Do You Know Beyonce’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

It’s LEMONADE.

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Get it?!? (Don’t worry mom I’ll explain it to you later!) And now with that great joke out of the way, let me tell you about how I made some delicious lemonade ice cream last week!

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I was so excited when I got my ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer and I just haven’t used it as much as I’d like. I SHOULD BE MAKING FRESH ICE CREAM CONSTANTLY!!! I have so many ice cream recipes pinned and ready to go, but this one for lemonade ice cream looked so refreshing and summery, I just HAD to make it!

This was the first ice cream recipe that I’ve made where it included egg yolks… which I’m not gunna lie, REALLY freaked me out at first. Egg yolks? In my ice cream? Is that normal? (Turns out yes, it is normal.) This recipe was pretty easy to follow and the results- delish. So creamy and it has a great flavor, and only uses a few ingredients!

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Once the ice cream was finished churning, I put it in the freezer to set up some more overnight. I was so excited that I got to use my special ice cream containers to store this treat – a GREAT Christmas gift from my sister!

Now that I feel like more of an accomplished ice cream maker, I want to continue making it all the time! Any suggestions for what flavor I should make next?!? Gimme some suggestions- I’m having a hard time choosing over here!

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Five for Friday #1

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Happy Friday everybody! I am so glad that this week is over and to have some super fun plans just ahead for the weekend! Hanging out with friends, going to brunch, going to the symphony, and more! But first, I wanted to share a few things (five to be exact!) that have been on my radar this week.

1. It is Girl Scout cookie season. And to quote Kevin Malone, “nothing beats the cookie season, that’s the truth.” (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you have to watch this 20 second video. Do it. Right now.) And with Girl Scout cookies comes one of the best things known to man: the Andy’s Frozen Custard Thin Mint Concrete.

You can start drooling now.

You can start drooling now.

This was by far one of my favorite Andy’s treats (second only to the pumpkin pie concrete offered in November) and I have been craving one of these bad boys for months now!! I thought my Andy’s days were long gone when I moved up to St. Louis, but lo and behold there is one up here and close by in Kirkwood! The close proximity + the free gift card they gave me for my birthday = ice cream time.

2. The Veronica Mars movie comes out TODAY! I watched a few episodes of the show back when it was on, but never really got into it (I was busy with life and school and completely hooked on Gilmore Girls) until about two months ago. I had heard some friends talking about how excited they were for this movie to come out and they told me that I should watch the whole show. So I did. And it was awesome.

So much sass! So much humor! So much drama! So much crime solving! But then it ended after 3 seasons and I was left wanting more! Who would Veronica end up with? What would happen with Logan? I needed to know- and now I can find out! I just need to find someone to go see the movie with me… any takers?!? (Quick sidenote, this movie was partly funded with Kickstarter, which is pretty cool!)

3. I’ve decided that I want to be a “brunch person.” I love the idea of spending a leisurely morning with friends, eating delicious food, catching up, and I’m sad that I haven’t done this more often. A few weeks ago I went to Saturday brunch with my friends Allison and Seth at Rooster and it was delicious! I had one of their breakfast crepes and man was it filling! I highly recommend going here if you don’t mind waiting a few minutes to be seated (comparable to waiting for Gailey’s for my Springfield friends) – it will be worth the wait!

4. Buzzfeed quizzes are my new favorite thing. They are silly and fun and have helped me “learn” a lot about myself. Like….

5. Internet consignment done right. If you haven’t heard of them already, you need to go check out thredUP right now! (Sign up for their e-mails and you get 20% off your first order!) You can browse by size, color, brand/designer, category, and they have SO MUCH to choose from! (Seriously, they currently have 1,586 black dresses to choose from alone.) You can also use this site to sell your new/used clothes as well! Just request a bag, send them your stuff, and they will give you store credit for your things, or you can get your money through Paypal. Any clothes that don’t make it on the site will be donated to charity (which is probably what you would have done anyway, right?)

One more bonus thing that I’m loving right now: the start of spring! I have the windows open in my apartment right now and the fresh air is so nice! I can’t wait for the weather to get just a smidge warmer, that will be even better!