Let me just say that I am not exactly happy right now.
Declaration: Lexi Starnes posted a recipe for no churn ice cream last summer before it became a hot trend.
I was cool before everyone else was – do you hear me?? I beat you guys to it!
Why are you looking at the screen like that?
That said: hey guys! I have some no churn ice cream for you. (although half the fun of this recipe is RUINED now… but we won’t say why, will we…) For the next few weeks I am going to share three different variations on a theme of
no churn ice cream.
Trend or no trend, this ice cream is the bomb! Seriously. I love, love, love, this stuff. It is absolutely dreamy… and creamy. (don’t judge my delirious state – three little girls running around the house all day = #auntiegonemad)
I don’t think I will ever drag the ice cream machine out from the garage again. Okay, maybe one day if I’m feeling adventurous, but why? This ice cream base provides just about everything you could want in this summer classic. And the variations are endless – absolutely e…n…d…l…e…s…s… #chocolate #mint #vanilla #cookiedough #doublechocolate #espresso #peanutbutter #hotfudge #smores #chocolatechip
This is one of the most exciting desserts for me. Every time I write about it I get pretty pumped; three basic ingredients and the sky’s the limit!
You skeptics out there: shut off the noisy machine and listen to me, this stuff is awesome. No, I don’t want to hear about technicalities and such and such and such as to why this is not true ice cream (blah, blah, blah). I’m not on Chopped, Iron Chef, or whatever, I am just trying to present to you the world’s best ice cream ever.
Have I said enough? Have I made my point?
Okay let’s get NO churning!
Oh! I also have some super excited news for you: I, my friends, am hosting a giveaway!!
DETAILS BELOW RECIPE!
Enjoy, good luck, happy 4th of July, and cottura felice!!
Now on to the giveaway – here are the juicy details!!
Okay, here’s the deal: I am giving away A one year subscription (a $96 value) to Land of Nosh (a premium recipe sharing and meal planning site) and one $40 gift card to Target (a total value of over $130!)
A few months ago, Marcia from Land of Nosh contacted me about a couple of recipes. Through our correspondence, I learned about her amazing concept and I must say, I was impressed!
Land of Nosh is a super cool site that helps you get your meal planning in order. But it goes beyond that. Here is a snippet from her email that I think describes well some of their offerings and a little of the why behind the concept:
My husband, Cade and I just launched our very own (startup) meal planning website called Land of Nosh (http://www.land-of-nosh.com/). Our goal is to make planning meals enjoyable for everyone! This idea came to us over a year ago when I couldn’t find the exact setup I wanted for planning meals for our own family, so I convinced my husband (a programer by trade) to build it for me. In a nutshell, users will be able to save their favorite recipes, create reusable Meal Plans, schedule them to a calendar, shop with an automated & categorized list, and then easily keep their place within a recipe when cooking. Our site also has a neat social following aspect similar to Pinterest: users can view/add recipes and Meal Plans created by their friends. I could go on and on about it…. I’m so excited. =)
Cade dreamed up the “Cook It” view feature which allows you to easily cross off each completed step and added ingredient and therefore keep your place as you cook. You can even cook multiple recipes at the same time, and quickly switch between them. This is what that “Cook It “view looks like:
I got on there myself to poke around with some of the features and can’t wait to utilize it further! Let me just say that I think the winner will be quite happy with their prize!
Not only organized meal planning, but a calendar so that you can see what meal is on which day? Then there’s the grocery list and the “Cook It” feature… Yes, somebody is going to be a happy camper!
One of the things I particularly like is being able to cross off items. You can mark off items on your grocery list and even better, cross off completed steps in recipes, so once it’s done, it’s done. If you’re anything like me, you step away from a recipe and when you come back, have to find your place all over again! Not so with this baby – reading steps a million times, begone!
I’m really not good at this sort of thing, so the only further thing I can say, is to check it out for yourself – I think you’ll have some fun! Wait, did meal planning and fun just go together??
Signing up for the free trial is a breeze. There is no credit card info required and no time consuming questions, so there is NO reason why you shouldn’t try it right now!
Okay, so the gist of this giveaway is (this is sort of a two part deal, here): To enter, write a comment below with an idea for a new ice cream variation or just say hello. Once you have done that, you are entered. That’s it. Done. Finis. However… once you have entered you will be directed to some optional ways to get extra entries. The one I am the most excited about though, and would highly encourage you to do, is the social media challenge. I would love to hear from you guys and know what you think of the ice cream, so again I highly encourage participation in that, if you desire!
Also, in addition to the giveaway, (this is the reason I want your ice cream ideas!) from the comments and anyone who participates in the social media challenge, I am going to pick one combination idea that I think sounds super awesomely yummy. The combination that “wins” I will make and then post (crediting the creator, of course!) on the blog sometime this summer… so get your creative genius on!
Have fun, and good luck!
A BIG thanks goes out to Marcia from Land of Nosh for her generosity in making this giveaway possible! THANKS MARCIA!!!
*Disclosure* This is not a sponsored post. Part of the prize is coming from the generosity of Land of Nosh. :)