Lemon Ice Cream

Today I am sharing a repeat post from this time last year. It is a really good recipe and since we have been in ice cream mode here lately, I thought I’d share it again!


I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all today.

In the summertime I am an ice cream  junkie and this one totally gave me my fix for the day.

That is, until the day after that, when I remembered how darn good it was and wanted to make more.

This is a sweet, rich, tasty ice cream that’s a snap to make.

Oh, and you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker to whip it up either. Sweet!

I got the recipe from Taste of Home magazine, which called for it to be made into popsicles. I tried that and they didn’t freeze hard enough in my popsicle molds, so I just scooped it out and put it in bowls.

Works for me! We savored every bite of this dessert until it was all gone.

These are all the ingredients you need to make some for yourself:

1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp grated lemon peel

Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Spoon into smaller bowls and freeze for 6-8 hours. Enjoy!

Hope you’re having a sweet summer,



Firecracker Sundaes

This is a fun, fizzy treat to make on a hot summer’s day or a 4th of July picnic. My kids and I saw this in the most recent Taste of Home magazine and just had to try it. The problem was it takes Pop Rocks candy and I had the darndest time finding them. Finally I found some (at JoAnn Fabrics of all places!) and we had to make these that very night. Unlike some other desserts where my husband and I end up cleaning up the kids leftovers, not a drop was left when my crew was done with them. To make them extra special, serve in tall parfait glasses or something similar.

Little helpers like to get in on the action.

This recipe can’t be much easier. All you need is ice cream or sherbert (we used Turkey Hill Orange & Cream), Pop Rocks candy, and some kind of carbonated beverage. Layer ice cream on the bottom, drop some Pop Rocks on it, and then pour soda over top. Watch it bubble and fizz!

Fun fizz.

Of course I had to make one for myself. I would describe it as a little party going on in your mouth. The fruity  tasting ice cream made it especially good.

Heidi says Yum!

We have made these a couple of times now and they have been devoured every time. Now Mama needs to go buy some more Pop Rocks!