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Family Time: Making Memories & Bowls of Ice Cream!

Do you want to know what my love language is?

FOOD.

Family Time: Making Memories & Bowls of Ice Cream!

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The way I show love most naturally is through food. Though the work of cooking is not my favorite (let’s be honest), I like what sharing food together does for relationships. It creates an opportunity to bring people together. It provides an opportunity to connect with others. Talk about making memories!

Desserts are a great tool for making memories.

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Around here, ice cream is the dessert of choice. I know that if I want to use my love language to speak to my family’s love language – I know ice cream is the ticket! Sometimes it’s ice cream straight from the carton.

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Sometimes, it’s a simple chocolate syrup drizzle on a couple scoops of ice cream, and then sometimes it’s just fun to add extras!

It has been a ridiculously busy summer for us.

RIDICULOUS.

All the kids have been going in different directions and it has been nearly IMPOSSIBLE not only to sit and have dinner together, but just enjoy an evening together.

School is starting soon. The other night I was all, “GUYS. IT’S SUMMER AND WE ARE GOING TO HANG OUT TONIGHT. JUST US. AT HOME. WITH ICE CREAM. AND HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE. AND HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE!

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I broke out ice creamthe peanut butter sauce, caramel sauce, brownie bits, roasted redskin peanuts, and fun little disposable cups I found on clearance that I couldn’t resist.

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I like to set everything out so each person can build their own bowl. My vision was to pair the chocolate ice cream with brownie, peanuts, and peanut butter sauce, and to pair the coffee ice cream with brownies and caramel sauce. I am happy to report, my vision was embraced!

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Usually, we end up watching a movie when we do our little ice cream builds. But sometimes we’ll watch the sports…

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It’s just, so wonderful (and needed) to have a couple hours in one room with my family.

Would you like to know what my takeaway is? I guess if I want my whole family together, I just need to tell them, “ICE CREAM TONIGHT!!!”

They also seemed to like the cute little cups I found. It’s the little things, isn’t it?

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Would you like my recipes for caramel sauce and peanut butter sauce?

Homemade Peanut Butter Sauce for ice cream
Homemade Peanut Butter Sauce
This sauce is perfect for drizzling on top of ice cream. And brownies. Or ice cream AND brownies. Or anything you can dream peanut butter sauce would be most delicious on!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 10 oz peanut butter chips
  2. 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
  3. 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for one minute on high. Stir. If ingredients are not all melty - heat for another 15 seconds. If mixture is too think, add 1 tablespoon of hot water at a time.
  2. I keep mine in a glass mason jar. Refrigerate when not in use. Reheat as you would hot fudge - a little bit in the microwave or set the jar in a saucepan with hot water until warmed up enough to drizzle!
Jenny On the Spot https://jennyonthespot.com/
Homemade Caramel Sauce for ice cream
Homemade Caramel Sauce
Pour this delicious caramel sauce over ice cream, baked goods (brownies, yum!), or mix into a latté!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 stick o’ butter
  2. 1 c. brown sugar
  3. 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  4. 1 c. sifted powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, add the butter and brown sugar. Cook on medium until brown sugar is dissolved and bubbles around the edges for one minute.
  2. Add heavy whipping cream and stir. Slowly add powdered sugar. Bring back to bubbling and cook another two minutes on medium.
Jenny On the Spot https://jennyonthespot.com/
What are some of your favorite ice cream flavors? What are some of your favorite ice cream toppings? How do you enjoy time with your family?

*08/2018

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7 Responses to “Family Time: Making Memories & Bowls of Ice Cream!”

  1. So, can I mix the peanut butter sauce with the caramel sauce? Is that allowed?

  2. Glamamom says:

    We LOVE a good dessert! So much fun! And um, totally making those sauces! YUM

  3. Andrea says:

    Omigosh….if possible I love you more! Pinning!

  4. Joanna Sprik says:

    Om nom. These look amazing!!

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