5.04.2014

Strawberry & Cream Cheese Angel Food Cake Ice Cream + My Favorite Things Giveaway!!!


Happy Sunday dear friends! I hope you're spending this beautiful day with your wonderful families and friends; soaking in every last second of the weekend before jumping back into the weekly crazy we all know is coming on Monday. 

I have a little secret about Sunday. We LOOOOVE to splurge dessert-wise on Sundays. When I was growing up, my big brother would often make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or sugary-sweet orange julius' for the family to enjoy together. A big bowl of air-popped popcorn would find it's way into our living room with yet another Disney movie, or even The Sound of Music (my Dad's usual favorite - can you believe that?)... 

So it's no surprise that on Sunday evening, I'm usually whipping up a dessert out of habit. I think it might be because my taste buds have been so steadily programmed for something sweet at the week's end. (Maybe a pick-me-up to cure the inevitable Monday-blues?) I've found that a bowl of ice cream can cure anything, take me back to my childhood, and that it's SUPER easy to make. 

Hear that? EASY! You guys can make this gorgeous ice cream next weekend (Mothers worldwide will thank-you). The secret to it's perfect batter is the cream cheese - it transforms ice cream from yum to WHY ON EARTH CAN'T I STOP EATING THIS???

Next, is the strawberry & angel food cake combo. It's classic. It's timeless. It works 100% of the time. Why not throw it into a beautiful batch of ice cream, right? The angel food cake is cut up into little cubes, along with the chopped strawberries, and holy smokes! The angel food cake creates such a soft little pocket of texture you will never forget. 

Ready to make this? Get on it, while those strawberries are the star of the season! 

Oh.. you here for the giveaway? 
Scroll down to find your prizes :) 



Strawberry & Cream Cheese 
Angel Food Cake Ice Cream
makes 3/4 quart

ingredients:
8oz softened cream cheese
3/4 C sugar
1 C whole milk
a pinch of salt
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 C chopped strawberries 
1 C cubed angel food cake

method:
1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Stir in the milk, salt, and heavy whipping cream. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 hours.
2. After chilling for 2 hours, pour into the ice cream maker and make ice cream soft-serve according to manufacturers directions. Toss in angel food cake and strawberries right before ice cream is finished.
2. Pour back into the airtight container, and freeze for 2-5 hours. The strawberries tend to freeze in the freezer, so not too long (not an overnighter recipe). Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from: a beautiful mess


NOW ONTO THE GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm so excited to bring you a really fun giveaway today, just in time to get ready for Mother's Day :)

My dear blogging friends and I got together and picked out some of our VERY favorite items we'd love to receive as gifts ourselves (or things we already have, and couldn't live without!)...

and today: 

WE'RE GIVING ALL OF THEM TO YOU!!! 

Here on Baking with Blondie, I'm giving away three of my most favorite things right now. 

#1 - The Kitchen Confidence Cookbook by Kelsey Nixon. If you've been follow me on Instagram, (@bakingwithblondie), you may have noticed that I cook from this thing ALL. THE. TIME. And for good reason! It's the best cookbook on my shelf, and I am completely obsessed. There's not a bad recipe in there, and the ones I've tried so far (several) have all been our new favorites to make every week. 

#2 - The Mini Cheesecake Pan. This thing will make you fall in love with cheesecake all over again. It makes those beautiful mini-style cheesecakes flawlessly, and makes the whole process very low maintenance. I seriously LOVE that thing so much. I wish I could give this to every woman in my life!! 

#3 - A $15 gift card to Target. I could happily get lost in that store anytime. Use the $15 to buy some of their super-cute pillows for your couch, or one of their amazing necklaces. Heck, you could even use them on that shirt you've always wanted there, or even a new bathingsuit for the summer season! The possibilities are endless. If you spend the whole $15 on Peanut M&Ms, then I think I'm in love with you. 

If you win, all three are yours to enjoy! 

To enter to win, use the rafflecopter form below. But don't stop there! You definitely don't want to miss out on a single one of those amazing items my friends are giving away! To make it easier for you to find them, I've included a list of the links to their giveaways below the rafflecopter form. Click away to win all sorts of amazing Mother's Day gifts!! 


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126 comments:

  1. my favorite color is orange!

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    1. Aw!! Yellow is just the best!

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  3. My favorite color is purple!

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    1. I just made a big batch of purple cupcakes, and might have been convinced that purple is just the most adorable thing ever!

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  4. Purple is my favorite color
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  5. I love the color purple!!

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  6. It varies but blue always seems to pop up as a consistent winner.

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  7. I would have to say coral/salmon!!! Such a happy color!!!

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  8. I have lots of favorites, red is one =)

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  9. Blue is my favourite colour! :)

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  10. My favorite color is green!

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  11. apple green is my favorite color!

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  12. Green and yellow...I'm a Baylor Bears fan. Sic 'em bears!

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  13. Like the other purple people with good taste - purple!!

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  14. Navy or purple...depends on the day

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  15. My favorite color is purple but only for certain items.

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  16. I love yellow. It's so bright and cheerful.

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  17. My favorite color is pink. Your strawberries don't look real. Great capture of the color.

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  18. My favorite color is pink. Extra points for sparkles!

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  19. My favorite color is purple!

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  20. My favorite color would be yellow. Or maybe orange. It's kind of a tie!

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  21. Turquoise, coral and deep purple

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  22. My favorite color is turquoise.

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  23. My favorite color is yellow.

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  24. My favorite color is blue. Tropical ocean blue :)

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  25. Hmm... probably turquoise right now. But I would never say no to pink. ;)

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  26. My favorite color is red, like those strawberries!
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  27. My favorite color is pink!

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  28. Purple and green and pink and glitter!

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  29. Watermelon pink is my favorite!

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  30. I LOVE red, but sometimes it's blue.

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  31. depends on my mood and the day .... for sake of making a decision right now lets say yellow

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  32. Almost every shade of green!

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  33. That's tough! If you look around my living room and kitchen though, one would have to conclude that my favorite color is red with yellow an extremely close second. :-)

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  34. True blue, baby. Well, specifically, navy.

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  35. grey!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  36. My favorite color is yellow. It's just so bright and happy!

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  37. Whatever color the sunset decides to be, on any given evening in our desert home!

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  38. My favorite color is lilac. I love the flowers as well! 38 years ago on May 8th I had them on all the tables at my wedding reception. They were perfect and matched my cake!

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  39. My favorite color is robin egg blue

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  40. Fave color...hmmm...for house I too love the robins egg blue

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  41. I love purple and yellow because they are cheerful colors!

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  42. My favorite color is orange:) It used to be blue lol

    I just found your blog..I really like it so I email subscribed!

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love to bake & had no clue about the amazing cheesecake mini pan! I LOVE Target also and I remember the girl from the cookbook on Food Network!

    Joey J.

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  43. Oops, it's late & my mind isn't working ha..I was already email subscribed & I have been to your blog a few times in the past lol..SO many blogs, so little time lol..Really love your recipes though!

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  44. Pink is my favorite color.

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  45. Red! But teal and orange are growing on me.

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  46. Yellow! But green and blue are wonderful too.

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  47. Green! But yellow is a close second.

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  48. I love green. Thank you!
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  49. My favorite color has always been purple

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  50. My favorite color is green - lime green to be exact.

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  51. Yellow is my favorite color

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  52. For most of my life, I thought my favorite color was blue. But I look around me and see that I have an awful lot of red things, especially in the kitchen. So I've come to the realization that my favorite color is really RED!

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  53. I don't really have a favorite color, but lately I love navy blue.

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  54. Mint green is my favorite color

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  55. I like blue.

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