Friday, June 13, 2008

The Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert..... SO EASY!!

This is a real find and time saving dessert. All you need is a box of ice cream sandwiches, some whipped cream topping, some fudge sauce or caramel sauce and some crumbled up candy bar pieces like toffee bars or peanut butter and chocolate cups or even just simple chocolate chips!

Get a large bowl (like a trifle bowl) and layer it with ice cream sandwiches on the bottom, then add a layer of whipped topping and some sauce with a little sprinkle of the candy or chips and repeat the layers. At the top just add some more whipped cream and candy sprinkles. Top with a cherry! Freeze until ready to eat or dig in everybody!!!

Frozen Hot Chocolate from Paula Deen for summer! Stay Cool with Chocolate!

Paula's Party is one of my favorite shows on the Food Network. The celebrities that Paula has on the show cook up some of their favorite recipes! I also love to see the ones who don't cook try to help Paula in the kitchen. Here is a delicious chocolate recipe that is sure to keep you cool in the heated summer months ahead! Enjoy!!!

3 ounces best-quality chocolate (or a variety of your favorites)

2 teaspoons store bought hot chocolate mix (recommended: Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix)

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 cups milk

3 cups ice Whipped cream, for garnish

Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a small heavy saucepan or in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended.
Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender, place the remaining 1 cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cram and chocolate shavings!!! Fun!