I thought we’d take a break from popsicles.
Just for a minute! We need to talk about ice cream today. Do you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? It’s totally legit. Trust me. I know these things and I never joke about ice cream.
We discussed this last year, but if you’re new to these parts, welcome! Or if you need a refresher, President Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation in 1984 making July National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday National Ice Cream Day. You can read all about it here.
Can someone please sign into public law a National Popsicle Month? I’d be forever grateful.
Now, I realize that some of you may not yet have been born back in the days of 1984, but wasn’t it nice of those of us coming before you to pave the way with our very stylish fashion trends, cassette tapes, perms, and Jane Fonda aerobics VHS tapes complete with leotards and leg warmers.
You’re welcome. Don’t forget the animal print and neon hair scrunchie.
If you were part of this planet in 1984, I don’t know what in tarnation you were doing from 3:00 – 4:00, but I was keeping up with Luke and Laura. Not much different than what I do today. Only enjoying my guilty pleasure of General Hospital these days is much easier with the whole DVR thing.
Thank you, Time Warner Cable for that $248 a month cable bill. You make life worth living.
I recommend and 100% support an afternoon of staying inside with the A/C to veg out with some GH binge TV and a big bowl of S’mores No-Churn Ice Cream to beat the heat these hot summer days.
And for Jennifer, who requires photos of steps – here you go:
Happy National Ice Cream Month!
S’mores No-Churn Ice Cream
- 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder - I used Hershey's
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 package of 12 sheets graham crackers - I used Nabisco
- 12 regular size marshmallows
In a large bowl, combine condensed milk, vanilla bean paste, and cocoa powder
Place marshmallows on a parchment lined baking sheet and broil 1 - 2 minutes, turn the marshmallows, and broil another 1 - 2 minutes, careful not to burn, remove from oven, set aside
Add heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment
Whip cream on medium high until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes
Transfer whipped cream to the bowl with the condensed milk mixture and fold in whipped cream
Add graham crumbs and toasted marshmallows and gently combine
Transfer to a loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze overnight