Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cool down Treats: Egg & Nut Free Round-up

It's HOT outside.  And Inside too.  I don't know about you, but here where I live it has been record breaking hot.  It wouldn't be so bad if we had air conditioning, but like the majority of people here we do not.  We were fortunate to find a small portable air conditioning unit so we can at least cool down one room in the house.  The stores were selling out of AC units.  I keep looking at the forecast hoping to see some glimmer of hope of cooler temperatures, but we are booked solid for the next week and beyond of high temperatures.  Just thinking about it makes me tired.  When it's so hot like this I have no motivation to do anything, especially cooking! (Bowl of cereal for dinner? Ok. Sounds good.)  So here is a round up of egg and nut free treats to help keep you cool this summer:

 

First up is my all time favorite vanilla ice cream.  It does require some stovetop cooking, but it is totally worth it for the texture.  It is quite adaptable too.  You can add chopped up cookie pieces or candy to it.

 

If you're not feeling that ambitious, here is an extremely simple and easy vanilla ice cream recipe that is also egg free.

Homemade Drumsticks - easy to make using your favorite ice cream and toppings! 

You can get fancy and use either of those vanilla ice cream recipes to make these homemade drumsticks.  Typically drumsticks have peanuts on them, but in place of peanuts you can use sprinkles, or even crushed rice krispie cereal (my personal favorite) for a crunch bar type topping.  Check out the instructions for these drumsticks at Crazy for Crust.


I've had my eye on this recipe for awhile but have yet to try it.  It sure looks good and it's already egg free.  Check out this recipe for old fashioned ice cream sandwiches at Brown Eyed Baker.

Creamy homemade roasted strawberry cheesecake ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel 

This recipe for roasted strawberry cheesecake ice cream is soooo good!  I've made it twice now.  Already egg free, the recipe is at Baked By Rachel.

Homemade Fudgsicles

We made these homemade fudsicles just a few weeks ago.  So chocolatey and so much better than store bought.  Check out Baking Bites for the recipe.

Similar but different from the fudgsicles are these pudding pops.  They come together super quick.  We made an Oreo and a banana chocolate variation.  Both Tasty!


Swirlstix
Lastly, if you have no desire to cook and want something you can be sure is safe, we really like Philly Swirl Popsicles.  No worry about nuts are eggs.

Hope you can keep cool this summer!  Enjoy!

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