The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Nielsen Massey #NMVIceCream

Friday, July 11, 2014

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Nielsen Massey #NMVIceCream





Hey did you know it is National Ice Cream Month? I did. How can I not know about anything doing with ice cream? I love it!


And this month, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas is celebrating National Ice Cream Month, as well as National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 20 by sharing some delicious recipes that you can make with ice cream.  What started 30 years ago has grown into a much-anticipated opportunity for kids and adults alike to cool off on warm summer days with ice cream treats of all types, including homemade ice cream sandwiches - currently one of the hottest dessert trends.



We just moved into a new house and I cannot find my ice cream maker and I am sad about that. I wanted to make ice cream this summer. If I find it soon, I will be making lots and lots of ice cream in honor of National Ice Cream Month! A recipe I want to try is these delicious Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches. Not only do you get ice cream but cookies! Yummo!


Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream
(Yield 1½ Quarts)

Ingredients
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and washed
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk

Directions
In a 4 quart glass measuring cup, add berries, sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts, and salt. Smash with a potato masher; stir in cream and milk; set aside.

Assemble ice cream maker. Turn ice cream maker on and pour ice cream mixture into *frozen container. Let mix until ice cream thickens, about 20 minutes.

Transfer ice cream into an airtight container; freeze for several hours, or for a firmer ice cream, freeze overnight. Scoop ice cream, place between 2 cookies and gently press.

Or, for a perfect ice cream round; line a 9x13-inch pan with foil then evenly spread ice cream with a rubber spatula; cover and freeze overnight. Then use a cookie cutter to cut desired diameter of ice cream rounds and place between 2 cookies.

*Follow manufacturer's directions for freezing container, 24 hours or longer is ideal.

*Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas




Here are some tips to make your ice cream sandwiches better!
• Dress it up: Roll the sides of finished ice cream sandwiches in mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, sprinkles, toasted coconut or nuts to add color and texture. 
• Take a shortcut: If you are short on time, purchase bakery cookies to use with the homemade strawberry ice cream recipe, below, to build your own ice cream sandwiches. 
• Chill out: Keeping your homemade ice cream cold is the secret to a sandwich that won’t fall apart or get soggy. Take the time to re-freeze ice cream between steps - your patience will be rewarded with perfect sandwiches every time. 
• Keep them fresh: Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap immediately after building each sandwich. Keep them in the freezer until just before serving.

I have a 2-ounce bottle of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract for one lucky reader!  Enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

143 comments:

  1. I would use it in my coffee for that extra little flavor.

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  3. I would use this in chocolate chip cookies.

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  4. I'd love to use the vanilla in muffins and cookie recipes

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  5. I would use that to bake cake
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  6. I bake every week, so I would use it in brownies, cookies, and cakes.

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  7. Ok seriously...ice cream is a weakness and vanilla is my downfall!!!

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  8. I would use it in my baked goods. Patricia

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  10. I would use it in my baking- cookies, breads, bars, cheesecakes, etc.

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  11. I would use it for baking for my family.

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  12. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/487942062822526977

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  13. VAnilla is the best, isn't it? I use it in baking... baking baking... so much baking! I adore to put some in my Cola, too! It's so good in that!

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  14. I would use this in my homemade ice cream.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  15. I will make my wonderful vanilla drop cookies!

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  16. I bake so it would be put to good use. I think my first venture would be in pound cake.

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  17. I would use it in all my baking and for puddings and custards.

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  18. My little girls love homemade "ice cream" made with frozen berries, yogurt, honey and vanilla of course. I'd use it in that and definitely birthday pancakes for my mom.

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  19. Apple Cranberry Caramel pie!

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  20. I would put it in my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have never tried this brand of vanilla before but would sure love to.

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  21. I would bake with it. I go through a lot of vanilla and never had one of that quality so I'd be happy.

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  22. If I won this premium vanilla, I'd use it in a way that the vanilla flavor would shine through. Vanilla ice cream, maybe, but more likely in some vanilla spritz cookies or tapioca pudding.

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  24. I use it in my ricotta cheesecake, cookies, and cakes.

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  25. I'd use it in my recipes. A quality vanilla extract makes such a difference.

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  26. I would use it to bake cakes, pies, and cupcakes.

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  27. I'd use it for baking cookies. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  28. I would use the vanilla in baking, I use in carrot cake and also cookies.

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  29. I would use it to make a vanilla Pepsi, one of my favorite drinks already and the Nielsen-Massey's Vanilla beats any of the other flavorings hands down

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  31. I would use the vanilla in various cookie recipes that I have. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/PuffyBiggers4/status/488537291363590144

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  33. I would use it for bakinng, cookies i would think

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  39. awesome giveaway.....stir fry... that's how id use it

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  41. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/489879451920900097

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  42. I love to cook and bake so I would use the vanilla often one of my kids favorites are french toast which I use vanilla in

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  46. I would use it in cookies.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  47. I just learned how to make jewish apple cake. This would kick it up a notch.

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  51. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/491312162711674881

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  52. I use vanilla in my delicious banana bread.

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  53. I would use the vanilla to make oatmeal cookies

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  54. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/491584366032588801

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  55. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/491627087027912704

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  56. I'd use it for baking cookies.

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  59. I would use it when I bake healthy breads!

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  60. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/492070404068896768

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  61. My girls love to do lots of baking,they would use it often.

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  62. I would use for cookies and all sorts of baking!

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  63. Sugar cookies and Cinnamon Rolls both come to mind

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  66. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/492375107965173760

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  67. I would use it in oatmeal cookies! I love the way they really bring out the vanilla flavor
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  68. I would use it in my chocolate sour cream pound cake

    alyce poalillo

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  69. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/492691426300272640

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  70. I add a touch of vanilla to pancake and waffle batter- the flavor after they're cooked is just insane- you haven't lived until you try this yourself.

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  71. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/492774817934737409

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  72. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/492800163849576449

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  73. I would use it in baking cookies.

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  74. I would love to try a vanilla pepsi with this quality product. MMMM

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  76. my tweet of the day : https://twitter.com/lilsnobelle/status/493190257714544640

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  77. My husband and I love to bake and everything tastes better with vanilla.

    as Maureen

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  78. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/493505501502513152

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  80. I bake all the time so I would use it in all my baked goods.

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  82. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/493889448040337411

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  83. I'd use it to make butterscotch cookies!

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  84. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/494120909603471360

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  85. I'd use the vanilla to flavor coconut macaroons. Unleavened and gluten free.

    Hope to win!

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  86. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/494241333918179328

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  87. We would probably use it in cookies.

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  88. Probably in baking mostly, but I also like to make real vanilla flavored whipped cream (not hard at all in the mixer)
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  89. shayne livinsgtonJuly 30, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    I use vanilla in my pancake batter. so good!!!

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  90. I would use it in baking.
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  92. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/494616867747536896

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  94. I'd love to use the vanilla in muffins and pancakes

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  95. I would use this vanilla for baking cakes and cookies and making french toast.

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  96. I tweeted the giveaway as @jlsc123 (Jill Myrick) located here:

    https://twitter.com/jlsc123/status/494680126433423361

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  97. I do a lot of baking and I like to use good vanilla, this would be perfect.

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  98. I tweeted https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/494868719579852801

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  99. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/494879514703327232

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  100. I will bake cookies!

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  101. Tweet! https://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/494966182613512192

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  102. I use it in a lot of my baking especially when I make cookies.

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  103. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/494984813204369408

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  104. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/495000535414489090

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  105. I use vanilla for baking and hot cereals

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  106. I would use it for baking cookies and cakes.

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  107. I would use it when I make my homemade butter cream frosting.
    Laurie Emerson
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  108. I'd use it for when I make some of my favorite cakes!

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  109. I love to bake. I would probably try this in some mini muffins. Those seem to be the biggest hit and would get enjoyed in them the most.

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  110. I would make chocolate chip cookies and my famous white cake with vanilla butter cream frosting

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  111. https://twitter.com/wikichoco/status/495189901759889408

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  112. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/495206653323509761

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  113. In my cookies, in my milkshakes, to make home made ice cream!

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  114. I would use the vanilla for baking!

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  115. I'd use it when I make crème brûlée! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  116. i would use the vanilla to bake cookies

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  117. I would use it in muffin recipes, in pancakes, and waffles, etc.

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  118. I would use this when I make my homemade granola

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  119. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/495304614934097923

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  120. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/495331859090247680

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  121. My wife would use it in baking cakes and pies.

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  122. I would use it in baking for cookies and cake!

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  123. I would use this in cake, or cookies or in a vanilla ice cream recipe.

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  124. I would use the pure vanilla in my baked oatmeal recipe.

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  125. I put vanilla in just about everything I bake!

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  126. I mostly use it in cookies, but also sometimes in smoothies.

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  127. I'd use it when baking and in my coffee when brewing.

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