Cinco de Mayo really crept up on this year. Again. We almost didn’t have time to share this one with you. But luckily for everyone, we got it done. They are so cute and tasty, too! Choco tacos were one of my favorite things to get from the ice cream man. Kelly and I went back and forth about how to recreate them for awhile. We weren’t sure how to make the shells. Then it hit us, we can use our pizelle maker. There are too many gadgets and pans in our kitchens that we do not use nearly enough and the pizelle maker is definitely one of them. I always forget we even have one! It is a great tool to use to make different shaped vessels. We also made cannoli shells with some of our leftover pizelle batter. You may or may not be seeing those soon.
First things first. Congratulations to Jen L and Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes, the winners of the Oreo Molds and Transfer Sheets. I hope you guys have as much fun as we did making (and eating) fancy Oreos. Your prizes were dropped in the mail on Friday.
In continuing with my 50′s housewife theme we have Jello for you today. Do people still make Jello? My family has 4 Jello recipes that we keep in rotation. Rainbow Jello with ice cream, pistachio jello, lemon jello, and my favorite: strawberry pretzel Jello. Do you guys remember the old Bill Cosby Jello commercials? I cannot say the word Jello without thinking of those commercials.
So, the month of July is ice cream month and this is the first ice cream recipe we have posted. I am so ashamed. I wish we could post a different ice cream recipe for you everyday of the month! Even though we haven’t been making a lot of ice cream, I have been eating my fair share during this heat wave. Every time we make homemade ice cream I tell myself that I need to do it more often. Homemade ice cream is better than store bought plus I feel very accomplished when I make homemade ice cream without scrambled eggs. Which by the way, I have not ended up with scrambled egg ice cream for many, many months. I am learning!
On Monday I mentioned that we’d be posting something fun with the peppermint bark. Eating it plain is perfectly tasty, but mixing it into ice cream is even better! There are actually a few ice cream recipes that Kara and I have been wanting to try and this is one of them. I know it’s winter…and cold, but ice cream is good all year round, right? I think so.