Snow Cones

Did you have the Snoopy snow cone maker when you were a kid? I did. And I loved that thing, despite the fact that it probably caused my first case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Seriously, it is almost impossible to crank that gear and turn ice cubes into anything more than a spoonful of ice crumbs. But it is still kinda awesome in a way that cannot be explained.

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{www.hearthsong.com}

These days there are equally adorable (non-hand crankingly operated) versions. This one from Crate and Barrel actually will shave enough ice to go into one of their cute, striped snow cone cups.

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{both images above from Crate & Barrel}

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Williams-Sonoma also has some great snow cone accessories like these striped cups and syrups, which are sure to be more appetizing than the bitter concoctions that came with the Snoopy set.

Lastly, if you are in New Orleans this summer and you need a break from the heat- and you will- this is the to-go spot for snow cones!!!

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{Hansen’s Sno-Bliz}

I Scream… You Scream…

Summer is heating up and what better way to chill out than a bowl of ice cream?!

If you own an ice cream maker, then try these delicious and refreshing recipes:

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{http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/food/my-happy-dish-mint-chip-ice-cream-from-kasey-fleisher-hickey-of-turntable-kitchen}

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{http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com/2013/06/key-lime-pie-ice-cream-with-mango-swirl.html}

My favorite local spots for homemade ice cream are:

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{http://www.sweetrosecreamery.com}

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{http://www.ilovenicecream.com}

And when the homemade just isn’t an option, two of my favorite grocery store brands are:

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{http://www.mcconnells.com}

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{https://talentigelato.com}