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Top 5 Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Stops in the U.S.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice scream is one of my favorite desserts.  I can eat it at almost any time of the day!  I…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice scream is one of my favorite desserts.  I can eat it at almost any time of the day!  I love finding cute ice cream stops around the country that are both delicious and Instagram-worthy.  What girl doesn’t love taking some artsy pics at a cute ice cream shop?  Here are the top 5 picture-worthy ice cream stops in the U.S.!

  • Garden Creamery in San Francisco, California. Chelsea Crockett - Ice Cream This simple, yet chic, creamery in the heart of San Francisco is a must-see for all ice cream lovers.  Their ice cream comes in all different bright flavors that look and taste amazing!
  • Soft Swerve in New York City, New York.  This place serves the cutest ice cream and has the best backgrounds to top off your Instagram pics!  You can get sprinkles, fruity pebbles, cocoa puffs, and other delicious toppings!
  • Datz Dough in Tampa, Florida.  Because this place’s main focus isn’t ice cream, they offer many sweet treats like donuts, cupcakes, and almost anything else to satisfy your needs!  That being said, their ice cream is delicious and can even be served in a donut cone!
  • Windy City Sweets in Chicago, Illinois.  This place is all things candy and ice cream!  They have a wall full of all different kinds of candies and treats.  Pair your delicious ice cream with a bag of your favorite candy and you’re set! 
  • Eb & Bean in Portland, Oregon.  If you’re more of a frozen yogurt kind of person, try out Eb & Bean in Portland!  They have the simplest but most delicious treats and awesome walls to take pics with as well! 🙂

Have you ever been to any of these places?  Let me know below and tell me what you think!

XO – Chelsea

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Puppy Chow Rice Krispies

This recipe combines two of my favorite sweet treats into one… Introducing puppy chow rice krispie treats! These treats are ooey, gooey, chocolaty and completely delicious. Here is the recipe!…

This recipe combines two of my favorite sweet treats into one… Introducing puppy chow rice krispie treats! These treats are ooey, gooey, chocolaty and completely delicious. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Powdered sugar for dipping

Take a 9×13 pan and line it with foil and spray it with non-stick spray. Place butter, peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate in a large bowl. Heat it in 30 second increments, and stir it between each time. Do this until the mixture is melted, then stir in the rice cereal. Pour this mixture into the 9×13 pan, pressing it in. Let it cool, then cut into squares. Place 1 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl and coat each square with powdered sugar.  Then enjoy!

I love this treat because it is quick and has no baking required. Also because it is totally YUM.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2016/09/muddy-buddy-krispie-treats-recipe/

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No Bake Lemonade Cheesecake

There is just something about springtime that makes me crave lemonade. Today’s recipe is the perfect dessert to greet the spring and welcome warm weather. Hello no-bake lemonade cheesecake! This…

There is just something about springtime that makes me crave lemonade. Today’s recipe is the perfect dessert to greet the spring and welcome warm weather. Hello no-bake lemonade cheesecake! This is a quick and easy sweet treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 box instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 packages softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup frozen lemonade concentrate

In a small bowl, whisk the evaporated milk and pudding mix together until smooth. In a separate medium bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Next, gradually beat in the lemonade concentrate. Add in the pudding mixture and beat until smooth. If you like traditional cheesecake, then crush some graham crackers and spread the crumbs in the bottom of your serving dishes. Then spoon the lemonade mixture into small serving dishes or jars. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, then enjoy!

I love fresh recipes like this one. It is quick and simple, yet packs a lemony punch!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: https://www.letsdishrecipes.com/2017/03/no-bake-lemonade-cheesecake.html

 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Puppy Chow

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than a chocolatey dessert? Here is the recipe for a loveably delicious treat: Chocolate covered strawberry puppy…

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than a chocolatey dessert? Here is the recipe for a loveably delicious treat: Chocolate covered strawberry puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups strawberry cake mix
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 bag pink candy melts
  • 6 cups Chex cereal
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles
  • Strawberry wafer cookies
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolateChocolate-Covered-Strawberry-Puppy-Chow-17

In a large Ziploc bag, add the cake mix and powdered sugar, then set aside. In a large glass bowl, heat the candy melts in the microwave until it is smooth. Pour in the cereal and sprinkles and stir until they are coated. Pour the Chex cereal mixture into a large Ziploc bag with the powdered sugar, seal the bag, and shake it so it coats the cereal. Pour the puppy chow onto a large baking sheet and spread them out. Sprinkle the wafer cookies onto the mix, then heat the chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it over the puppy chow. Stick the mix into the fridge to allow it to cool, then pour it into an air-tight container. Store it at room temperature!

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.abajillianrecipes.com/2016/02/01/chocolate-covered-strawberry-muddy-buddies/

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Cupid’s Crunch Popcorn Mix

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Whether you have a fun date night planned or a night in with the girls, there are so many fun treats and snacks…

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Whether you have a fun date night planned or a night in with the girls, there are so many fun treats and snacks to make and enjoy!  One of the easiest and most festive recipes that I stumbled upon is called Cupid’s Crunch popcorn mix.  If you want to make a yummy treat for you to enjoy this holiday, I recommend this one! 🙂

First comes first, you’ll need a few ingredients: 2 bags of microwave popcorn, 2 cups of pretzels, 1 ½ cups of M&M’s, a 12-oz. bag of pink Wilton candy melts, and other festive decorations such as sprinkles and heart shaped candies.  Chelsea Crockett - Cupid Crunch Popcorn MixNext comes the fun part!  Follow the instructions and pop the two bags of popcorn.  Pick out any unpopped kernels so you don’t bite into them later on!  Then, take the candy melts and place them in a microwaveable bowl (you may have to do this in shifts!).  Microwave them until all of your candies are melted.  Before pouring in your melted candies, crunch up the pretzels into pieces and pour them into a bowl with the popcorn and M&M’s.  Then, pour in half of your melted candies.  Using a rubber spatula, stir the mixture together and pour it onto a piece of wax paper.  Finish it off by pouring the rest of the melted candies on top!  Sprinkle on any extra heart candies or sprinkles that you have.  Let it sit until it dries then break it up into smaller pieces.  That’s all there is to it!       

How yummy is that?  Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Candy Cane Puppy Chow

The holidays are a great time to snack to your heart’s content. Puppy chow is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I can never put it down once I start!…

The holidays are a great time to snack to your heart’s content. Puppy chow is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I can never put it down once I start! Here is a way to put a Christmas spin on puppy chow. It is so addicting!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Rice Chex cerealed9f54a3d36b5d361f0d70597c306389
  • 10 ounces vanilla almond bark or melting vanilla white chocolate
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl. Melt the white chocolate or almond bark according to the directions on the package. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir until it is completely covered. Next, add in the crushed candy canes. Dump the powdered sugar into a Zip Lock bag and then pour the chocolate/candy cane coated cereal into the bag. Seal up the bag, then shake until the cereal is covered by powdered sugar. Pour the puppy chow into a plastic container that has a tight fitting lid. This stuff doesn’t last long, trust me! It will be gone before you know it.  It is great as a little gift if you pour it into a goodie bag and tie a bow on it!

XOXO, Chels

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Thanksgiving Inspired Milkshake: Candy Corn Edition

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything…

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything I can with it! Here is a candy corn inspired milk shake that is sure to rock your world.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  •  1 quart orange sherbet
  •  Whipped cream or Cool White
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Black yellow & orange sprinklescandy-corn2-jpg

Let the vanilla ice cream soften for about 25 minutes outside of the freezer. After it is softened take 1/3 of the ice cream and put it into a bowl. Put the ice cream back in the freezer. Add yellow food coloring to the ice cream in the bowl until you have the color you want. Mix it well. Take your orange sherbet out of the freezer to allow it to start softening. Get out the glasses you will be serving your milk shakes in, whether it is mason jars or glass drinking glasses, and spoon yellow ice cream into the bottoms, filling the cups about 1/3 full. After smoothing out the top as evenly as you can, wipe down the inside of the cups with a paper towel to remove ice cream streaks. Place your cups in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes to let the layer harden a little. Take your vanilla ice cream out of the freezer again to allow it to start softening. Remove the cups from the freezer and carefully spoon in the orange sherbet, layering it on top of the yellow and filling the cups about 2/3 full. Again, smooth out the top. Wipe the excess on the inside of the cups with a paper towel. Place the cups back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove the cups from the freezer and add the last layer of vanilla ice cream, filling the cups with 1/2 inch left at the top of the cup. Smooth out the tops again. If you want you can top them off with some whipped cream and sprinkles! Keep them in the freezer until you serve them.

They’re sure to be a hit at every Thanksgiving party on the block!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2013/09/candy-corn-milkshakes-for-halloween.html

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3 Sweet Summer Popsicle Ideas

Popsicles are my favorite summer snack.  Whether you want sweet, fruity, or chocolatey, you can find a popsicle to satisfy your craving!  I’ve came across a few mouthwatering recipes that…

Popsicles are my favorite summer snack.  Whether you want sweet, fruity, or chocolatey, you can find a popsicle to satisfy your craving!  I’ve came across a few mouthwatering recipes that look absolutely delicious that I wanted to share with all of my fellow popsicle lovers!

  1. Tutti-Frutti Ice Pops.  For these you’ll need: a ½ cup of sliced strawberries, a ½ cup of sliced peaches, a ½ cup of blueberries, 2 sliced kiwis, and 1½ cups of coconut water.  You’ll need six ½-cup popsicle molds to divide your fruit among evenly.  Pour in the coconut water, place in popsicle sticks, and freeze your pops for 5+ hours. Chelsea Crockett - Nutella Pops Then enjoy!
  2. Sweet Tea Pops.  This may be the simplest treat to make.  All you need is to purchase your favorite sweet tea (mine is Gold Peak!) or make your own.  Then pour it into the molds, set popsicle sticks in, and set them in the freezer for a few hours!  So simple yet so delicious!
  3. Nutella Cool Whip Popsicles.  All you need for these is: a ¼ cup of Nutella, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of cool whip.  Combine the milk and cool whip together in a mixer then whisk in the Nutella.  Pour them into the mold, place in the popsicle sticks, and freeze for 6-10 hours!

Side note: If you’re having trouble getting the popsicles out of the mold, run cool water over the frozen popsicles or run warm water over the back of the mold.  Both should help your pops slide out much easier!

Which one do you want to try for yourself?  Let me know below!

Enjoy! – Chels

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Popsicles Featuring Funfetti

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit,…

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit, take a swing at these sweet treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy creamFunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2
  • ½ cup, plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk.
  • ¼ cup sprinkles

In the bowl of your mixer, add in the heavy cream and powdered sugar. Whip until light and fluffy, which should take about 2 minutes. Next, add in the milk powder and vanilla and beat for another minute. Pour in the milk and mix it in until it is all well combined. Grab a popsicle mold and fill each compartment up about ¼ of the way full. Add some sprinkles to each, then fill up the molds ½ way, add sprinkles, and repeat the process until the molds are full. Insert the popsicle sticks into each, then stick them in the freezer until frozen completely. After they are frozen solid (about 6 hours), remove them from the molds and gobble them up!

On a warm spring/summer day, these hit the spot!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via: http://acozykitchen.com/funfetti-cake-batter-popsicles/

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DIY Snow Ice Cream

Last week I got a day off of school because of snow and it was awesome! Snow days are the best days, am I right? If you have ever had…

Last week I got a day off of school because of snow and it was awesome! Snow days are the best days, am I right? If you have ever had a snow day, then you probably know about snow ice cream. If not, you’ve been missing out! When life gives you snow, make snow ice cream! It literally takes 5 minutes and is super delish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milkice-cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 cups clean snow
  • Sprinkles are optional but highly recommended 🙂

In a big bowl, whisk the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until they are will combined. Go outside and scoop some fresh, clean snow. Immediately stir the snow into the milk mixture until you get your desired consistency. Top it off with sprinkles or any other ice cream toppings! Eat it up quickly because it will melt pretty fast!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

I am a sucker for any food with the word “chocolate” in it. That being said, chocolate chip cookies are a particular weakness of mine. Here is a recipe for…

I am a sucker for any food with the word “chocolate” in it. That being said, chocolate chip cookies are a particular weakness of mine. Here is a recipe for a bigger take on your average chocolate chip cookie…made in a skillet!

Ingredients:

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, divided and softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar9843402706_b19092a1ca
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • (optional) vanilla ice cream

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then use 2 tablespoons of butter to grease the bottom and sides of a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Add the other 8 tablespoons of butter and sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat them together until it is light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla, then beat well until combined. Next add the baking soda, flour, and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix on low. Pour in the chocolate chips and mix on low. Press the cookie dough into the skillet and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are crisp and the cookie is golden. Take it from the oven and let it cool, then eat it with some vanilla ice cream!

This is a great sleepover or “girls night” treat. You can literally eat a giant cookie out of a pan! How great is that?!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/skillet-chocolate-chip-cookie/

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DIY Rocky Road Fudge

Fudge. Just the word makes me happy. If you a chocolate lover like me, then you probably go bananas over a good slice of fudge. Want some good news? You…

Fudge. Just the word makes me happy. If you a chocolate lover like me, then you probably go bananas over a good slice of fudge. Want some good news? You can make delicious fudge at home with only 5 ingredients! If you love rocky road ice cream then you are going to love today’s recipe.fudge 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 11 1/2 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts, or almonds

Take an 8-inch square baking dish and line it with parchment paper. Pour 1 cup marshmallows into the bottom of it. In a large glass bowl, combine the chocolates and peanut butter. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, stir and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Continue stirring until smooth and continue to microwave until it is all melted. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows and peanuts. You’re your chocolate mixture over the marshmallows in your baking dish. Refrigerate the dish until the fudge is firm, which will take several hours. Cut your creation into bite sized pieces and eat up!

This fudge has the perfect mixture of crunchy and gooey. If you are looking for a cute gift idea, put a few fudge squares in a cute baggie, tie with a ribbon, and write a cute card to go with it!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via shugarysweets.com

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Fluffy S’Mores Dip

S’mores have been the theme of multiple blogs here on chelseacrockett.com lately, so why stop the trend? Today’s recipe is for a delicious dip for graham crackers, fruit, or just…

S’mores have been the theme of multiple blogs here on chelseacrockett.com lately, so why stop the trend? Today’s recipe is for a delicious dip for graham crackers, fruit, or just to scoop up with your finger if you are feeling brave! It is called “s’mores fluff” and I think you are going to fall in love the second you try it.20530292261_fab2f5aa49_c

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup marshmallow crème
  • 1 cup chocolate pudding
  • 1 8 ounce package Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped Hershey’s chocolate bars
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Graham crackers and fresh fruit for dipping

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat together the marshmallow crème and chocolate pudding until the mixture is smooth. Mix in the Cool Whip, chopped Hershey’s, and mini marshmallows. Store in your fridge until you are ready to scarf it all down! My friends are going to love me when I make this for them at our next bonfire.  😉

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via: http://fakeginger.com/2015/08/13/smores-fluff/

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Mini Caramel Apples Recipe

This recipe for mini caramel apples was too cute to resist! And with autumn right around the corner, why not share a fall-inspired recipe? It’s pretty simple and perfect for…

This recipe for mini caramel apples was too cute to resist! And with autumn right around the corner, why not share a fall-inspired recipe? It’s pretty simple and perfect for a bonfire or Halloween party! Here’s what you need to get started:

First and foremost, you’ll need these ingredients: about 5 of your favorite kind of apples (this can change depending on the amount of people you’ll be serving), caramel (this recipe calls for a pack of the Kraft caramels), and nuts, which are totally optional! You’ll also need a melon baller and some wax paper to lay the caramel apples on at the end.Chelsea Crockett - Mini Caramel Apples

Start by taking the melon baller and scooping out spheres of the apple. Side note: make sure the apples are room temperature. This will help the caramel stick at the end. Next, you have to make your caramel. There are several ways of doing this, just pick your favorite online recipe! Get your wax paper ready and spray it with cooking oil. Punch in sucker sticks into each ball and dip them into the caramel. Make sure the caramel is chilled so it’s slightly thick. This way it won’t slide off as soon as they start to cool.  (This is where you add the nuts if you would like!) Also, leave them sitting out to cool instead of putting them in the fridge. Lastly, enjoy!

Love, Chelsea

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Ooey Gooey Oreo Pumpkin Bars

Fall is fast approaching, so you know what that means…Pumpkin overload! I love everything about fall, from the Friday night football to chilly weather. But, my all-time favorite feature about…

Fall is fast approaching, so you know what that means…Pumpkin overload! I love everything about fall, from the Friday night football to chilly weather. But, my all-time favorite feature about fall is pumpkins. I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, and now I am going to introduce you to yet another delectable pumpkin delicacy: Pumpkin Oreo bars! Here is how you make these mouthwatering morsels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg1910013
  • 1 8 ounce bag of mini Oreos
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Combine the cake mix, ½ of the pumpkin puree, and the egg until it is a soft and sticky dough. Cover your hands with a little butter so that the dough doesn’t stick to them. Press the dough into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been greased, and then top the dough with the mini Oreos. Stir the sweetened condensed milk, the other half of the pumpkin, and cinnamon together. Drizzle it over the top of the cake and then sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake your cake at 350 for 25-30 minutes and then let it cool before cutting it into squares and devouring it.

If you eat half of the bars by yourself I won’t judge. 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and pictures via: insidebrucrewlife.com

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Halloween Cake Pops!

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some…

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some of my favorite treats to make. Take a minute to Google image all of the different Halloween pop ideas. You can make ghosts, mummies, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, monsters, etc. The ideas are endless. Not only are they cute but they taste even better!Chelsea Crockett - Spider Cake Pops

If you’re creative in the kitchen, you may be able to come up with an idea or two on how to decorate your cake pops. My favorite ones, like the pops on the right, call for chocolate cake batter, black sprinkles, black icing, black licorice, and the edible hard sugar that acts as the eyes (you can even make them out of icing too!). How simple is that? Another recipe calls for white icing and Oreo cake batter decorated with googly eyes. It was the cutest tray of little white ghosts that tasted delicious as well!

So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and ingredients and let the baking, icing, and eating begin!

XOXO, Chels

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