Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer time treats and crusader camp pictures

Well,it's Wednesday and you know what that means,It's time for some more great recipes!
It's also July here in Texas and being in the kitchen over a hot stove is not something I want to be doing right now,so,here are some easy recipes for everyone's favorite summer time treat!

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream
1 (14 oz.)sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup chocolate syrup
2 cups heavy cream

First line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with aluminum foil.In a large bowl, stir together cond. milk and chocolate syrup until color is even.
In a seperate bowl,whip cream until stiff peaks form.Fold cream into chocolate mixture and pour all into the prepared pan.
Cover and freeze 6 hours until firm.

5 Ingredient Ice Cream
1/2 c.cold milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 tsp. salt
1 pint heavy cream

In a medium bowl,stir together cold milk,vanilla,cond. milk and salt.Set aside.
In a large bowl,beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.Fold milk mixture
into the whipped cream .
Pour into a shallow 2 quart dish,cover and freeze for 4 hours,stirring once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden.
Serve or store in an air tight container up to 10 days.

For those special occasions during the summer why not try to make your own ice cream cake?

Easy Ice Cream Cake
16 ice cream sandwiches
1 (16 oz.) cool whip
1 (12 oz.)jar chocolate fudge topping ,room temp.
1 (1.5 oz.) chocolate candy bar,grated (your choice)

Place 8 of the ice cream sandwiches side by side in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Spread evenly with half of the hot fudge topping,than half of the cool whip.
Repeat with remaining sandwiches and toppings.Sprinkle with grated candy bar.
Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.Keep unused portion covered and frozen.

Now this last recipe I have tried with the kids and we really liked it.It's more of a chunky frozen treat.

Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 pint sour cream
1 (9 oz.) cool whip
4 mashed bananas
1/2 c. sugar
2 cans whole cranberry sauce

First, drain the pineapple well and put in a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar,then cool whip.Add cranberry sauce and sour cream.
In a separate bowl,peel and mash bananas with a fork.Combine and stir well.
Spoon into cupcake lined muffin pan.Freeze and then store them in ziploc bag.This makes it easy when the kids want to grab a quick snack.
I had a lot left over so I froze the rest in separate containers and it lasted for a few days.

Hope you all enjoy these easy recipes on these hot summer days! Have a great Wednesday!
Sis. Monica

Oh,before I go,I wanted to share some of the pictures I took of the kids at crusader camp last week.Thank you again Layla and everyone else for all their hard work!!!
Getting ready to leave Monday morning.

Stopped for lunch at Mickey D's
Girls hanging out in their dorm.
Quin dressed and ready to go to church!


  1. Oh my goodness. The kids look awesome. It makes me so happy to see them. Quin looks so handsome and I love that he has his Bible. Recipes sound wonderful!!!! We need an ice cream social. Love ya, Sis. Monica!

    Sis. D.

  2. I am jotting these recipies down for the cookbook!!!

    I am so glad everyone had so much fun!