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chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Milk Alternative Ice Cream

chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Dare we say this ice cream is as delicious as the whole milk option? We think it just might pass the test. Try our milk alternative ice cream recipe for all your dairy-free friends.

Start by picking a non-dairy ice cream base. Here are some of the ones we have tried:

  • Soy Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Macadamia Milk

Note that different milks give different results. Take time to look through the fat content of each type, as ones with higher fat will make a creamier ice cream. In order to control the ice cream flavor best, we recommend getting an unsweetened and plain flavor.

Try our recipe for dairy-free chocolate ice cream!

Ingredients:

3 cups unsweetened almond milk

6 large egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp xantham gum (optional)

1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

Heat a saucepan over medium heat and combine cocoa powder and half of your almost milk. Whisk consistently until combined. Then add remaining almond milk and bring it to a simmer (stir occasionally). Remove from heat after around 3 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, add your egg yolks and whisk them until they are light in color. Gradually add sugar while whisking frequently to emulsify the two. Look for a thick mixture that slowly falls from your whisk.

Scoop your warmed cocoa powder and milk mixture in a 1/3 cup and combine with your eggs. Whisk to combine. Add remaining liquid in slowly and gradually, then mix until they are all combined.

If you chose to get xantham gum, you can add it here and mix once more all together to help thicken your ice cream.

Then, add the vanilla extract and mix one final time. Cover your bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 6-8 hours but preferably over night. Remove once completely cooled.

This is best added to a chilled ice cream container that you have pre-chilled overnight as well.

Serve as a soft serve if eaten quickly, or continue to chill in the freezer for 6-8 hours in a freezer safe container.

Enjoy!

miscellaneous produce. red pepper, tomatoes, corn, onion, etc.

Revive Your Produce

miscellaneous produce. red pepper, tomatoes, corn, onion, etc.

Tired of throwing out produce when it’s gone bad? We’ve got 10 tips and tricks to help revive your fruits and vegetables and be sure to give them new life.

  1. Turn those nearly spoiled lemons into lemonade. As you notice your lemons beginning to over ripen, the best thing to do is squeeze them into a refreshing lemonade. Bring that citrus flavor back to life!
  2. If your carrots are nearing the end of their shelf life, make them into carrot chips! Slice the carrots as thin as you can. Line a baking pan with some aluminum foil or parchment paper and add your carrot slices. Throw on your favorite spices, and cook them to your desired crunch level.
  3. Forget to use all of your root vegetables? Throw them together for a delicious veggie filled roast. Take your carrots, beets, turnips and more and roast them to eat with any dish throughout the week. An easy and quick way to ensure you get the most of your veggies.
  4. Asparagus going brown? Simply bake it! We promise with a little time and love it will be back to good and full of nutritious flavor.
  5. Brown bananas? Freeze them and make some banana bread later! Avoid spending more money and buying a loaf when you have bruised bananas that will taste just as sweet as the fresh ones.
  6. Are your berries close to expiring? Make the most of them by preparing your own homemade ice cream. Mix them with yogurt and have yourself a sweet treat much healthier than your other options.
  7. Got a bad apple? Don’t throw it away! Cut out the obvious bruised pieces and clean the remainders well. Then throw them into an American classic, the favorite apple pie. You’ve got your pie… and can eat it too!
  8. Green beans make for a great snack. When you notice they are starting to go bad, clean and cut them down to fit in a jar. Add in salt to taste and some water before leaving them in the fridge for a week or so. You’ve got yourself a good deed and a healthy snack!
  9. Turn your cucumbers into pickles! Pull together your nearly spoiled cucumbers and add them into some jars. Make a mixture of salt and water and add it in. Keep an eye on them, and once you notice the salt and sugar have dissolved, add water and vinegar in even parts. Wait 24 hours minimum before enjoying your homemade pickles!
  10. Don’t let your green and nutrient filled vegetables go to waste! Make sure those green leafy vegetables go to use by adding them to your smoothie mixture. Easy, and delicious!
watermelon and blueberry star shaped skewers

Fruit Sparklers

watermelon and blueberry star shaped skewers

These fruit sparklers are sure to be the star of your 4th of July festivities. They’re easy to make, and even easier to enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 whole watermelon

16 oz fresh blueberries

Skewers

Instructions:

Slice watermelon into 1 inch thick, vertical slices. Then use a small star shaped cookie cutter to make your shapes. This is possible to achieve from making a star out of a knife, which we wish you luck on this endeavor!

Add about 10 blueberries onto your skewers, and leave a bit of room at the bottom for room to hold.

Add your watermelon star to the top of the skewer and your fruit sparklers are ready to go. Cover and refrigerate for a later snack. Enjoy!

Food Club Tangy Honey Mustard Potato Salad

Enjoy a sweet and savory salad perfect for every gathering. Try out this flavorful Food Club favorite.

What you’ll need:

  • 5 russet potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 3 hard boiled eggs

Dice potatoes and eggs. Chill and set aside.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Mix all above ingredients in large bowl. Add chilled potatoes and eggs. Mix together and enjoy!

 

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich

Creamy Red Button Vintage Creamery ice cream sandwiched between two soft chocolate chip cookies with a touch of red, white and blue. The perfect treat for your patriotic celebrations.

What you’ll need:

  • Red Button Vintage Creamery Vanilla Bean ice cream
  • Chocolate chip cookies, homemade or bakery fresh
  • Patriotic sprinkles

If making homemade cookies, make cookies according to recipe instructions and let cool completely. Once cookies are completely cooled place a scoop of ice cream on the cookie and sandwich between another cookie. Place sprinkles on small plate. Roll edges of ice cream into the sprinkles. Serve immediately.

For more tasty recipes with Red Button Vintage Creamery ice cream click here.

peanut butter and chocolate bars

Peanut Butter Bars

peanut butter and chocolate bars

Sweeten up your day with these delicious peanut butter bars.⠀

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup peanut butter

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup flour

1 cup oats

Instructions:

Cream butter and sugars together. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Mix all dry ingredients together. Spread on greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes (very lightly browned). Let cool for a few minutes, then spread with a thin layer of peanut butter (let the peanut butter melt before spreading). Frost with chocolate icing when cool.⠀

Chocolate Frosting:

1/4 cup margarine (softened)

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp cocoa

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

strawberry lime red onion cilantro and jalapeno salsa

Strawberry Salsa

strawberry lime red onion cilantro and jalapeno salsa

Put a little zest in your step with this delicious and flavorful strawberry salsa. A sweet and spicy recipe that really packs a punch!

Ingredients:

Strawberries

Lime

Red onion

Jalapeno

Cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Slice and hull strawberries to desired size. Slice remaining ingredients to help release flavor.

Add all sliced ingredients into a mixing bowl and gently stir together. Top with fresh squeezed lime. Salt and pepper to taste.

Keep refrigerated covered for up to 2 days.

Enjoy!

strawberry shortcake slice on a plate with a cake stand in the back

Layered Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake slice on a plate with a cake stand in the back

It’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Celebrate with this deluxe layered recipe that is nothing short of amazing. Sweetened strawberries and a warm rich dough come together for the perfect summer bite.

Filling Ingredients:

2 pints strawberries (rinsed, hulled, sliced)

1/3 cup sugar

Shortcake Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

Optional: 3 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter (cold)

5 tablespoons shortening (or use all butter)

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter (melted)

Garnish: whipped cream (sweetened with a little confectioners’ sugar if desired)

Instructions:

Prep strawberries in a large bowl by sprinkling them with 1/3 cup sugar. Cover and let stand for 1 hour before serving.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Use a medium sized mixing bowl and combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add in shortening and the 6 tbsp of butter until the mixture reaches a fine crumb consistency. Then add milk and stir with a fork until the flour mixture is moistened.

Knead the dough on a floured surface until just soft enough. 3 to 5 times should do the trick.

Divide the dough into two portions. Place each in a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan and roll them out to fit. Brush the dough with melted butter.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until browned. Then brush each layer with more butter while it sits there warm.

Place one layer and top with sweetened bowl of strawberries and juice from sitting. Place the second layer and add more remaining strawberries. Top with whipped cream, and slice into your piece of heaven!

veggie and meat kabobs on a grill smoking

Build Your Own Kabob

veggie and meat kabobs on a grill smoking

Summer grilling calls for a variety of recipes, with kabobs coming in on top! Whether it’s a fajita style skewer or a veggie medley, these tips and tricks will make sure your kabobs are the talk of the BBQ.

Kabob Grilling 101

  • Preheat the grill until you reach a consistent temperature before placing any skewers on it. We recommend around 375 degrees.
  • Be sure to cut your meat and vegetables into similar sizes so they can cook evenly.
  • Assess the space on the grill, and cut your meat and vegetables larger than the space between the griddles so they have a larger surface area of heat.
  • Submerge your wooden skewers in water before cooking to avoid burning the wood.
  • In order to create the desired grill marks, be sure to let your kabob settle and cook long enough before rotating them.
  • Add some olive or vegetable oil onto your kabobs before placing them on the grill.
  • It is helpful to set a timer with each turn to ensure each side of the kabob gets even heat.
  • Grilling your kabob at a consistent medium heat than cranking the heat up too high. This will help you avoid a tough and burned kabob.

Average Cooking Times

  • Most meats cook for around 12-15 minutes.
  • Fish should take around 10 minutes.
  • Veggies should take around 8-10 minutes.

Build Your Own Kabob

Try some of our favorite kabob pairings!

  • Steak, Potato & Bell Peppers
    • Stack together seasoned steak, cubed potatoes, and bell peppers to make this delicious kabob.
  • Lemon & Garlic Shrimp
    • Add some citrus flavor to your shrimp skewer and top with garlic, basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Veggie Medley
    • Line up mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, zucchini and more for the ultimate veggie medley. Top with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to complete the palette.
  • Grilled Chicken
    • Cube chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces and pair with yellow bell pepper, zucchini, and red onion. Top with olive oil, soy sauce, honey and minced garlic medley. Top with salt and pepper.
  • Meat Only
    • Take your favorite meat and throw it on a skewer. Top with salt and pepper to taste and olive oil for browning. Pair with veggie kabobs as a side.
custom spices

Custom Meat Spices

custom spices

Make the most of your grilled summer meats with these custom meat spices. From the classic hamburger to your freshly caught fish, these spices will perfectly compliment anything grill-ready.

Beef spice mix

Beef Spice Mix

1/4 cup salt
2 TBS pepper
3 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS paprika
3 TSP onion powder
1 TSP rosemary


chicken spice mix

Poultry Spice Mix

4 TBS basil
3 TBS rosemary
1 TBS garlic powder
2 TSP parsley
1 TSP cumin
1 TSP thyme
1 TSP cayenne pepper
1 TSP paprika
1 TSP mustard powder

Fish spice mix

Fish Spice Mix

1/4 cup basil
2 TBS parsley
2 TBS rosemary
2 TBS sage
2 TBS thyme
1 TSP oregano
1 TSP celery salt