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Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt

No Comments | Written on September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Did you know it is easy to make your own fruity frozen yogurt at home?  For this recipe, simply pick your favorite frozen fruit and it’s a snap to make this delectable frozen treat.

I am completely obsessed with blueberries, so that is what I chose for my frozen yogurt.  Next time I am thinking raspberries, strawberries or maybe peaches!

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3-Ingredient Banana Pops

1 Comment | Written on April 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Here’s my theory, if I start posting summery, frozen treats then the warm weather will get here sooner! Who’s with me?!

This no-bake dessert is not only easy, but fun to make.  You only need three ingredients to make these “Frozen Chocolate Crunch Banana Pops!” 

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Frozen Cheesecake Bites

2 Comments | Written on August 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

You want to indulge a little bit, but you know that a slice of cheesecake is a calorie bomb.  That’s where this recipe comes in!  These “Frozen Cheesecake Bites” are enough to satisfy a cheesecake craving without sacrificing your workouts.

It’s an easy 5-ingredient dessert that you can whip up in minutes!

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Pudding Pops

No Comments | Written on August 24, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Remember the Bill Cosby “Pudding Pops” commercials from the 80’s?  They were an iconic staple during Saturday morning cartoons back in the day.

I wanted to recreate this iconic childhood treat, as well as lighten it up a bit.  You only need two ingredients:  sugar-free fat-free Chocolate Fudge Pudding Mix and skim milk!

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Ice Cream Dessert Tacos

No Comments | Written on July 23, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Do you love your ice cream served in a waffle cone?  Maybe you remember the “ChocoTaco” ice cream treat from when you were a kid?  If so, this fun recipe is sure to make your tastebuds smile.  Let me show you how to make “Ice Cream Dessert Tacos!”

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream Squares

2 Comments | Written on November 8, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

One of my favorite parts of this time of year are the seasonal flavors at Starbucks, especially their Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Even when the temperatures are still high back home in Los Angeles, I dream of a chill in the air while cupping this warm coffee drink.

I wanted to come up with a new and exciting dessert for the holidays and decided to use this fall favorite as inspiration.  The result?  Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream Squares!

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Tropical Summer Sherbet in Orange Shells

No Comments | Written on August 8, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

Sometimes the interest and innovation in a dish is showcased in its presentation.  Here, the creativity comes through in how the dessert is served.  This is really a “no-recipe” recipe!

If you are looking for a light and refreshing way to finish off a meal this summer, simply hollow out orange shells and fill them with sherbet.  Top with toasted coconut and garnish with a mint sprig.  Serving your dessert in the orange shells is a fun and memorable twist to a sublimely simple dish!

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Here is what you will need:

1)  Sweetened flaked coconut

2)  Oranges

3)  Sherbet

4)  Mint sprigs


TROPICAL SUMMER SHERBET IN ORANGE SHELLS   (click here to view and print recipe)

1/2 cup flaked coconut

6 fresh orange halves from 3 oranges

1 quart orange sherbet

Fresh mint sprigs

1)  Place coconut in a small, dry skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook and stir until coconut is brown and toasted, watching careful to avoid burning – it toasts quickly!  Let cool.

2)  Scoop out pulp from orange halves completely to make shells.

3)  Using an ice cream scoop, scrape sherbet into balls to fit into each orange shell.

4)  Sprinkle sherbet with toasted coconut.  Place mint sprigs around oranges for garnish.  Serve immediately.  Serves 6.

White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Torte

3 Comments | Written on August 3, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

This is one of those oh-la-la desserts.  The kind that makes eyes widen and palates salivate.  Sweet white chocolate and tart raspberry perfectly compliment each other and the brownie crust brings it all together.  (Hint:  Serve on a fancy cake stand to make your friends and family think you worked hard all day.)

Would you believe that gorgeous and decadent torte can be whipped up with only strategic 5 ingredients and without ever turning on the oven?  My favorite trick is using the prepared brownie bites for the crust.  Simply crumble and press the brownies into the bottom of a springform pan and voila, instant crust!

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Here is what you will need:

1.  Prepared Brownies

2.  White Chocolate chips

3.  Heavy whipping cream

4.  Coca powder

5.  Raspberries



1 bag (12 ounce) white baking chips

1 pint heavy whipping cream

11 oz container prepared Chocolate Brownie Bites (about 2 3/4 cups crumbed brownies)

Cocoa powder (unsweetened) for dusting

Fresh raspberries

1.  Line a springform pan with waxed paper.  (Tip!  Trace the pan on a piece of waxed paper to create the proper size.  Cut out the circle and it will be the perfect size for the pan.  Dampen the bottom of the pan slightly and it will help the wax paper stay in place.)

2.  Place the white baking chips and 2/3 cup of the heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes until melted, stopping and stirring the mixture every 30 seconds.  Allow to cool.

3.  Crumble the chocolate brownies and sprinkle over the bottom of the springform pan.  Press down lightly to create a crust base.

4.  Whip the remaining heavy cream until it forms peaks.  Fold in the white chocolate mixture.  Spoon into the pan over the brownie layer.  Cover and freeze overnight.

5.  Before serving, dust lightly with cocoa powder and garnish with fresh raspberries.


More no bake goodies from some of our blogging buddies!

No Bake Cookies from The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

No Bake Chocolate Cake from 101 Cookbooks

Easy Lemon Mousse with Fresh Berries from Cookie Madness

No Bake Nutella Chocolate Ice Box Cake from Apron Strings

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches

8 Comments | Written on May 26, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

If you are searching for a sweet treat to serve this holiday weekend, look no further!  This creative recipe from user “JayneNee” will satisfy and impress your guests.  Imagine all the flavors of a classic Italian cannoli, in the convenient form of an All-American ice cream sandwich.  Pizzelle cookies hold together a soft and sweet ricotta center.  Filled with mini chocolate chips, chopped pistachios and a hint of orange, you will find yourself sneaking a scoop even before you prepare the sandwiches!

CANNOLI ICE CREAM SANDWICHES (click here to view and print recipe)


  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 15 oz container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 12 prepared pizzelle cookies


In a medium bowl, beat heavy whipping cream with an electric mixer on high speed, until medium soft peaks form. Refrigerate until needed. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with metal blade, process ricotta and condensed milk until very smooth and creamy. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in vanilla extract, orange zest, chocolate chips and pistachio nuts. Remove whipped cream from refrigerator and gently fold whipped cream into ricotta and condensed milk mixture. Pour into a 2 quart container. Cover and freeze until firm and scoopable but not frozen solid, about 3 hours. Place six pizzelle cookies, bottom side up, on a flat surface. Scoop a generous portion of ice cream in the center of each cookie. Place another pizzelle cookie, bottom side down, on top of ice cream, then press gently. Repeat with remaining cookies and ice cream. Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 6

Peace, Love and Ice Cream At Ben And Jerry’s

3 Comments | Written on July 15, 2010 at 5:00 am , by


One creamy and delicious side trip to our blogger adventure in Vermont was a chance to explore the Ben and Jerry’s headquarters.  There you can tour the facilities, order a scoop of your favorite flavors, browse the gift shop or even visit the “Flavor Graveyard” where retired flavors are laid to rest. Check out our facebook page for a photo tour!


I picked up a copy of the Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book in the gift shop and wanted to share one of the recipes with you.  Their recipe for a “Vermont Sweet Tooth” ice cream sundae was the perfect fit.


The key ingredient, of course, is Vermont pure maple syrup.  Luckily one of our new farmer friends gave us a bottle of maple syrup sourced right from his property!  Along with some chopped apple and walnuts spooned over Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla ice cream, and you have a quintessential Vermont dessert.



3 scoops ice cream, your favorite flavor

1/4 cup Vermont maple syrup

1 small apple, cored and coarsely chopped

1/4 to 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Scoop the ice cream into a dessert bowl.  Top with maple syrup, apple and walnuts.  Makes 1 serving.