Sweet Cream Ice Cream and a Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Giveaway

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Float | Frankly Entertaining

So, it’s a brand new year, which means we should have a treat and a giveaway … right?! Since it’s the third I assume most people are off their diets and ready for a treat to warm them up in these frigid temperatures. I know some of you are probably thinking that I don’t know frigid temperatures because I live in Texas, but it was pretty cold here this morning, and having grown up in Canada, I know a thing or two about cold! (p.s. If you still look stylish and your hair isn’t a static-y mess, then you’re not really cold!)

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Sweet Cream Ice Cream

Today is a combo recipe. The first part is brought to you by the awesome peeps over at Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, and the second part comes by way of an old friend who told me all about hot chocolate floats many moons ago!

First up the ice cream. I know ice cream doesn’t really go with today’s weather, but just stay with me for a minute. Last year for Christmas we got an amazing gelato maker for a gift, and we’ve been experimenting with all the wonderful flavors. After I was approached by the people at Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, I knew I wanted to make ice cream with their product. I use flavored coffee creamer as a substitute for whole milk in a lot of baking recipes when I want to change it up a bit. I knew I was going to use the Sweet Cream flavor because I wanted something with a delicate flavor so that the texture really stands out.

digital thermometerA thermometer makes this a lot easier!

The ice cream was amazing on it’s own. It was super smooth and the flavor was perfect. For the first round, kids had ice cream topped with a little hot fudge sauce. Then we moved on to the grand finale, which was the hot chocolate float.

The idea is the same as a regular soda float, except you add ice cream to hot chocolate. This is delicious no matter what, but if you have kids it’s extra perfect because the ice cream does double duty as a flavor and as a coolant for the hot chocolate. If you haven’t tried this before, you need to try it. If you like hot chocolate at all, you’re going to love this. I’ve also seen other people use this idea with warm apple cider, but given a choice, I go with chocolate almost every time!

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss GiveawayThe Prize Package

Now for the giveaway. The people at Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss are giving one lucky reader the same gift pack they sent me! There is an awesome travel mug, an amazing candle, some biscotti and a coupon for you to try Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss for yourself. Follow the rafflecopter instructions at the bottom of the post. Contest will close next Tuesday. Good luck everyone!

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Sweet Cream Ice Cream

adapted from The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto

Ingredients:

  • 1 16oz container Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, Sweet Cream flavor
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 c. sugar

Instructions:

  1. In a heavy sauce pan combine the creamer and the heavy cream, over medium heat until the mixtures reaches 170º. Stir constantly so the mixture doesn’t burn on the bottom.
  2. While the cream is coming to temperature, whisk the 4 eggs and the sugar in a separate bowl.
  3. Take a little bit of the hot cream and pour it into the egg and whisk, whisk, whisk! Add the remainder of the cream mixture to the egg mixture, stir and then pour it back into the pot and put it back on the stove.
  4. This time, heat the mixture to 185º, and don’t let it boil. Again, you need to stir the entire time.
  5. The mixture will turn into a custard and get thick (it’ll cover the back of a wooden spoon).
  6. When the custard has reached 185º, pour it through a fine mesh strainer into a lean bowl.
  7. Cool the mixture in the fridge, and then make ice cream in your ice cram maker.

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Sweet Cream Ice Cream and a Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Giveaway
 
Sweet Cream Ice Cream
Ingredients
  • 1 16oz container Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss, Sweet Cream flavor
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ⅔ c. sugar
Instructions
  1. In a heavy sauce pan combine the creamer and the heavy cream, over medium heat until the mixtures reaches 170º. Stir constantly so the mixture doesn't burn on the bottom.
  2. While the cream is coming to temperature, whisk the 4 eggs and the sugar in a separate bowl.
  3. Take a little bit of the hot cream and pour it into the egg and whisk, whisk, whisk! Add the remainder of the cream mixture to the egg mixture, stir and then pour it back into the pot and put it back on the stove.
  4. This time, heat the mixture to 185º, and don't let it boil. Again, you need to stir the entire time.
  5. The mixture will turn into a custard and get thick (it'll cover the back of a wooden spoon).
  6. When the custard has reached 185º, pour it through a fine mesh strainer into a lean bowl.
  7. Cool the mixture in the fridge, and then make ice cream in your ice cram maker.
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Comments

  1. Joan Kubes says:

    My favorite right now is Pumpkin Pie Spice!

  2. i never had cofee before so i woudnt know

  3. It’s cold in Houston right now, too, but it’s never too cold for ice cream! haha I’ve never heard of a gelato maker before (to use at home) so now I have to go find one :)

  4. Jessie C. says:

    I like vanilla flavor

  5. Caramel

  6. Pumpkin or vanilla

  7. I love the sweet cream flavor! Perfect for the days where I want my coffee to just be sweet and creamy, which is almost always 😀

  8. Mary Happymommy says:

    Caramel is my favorite.

  9. Susan Christy says:

    French Vanilla is my favorite.

  10. I like sweet cream…simple but delicious!

  11. DESIREE H says:

    I Love the french vanilla!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  12. Vanilla!

  13. heather r says:

    it’s so hard to pick just one! pistachio, cinnamon, coconut, salted caramel, cookie dough – so many to choose from!

  14. Brandy Fisk says:

    French vanilla!

  15. I love Vanilla.

  16. Ron Miller says:

    anything cocoa, mocha or chocolate!

  17. For me it is vanilla. Thank you

  18. Irish Cream

  19. Love hazelnut.

  20. jennifer horn says:

    I love anything with caramel in it.

  21. I love anything pumpkin!

  22. sarah sinkus says:

    Carmal

  23. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Love French vanilla.

  24. Colleen Fuller says:

    Vanilla! Yummy and sweet! Thank you!

  25. my favorite creamer flavor is caramel

  26. Allyson Tice says:

    My all-time favorite creamer flavor is French Vanilla! I also am a huge fan of Peppermint Mocha ,but sadly that is only seasonal!

  27. pumpkin spice

  28. Danielle Jones says:

    I like caramel.

  29. Les Johnson says:

    My favorite is French Vanilla. So good!!

  30. My favorite creamer is Sweet Cream.

  31. Emily Wells says:

    Every day flavor–I’m a chocolate girl at heart. :) For a treat, I *love* Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip! They ship across the US now (store is based in Ohio), but here in GA they’re charging $15 for a half gallon. Is it worth it? YES! Do I buy it often? No! lol

  32. Emily Wells says:

    Oh jeez–I thought it said favorite ice cream flavor! duh!! :( For creamer, I like Half and half in my coffee, but I love the seasonal flavors that come out every year. Peppermint is the best. :)

  33. MISSY MARIE says:

    I love Caramel.

  34. Danielle Porter says:

    I like hazelnut!

  35. Carrie Conley says:

    Vanilla and Chocolate

  36. john hutchens says:

    caramel vanilla

  37. Janet Boyanton says:

    Caramel.

  38. My favorite flavor is mocha or french vanilla

  39. Pumpkin of course!

  40. Mocha

  41. I love love chocolate creamer!

  42. Natalie yeoman says:

    I like vanilla creamer

  43. cinnamon or pumpkin spice

  44. Vanilla!

  45. Anything that says fat-free as it makes me feel a little guilty.

  46. I like Peppermint Mocha.

  47. Sheila K. says:

    I love hazelnut!

  48. My favorite is peppermint mocha.

  49. Pumpkin Spice <3

  50. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Vanilla

  51. Vanilla is my fav.

  52. Pam Morse says:

    My favorite is chocolate mint chip!

  53. Kendra Gillilan says:

    Caramel or peppermint, heck I love them all !

  54. audrey griffis says:

    vanilla

  55. Kathie Craig says:

    I like plain ol’ vanilla.

  56. Kelly Freeman says:

    I love caramel creamer!

  57. Linda Kwolek says:

    Butter Pecan is my first love, then Almond Joy ice cream if I can find it.

  58. I like the sweet cream flavor –

  59. My favorite is french vanilla. This recipe sounds delicious.

  60. I love toffee nut!

  61. I love peppermint!

  62. I love toffee nut and caramel machiatto!

  63. I like Vanilla

  64. Deb Anderson says:

    Amaretto or hazelnut – I’m a sucker for nuts :)

  65. Kim Pollock says:

    French vanilla

  66. Mya Murphy says:

    French Vanilla is divine!!

  67. Beth Dunlavy Hoppe says:

    Love vanilla, it’s wonderful.

  68. the sweet cream or the cinnamon flavor.

  69. Tonya Fullenkamp says:

    Hazelnut creamer, yum!!

  70. Kathy Hanley says:

    My favorite is mocha!

  71. Rocky Road is my favorite ice cream flavor.
    Thank you!

  72. melissaandkeith miller says:

    French Vanilla is my fav.

  73. This sounds heavenly, especially the Hot Chocolate Float! Today sounds like a great day to try it. :)

  74. I think Sweet Cream sounds yummy!

  75. I like Vanilla and caramel

  76. Mocha

  77. Carolyn Magee says:

    French Vanilla!

  78. french vanilla

  79. Arik Issan says:

    vanilla is best

  80. debra daigle says:

    Vanilla!

  81. Love the french vanilla

  82. French Vanilla is my fav.

  83. mechele johnson says:

    I am a Vanilla fan!

  84. morenita29us says:

    I love French Vanilla.

  85. Amy Honious says:

    I like the hazelnut kind but am sure I would like anything chocolate or caramel too :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  86. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    French Vanilla!

  87. Diana Stanhope says:

    I like chocolate.

  88. Deborah Mireles says:

    My favorite is caramel or hazelnut

  89. ID Butter Pecan

  90. I love caramel.

  91. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite is vanilla

  92. Charlene Canfield says:

    caramel

  93. sarahmarie jerome says:

    just plain chocolate lover here…

  94. Hazelnut and caramel are my favorites

  95. My favorite is pumpkin

  96. wen budro says:

    Hmmm….it would be between the caramel and chocolate flavors….sometimes I use them both in a cup of coffee. Yum.

  97. Leah Kelley says:

    I love any caramel flavored creamer!

  98. kathy dalton says:

    i recently tried the sweet cream flavor and i love it

  99. I LOVE FRENCH VANILLA

  100. Michelle C says:

    I always enjoy caramel flavors. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  101. Vanilla!

  102. jessica hager says:

    What’s your favorite creamer flavor?
    Vanilla

  103. Dianna Thomas says:

    caramel, and vanilla are my favorites

  104. Amy Tolley says:

    carmel is my favorite

  105. Cinnamon Cream would be my favorite!

  106. Prickly Pinecone says:

    I love vanilla.

  107. Ashley Elaine says:

    French vanilla

  108. I like vanilla : )

  109. Vicki Davey says:

    Hazelnut

  110. I love hazelnut. Thank you for the chance :)

  111. My favorite is Creme Brulee.

  112. I love a mint mocha! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  113. Dorrie Turner says:

    I like York Peppermint flavor or French Vanilla.

  114. Jessica P says:
  115. Stephanie O'Day says:

    Vanilla! I’m a simple, kinda gal!

  116. hazelnut

  117. Cathy Truman says:

    Cinnamon is my favorite.

  118. mocha almond fudge

  119. wendi watson says:

    IF i flavored my coffee it would have to be either pumpkin or caramel ty

  120. Brandy Davis says:

    I like vanilla the best.

  121. Nicole P. says:

    The Girl Scout Samoa flavor and cinnamon creme

  122. kelly mcgrew says:

    French Vanilla is my favorite.

  123. French Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice. YUM!!!

  124. Shareen Mioskowski says:

    French Vanilla has always been my favorite!

  125. I love timeless vanilla!

  126. Susan O'Bryant says:

    Lovely vanilla!

  127. Wendy Pesce says:

    Peppermint mocha

  128. judy mitchell says:

    vanilla is my favorite

  129. GR Hovorka says:

    Coconut!

  130. cindy caudle says:

    any thing hazelnut or caramel

  131. Kathleen Gereg says:

    Hazelnut

  132. Monja Blue says:

    Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice!

  133. Caroline B says:

    French Vanilla! Yum!

  134. vanilla!

  135. White chocolate and hazelnut!

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