A Light Dessert for Easter

Happy Easter, friends! Even though Easter is a little late this year, we still can’t believe it is already time for our favorite bunny to hide eggs.  We are keeping Easter low key this year.  Blind Piglet #1 is staying in NYC and hosting her own Easter brunch. (Yes, mama is so very proud!)  She has been consulting with Rhonda all week on the appropriate menu to serve her group of gal pals.  Blind Piglets #2 and #3 are home from college for the weekend.  We love spending time with them.  However, we have noticed that their days start and end a lot later than mom and dad.

This week we are sharing a very easy and light recipe that you can make for your Easter dinner or anytime.  It requires 5 simple ingredients – heavy cream, granulated sugar, chocolate wafer cookies, fresh raspberries, and Chambord raspberry liqueur.  This dessert can be made a day ahead, which is nice to be able to check it off your list early.

To make Raspberry Icebox Cake you first need to make a raspberry puree.  Simply place a pint of raspberries in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 ounce of Chambord.  Cook on medium heat stirring until the sauce thickens and becomes smooth.  Set aside to cool.  As the puree is cooling, place a mixing bowl in the freezer.  (Trust me.  You want to do this.)

After the puree has cooled, remove the mixing bowl from the freezer.  Add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and a pint of heavy cream.  Begin mixing until soft peaks form.

After soft peaks have formed, gently fold the raspberry puree into the whipped cream.  Next you are ready to start building your icebox cake.

Place a small amount of whipped cream on the back of 7-8 wafer cookies and secure them to a serving plate. Layer a portion of the whipped cream mixture over the top of the wafers.  Place another layer of wafers over the top of the whipped cream layer.  Continue alternating wafer and whipped cream layers.  Make sure that you end with a whipped cream layer on the top.

Sprinkle the top with more fresh raspberries and place in the freezer for  6-8 hours. Cut into slices when you are ready to serve.  Sit back and enjoy the smiles on your guests faces as they delight in this wonderful dessert.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a complete recipe for Raspberry Icebox Cake.

We hope you enjoy this easy dessert as much as we did.  Have a blessed Easter!

 

Celebrate the USA with Raspberry No-Churn Ice Cream

Last night we went to our first outdoor concert in 2 years.  We originally purchased the tickets in 2019 to see Rick Springfield with Chicago, but we only saw Chicago.  We guess Rick stayed in Australia?  Either way, we are had fun getting back to some of our favorite summer past times.  Speaking of favorite summer activities, you know that ice cream is one of things that we enjoy most over summer and this week we have a easy, tasty and fresh ice cream recipe that will be sure to rival the fireworks at your Fourth of July festivities.

This gem of a recipe is from our easy no-churn ice cream recipe base that we shared with you in our Move Our Paciugo… post. Instead of using Irish Cream for the flavor base, we added Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and it was ah-mazing!  Why we didn’t think of this before?  A simple garnish of fresh berries on this silky, smooth ice cream is a simple and delicious dessert for any time of a summer.

This recipe is the perfect recipe for a weekend at the lake or beach.  Not only are there few ingredients, but you can easily enjoy homemade ice cream without the need of an ice cream churn.

The ingredients that you will need are: a can of sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, salt, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, and heavy cream.  Remember, one of the best things about this recipe is that  all you need is a hand held electric mixer and a freezer.

Make sure that your mixing bowl and beaters have set in the freezer for about 20 minutes before starting the ice cream.  It will help the cream peak sooner.

Stir together the  milk, vanilla, salt and Chambord. Set aside.

Place cream in the chilled bowl and beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until peaks form.

Fold 1/3 whipped cream mixture into milk mixture to lighten it and then fold in the remaining cream until ice cream mixture is smooth. Be careful not to over whisk and stir.  You don’t want to deflate the whipped cream. Carefully pour the creamy mixture into a glass loaf pan. Place in the freezer for 8 hours.

Top the ice cream with fresh berries when serving and enjoy the fireworks!

Need some other Fourth of July recipes? Check out some of our previous posts.

Red, White and Blue Smash

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Red, White and Peach

Raspberry Margarita

Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Raspberry Mojito

Boozy Berry Ice Cream

TBPB Cannonball

Espresso Oreo Shake

Tequila Lime Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Prosecco Summer Dessert

What fun plans do you have for celebrating our nation’s birthday?  We would love to hear about it!

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Raspberry Margarita!

Cinco de Mayo is in a few days! We always look forward to this fun occasion, not because we have any Mexican heritage, but it is like a slight nod that summer is soon to follow.  With everything that we have been enduring, we feel like many of us are ready for a little sunshine and escape even if we are sitting in our own backyard pool!

We kicked off our little blog in our tiny stake of the internet 4 years ago on this very weekend with a cheers to Cinco de Mayo and our ultra-fav Skinny Agave Margarita.  This is our summer signature cocktail, as many of you know.  We have shared with you a few variations over the years.  This year we have another delicious variation that you are really going to love!!!

The Raspberry Margarita recipe makes a batch of about 4 cocktails.  You will need Grand Marnier, your favorite tequila, fresh and frozen raspberries, fresh lime juice and cocktail ready agave nectar.  Place all of the ingredients into a blender until well blended.  Pour into serving glass over ice and garnish with fresh raspberries.  Yummo!

For a complete printable recipe of the Raspberry Margarita, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog.

The Raspberry Margarita is  the perfect summery, fresh twist on the regular margarita for berry lovers.  I am sure this will make it into our regular summer entertaining rotation once we break free from the Corona Virus!

Whether you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our Raspberry Margarita or one of our other perfect recipes, we wish you a Happy Cinco de Mayo and healthy, safe week!

Other great recipes to enjoy on May 5th from The Blind Pig Blog!

Skinny Agave Margarita

Carpano Antica Sangria

Jalapeno Popper Margarita

La Branca

Paloma

Some Like It Hot- Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Tequila Watermelon Fizz

Hatch Tequila Chicken

Corralejo Lime Guac

Corralejo Honey Lime Chicken

Tequila Ceviche

Tequila Fish Tacos

 

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