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Summer Lovin’ Debut {*New Blog Series} ~ Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

It’s time for the debut of my new blog series, “Summer Lovin’”, and I am so excited about all the fun things I’m going to be sharing with you. If you watched this video, then you already know about this new addition to the blog. If you missed the video, just click over to this post to take a peek. The “Summer Lovin’” series will be all about things I am loving during the summer. It may be about a place I travel to, a new recipe I just love for summertime, products that are just perfect for summer, and all sorts of other interesting things. I am thrilled to share a yummy recipe with you for the first post of the series.

This recipe is just perfect for fun times by the pool or as that “go to treat” when you need to relax after a long day in the sun. The kids will love it, your hubby will eat it up before it even has a chance to melt, and you, my friend…well, it will be that perfect little “sweet something” when you need a little treat! And, I will hope that there will be some left for you, but I must warn you…it is unlikely. So, I do encourage that you make some just for YOU, or dip a bit out and place it in a hiding spot in the freezer. I won’t tell!! That’s what friends are for, right?!! Keepin’ your secrets!! LOL *The recipe is from Taste of Home…you may click on the graphic above to see it in case you wish to print it.

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, well, you know that when I talk about recipes I usually tell you how I changed up the recipe a bit. And, I really like short recipes…a long list of ingredients is likely to result in me leaving a few things out! So, I love this recipe for many reasons, and one is definitely that it has a short ingredient list. As you can see from the recipe above, I also like to use the nonfat ingredients when I can. The recipe was still so yummy!! No need for me to try the regular version! And, my hubby…well, he loved this!!

I love strawberries, and this ice cream is so creamy and delish! I haven’t tried it with other berries, but I am sure you could change it up by using different fruits. Hmm….maybe I should try fresh peaches! I don’t really care for ice cream…I know…how unAmerican of me!! But, I do like homemade ice cream…yes, in one of those old-fashioned ice cream makers! And, I love this ice cream!! Back to my hubby…he gave me a funny look when I told him how it was made…thought he wasn’t going to like it and didn’t really want to try it at first. Well, I was proud of how it turned out and really wanted him to sample it so I put a double scoop in a fancy little bowl and set it before him.

Needless to say, after that first spoonful he was smiling! The bowl was empty before I knew it, and he was asking for more!! Oh, really??!!!….you want more of my healthy ice cream?? Of course, you do!!  It’s such a pretty pink color as it’s being mixed up and is so pretty once scooped into a cone or dish. I wish I had gotten a picture of the dish I served him but just forgot. Guess I was so eager to see how he was going to like it! I will be making it again {soon} so I’ll be sure to snap some pics next time. It didn’t last very long in our freezer, either!

I hope you have fun trying this easy recipe. It is great to make ahead and have on hand for summer guests, and your family will love a bowl of this while you all are making sweet summertime memories!

I love that I have been planning this new series and wanted the first post to be of this ice cream because it goes along perfectly with Summer Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations ~ this is a creative event hosted by the lovely Kristin of the blog Twinkle, Twinkle that I am so excited to be participating in. She will give us a new color prompt each week, and we can create whatever our heart desires based on the colors she has chosen. I am so excited about the first one…Rainbow Sherbet!! I’ve been thinking about what I want to paint for this prompt, and a fun idea came to me this morning so I can’t wait to sketch it out. And, I bought something special for this event that I will show you when I do my post about my creation. Stay tuned…you’re gonna like it!!

Just click on the cute graphic above to go to the Twinkle Twinkle blog where you can read all the details about this fun summer event. It is free and has a great Facebook group page where we can visit and share our creations. Go check it out…it is sure to keep you inspired all summer long!!

Be sure to stop by here on Sunday for the “Sunset Sunday” post. And, I have so much to share with you next week…ooh la la…where to start?!! I’ve been out of town all this week and can’t wait to tell you about where I’ve been and what all I’ve seen! Here’s a hint: it’s one of my favorite places to visit!

Happy Weekend!! Enjoy the sunshine and have a scoop {or, two} of ICE CREAM!

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jacqueline - June 9, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Dearest sweet Ann, love these graphics on your post and thanks for sharing that yummie recipe!! Have a fabulous sunday and love to you!

Kristin Van Valkenburgh - June 10, 2012 - 1:22 pm

WOW! HOW cool is that? (No pun intended ;) Gorgeous photos too. Thank you for sharing this with your readers and for helping to spread the word, I’m so happy to have you playing along, Kristin xo

amteatime - June 10, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Thank you so much, Jacqueline!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this post…you’ll have to let me know if you try the ice cream. :) Happy Sunday to you…big hugs, sweet friend!!

Diana Evans - June 11, 2012 - 8:59 am

oh my mouth is watering already!!! this looks amazing!!!! I will have to try this out!!!

Anita - June 11, 2012 - 10:13 am

Beautiful… love your blog!

amteatime - June 13, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Thank you so much, Anita!! I’m so happy you stopped by…truly appreciate your sweet compliments!!

amteatime - June 13, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Hi Diana!! Let me know if you try it!! I think you’ll love it!! So happy you stopped by!!

amteatime - June 13, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Thank you so much, Kristin!! I’m so happy to be joining in the fun of Summer Color..what fun we are going to have!! :)

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