Let’s face it: I am crazy.
Not instututionalize crazy; but… pretty crazy to take on #summerdessertweek and add another child to our family days before.
And, as much as I would love to be one of those bloggers that write out content weeks before, I am more one of those who’s lucky to be a day or two ahead.
Truth be told.
So, most of y’all know about us enarging our tent, but if you don’t .. I will help you out: I’m a foster mommy.
There are times when I have anywhere from 1-3 kids in tow 24/7 for any given time period. Which, could be a week, a year or more.
And, that makes me happy.
Our mew member is a 3 year old little girl who completly has melted my heart. Especially when she wakes up at 5am, and when told to go back to sleep she comes back with “Daddy, my eyes won’t shut”
(Yes, she started calling us mommy and daddy very early, all on her own… ) She also tells everyone she has two mommies and two daddies. I say yes you do, for now.
And, I tell her she will be home to her family soon.
Which… is hard to say because I don’t know what’s going on… I’m still waiting to meet her case worker, to even get a grasp of what the future holds.
However, for now I will enjoy my “new” little “daughter” I will treat her as my own, despite all the differnces we may show. She loves us and we love her. And, for now: that’s all we need to make her feel at home.
And, what she has needed all along is exactly that, a HOME.
She lived in a shelter for a week before she came to us.
And I hussled about, preparing a toddler bed, getting a car seat, and shopping for toddler friendly snacks… all the time knowing she was packed and waiting to go to her new “home”. And, here she came… days before the “summer dessert week”. I had signed up to be a pert of months earlier. But, timelines and commitments help things fall into place like stars in the sky.
I’m better with crazy.
I’m better with more to do than nothing to do.
Back to being a family of five for now.
So: desserts for summer…
This is cool, creamy, refreshing and healthy. I am pretty sure it fits into being paleo and vegan, too.
I have your bases covered!
You can use any combo of fruit: I used mango, blueberries and strawberries.
Mix up some coconut milk (canned, full fat) with a few tablespoons of your favorite sweetener (agave, maple, coconut sugar, date sugar….etc)
Pour into lined muffin tins and freeze. A kindergartener could do this.
I topped a few with some shredded coconut, to make them pretty, and to give a heads up you’re about to eat coconut.
- 2 cans full fat coconut milk
- 2 cups mixed fresh fruit, chopped
- 2-4 tbs sweetener of choice (agave, date sugar, coconut sugar, etc)
- Mix coconut milk and sweetener, and stir in the fruit.
- Ladle into paper or foil lined baking cups/muffin tin
- Freexe until firm
Be sure to check out the other great recipes bloggers have put together for #summerdessertweek:
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
- Mini Blueberry Pie from Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
- Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Pie from Daily Dish Recipes
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
- Cookies & Cream Mini Bundt Cakes from Me and My Pink Mixer
- Sweet Corn and Raspberry Layer Cake from Sweet ReciPeas
- Chocolate Malted Milkshake Cake from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
- Layered Strawberry Shortcake from Southern From Scratch
No Bake Treats:
- Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas from Home Sweet Homestead
- Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Caramel Heath Ricotta Cheesecake Bars from The Whimsy One
- Banana Pudding Cake from A Blender Mom
- S’mores Crepes from For the Love of Food
- Apple Dumplings from Jen Around the World
- Summer Berry Dessert Bruschetta from Cooking In Stilettos
- Cinnamon Sugar Blueberry Banana Bread from The Spiffy Cookie
And; of course enter the giveaways!
There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!
Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!
Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.
Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.
Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.
Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.