These sweet individual vanilla cake bowls make for a delicious and very special way to enjoy the perfect summer treat, ice cream. Mouthwatering cake bowls, fresh seasonal strawberries, creamy and refreshing ice cream and some fun holiday sprinkles make a perfectly patriotic dessert for the 4th of July.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
For my birthday this past Spring, I received an ice cream maker. I have always wanted to make my own homemade ice cream and now that I have my own maker- I’m obsessed! I can’t believe I waited so long to get one!!
Ice cream in the Summer is always delicious, but there is something about homemade ice cream that is extra special. The first batch of ice cream I made in my new maker was Vanilla Bean. It was out of this world! Homemade ice cream is so much creamier and the fresh vanilla beans make it extraordinary. I have been having so much fun creating my own ice cream bases, I can’t wait to share some of them with you here… Stay tuned! Hint: My favorite creation so far is Peach Bourbon.
Elevate the ice cream.
After I discovered the magic of homemade ice cream, I came across this fabulous baking pan. The minute I saw it, all I could think about was the endless possibilities of using this pan with all my new ice cream creations. This pan creates individual-sized edible bowls that ice cream can be served in. What!?! I know, game-changer, right!? I have been having so much fun coming up with beautiful, easy, and absolutely delicious seasonal dessert recipes with this pan. You can bake cake batter or brownies in it. My next challenge is going to be trying to bake chocolate chip cookie dough in it. Can you imagine!? A chocolate chip cookie bowl that holds homemade vanilla ice cream. My mouth is watering already! I’ll keep you posted if it works. Fingers crossed!
Helpful hint:: The first time I used this bakery bowl pan, I overfilled the inverted bowls in the pan. After baking, my cake bowls looked more like icebergs. For the second batch I discovered that when baking cake batter in the bowls, the inverted bowls on the pan only need to be filled about halfway. When pouring the cake batter into the pan, only fill the bowls so the hump in the middle is just covered in batter. The cake bowls turned out perfectly when the pan was filled correctly.
Perfectly Patriotic Dessert.
Today I am sharing my favorite creation (so far) with you: the perfectly patriot dessert. The moist vanilla cake has a hint of white chocolate in it and it makes the perfect edible vessel for serving fresh sliced Summer strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream (homemade or store-bought). Add some fun red, white, and blue sprinkles and a strawberry or cherry on top and you have the most delicious all-American dessert for the 4th of July.
BBQs + ice cream = Happy 4th of July
One of my favorite things about Summer is barbecuing. With the 4th of July on the horizon, it’s time to start menu planning for the upcoming celebration. BBQs and the 4th of July are a Summer match made in heaven. Sometimes we host 4th of July festivities at the farm and other times we celebrate with friends and family at their homes. No matter where the celebration is, one or more of these delicious Summer dishes are on the menu or I bring them to share. If you are looking for some delicious additions to your Summer and 4th of July BBQ menu, you might like these: