Take Ice Cream to the Next Level with Sauces!

We’ve posted several great ice cream recipes to help us all survive the heat of summer. But we’ve decided that’s not enough. Man cannot live by ice cream alone. We need sauces too!

So here are our favorite ice cream sauces. They are all quick and easy to whip up and will compliment your homemade (or store bought, if you must) ice cream beautifully.

For more great frozen treats, check out our latest cookbook, Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids & Adults. It’s available online for only $2.99 exclusively at Amazon.

Okay, now for sauces – get out a saucepan, and let’s get to work!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

1 cup chocolate syrup

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

In a saucepan, mix together syrup and peanut butter. Cook, stirring, until blended. Serve warm or cool.


Chocolate Marshmallow Sauce

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup cocoa

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup small marshmallows

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk and cocoa. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar melts and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and marshmallows. Serve warm or cool.


Blueberry Sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup water

10-ounce package frozen blueberries, thawed and undrained

In a saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg and water. Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add blueberries and cook, stirring, until well combines, Serve warm or cold.


Butterscotch Sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

In a saucepan, mix brown sugar, corn sytrup and butter. Cook, stirring until well blended. Cool. Beat in 1/2 cup heavy cream.


Maple Syrup Sauce

1 1/2 cups maple syrup

1/2 cup heavy cream

Combine syrup and cream in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until well blended. Cool before serving.


For more great frozen treats, check out our latest cookbook, Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids & Adults. It’s available online for only $2.99 exclusively at Amazon.

There are few treats more satisfying than a frozen popsicle on a sunny day. But why eat the boring same-old pops from the grocery store? They tend to be filled with sugar, corn syrup, and chemicals.

Making your own ice pops is quick and easy and it opens the doors to a world of great flavors. When making pops yourself, you can be sure to only include healthy ingredients or adjust recipes to include your kids’ favorite foods or to eliminate an ingredient your kids just won’t eat.

Although they are a dessert item, by creating pops make from fresh fruits, fruit juices, yogurts and natural sweeteners like honey, you can indulge in delicious treats that are still very healthy!

Ice Pops can be decadent and heavy, but many of the recipes included here are light and healthy. Starting with juices or teas, many of these delicious pops are low calorie and low fat or even no fat! (Don’t worry, we’ve included plenty of naughty Pops as well.)

This book is full of recipes and ideas for delicious, gourmet ice pops, divided into 3 sections — kids favorites, gourmet flavors, and adults only (recipes with alcoholic ingredients). Skim through the Table of Contents and you’re sure to find your new favorite!

Gourmet Ice Pops includes more than 50 delicious recipes with tips and notes to help you create your own variations! Includes color photos and illustrations to make the book more entertaining plus a hyperlinked table of contents for ease of use.


Fighting Middle-Aged Spread with HCG

HCG is the topic of the day over at Parlez Moi Blog since Ann Chambers is the guest blogger. The article talks about the inspiration for her diet guide and recipe book 35 Quick & Easy HCG Recipes.

Here’s the beginning:

It’s stunning how middle age can creep up on a person. And with every year, a couple more pounds. Last year I went to the doctor for a checkup and the first thing the mean nurse did was weigh me. If any doctors are sitting around wondering how to get people to stop dreading doctor visits, I recommend cutting out the weigh in. It’s a start, at least. Let us lie to you. Just ask us what we weigh, then add 20 pounds. You’ll be close.

Anyway, at that weigh in, I was shocked to discover I had passed my all-time peak weight, which was set 22 years ago when I had twins. Something had to give. But with middle age came a thyroid problem that made losing weight extremely difficult. Nothing seemed to really work.

The rest of the article is here: http://parlezmoiblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/guest-blog-using-hcg-to-fight-middle.html. Parlez Moi Blog is the creation of author Kathleen Valentine and it features her fiction books as well as her family cookbook and several knitting books and original patterns.

Any readers who are interested in the HCG diet will find helpful articles, bonus recipes, and downloadable HCG diet tracking and shopping forms here at the Lakehouse Publishing blog. Just click on the HCG category to have a look. And come back soon because we are adding more content regularly.

35 Quick & Easy HCG Recipes is available online for only 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, Kobo or Smashwords.