We all scream for ice cream!
According to Wikipedia, 90% of Americans consume ice cream. Do you know what that means? Ten percent of Americans must be lactose intolerant because I can’t imagine anyone not loving this cold and creamy delight.
Chocolate or strawberry…
In a cone or in a bowl….
Plain or piled high with toppings…
I LOVE IT ALL!
It is unfathomable to me to celebrate the summer holidays, especially Independence Day, without homemade ice cream.
In 1984, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. You gotta love a month that is dedicated to this treat. The third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. The President decreed that “appropriate ceremonies and activities” should be observed on National Ice Cream Day, which this year falls on July 17.
Because I always try to do as I am told… I said I try! I thought it would be fun to have an ice cream social. I hope you will join me so I am not left with ice cream all over my face.
Here’s the scoop!
Write a post about ice cream. It could be a poem, childhood memory, photos, a review of your favorite brand or flavor, a recipe for homemade ice cream or one that has ice cream as an ingredient…anything you like.
I will post a linky tool on Saturday, July 16 so you can link up. I look forward to seeing you then. Feel free to grab my button for your sidebar and tell your friends to stop by…the more the merrier!
MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE
1 Prepared Chocolate Crumb Crust (like Oreo)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Butter, cut up
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Nuts, chopped (whatever nut you prefer)
2 Pints Coffee Flavored Ice Cream (YUM!)
Heat sugar, chips, butter, cream, and corn syrup in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly, until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool until slightly warm.
Drizzle 1/3 cup chocolate sauce in bottom of crust; sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts. Layer 1 pint ice cream, scooping thin slices with a large spoon; freeze for one hour. Repeat with 1/3 cup chocolate sauce, 1/4 cup nuts, and ice cream. Drizzle with remaining sauce; top with remaining nuts. Freeze for two hours or until firm. Top with whipped cream before serving.
This makes 8 standard servings or 6 La servings.
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!