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Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream Copycat – Snow Cream Recipe

Have you been seeing sightings of “Snow Cream” posts on social media? The last time it snowed this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, everyone and their mothers were talking about it, and making it.

Before this year I had NEVER heard a single thing about it, and until today, I had never tried it. If you have snow it’s really pretty easy and tastes almost exactly like Chick-Fil A’s Ice Dream, so thus the copycat recipe.

PicMonkey CollageHow to Make Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream Copycat Snow Cream Recipe MommyB

If you are expecting snow, place a large, clean pot {or several} out to collect enough for about 6-8 cups of snow. I used the biggest pot that I had in my kitchen and set it on one of our outdoor chairs {hoping that no animals bothered it.} Empty Pot for Snow Cream MommyB

Pot Full of Snow for Snow Cream Mommyb

Here’s the full list of ingredients:

  • 6-8 cups of fresh, clean snow
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (I like Eagle brand) If you don’t have condensed milk you can use heavy cream, coffee creamer, almond milk, coconut milk etc, you just may have to add more sweetener.
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Toppings (think chocolate sauce, sprinkles, fruit, nuts)

How to make Ice Dream Copycat aka Snow Cream:

Once you have 6-8 cups or more of snow prepare to experience your first taste of Snow Cream. I measured mine {sort of}.

Measure Snow for Snow Cream MommyB

Add all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl or if you want to leave in the pot you collected the snow in that’s fine too. I started with the condensed milk, then added the vanilla extract.

Milk for Snow Cream Recipe MommyB

Mix all of the ingredients until combined. I would recommend not to mix until the Snow Cream is smooth though as it will become too “soupy” and more like a milkshake {which would be yummy too}.

After mixing, consider adding your favorite toppings or enjoying as is {both are delicious}.

Snow Cream Toppings MommyB

My girls decided they wanted to add their favorite ice cream sauce and rainbow sprinkles. The sprinkles definitely gave us some color on this cold wintery day. They loved eating them in their Disney cups too, which worked out perfectly when the last few scoops were liquid-y enough to sip.

Snow Cream Ice Dream MommyB

There you have it, simple, yummy, and tastes just like Chick-Fil-A Ice Dream {or maybe even a little yummier.}

Have you ever heard of Snow Cream?? Have you ever eaten or made it??

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Perfect Healthy Kid’s Snack – Mango Pops #letsmango

My family and I LOVE fruit, especially in the hot summer months, but one fruit that we, shockingly enough, have not tried is mango. We’ve seen them in the stores, in fact they’re available all year ’round, but growing up, never having eaten one myself, I suppose kept me away from buying one for my own children.

When I was asked if my family might be interested in trying mango and making something yummy from it, I figured why not and am extremely glad that I did, as you’ll be able to see from my recipe video my girls didn’t just like mango, they fell in love with it. Now I can add mango to our long list of fruits and all the amazing recipes that come with this delicious, tropical fruit too!

 

 

MommyB’s Mango Pops

Ingredients:

2 ripe mangos, 2 strawberries for garnish (optional)

Tools:

Sharp cutting knife, cutting board, blender or food processor, freezer pop molds or ice cube trays and toothpicks. 

Instructions:

After washing your hands, cut the mango as shown in the video making sure to cut around the mango pit/seed. (You may cut the mango any way you would like, we prefer “porcupine” style, just so long as it fits in your blender.)

Place the pieces of mango, including any juices into the blender, and blend till you have a nice mango puree. This mixture should be pretty free of lumps. 

Pour the mango puree into the freezer pop molds or ice cube tray. If using an ice cube tray place the toothpicks into the ice cube sections using some plastic wrap to secure them in place.

If you would like add a slice of mango, strawberry or leave plain and freeze for 1-2 hours, depending on your own freezer. 

*You may want to rinse your freezer pop mold (being careful not to get water on your mango pop itself) to ensure easy removal of your mango pop from the mold.

Want to create your own mango inspired recipe or just learn more about this awesome fruit?? Check out http://mango.org for more information, videos, and fun facts. My girls and I learned a ton including the fact that the paisley pattern that we now know and love was developed in India and is based on the shape of a mango, a pretty fashion forward fruit!

Now that you’ve seen and read our easy, Mango Pop recipe, tell me, what’s your family’s favorite way to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies??

The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Mango Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules

#vlogmom MommyBKnowsBest on: A Chilly Tour – What’s in MY Fridge??

#vlogmom

#vlogmomHey guys! How was your 4th of July?!?! We had a great mini vacation with my in-laws and enjoyed some fireworks in our own backyard.

I hope the summer is treating you well and I want to thank you for stopping by even though I know these hot months are filled with fun and activities! I appreciate you!!

Here’s a little something to cool you off {vicariously of course}: A tour of my fridge.

Dresden from CreatingMotherhood.com  asks this week’s vlogmom question: What’s in your fridge????

Mine was actually mostly empty because of above mentioned vacation, so yes I did stock up, but only on things we normally eat {except the cherries, I thought they would be nice to try}. Here’s my video and I’ll list some of the products I pointed out after the video, not because I’m getting paid, but because they’re yummy and you should try them too!!

Trop50 – Made by Tropicana, Blueberries – Made by God, Stonewall Kitchen Cilantro Lime Dressing – EarthFare, Kalamata Olives + Artichokes = Deliciousness, Chobani Yogurt – any  kind really, here’s a link to my Chobani Fecipe, Butter – See next to Paula Deen in the Dictionary, Kansas Style BBQ sauce – Made by Wholesome Goodness, and feel free to ask if I missed anything too!!

Make sure you check out these other fridges and freezers:

Funny Food Network Fans

It’s an alliteration, you see what I did there 😉 Anyway….Recently I had the joy of checking out some great hilarious recipes. In case you’re not a gourmet cook you may want to see these recipes and learn a thing or two from the professionals.

First up is the famous butter-loving queen herself Paula Deen.

Peas in Pot - doolloop

Photo by doolloop flickr Creative Commons

 

English Peas

Cook Time: 5 Minutes           Level: Easy          Serves: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 cans (14 1/2-ounces) English peas, drained

Directions:
Melt the butter in small pot and add the peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/english-peas-recipe/reviews/index.html

Next up, the lovable Rachael Ray

Bacon - Sappymoosetree

Photo by Sappymoosetree - flickr Creative Commons

Late Night Bacon (because it’s different than morning bacon??)

Cook Time: 5 minutes     Level: Easy    Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

8 slices bacon

Directions:
Place 2 sheets of paper towel on a microwave safe plate, lay the bacon out on the paper towel not overlapping the slices. Place 2 more sheets of paper towel on top. Place in the microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/late-night-bacon-recipe/index.html

Unfortunately these recipes are NO JOKE, but I thought they were funny enough for an April Fool’s Day post. Have you ever seen any recipes like this?

What are you doing for April Fool’s Day today??

PS Sorry about the Q-Vids, I’m getting back on those next week, with illness, Baby C’s birthday, and an unsightly cold sore I’ve had to skip a few weeks. But I’m compiling some great questions for you!!

MommyB’s Fecipes

I would consider myself a pretty decent cook and I am great at following recipes and making them my own. Most of the time with two little girls, one, soon to be two websites (that’s another post in itself), housework, errands, Miss A’s activities and being always on the go, I don’t always have time to make something spectacular. So I decided to write a post about MommyB Knows Best’s Fake Recipes or Fecipes. Recipes that aren’t quite recipes, rather just a couple of things thrown together to make something decent to munch on. Check out my first Fecipe:

Granogurt

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