The first one was at our church on what we named Ice Cream Sunday. We always share a meal after church, but this time, we decided that everyone should bring ice cream (or toppings) for dessert. It was so much fun! Five of the children and I worked together to prepare and serve the ice cream.
We had a great variety of homemade ice cream, store ice cream, and Braum's ice cream (Braum's happens to be right next door to where we meet for church :)).
Everyone enjoyed creating their own ice cream sundaes with their choice of ice cream and toppings!
I made two different types of homemade ice cream, but my absolute favorite was the Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream! This is the best homemade ice cream recipe I've ever had! It's really easy and SO creamy and yummy! The original recipe calls for blueberries, but since I prefer other berries, I've tried this recipe with strawberries (last year) and raspberries (this year). Both varieties are delicious and got rave reviews from nearly everyone who tried them, but I think I prefer the raspberry just a little bit better.
Pairing the fruity tartness of the raspberries with the crunchy goodness of the graham cracker crust swirled in the sweet, creamy cheesecake ice cream makes an absolutely delicious special occasion treat!
Our family went not only to hear the candidates and enjoy the ice cream, but also to show our support for Congressman Todd Akin who is running for Senate.
How have you been celebrating National Ice Cream month? :)