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Independence Day and Ice Cream

July 4, 2011

We started our Independence Day celebration yesterday making Patriotic Cake Batter Ice Cream. My friend Amy at Flip Flop Follies posted the recipe this week. After drooling over the computer screen, I knew the weekend would not be complete without a batch of this.

Ice Cream!

Stirring the cream

Is it ready yet?

You can find the recipe linked from Amy’s blog. I edited the ingredients just a bit — used all half-and-half (rather than milk and cream) and only about 1/2 cup of sugar. I used Pillsbury Stars and Stripes white cake mix, and added the patriotic sprinkles at the end. Try this ice cream — especially if you like cake!

Wishing you a happy and fun 4th of July!

39 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2011 1:17 am

    Love this post Leah! I especially love the four pictures of Sophie in her patriotic dress over the past four years. So sweet! What a great idea! I love getting to see your festivities!

    • July 5, 2011 10:06 pm

      Thanks, Kim. It’s amazing seeing how she’s grown over the years!

  2. July 4, 2011 3:27 am

    Looks delicious! And fun too! (No ice cream maker here, so won’t be making it.) I absolutely love the photos of Sophie through the holidays. So sweet and cute! 🙂

    • July 5, 2011 10:07 pm

      Thanks, Julia. I love doing those collages since I’m a sucker for always taking a holiday photo. It’s worth it though.

  3. July 4, 2011 5:28 am

    Looks delicious and your kitchen helper is a doll!!

    • July 5, 2011 10:07 pm

      Thanks, Ann. And it’s nice she can actually help now!

  4. July 4, 2011 6:51 am

    Sounds delicious and looks so festive. Happy 4th!

  5. July 4, 2011 8:23 am

    Yum! I don’t have an ice-cream maker but wow, this looks terrific! And Sophie made this all by herself? I looked at Amy’s blog and the actual recipe. You made it the best. Great idea using the Stars and Stripes funfetti mix! 🙂

    • July 5, 2011 10:08 pm

      You should invest in an ice cream maker. I bet Josh and Sarah would love using it. It’s so easy too.

  6. July 4, 2011 9:27 am

    Leah – the pictures stole the post today. She is such a cutie.

    • July 5, 2011 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Brenda. I love seeing her happy face when she cooks with me.

  7. July 4, 2011 10:39 am

    adorable!!! Thanks for the smiles!

    • July 5, 2011 10:09 pm

      You’re welcome, Brynne. And thanks for coming by!

  8. July 4, 2011 12:35 pm

    Isn’t it delish? Making it again today and adding a bit of crushed Butterfinger {Jay’s request!}. 😉 I will also go lighter on the sugar since there is already some in the cake mix. LOVE the patriotic sprinkles! Happy 4th!

    • July 5, 2011 10:10 pm

      How did the butterfinger turn out? The possibilities are endless for this ice cream recipe!

      • July 6, 2011 10:38 am

        Hey there, we did the same recipe again, but with 1/4 cup less sugar and added a crushed Butterfinger! Waaaaay delish! I love this recipe because it is so quick and smooth. Didn’t even notice the loss of sugar….duh! 😉

  9. July 4, 2011 12:46 pm

    One word: yum. Must have some!!!

    • July 5, 2011 10:10 pm

      It probably sounds really good in your AZ heat too!

  10. July 4, 2011 3:14 pm

    So cute! Your daughter looks like the happiest person on the planet with her holiday treat. Enjoy! Thanks for the smile!

    • July 5, 2011 10:10 pm

      Thank you, Annie! She did enjoy that ice cream quite a bit. Nothing like ice cream to make a happy girl.

  11. July 4, 2011 8:51 pm

    Oh Leah, how adorable is your girl!

    • July 5, 2011 10:11 pm

      Thanks, Rada. We try to always be patriotic, even with ice cream!

  12. July 4, 2011 10:15 pm

    Those pictures are precious!

  13. July 5, 2011 3:47 am

    My mom and sister would love this!

  14. July 5, 2011 8:21 am

    Looks yummy… I am visiting form SITS…

    • July 5, 2011 10:12 pm

      Thanks for stopping by from SITS! Hope you had a great 4th!

  15. July 5, 2011 9:23 am

    Oh, my. That ice cream looks goooood, Leah! And your little girl is precious. You can tell she is having a happy childhood, which I believe is the best gift a parent can give their children!

    • July 5, 2011 10:13 pm

      Thanks so much for those nice words! She is a happy girl (on most occasions), so I don’t complain. I appreciate you saying that as the best gift a parent can give. I really try to remember that every day!

  16. July 5, 2011 9:40 am

    I’m going to show this to my daughter who’s in town and loves to cook and bake. All we’ve done so far is put redi-whip on strawberries!

    • July 5, 2011 10:13 pm

      Hey, nothing wrong with redi-whip and strawberries. That’s what I had tonight, actually!

  17. July 5, 2011 12:50 pm

    Awww. This is too cute! I’ve got to try that.

    • July 5, 2011 10:14 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Good luck getting your blog off and running!

  18. July 5, 2011 3:00 pm

    You have the cutest little chef I ever saw. It’s a true treasure making such fun foodies & memories with the little ones. 🙂
    The recipe looks tasty. I’m going to go check it out.

    • July 5, 2011 10:14 pm

      Thank you! She is a cute helper, and she actually helps, which is nice! Let me know if you try the recipe.


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