Category Archives: Lins

Rolled Ice Cream

Make delicious rolled ice cream at home! It’s fun to make and fun to eat.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • mix-ins & toppings

Whisk heavy cream, condensed milk and salt in medium bowl until combined. Pour mixture into large cookie sheet. Add in any mix-ins–fruit, sprinkles, chocolate chips, candy, etc. Stir mix-ins into the cream mixture. Place in freezer for 4 hours. Remove baking sheet from freezer. Use a frozen metal spatula to roll up the ice cream in rows along baking sheet. Place rolled up ice cream in bowl. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Fried Ice Cream

Deep. Fried. Ice Cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 6 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • Toppings:
  • Hot fudge
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

Scoop 4-inch scoop of ice cream onto plastic wrap. Wrap tightly and freeze for 3 hours. Repeat as many times as possible.

Mix cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. Take ice cream scoops out of freezer individually, roll in cornflakes mixture, re-wrap in a new sheet of plastic wrap, and freeze for 1 hour.

Heat oil in deep fryer or large stock pot to 350 degrees. Remove ice cream from freezer one at a time and deep fry for 1 minute. Serve immediately and top with hot fudge and whipped cream.

Mochi Ice Cream

Have you tried the latest craze of mochi ice cream? You will be surprised by the sweet mochi exterior with a velvety ice cream interior.

Inside the pillowy sweet mochi exterior is premium ice cream. The result? A majestic marriage of mesmerizing flavors that will make you want more.

The melt-in-your-mouth, chewy exterior is a sweet rice dough made from the best ingredients.

Stop by today to check out all the yummy flavors and see what the craze is all about.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Cool down the summer with rich chocolate ice cream. No ice cream maker needed!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Blend all ingredients together in blender on high until smooth. If desired, stir in any additions. (Ex: peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips) Place mixture in  freezer safe container. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Southwest Scramble

Blend your favorite southwestern flavors together for a tasty breakfast!

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 avocado

1/2 tomato

2 tbs butter

2 tbs Culinary Tours corn Salsa

 

Directions:

Whisk eggs in bowl.

Cut avocados and tomato into bite sized cubes.

Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan.

Add eggs, use spatula to fold as they cook so bottom doesn’t become hard.

Add avocado and tomato before eggs set (still runny)

continue to use spatula to fold eggs until firm. Plate eggs and put Culinary Tours Corn Salsa on top.

Serve with toast or tortillas!

Red Velvet, White & Blue Cupcakes

A classic dessert with a touch of patriotic perfection.

What you’ll need:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Red food dye
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Red & blue food dye

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix cake mix and cocoa powder into a small bowl. Set aside. Combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, yogurt and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in cake mixture to liquid mixture. Add red food due to mixture until batter is desired red color. Mix in apple cider vinegar. Place cupcake liners  in pans. Fill liners with batter 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let completely cool and remove cupcakes from pan.

To make cream cheese frosting, beat softened cream cheese and butter on low for 2-3 minutes. Add in vanilla and slowly add in powdered sugar. If frosting is too thick add a little milk. If frosting is too thin add some more powdered sugar. Separate frosting into three bowls. One for red, white and blue. Use the red and blue food dyes to color the frosting to desired colors. Place each of the frosting colors into small piping bags. Cut off a tip about 1 inch up from point. Place a 1M piping tip or large circle tip into a large piping bag. Put the three small red, white and blue filled piping bags into the large piping bag. Make sure the small piping bag tips are at the same level in the large bag so when piped you get an equal amount of each color. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes in circular motion. Top with patriotic sprinkles. Enjoy!

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Mixed Berry Yogurt Popsicles

A cool, delectable treat that the whole family will enjoy on a warm summer day.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 5 strawberries, sliced

Whisk together milk, yogurt and sugar in medium bowl.

Put 2-3 strawberry slices, 2-3 raspberries and a few blueberries in each popsicle mold. Pour milk mixture into molds over fruit. Gently shake and tap the molds to release air bubbles and ensure molds are completely full. Freeze for 6-8 hours. To release popsicles from molds run sides under warm water.

Yield: 10 popsicles

 

Baked Beans

Baked beans are the perfect side dish to any backyard BBQ.

Ingredients:

  • 3 (28 ounce) cans of your favorite baked beans
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup crispy cooked bacon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Mix all of the ingredients together. Place mixture in greased 9×13 pan and bake for 2 hours.

Superhero Fruit Tray

A tray full of red, white and blue and super sweet fruit too!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. strawberries, halved
  • 1 container blueberries
  • bag of mini marshmallows
  • large marshmallows

Wash and slice strawberries in half. Wash blueberries. Form star with mini marshmallows in the middle of the platter. Surround marshmallows with blueberries to form circle. Line blueberry circle with strawberries. Cut large marshmallows in half and place around strawberries to form circle. Add another row of sliced strawberries. Enjoy!

DIY Patriotic Candy Poppers

A great activity for this patriotic week–everyone is sure to have a blast making these patriotic candy poppers.

What you’ll need:

  • toilet paper tubes
  • scrapbook or cardstock paper
  • tissue paper
  • ribbon/string
  • candy and confetti
  • adhesive-hot glue gun, glue sticks, double stick tap, glue dots or tape runner
  • scissors

Steps:

1.Measure the length of your toilet paper tubes and cut a strip of scrapbook or cardstock paper to wrap around it. Use adhesive to secure.

2. Cut a piece of tissue paper that will fit inside the toilet paper tube–the circumference. Line the bottom inside edge of the tube with adhesive. Press the tissue paper on adhesive all around the inside circumference. This will the be the tail of your popper.

3. Gather the tissue paper together once adhered to tube and tie with ribbon or string. Cut off excess tissue paper. You only need a few inches of tissue paper below where the ribbon/string is tied.

4. Cut a large half circle out of scrapbook/cardstock paper and roll into a cone. Trim to desired length.

5. Fill tubes with candy and confetti. Line the top edge of toilet paper tube with adhesive and secure cone top onto the tube.

6. When you are ready to celebrate hold the toilet paper tube and pull the tied tissue paper section and POP to get your sweet surprise!