Monday, June 19, 2017

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and a Craft

 We had an ice cream party with our favorite chocolate covered cookie balls at Nana's Cooking Camp this past week.  It was too hot to take a picture outside of  the ice cream for fear of melting all that yumminess.  I decided to use a pretty teacup for serving! 

 Even my 13-year-old grandson, Riley came to participate!  

 My son who is the kids'  Uncle Mike , joins in and heads up the art part of the camp.  Little two year old Harper came to spend the day with us.  We like to start them out early in cooking and crafting!  Harper loves the cookie balls!

 We did this super fun project that I found on Pinterest.  You use 4x4" tiles (16 cents!!) from the home improvement store and you color on them with colored Sharpies.  After that you use rubbing alcohol and a dropper and drop  droplets onto the tile and see what happens.  It's very exciting to watch!  If you don't like your design, you can wipe it clean with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. 

 Here are the two that my son and I did.  After they're dry, you spray them with a clear spray to protect them.  The kids loved doing them, and so did we!!


Yield: 5-6 servings

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

My grandson, Caiden, suggested that we make cookies and cream ice cream, and so we did just that. It was a big hit!


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed, combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or overnight.
  2. Turn on the ice cream maker (or follow the directions for your particular ice cream machine); our the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix about 15-20 minutes. At this point, the kids and I added the broken chocolate sandwich cookies, and let the machine mix it for a brief time. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer for about 2 hours.
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Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Ice cream in a pretty teacup...PERFECT! I must say Cookies and Cream icecream does sound rather delicious. Love those arty tiles. How amazing each one looks. Love the photo of you and your family Kitty. Your home sounds like the perfect place to hang out; so much fun to be had!

  2. Your ice cream looks delish in that pretty teacup. Cookies and Cream ice cream was my favorite growing up, and I know the kids love it. Great photo of you and your family! I hope to teach Xavier how to make ice cream soon. LOL

  3. I need that churn! I love ice cream and cookies and cream is a favorite.

  4. Kitty, I misplaced my camp enrollment form...can you email me another one so I can take the second session of your cooking and art camp? :) I love the idea of your ice cream served in your pretty teacup. ♥

  5. Those tiles look great! What a fun project. And your idea to serve ice cream in tea cups is that! You know you've got good things going on when the teenager shows up!

  6. Who wouldn't want to come to your cooking/art camp in the summer. Ice cream and pretty tiles? I love it all!

  7. How much fun! Ice cream sounds good and the craft is adorable. I may have to do this one Kitty. Fun times making lots of memories. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. I love how you served the ice cream in a teacup! I really should get my own ice cream maker so that I can try to make my own tea-infused ice cream. The tile craft looks really neat and would make great abstract art pieces.

  9. What a neat craft idea! And, oh, my, the ice cream sounds yummy! That is so sweet of your son to help you with all of this. I know the kids must love coming to your house! Praying for you and sending love and hugs your way, sweet friend. :) Oh, and it was so nice to see a picture of you! You are every bit as lovely as I had you pictured!! God bless you and your family!

  10. Hi Kitty, Oh what fun you all are having. I love the craft project with the tiles. They really are gorgeous and what a great art craft for the grands. Love seeing their smiling faces and the wonderful photo of you with your son and grandchildren.
    Thanks for sharing the delicious ice cream recipe. It looks so good and perfect for this hot weather we are having.
    Have a nice week and stay cool. Sending hugs your way!! xo

  11. A weekly get together with the grands with a project is indeed a great thing.You are teaching life skills and showing your love at the same time.

  12. What a fun project to do with your grands! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! I love the tiles. great idea

  13. What fun. That looks refreshing and delicious.

  14. What a great craft for the kids (ice cream and cookie balls, too!). I'll pass the craft along to my sister, who keeps her granddaughter often. Thanks for sharing.

  15. You are having WAY too much fun with those kids (big and small!) -- I wish I had an ice cream maker but maybe it's good I don't haha! I have seen that craft but not heard if it actually worked -- so it does! How pretty and fun AND that if you don't like it, you wipe it off and start over!

  16. YUMMY! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. Cooking camp is so much fun at your place and homemade ice-cream this time. A whole new aspect to a tea party! The craft was a neat one to do and the tiles look awesome.

  18. Kitty, oh I love your camp for your family fun! What a great way to spend time and entertains and teach. Great family photo. I'm saving your recipe to try in my Ice creame machine next time, it looks delicious...........

  19. Another successful cooking camp, Kitty! Love the tiles, too. Could you use them as coasters, I wonder? I'm sure that no two are alike, and your grandchildren will treasure theirs. Hope you have a happy first day of Summer! xo Deborah

  20. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe so I can share with my grand girls. Love that craft and I will try that too. I know the children love being with you with all the fun stuff you do. I know I love getting the ideas to pass to mine.

  21. Dear Kitty:
    I'll have my ice cream please while I make my tile! This was a darling time for your family and they are all such troupers! You are blessed! Thanks for sharing and linking Kitty. As always - such a pleasure to visit your blog!

  22. I just love the teacup...Lakeside, isn't it? Anyway, with all the heat going on the ice cream and cookie balls are perfect for a cooling teatime. And the craft is wonderful! That all look like they had so much fun! Have a lovely week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  23. Oh yummy! I have been wanting get one of those ice cream machines...the ice cream looks absolutely great, especially with those cookie balls. The tiles are just gorgeous and this sounds like great craft...looks like a watercolor! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  24. Kitty, those tiles are so pretty! What a wonderful and fun craft for the children. And oh my! Your cookies and cream ice cream looks very tempting! xo

  25. Hello Kitty, oh wow that looks like a lot of fun making the ice cream and the craft. I bet that ice cream tastes delicious.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.

  26. What a nice, simple recipe and craft, Kitty! I would love to do a camp like that with my grandchildren. Maybe next summer!


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