We are approaching the end of summer and I really wanted to make use of fresh strawberries. I made this recipe over the weekend and it was a HUGE hit! My Step Mom absolutely loved it! This is very simple to make with minimal ingredients.
crushed graham crackers
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar
2 tsp of vanilla extract
Wash and pat dry your strawberries. Then cut off the top where the stem is and remove cores to make a pocket. Do this to all the strawberries.
In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Spoon or pipe the cream cheese mixture into the strawberries.
Lastly, top with crushed graham crackers. Enjoy!
I love to enjoy a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day. With National Watermelon Day coming up on August 3rd,I think it's only appropriate to celebrate with this refreshing beverage. Strawberry Watermelon Slushie!
-2 cups of ice cubes
-2 cups of frozen seedless cubed watermelon
-2 cups of strawberries sliced
-a squeeze of lemon juice
-1/3 cup of sugar
Blend ingredients in the blender and enjoy!
It is officially SHARK WEEK!! If you love sharks then you will love this easy Shark Fin cupcake idea!
You will need:
-blue food coloring
-black melting chocolate
-white melting chocolate
-Make some cupcakes. Any flavor you like. Take your white frosting and dye some of it with blue food coloring(leave some of the white frosting to the side).
-When the cupcakes are cool frost with the blue frosting.
-Melt a 50/50 portion of the white and black melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals(follow instructions on the package).
-Take the gray melted chocolate mixture and pour into a pipette bag and cut off the tip.
-On wax paper make a fin shape and then place in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.
-Place the fin in the center of the cupcake. With a butter knife, spread some of the white frosting to the bottom of the fin to create waves.
If you are a coffee lover like me, then you will love this easy frozen treat. I love a refreshing iced coffee on a hot summer day and this recipe for Mocha iced Coffee Popsicles is so good!
-International delight mocha iced coffee (I chose the fewer calorie version)
-1/2 cup of heavy cream
Milk chocolate drizzle:
-1 cup of dark chocolate chips
-2 tbs of coconut oil
and of course Popsicle molds
-Stir the iced coffee and heavy cream in a bow (a measuring cup works well). Then pour into your Popsicle molds. If you would like to use actual Popsicles (instead of what comes with the molds) insert after it has been in the freezer for an hour.
-freeze for at least 4-5 hours or overnight.
-Melt the chocolate with coconut oil together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals and mix well.
-Remove the Popsicles from the molds. Let the Popsicle sit out of the freezer to thaw slightly or run molds under hot water to allow you to remove Popsicle easily.
-As a final touch drizzle chocolate over the Popsicle.
July is National ice cream month! Yayy! I love ice cream (especially soft serve). Here is an interesting twist to my favorite summertime dessert! Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!
-flat bottom ice cream cones
-1 box of cake mix
-eggs,vegetable oil and water needed for cake mix(follow instructions on back of box)
-1 container of white frosting
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
-Follow the instructions on the back of your cake mix box. I used chocolate cake but you can use whatever flavor you want.
-Pour the cake batter into the cones about 2/3 full.
-Place on a cookie sheet or muffin pan.
-Bake for about 20 minutes.
-Once cool, frost and top with sprinkles and a cherry.
I am obsessed with milkshakes! I have a major sweet tooth so I love to make them over the top! I wanted to share my INSANE 4th of July Milkshake that I recently made.
I took my milkshake glass and decorated the rim with frosting and red and blue candies. I then took some strawberry syrup and poured it into the glass. I was trying to create a decorative lining on the inside of the glass but the syrup just fell down to the bottom. I poured in my vanilla milkshake mixture and then decorated with chocolate covered marshmallows and some festive 4th of July cake treats. I of course then topped with whipped cream, red sprinkles and an American flag. Yummm!
Looking for a treat for Father's Day or perhaps to bring to your next summer BBQ? These BBQ Grill Cupcakes are fun and simple to make.
You will need:
-black gel food coloring
-hot tamales candy
-black food safe marker
I used chocolate cupcakes but you can use whatever flavor you like. Then i frosted with chocolate frosting.
Next with the white frosting add a few drops of black gel food coloring to create gray frosting. This will be the grill. Put some in a sandwich bag and cut the tip. Pipe the frosting around the edge of the cupcake to create a circle. The pipe diagonal lines in the center.
To create the hot dogs use two hot tamales candies and draw three lines on each(to be the grill marks) with a food safe black marker.
Then to create a kabob, skewer some cut up pieces of gummy worms on a toothpick.
This refreshing smoothie will really hit the spot for your Cinco De Mayo festivities!
-1 1/2 cups of chopped frozen pineapple
-1 cup of chopped frozen mango
-1/2 can of unsweetened coconut milk
-1 small 6 oz can of pineapple juice
-5 oz cup of coconut Greek yogurt
- 2 tbs of honey
-1 cup of ice
-Whipped cream and cherry (optional)
Add all of the ingredients above in a blender(I added the ice last). Blend until smooth. I topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Who doesn't love tacos? How about some yummy cookie tacos! This is a fun recipe idea to do with kids.
-Golden Oreos (taco shell)
-White melting chocolate
-Crumbled chocolate oreos (ground beef)
-shredded coconut (lettuce)
-green food coloring
-white frosting (sour cream)
-Hot Tamales Candy (tomatoes)
1.) Separate a golden oreo and scrape off the cream. Then cut one of the cookie halves in half with a serrated knife. Melt your melting chocolate and put in a sandwich bag and cut off the tip. Fold the cookie into a taco shape and "glue" with the chocolate. Allow to dry. I took a cupcake pan and flipped it upside down and place the tacos in between the grooves to hold it's shape.
2.) Take your chocolate frosting and pipe(using a sandwich bag) into the center of the taco. Then top with the crumbled chocolate oreos (this is your ground beef).
3.) Using 1 or 2 drops of green food coloring dye your shredded coconut for the lettuce. Then top onto the taco.
4.) Pipe a squiggly line pattern of the white frosting on top of the taco for the sour cream.
5.) Lastly, cut off the ends of the red Hot Tamales candy(the round part)and place on the taco for the tomatoes.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!Enjoy!
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