Wednesday, April 8, 2020


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Ice cream is for sharing! That is why Velvet Ice Cream shared with this dad blogger some tasty recipes to make eating the desert extra special and is providing with a prize pack to giveaway. The prize pack includes a Velvet scooper, candy sprinkles, a coupon for a FREE carton of ice cream that can be redeemed at your local grocery store and a t-shirt.

Velvet Ice Cream is a family-owned business that has been in operation since 1914 headquartered within a landmark 1817-build gristmill located at Utica, Ohio. In addition to serving as their corporate office, Ye Olde Mill is home to a historic themed ice cream parlor and restaurant that is a great spot to enjoy a sundae. You don't need to visit Ye Olde Mill though to enjoy the Velvet brand as its variety of ice cream flavors are available at select grocery stores in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan.

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I love ice cream! A simple scoop of vanilla will make me happy, but enhancing ice cream into bigger and better treats is even better! Here are a couple of Easter themed recipes to take your enjoyment of ice cream up a notch plus a giveaway to help one lucky winner make fantastic deserts like these a reality:

Velvet Strawberry Ice Cream Easter Egg Sandwiches

  • Velvet Strawberry Ice Cream 
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup sugar
  •  1 egg, beaten 
  • 1 tablespoon milk 
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough 

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
  • Place butter and sugar in a large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. 
  • Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. 
  • Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. If dough has warmed during rolling, place cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill. 
  • Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. 
  • Take one cookie and place a ½ cup of Velvet Strawberry ice cream on it. Spread ice cream out to the edges of the cookie. 
  • Take the second cookie and place on top. 
  • Repeat process for as many sandwiches needed, then place in the freezer until ready to serve. 

Chocolate Easter Egg Bowls filled with Velvet Ice Cream

  •  1 cup melted chocolate 
  • Velvet Ice Cream (of your choice) 
  • Brush the melted chocolate into an egg mold so that it coats the edges but leaves the middle hollow creating a bowl-like shape. 
  • Once you have it fully coated the mold's edges place it into the fridge. The chocolate eggs will come out easily! *If you would like you can do two coats so the chocolate is thicker. 
  • Once it's hardened in the fridge apply a second coat to the mold and harden. 
  • Scoop the Velvet Ice Cream flavor of your choice into the hollow egg so that it acts like a bowl.
  • Who wouldn't love a bowl made of chocolate that you can eat! Give me a chocolate spoon too!


For a chance to win the Velvet Ice Cream prize pack mentioned above simply complete the rafflecopter entries below before 11:59pm ET on Sunday April 12, 2020. The entries will have you check out the social media outlets. No need to like or follow just stop by and take a look at this dad blogger's content on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Must be a resident of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky or West Virginia and over 18 years old to be eligible for this promotion. Sorry for the geographic limitations but are one lucky randomly selected winner needs to redeem their ice cream coupon included in the prize pack from a grocery store within Velvet's distribution area. Good luck!

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