Ice Cream Toppings Buffet

I’m a traditional kind of gal: hot fudge and a cherry. My husband likes Oreo cookies and Fruity Pebbles – but not at the same time. Our kid? Well, she’d put everything and the kitchen sink on top of a scoop, if she could.

It got me wondering how everyone else tops their ice cream. So, I asked on my Facebook page and got some great answers! Plus, I’m giving away two Cuisinart 2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Makers (keep scrolling)!

Enter to win 2 Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Makers, ends July 22nd! | www.wendy-nielsen.com

From top left: Plain M&Ms, Betsy threatened that a Heath Bar make this list, York Peppermint Patties, Oreo Cookies (tell me…Oreo Cookies or Cookies & Cream ice cream?), Heather picked Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with caramel sauce (tooth ache!), Toasted Coconut Chips from Dang, Buttered Popcorn (seriously, Janelle says so!), eggless chocolate chip cookie dough, Trader Joe’s Granola with Mixed Berries, Fudge Brownies, Fruity Pebbles, and milk chocolate chips.

Not pictured: Ryan suggested Cherry Pie filling (love this idea!), Jenny kicks it old school with Magic Shell (raise your hand if you grew up on Magic Shell), Natasha and Des both vote Cap’N Crunch cereal (ouch! the roof of my mouth hurts just thinking about it!), Anna and Peggy vote fresh peaches, Beverly likes bananas and blueberries on vanilla, Ashley thinks we’re at the county fair with bacon and maple, Christie likes Hershey’s syrup, nuts and Coca-Cola (gotta try this one!), and Christina likes butterscotch, Reddi-wip, nuts and maraschino cherries!

What about that Cuisinart 2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker giveaway?

Enter to win 2 Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Makers, ends July 22nd! | www.wendy-nielsen.com

Toppings need ice cream! Together with a couple of my favorite blogging friends, I’m giving away TWO Cuisinart ICE-30BC Automatic Ice Cream Makers! Giveaway runs July 18 – July 22. US Residents only. Two prizes will be awarded – one for you and one for your friend! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below! Good luck!

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Ice Cream Monday: the 2013 Summer Tour

Hooray for summertime!

Last summer, we started a new tradition we called: Ice Cream Monday.  Why?  Because sometimes Mondays call for ice cream, right?

We hit almost every ice cream parlor, self-serve yogurt shop, and Dairy Queen in all of Orange County.  Today, we kick off the 2013 tour!

Here’s the rub.  Someone *ahem, me, ahem* was recently diagnosed as potentially being intolerant to dairy.  That sure throws a wrench in shoveling down some of the creamy sweet stuff, doesn’t it?  The fix: I’m going to whip up some dairy free ice cream and sorbets at home this year.  I started pinning an ice cream recipe Pinterest board that has both dairy and non-dairy recipes and I’d love for you to come follow it!

Nothing homemade though today.  We’re stopping in on one of our favorite local spots for an equally favorite treat!  Follow along on Instagram with hashtag #icecreammonday and see where we’re kicking off the summer season!

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