3 DIY Recipes to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

National Ice Cream Day

The weather is heating up and that means it’s time for summer treats that cool you down! A trip to the ice cream parlor is always a fan favorite, but why leave the comfort of home when you can create your own sweet and dreamy masterpiece?

Whether you’re a fan of classic strawberries and cream, bright crisp sorbet, or indulgent pistachio bars, we have just the treat for you! Each recipe is inspired by a Scentsy fragrance and is as tasty as the last. Go ahead, satisfy those hot summer-day cravings!

Try one (or all three!) for National Ice Cream day July 16!

Strawberry Cheesecake Creamsicles 

Strawberry cheesecake

(*can be low-carb or gluten-free)

Ingredients

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 cup cream

1/3 cup powdered sugar (*or powdered Swerve Sweetener)

1/4 tsp sugar (*or stevia extract)

3/4 tbsp. lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped, divided

What You Will Need:

Food processor

Popsicle mold

Popsicle sticks

Freezer

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add cream, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar. Process until well combined.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and process until almost fully smooth. Stir in remaining chopped strawberries.
  4. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and push popsicle sticks about 2/3 of the way into each (I recommend getting wooden sticks, as they tend to grip the mixture better and don’t come out when you are trying to unmold the popsicles).
  5. Freeze at least 4 hours. To unmold, run under hot tap water for 20 to 30 seconds, and then twist stick gently to release.

Like this creamy strawberry treat? Then you’ll love Strawberry Swirl!

Sunny Lemon Sorbet

Lemon sorbet

 Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup lemon-lime soda

2 cups sugar (or substitute sweetener)

1 1/4 cups freshly squeeze lemon juice (appx. 9 lemons)

1 TBS freshly grated lemon zest

What You Will Need:

Mint

9 x 13 metal baking pan

lemon juicer

Freezer

Grater

Saucepan

Bowl

Instructions

  1. Juice lemons. Save halves for serving. Unless you destroy them while juicing like I did.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Strain cooled water, sugar, and lemon zest mixture into a bowl.
  4. Stir in 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice and the 1/2 cup of lemon-lime soda.
  5. Transfer to a 9 x 13 metal baking plan. Place in freezer (for 2-4 hours). Stir with fork every half hour.
  6. Scoop into lemon half, garnish with mint … Enjoy!

If you’re a fan of refreshing and sweet, try our Lemon Sorbet!

Pistachio Ice Cream Dream Bars

Pistachio dream bars

Ingredients

1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers

1/4 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup cold 2% milk

1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix

1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 packages (1.4 ounces each) Heath candy bars, crushed

What You Will Need:

Oven

Bowl

9 x 9 Pan

Whisk

Freezer

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Stir in ice cream; pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with crushed candy bars. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.

Do you desire the downright decadent? Pistachio Ice Cream is the fragrance for you!

It’s hard to go wrong with anything ice cream. We hope you enjoy creating and devouring these recipes as much as we did!

Tell us, how will you be celebrating National Ice Cream Day?

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