Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Ice Cream Social

Hello everyone!

This week I was featured on Design Dazzle!

Here's my post:

 I'm Karyn, from Sugar Swagger. In the past I've contributed to the Summer Camp series on Design Dazzle and showed my summer picnic ideas. I'm honored to have been asked back to share some holiday fun with you and your kids.
My husband is the baker in the family so when I asked him to make ice cream for our ice cream social, he was excited to involve the kids again. So today I'm going to show you how to put on your very own Christmas Ice Cream Social. 
Items Needed for your Ice Cream Social:
  • Invitations
  • Cones or cups
  • Holiday sprinkles, chocolate chips and other toppings of your choice
  • colorful napkins/table cloth
  • brightly colored spoons

Recipe for Candy Cane Ice Cream:
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 cup crushed candy canes

Put the peppermint candy into a plastic bag and beat with the end of a rolling pin (This part is fun for this kids) until the candy is broken into small graduals.

In a large bowl, stir together the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and peppermint extract until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. After about 10 minutes into the freezing, add the crushed candy canes. After the ice cream has thickened, about 30 minutes later, spoon into a container, and freeze for 2 hours.

Before your guests arrive place all your toppings on a table with napkins, cup, cones and spoons.
When your ready to serve, have your guests build their own ice cream cone or sundae with toppings of their choice. Have fun and enjoy sharing stories about your time in the kitchen together.

Merry Christmas!

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