Friday, July 27, 2012

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

With July being National Ice Cream month, we've been taking full advantage of that fun fact and enjoying a few yummy ice cream events!

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 second event paired ice cream and politics. Every election year a local group of Republican ladies known as the Lincoln Ladies host a free Ice Cream Social where anyone in our county can come and enjoy ice cream and cookies while at the same time getting to hear from the candidates who are running for election at the state or local level.

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? :)

1 comment:

Grace Mae said...

Hi Sarah~
Sounds like fun. I love ice cream! We made homemade ice cream in June for my birthday party and then made some for the 4th of July. I think we are going to make some when we are at the fair in Springfield next week. Hope all is going well for you. Blessings and love to you all~