving.
  3. Just before serving, make the Chambord whipped cream: in a medium-large bowl, beat together the heavy whipping cream, confectioners' sugar, and Chambord together until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. Spread onto the top of the pie and garnish with raspberries. Store leftovers in the freezer and let sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! The Stella Rosa “Stella Pink” wine has aromatic fruity flavors like juicy strawberries, raspberries, and delicate rose petals. Because it has a low-alcohol content, it helps stay frozen in the pie filling. Any brand will do, but make sure it’s low-alcohol, ‘kay? Save the harder stuff for drinking!

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, Stella Rosa and Chambord don’t know I exist which makes me sad. This post is not compensated by them; I just love their rosé wine and it worked beautifully in this recipe. 

The Best Fresh Strawberry Pie

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!

This is – hands down – the Best Fresh Strawberry Pie I’ve ever made or tasted before! A buttery, flaky pie crust filled to the brim with bright, juicy red strawberries and a sinfully sweet strawberry glaze. Whipped cream on top is mandatory!

Does anyone else watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise?

I am newly hooked on it, after watching Nick Viall’s season and cursing my way through the whole Corinne situation. And now, I’m loving Rachel’s season so far! She has a good pick of guys, that’s for sure. (Uh, minus the Whaboom/Whack-A-Mole/Wazzzup guy. He’s a little… medicated. Or rather, needs to be medicated).

It got me thinking: maybe should try out to be the next Bachelorette? I mean, can you imagine? The first plus-size, heavily tattooed, glasses-wearing person. I SMELL SOMETHING GROUND-BREAKING HERE. ABC producers, call me.

But then I wondered: what would our dates be? Please tell me the ABC producers come up with that stuff, because if it were up to me, we’d be bowling or going to Disneyland for every date. And actually, you can probably tell a lot about someone if they endure Disneyland with you. Screaming children, pushy stroller people, tourists galore, musty Pirates smell…

ACTUALLY THAT’S A GREAT IDEA.

Like this week’s relay race, you can have a Disneyland version. Obstacles include: Leap-frogging and/or javelining over a series of slow-moving strollers, pinning the right Mickey hat on the right kid, who can clean up a spilled Dole Whip the fastest, best end-of-roller-coaster-camera picture, most churros consumed in one sitting, who doesn’t toss their cookies on a broken and out-of-control Teacup… I’m sensing a really good date idea here, ABC! (Seriously, call me).

Also, are there requirements to being a Bachelorette? Like, is it required that we all have Michelle Obama-status arms like Rachel? Or that we all wear itty-bitty shorts a la JoJo? Can I spontaneously break out in song and dance? Am I allowed to wear tutus and Doc Martens?

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!Anyway, while I ponder my new life as a wannabe Bachelorette, I made myself (and you, duh) some Fresh Strawberry Pie to consume. It is BANANAS, y’all. (Er, well, BERRIES*).

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!This pie is filled to the absolute brim with fresh, juicy, red strawberries and coated in a sweet and simple strawberry glaze which sweetens the pie a little but also helps keep it together and cut evenly. I chose to serve my strawberry pie in a classic pastry crust (which is pre-baked), but if you want to keep this entirely no-bake, use a graham cracker crust. Or, OOH! Maybe an Oreo cookie crust? GIRL YASS.

Whatever you do, make this pie and vote for your new fave Bachelorette (AKA me).

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!

5.0 from 1 reviews
The Best Fresh Strawberry Pie
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This Fresh Strawberry Pie is loaded with bright, juicy strawberries and a sweet and simple glaze. So perfect for summertime!
Ingredients
  • One frozen 9" deep dish pie crust
  • One (6 ounce) box strawberry gelatin
  • 1 & ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 & ½ cups water
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, hulled and halved if large
  • For garnish: sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place the frozen pie crust onto a cookie sheet, which will make it easier to remove from the oven. Prick holes all over the pie crust bottom and sides with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the gelatin, sugar, and cornstarch until combined. Add in the water and lemon zest, whisking to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for one minute exactly, stirring constantly. Take off the heat and bring the mixture to room temperature.
  3. Place all the berries into the pie crust shell. Pour the glaze evenly over the berries. Refrigerate until firm, about 2-3 hours. Serve with freshly whipped cream or whipped topping.

*adapted from Southern Dishes and Desserts magazine

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!This pie is so flavorful with a hint of freshness from the lemon zest and filled with bountiful, beautiful berries! No summer cookout will be complete without this pie!

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe! 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

Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea

This Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #ad

So I love iced tea. It’s my favorite drink ever.

My love for iced tea came from my Mom, who used to brew sun tea on our front walkway years ago when I was a kid. I remember she’d put the tea bags into the large pitcher, adorned with sunflowers, and would set it out in the sun to brew. Then she’d sweeten the amber-colored liquid with lots of sugar and I just gulped it down.

When I remember this, I remember she always used Lipton Iced Tea. Never anything else – always and only Lipton. What can I say? My Mom has good taste.

And since I grew up guzzling Lipton tea, I only use Lipton when I make iced tea at home now. Whether it’s sweet, peach, green, spiced with cinnamon sticks or regular black tea, I just love the stuff.

But sometimes I like to reimagine my tea, just like I enjoy reimagining classic desserts with fun twists. And this Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is no exception!

Since fall is officially here, I am all about fall flavors. I was thinking about reimagining this iced tea recipe, I wanted to include cinnamon sticks and oranges, which always invoke a comforting feeling I enjoy. But I wanted to also add a little something else, which is why I chose pomegranate juice to zip it up. The pomegranate adds a nice tartness to the tea and it tastes so fabulous with the spiced orange flavors.

Together, the combination of zesty oranges, bright pomegranate and comforting cinnamon with Lipton’s black tea is officially my new favorite. It’s sweet, spicy and vibrant, but still has that classic iced tea flavor I’ve loved ever since I was a kiddo.

When my Mom came home after work and saw I’d made a pitcher of this tea mash-up, she was so stoked. I poured us each a glass and we sat and sipped it together on the couch while discussing our day. It was so nice to just be together and feel connected with each other over this long-standing tradition of our love for iced tea. We then brought our conversation to the dinner table when my Dad and sister came home which was so awesome because sometimes we get too busy to eat around the table. (Which, okay, is partially my fault because the kitchen table is usually my catch-all for chocolate chips and other sweet ingredients for my cookbook. Sorry Mom).

It’s such a cinch to make, too. Simply brew the Lipton Cold Brew Iced Tea into a large pitcher with some water. Let it set and steep and get all golden and marvelous. Once it’s steeped, pour in some pomegranate and orange juices to really give it that zip. Lastly, drop in some orange slices, pomegranate arils and cinnamon sticks, which give this iced tea a spicy twist. Easy-peasy and oh so good.

This Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #adThis Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #adThis recipe also goes with pretty much whatever you’re serving. It’d be fabulous at brunch time with omelettes or French toast; it would be fantastic with a turkey and cranberry Panini for lunch, as the cranberry would mimic the tartness of the pomegranate; and for dinner, we served it alongside spicy sausage pasta.

This Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #adBut (sorry to be corny), it’s kinda best served up with family and friends. Just make sure to make two pitchers, because this iced tea recipe goes fast. Trust me, it’s advice from experience. 🙂

This Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #ad

Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea
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Serves: 10-12 cups
 
This Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is FANTASTIC! Super easy to prepare and has comforting fall-inspired flavors that offer a vibrant, reimagined flavor of iced tea!
Ingredients
  • 2 bags Lipton Cold Brew Tea
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, cut into slices
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • Sweetener, to taste (if desired)
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher, pour 8 cups of cold water over the 2 Lipton Cold Brew Tea bags. Cold brew the tea for 5 minutes, dunking the tea bags frequently and stirring occasionally. Remove the tea bags.
  2. Pour in the pomegranate juice and orange juice, stir to combine. Add in the orange slices, pomegranate arils and cinnamon sticks; stir again to combine.
  3. Let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to meld.

This Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #adThis Spiced Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea is a fantastic reimagined tea recipe! Vibrant oranges, tart pomegranate and spicy cinnamon combine to create this bright and easy iced tea recipe! #BrightBites #adBe sure to visit Food Network for more #BrightBites ideas using Lipton Iced Tea!

Have a super sweet day!

Xo, Hayley

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.


Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Cheesecake

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! Today, I’m coming at ya with this AMAZING Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Cheesecake. And it’s a doozy!

So. I’m struggling.

Summertime’s in full swing in Sacramento and to call it ‘sweltering’ would be an understatement. Girl, it’s HOT here. Like denim shorts fusing to your skin hot. Like sweating profusely on a morning walk hot. Like if you turn on the oven I’m going to scream at you hot.

So no bake treats? We need them desperately.

I’m on a mission to create as many no-bake treats as I can this summer to avoid turning on my oven as much as possible. Of course I’m still going to bake traditional goodies like cookies, regular cheesecakes and cupcakes, but I want to save those for days when I’m feeling ambitious and somewhat sadistic.

Thus, this wonderful No-Bake Cheesecake was born!

I have a very similar version in my new cookbook, Out of the Box Desserts, which comes out in August… or which should be arriving on your doorstep shortly if you ordered from QVC! The cheesecake base is the same, but the crusts and toppings are a little different. Whether you make my cookbook’s version or this version, promise me you’ll make one or the other – they’re simply too good not to enjoy!

And everyone will flip out when they see that the crust is made out of a giant Rice Krispy Treat. I meeeeann… you are so welcome.

Of course, this cheesecake is only for die-hard RKT fans like myself. If you’re not a superfan of the stuff, then you may want to pass. This is pure, unadulterated RKT goodness.

So let’s break it down for ya. You make a standard batch of Rice Krispy Treats, except instead of pressing it into a square or rectangular pan, you’ll press it into a greased 9 or 10″ springform pan. Springform pans are also traditionally used for cheesecake, and it is necessary to help pop the crust out when it’s finished setting. Let the crust set in the pan for a couple minutes while you prepare the glorious marshmallow cheesecake filling.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! For the filling, simply beat together some cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla – standard stuff. Beat in some marshmallow creme (and try not to groan audibly) and then fold in some Cool Whip. Now, whenever I make a Cool Whip recipe, all you naysayers come out of the woodwork, but PLEASE, use real deal Cool Whip. Real whipped cream isn’t as stable as Cool Whip is, and your cheesecake won’t stay as high, fluffy and airy with anything other than Cool Whip. So yeah, blame science.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! Then, pour that wonderous marshmallow cheesecake goodness into your RKT crust. Garnish with whipped cream (there’s where you can use real-deal whipped cream) and plenty of stacked and cubed RKTs for garnish to really drive the point home that you mean business and are not to be messed with.

And that’s that! Fluffy, light, airy, marshmallowy goodness that sits inside of a giant, gooey, crispy RKT crust. The end.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! *adapted from my Toasted Marshmallow S’mores No Bake Cheesecake in my book, Out of the Box Desserts

4.8 from 5 reviews
Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Cheesecake
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This No Bake Rice Krispy Treat Cheesecake is phenomenal! Light, fluffy and packed with flavor, it's perfect for any and every die-hard RKT fan!
Ingredients
  • FOR CRUST:
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 pkg miniature marshmallows
  • FOR FILLING:
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme/fluff
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Cool Whip, thawed
  • FOR GARNISH:
  • Whipped cream
  • Cubed & prepared Rice Krispy Treat Squares (I used the ones from the box)
Instructions
  1. Liberally grease a 9" or 10" springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the Rice Krispies cereal. Set aside momentarily. In a medium saucepan, melt the salted butter and marshmallows together over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and toss until totally combined. Pour the cereal into the prepared pan and, using a greased glass cup, press the cereal mixture into the pan, forming a base and sides. Put aside to set, about 20 minutes.
  3. While crust sets, make your filling. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the marshmallow creme until smooth. Lastly, fold in the Cool Whip by hand until combined.
  4. Spread the filling mixture into the crust, smoothing out the top. Garnish with whipped cream piped along the perimeter of the cheesecake and top with stacked prepared & cubed Rice Krispy Treats in the center. Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge before cutting into slices.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! This cheesecake is SO creamy, decadent and delicious while still being light and fluffy. It’s sure to make a great impression at any backyard BBQ, party, or even a random Monday night! 🙂

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

Strawberry Dole Whips

These Strawberry Dole Whips taste like Disney's famed pineapple whips but with a delightfully sweet strawberry flavor! SO easy to make, comes together in minutes and only requires a blender! Well, I’m all finished with my cookbook.

*cue the violin music*

I’m kind of sad it’s over. For the past two months, I’ve worked day in and day out on it, putting my heart and soul into every word, every recipe, every photograph. I really hope when it’s all said & done that you guys love it!

And now that it’s over (and as I prepare for editing with my publishing team), I want to celebrate… by going to Disneyland.

I mean, hello? Happiest place on Earth? Celebrating finishing this labor of love with Mickey and Minnie? Total no brainer.

I wish I could take you all with me – but alas, I’m no Stephen King. So I promise right here, right now, that I will eat a churro for you guys. And by ‘you guys’, I mean each and every one of my readers. I know that’s a lot of churros, but one time I went to Disneyland and they were literally all I ate. The only thing non-churro item I ate on that trip was one of those abnormally large pickles. Churros and pickles – my diet is so sophisticated.

Anyway, one of my new favorite treats at Disneyland is the Dole Whip. I’ve made a Pineapple Dole Whip before, based after the original, but this is a Strawberry Dole Whip, aka, my new favorite kind. It still has pineapple for that tropical flavor, but I added strawberries to make it pink and festive. Plus, the strawberries add great berry flavor and sweetness and it’s such a fun twist on a classic treat!

My Dole Whip recipe doesn’t require an ice cream maker like most do. This means that while my Dole Whips are thick and creamy, they’re less “solid” like soft-serve and more like a really thick, icy smoothie or frosty.

I do recommend serving these between 1 and 3 hours after making and freezing them, which produces that thickness and icy texture reminiscent of a Dole Whip. If you leave them in the freezer longer than 3 hours, they will start to harden. Not a problem, just leave them at room temperature for an hour or two, or pop them in the fridge for several hours to take the hard chill off.

Whatever you do, let’s cheers to my book and make them!

These Strawberry Dole Whips taste like Disney's famed pineapple whips but with a delightfully sweet strawberry flavor! SO easy to make, comes together in minutes and only requires a blender! *adapted from my Dole Whips recipe

5.0 from 1 reviews
Strawberry Dole Whips
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These Strawberry Dole Whips are a fun take on the classic Disney treat!
Ingredients
  • 2 (20 oz) cans crushed pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • Juice of one lime
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, frozen
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, combine the crushed pineapple and sugar. Blend on HIGH for about 1 minute or until smooth. Add in the remaining ingredients, breaking up the Cool Whip into pieces to make it easier to blend.
  2. Blend on HIGH for about 1 more minute or until smooth and creamy. Distribute among glasses and freeze between 1-3 hours, or until desired thickness has been achieved.
  3. NOTE: the Dole Whips will get quite frozen in the freezer if left in there longer than 3 hours. Bring them to room temperature for an hour or two, or keep them in the fridge for several hours before serving.

These Strawberry Dole Whips taste like Disney's famed pineapple whips but with a delightfully sweet strawberry flavor! SO easy to make, comes together in minutes and only requires a blender! Creamy, smooth, luscious and tropical, you’ll flip for these whips!

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These Strawberry Dole Whips taste like Disney's famed pineapple whips but with a delightfully sweet strawberry flavor! SO easy to make, comes together in minutes and only requires a blender! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake

This Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake tastes every bit as sinful as store-bought cake, but with a healthy twist! You'll never guess this light, moist cake is skinny!About 8 years ago, after suffering through a terrible breakup, I went on a diet.

I totally wanted that revenge hot body so I could flaunt it in his face and say ‘BAM, SUCKA.’

Okay, maybe not ‘bam sucka’, but something preferably with expletives. Lots of them. Maybe a crude hand gesture thrown in for good measure.

ANYWAY.

While on my diet I avoided all fried food, only ate salads and chicken sandwiches from fast food joints, and tried to make healthy swaps wherever possible while cooking and baking.

Now at this point, I didn’t have this blog, but I was still cooking and baking on a regular basis for my family… and also because I found it therapeutic. There’s something so poetic about whipping cream into oblivion or punching dough right in its stupid fat face. Or, you know, wielding a zester. Zesting can be dangerous, you know.

And on the reg, my family would request sweet treats which I was happy to oblige… except, I wanted to participate in eating them, too! So I figured out a way to make cake healthy. Well – as ‘healthy’ as it could be. More like, figured out a way to make cake skinnier than your average store-bought cake. With a few simple swaps, no one was the wiser when I presented them with a skinnified cake. And I could indulge too!

So this Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake brings me back to that time in my life when I’m now needing to make those healthy swaps again. And since you guys are *probably* still sticking to your diet resolutions, I figured we could all use some healthy indulgence 🙂

This cake has two secret ingredients: unsweetened applesauce and egg whites. Okay, they aren’t super secret, but they make this cake out-of-this-world moist and utterly delicious. The applesauce replaces the oil that’s typical in cake baking, and the egg whites bind everything together without the calories of the added yolks.

Bake this cake up, poke a few holes in it when it cools and pour on the delicious nectar of the gods: fat-free sweetened condensed milk. Then slather on Cool Whip and top with sprinkles for a festive and healthified treat that’s sure to make you happy!

This Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake tastes every bit as sinful as store-bought cake, but with a healthy twist! You'll never guess this light, moist cake is skinny!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake
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Serves: 15
 
This Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake is to-die for! Light, luscious, moist and bursting with flavor and sprinkles, no one will ever know it's lower-cal!
Ingredients
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 & ¼ cups water
  • 1 small box sugar-free/fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • About ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles (more or less to suit your tastes)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Pour the cake mix into a large bowl and reserve one Tablespoon. To the bowl of mix, add the egg whites, applesauce, water and dry pudding mix. Beat with an electric mixer for approx. 2 minutes or until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for approx. 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool completely.
  3. Once cool, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes throughout the cake, careful not to pierce through to the bottom. Pour on the fat-free sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Combine the reserved Tablespoon of Funfetti cake mix and the Cool Whip, folding gently to combine. Spread evenly over the top of the cake and refrigerate for AT LEAST 4 hours or overnight. Top with the sprinkles and serve!

This Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake tastes every bit as sinful as store-bought cake, but with a healthy twist! You'll never guess this light, moist cake is skinny!Fluffy, light, moist and utterly divine! You’ll love this lower-cal cake!

This Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake tastes every bit as sinful as store-bought cake, but with a healthy twist! You'll never guess this light, moist cake is skinny!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Easy Coconut Cream Pie

This No-Bake Easy Coconut Cream Pie is a classic recipe you must try! Creamy, light, fluffy and coconutty, it tastes like it's made from scratch without all the effort.I am the worst packer.

Well, the best and the worst wrapped up into one messed up person.

You see, I just got home from a quick little jaunt to NYC and I spent hours packing for this long-weekend trip. Ruminating over every piece of clothing, every necklace, every cosmetic, everything. And then I packed.

And promptly unpacked.

And promptly repacked, after assessing I had everything in there appropriately the first time.

And then an hour later, unpacked again. Because last time I checked, I maybe forgot something.

So then I repack again. Will this cycle never end?

And finally, after hours of deliberation, rumination, and excruciating unpacking and repacking, I finally decided I was good to go… only to second-guess myself at the very last minute the morning I was to leave.

WHYYYYY does this happen to me?!

Why am I such a control freak who has to have everything in its perfect little place? Or feel like I’m going to die if I don’t bring XYZ necklace or XYZ pair of shoes? Hello, that’s just another excuse to go shopping, after all.

But regardless, time and time again I go through the packing and unpacking motions. Thanks, OCD, you’re a real help in this whole vacation thing.

This No-Bake Easy Coconut Cream Pie is a classic recipe you must try! Creamy, light, fluffy and coconutty, it tastes like it's made from scratch without all the effort.ANYWHO. Before my jaunt, I made this Easy Coconut Cream Pie. You guys – this pie could not be simpler to whip up. It’s so creamy, luscious, thick and light, it’s like you’re eating coconut cream clouds. And it’s prepared in a premade graham cracker crust, so there’s no baking, no muss, no fuss. Amazing!

I wish I could have packed this.

This No-Bake Easy Coconut Cream Pie is a classic recipe you must try! Creamy, light, fluffy and coconutty, it tastes like it's made from scratch without all the effort.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Easy Coconut Cream Pie
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Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 8
 
This Coconut Cream Pie couldn't be easier to whip up! Light, thick, creamy and luscious, it tastes like it's made from scratch but comes together in minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 2 boxes (3.4 oz each) instant Coconut Cream pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • ⅔ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • About ½ cup toasted coconut (I toasted mine in a skillet)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mixes and milk until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Fold in ¾ of the Cool Whip and the ⅔ cup of shredded coconut until combined and creamy. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
  2. Spread carefully with remaining Cool Whip and top with toasted coconut. Refrigerate to set for at least 4 hours or until firm. Cut into slices and serve. Store leftovers in the fridge.

This No-Bake Easy Coconut Cream Pie is a classic recipe you must try! Creamy, light, fluffy and coconutty, it tastes like it's made from scratch without all the effort.No-bake, classic pudding pie. What’s not to love?!

I hope you enjoy! Have a 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

Pina Colada Bellinis

These Pina Colada Bellinis are the perfect summertime drink! Frothy, frosty and icy cold, they're bursting with juicy pineapple and sweet coconut flavors.
You guys!

I’m finally expanding my blog to include some drinky dranks. I figured that my blog was severely lacking in the sweet beverage department and I needed to remedy that STAT. Sometimes, a perfectly chilled, bold fruity beverage is the exact thing you need to curb a craving or to top one off 🙂 Today I’m super excited to announce I’ve teamed up with Sparkling ICE for this post, featuring their naturally flavored sparkling waters.

These sparkling waters have tons of flavor, are just fizzy enough, and taste great! They’re made from natural spring water so they taste fresh, and they come in 17 real fruit flavor combinations like Coconut Pineapple, Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Orange Mango, Kiwi Strawberry, and more! You’ll love them if you haven’t tried them already! They’re the perfect base for these Pina Colada Bellinis, which by the way, aren’t really bellinis but are kind of like them, so there! But they remind me of the virgin strawberry daiquiris and pina coladas I used to order all the time at restaurants.

As a child I’d order up a virgin pina colada because I loved the taste and how frosty it was. These remind me of an adult version of that and are every bit as good but just lighter in calories and more natural than the mix most restaurants use. And if you feel so inclined to make these non-alcoholic beverages for yourself, feel free! There’s plenty of fizz from the Sparkling ICE and tons of flavor otherwise. You won’t even know the champagne is missing!

I totally see you guys drinking these next to a pool, beach, or the sprinklers, on a day where the temps are a little higher than normal. Wide brimmed hats are optional, but recommended. It’s the perfect ice-cold beverage to enjoy in the sun. Or to enjoy wherever you please, because they are a must.

These Pina Colada Bellinis are the perfect summertime drink! Frothy, frosty and icy cold, they're bursting with juicy pineapple and sweet coconut flavors.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Pina Colada Bellinis
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2-4
 
This freezy-cool Pina Colada Bellini is flavorful, sweet and juicy! Feel free to leave out the alcohol completely if you'd like to make it kid-friendly, or sub in another alcohol (like rum or vodka) if you're feeling frisky.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • ¾ cup simple syrup
  • 3 oz sugar-free coconut syrup (like by Torani)
  • 2 bottles (34 oz total) Sparkling ICE Coconut Pineapple Water
  • ¾ cup champagne (or more or less to suit your taste)
  • Pineapple wedges, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. In a blender, puree the frozen pineapple, simple syrup and coconut syrup together until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the Sparkling ICE waters and champagne; gently stir to combine.
  3. Pour the pineapple slush mixture among four glasses evenly; top with the champagne mixture. Serve with a pineapple wedge on the glass.

These Pina Colada Bellinis are the perfect summertime drink! Frothy, frosty and icy cold, they're bursting with juicy pineapple and sweet coconut flavors.

These bellinis are so flavorful, juicy and bursting with fresh pineapple flavor and sweet, nutty coconut. If you like pina coladas, you’ll love this icy, frosty-cool beverage!

These Pina Colada Bellinis are the perfect summertime drink! Frothy, frosty and icy cold, they're bursting with juicy pineapple and sweet coconut flavors.

Want some Sparkling ICE?  Well, my friends at Sparkling ICE are actually giving their fans a chance to win a year’s supply by competing against each other in the Flavor Face Off fan contest (No Purchase Necessary).  In addition, you could get your face on a bottle, along with daily and weekly prizes.  To register or to find Sparkling ICE near you visit sparklingice.com.

I hope you have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

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