May 25, 2006

Farm Animal Ice Cream Sandwich Presses= Adorable!


How cute are these! I found a link to them somewhere... it might have been a blog... but you can check them out for yourself and maybe buy them at Sur La Table . Adorable! :)

May 19, 2006

Spicy & Chocolatey

How good does this look.. this is the new Mayan Chocolate from Haagen Dasz
Described as:

"inspired by the original chocolate crafted by the Mayans more than 2500 years ago, we blend rich dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon for a magical Mayan offering. "

I think this inspiration will be the first ice cream I try with my new book....
There is a chocolate cinnamon ice cream recipe in there...
I just have to figure out quantities... because there is no way I want 2 quarts of this in the house LOL

NICE huh?

May 15, 2006

Inspiration awaits!


I got this book for my birthday! Oh what to do first! I do have an ice cream maker in my storage area but I am not sure if it works... or if I have room in my freezer! I know what I will be doing this week!

Anyone have any recommendations???

May 11, 2006

Reviews are a good thing!


I just signed up to this website called TwoDips.com. How cute is that! :) You can browse their archives for already tasted ice creams or you can sign up for their email list for the future flavors they will be trying. I can't wait to read some new reviews. Check it out!

May 09, 2006

Cold Stone Creamery knew it was my Birthday!



Does anyone have one of these in their area? We do!! It just opened :). And as luck would have it, I got a free ice cream email because of my....... BIRTHDAY. Well obviously I could not let it go to waste!! So I drove about 15 minutes from where I work to get there just to get the free "LOVE IT" size. Which is like a Medium.

After presenting my coupon they all broke into a happy birthday chorus. How nice! :). After looking at all the different creations I decided to go for the Apple Pie A La Cold Stone. I went for the Sinless Sweet Cream ice cream base (No Sugar, Low Fat) then they put apple pie filling, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and caramel in it and mix it all in. It was soooo good, tasted just like a piece of pie with ice cream on the side! I would definitely get this again!

And of course just like all other ice cream I buy. 2 spoonfuls for now and the rest for later savoring! So I brought it back to work and I am going to keep it in my freezer at work. Every day I will have just a little.

WILLPOWER!! :)

May 07, 2006

Birthday Week... I mean Day


I always seem to have a birthday week...
Various friends or family have to celebrate at different times for some reason...
So today was day number 3...
And what did we do to celebrate??
Go get ice cream :)
Seriously... I can't get away from it right now!!
Not that I am complaining...
But my freezer is groaning a bit!

We went to a new favorite of mine called Jake's Ice Cream...
She does small batch gourmet flavors...
I took home a flavor called Sticky Bon-Bon...
Cinnamon ice cream with candied pecans in it...
Um..... YUMMMMMMMMMMM

And had the "Devil Dog" while I was there...
Vanilla base with devil dogs mixed in... and a bit of Kahlua Chunk on top...

I brought several friends with me...
So hopefully she gets some more business from this event in the future...
I am about a 1/2 an hour away...
But always bring a pint home...

I did try the Mexican Chocolate... and though I am not a big chocolate fan...
The cinnamon and chili powder in the chocolate kept it from being so heavy...
And get it a great zing...

What flavor would you all make if you could create your own?

May 04, 2006

I got the.....


So I went to Baskin Robbins last night...
After I had Friendly's and a scoop of their No-Sugar Vanilla with No-Sugar Hot Fudge
Believe it or not, even with a blog like this I still watch what I eat LOL
I love that Friendly's ice cream combo... So good!

Anyway... took the trip... and tried 3 flavors
I tried the Tea of Tranquility, Tiramisu and Strawberry Shortcake...
I ended up going with the Tea of Tranquility. But the others were not bad...
The Tea had gingersnap cookie pieces in it and a gingery flavor...
It wasn't wowing me but it was good enough free!

The Strawberry Shortcake was yummy but something just didn't jive..
It had pieces of shortcake in it and thick strawberry jelly swirl through it...
Maybe next time on that one!

And the Tiramisu was yummy... I just wasn't in the mood for coffee flavored ice cream...
But again... tiramisu cake pieces mixed in...

May 03, 2006

Birthday = FREE ICE CREAM!


I love my birthday... I am going to be 31 on Friday... Cinco de Mayo...
A few weeks ago I went crazy and signed up for emails to a lot of my local restaurants...
So now I am getting a slew of Birthday emails with coupons!! FUN!
Well now I have no excuse NOT to go to Baskin Robbins :)
I got a free scoop coupon in my inbox today...
I really want to try their Chai ice cream... I am hoping it will be at my local shop here...
So I might be taking a trip over this lunchtime to check it out...
YUMMY :)

May 01, 2006

Tried... Not bad



So I was at the mall today and wanted to try some of those flavors you always see at the supermarket from Haagen-Dazs. I sampled Caramel Cone today. It is described as:

"this creamy blend of caramel ice cream with rich caramel swirls balances the sweet crunch of chocolate-covered cone pieces for a harmony of caramel, chocolate and crunch in every bite"

It wasn't bad... it was sort of heavily caramel tasting. Which if you read the description you would be like... DUH!

I also did try the Praline and Cream as well... which is pretty much like Butter Pecan but it was yummy...

Next I am going to taste test at Baskin Robbins. I will let you know what I find there!!