Frosty Treats

Chocolate covered frozen Banana Bon-Bons with Pistachios

Chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios recipe | TeenieCakes.com

It will be your little secret that these hand dipped, chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios are full of potassium and antioxidants! The dark chocolate with a dribble of either butter, coconut, vegetable or canola oil creates a firm chocolate shell outside a creamy frozen banana bite. You almost can't believe that it's really just a banana and not ice cream or some yogurt concoction under the shell!

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Paletas de fresa aka Strawberry Ice Pops

Paletas de fresa - Strawberry ice pops recipe | TeenieCakes.com

A couple of years ago I came across an article in a food magazines about Mexican ice pops, more commonly known as Paletas. I had every intention of learning more about this authentic, frosty, traditional Mexican treat, but never quite got around to it...until now.

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Simply Homemade – Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream recipe | TeenieCakes.com

What I really liked about the ingredients for this homemade strawberry ice cream was that there were no eggs involved. No eggs equated to not having to precook a custard. I'm not opposed or averse to ice creams that require cooking preparation. However, what drew me to this recipe over the other two that I had long contemplated were the amount and sometimes insane quantity of eggs called for in what would seem like should be simplicity in a strawberry frosty treat.

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Delicious Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Can you see the vanilla bean specks on those frosty cold, ice cream scoops? After cooking the custard to perfection and chilling the delicate concoction of creams, egg yolks and sugar - and oh yes, the delicacy that is a vanilla bean pod, in the refrigerator overnight, I cranked up the ice cream machine. I added an ice cream machine to my kitchen repetoire...over a year ago, but hadn't used it yet! Now here summer is over and we're into fall and I'm just barely playing with my new, but old toy. Now this is an example of prime automation at it's worse - on my part. My microwave, bread

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Healthy Treats: Banana – Razz Yogurt Smoothie

Healthy Treats: Banana - Razz Yogurt Smoothie

We were just one of the over 4 million residents affected in the September 8th Blackout of 2011 (areas from Southern California, Mexico and Orange County). We came through it unscathed, no worries...except one. I'm sure it's pure coincidence - maybe? My oven is out. Was working on a batch of...well, something for an overdue TeenieCakes.com post when as my luck would have it that my oven croaked.    First it wouldn't get hot enough.   My baked goods took twice as long as they should have - and that's never good.   And then, the oven wouldn't turn off.   Hmmm.    Had to resort to flipping the

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Organic Chai & Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles

Organic Chai & Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles

We are at the tail-end (no pun intended) of the Dog Days of Summer right now. These days referred to by the Romans as diēs caniculārēs was associated with hot weather and the star of Sirius. Dog Days extend from July 24 through August 24. Out here in Southern California, we may experience Dog Days like weather through September. {Sigh} I really do prefer cooler weather. Besides using the air conditioner and floor fans, a nice break from heat can be appreciated and enjoyed by making and serving homemade ice cream or popsicles. I've mentioned in past posts that chai spices and chai spiced

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