Frozen Grasshopper Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1/3 cup green creme de menthe
  • 1/3 cup white creme de cacao (if you’ve never bought this before, it looks clear)
  • 2 cups (1 pint) whipping cream, whipped* (do not use non-dairy whipped topping)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk, creme de menthe and creme de cacao together. Fold in the whipped cream until combined. Spoon equal amounts into 6 to 8 individual serving dishes. Place the dishes in the freezer for 3 hours or until firm. Garnish however you’d like (we used mint leaves). If you’re going to have any leftovers, place them back in the freezer.

*We whipped the cream until it was slightly past a soft peak stage.

This is so freaking delicious ! You can taste the mint and chocolate flavors the liqueurs give to the dessert but it’s never overpowering. Even though you taste the mint and chocolate flavors, we ourselves never got a “buzz” from eating it. You do get sweetness but we wouldn’t describe it as rich or cloyingly sweet. If your serving lasts long enough to melt, you will taste the sweetened condensed milk more. The mouthfeel was incredible ! It’s light and so smooth that you won’t realize how quickly it disappears from your dish. This has become our new favorite summer dessert !

Recipe source unknown.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Eagle Brand.

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Peaches ‘n Creamsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen peaches (we used 3 cups of chopped fresh peeled peaches)
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream (we used Blue Bunny homemade vanilla ice cream)
  • ½ cup peach juice or nectar (we used peach juice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Add the peaches, ice cream, peach juice and vanilla extract into a blender, puréeing until smooth. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the purée into the sieve, pressing on any solids to extract as much purée as possible. Throw away any leftover solids. Pour the purée into either 3-ounce paper cups or popsicle molds, freezing them for 3 hours or until they’re firm.

This is a great summertime treat ! While you definitely get the peach flavor, the ice cream isn’t as obvious. You can taste some creaminess to the popsicle, but for our own preference, the next time we might try to add more ice cream to enhance the creamy aspect. This is a great way to enjoy peaches in the summertime.

Recipe source unknown.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Blue Bunny.

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Frozen Pink Lemonade

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (practically took a whole 2 lb. bag of lemons to get that 1 cup of lemon juice)
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, add the ¾ cup water and sugar to it. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring so the sugar gets dissolved. Once simmering, take the saucepan off the heat and let the mixture cool until it’s room temp. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, stirring to combine. Pour into a shallow baking dish and place it in the freezer, scraping the mixture with a fork every 2 hours for 4 to 6 hours or until the entire mixture is frozen.

This really does taste like pink lemonade in a granita form ! It’s tart but you still get some sweetness. This is something kids and adults alike will love to eat on a hot day.

We got this recipe from a Food Network magazine.

We weren’t paid in any form to promote Food Network magazine.

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