I haven't been posting much lately because life has been so. flippin. busy. With the kiddos out of school the days just fly by. I spent last week camping in the mountains with the youth from my church and learned a few lessons.
First of all, teenage girls are hilarious. Seriously. Hil.Ar.i.ous. Teenage girls usually get a bad rap for being catty and judgmental but in actuality they have great hearts and wicked senses of humor to boot. Watching teenage girls is a comedy routine in itself. Sucking down vinegar packets, popping bubblegum all over their faces, putting toothpaste on their noses to attract Snipes... I probably need to adopt a teenage girl just for the daily ab workout. I have no idea how their minds work. I really don't. But they are always entertaining in a "What the crap is going on??" sort of way.
Second of all, teenage girls have a ridiculous amount of energy. I like to pretend that I am still young and energetic but this trip reminded me that I am in fact, old. Teenagers can stay up all night and not act like zombies the next day.
Also, teenage girls eat. A lot. It was insanely hot when we were up there and I so wished we could have had some popsicles. These ones would have done it. Actually any ones would have done it. Also a swimming pool full of ice cubes, if we're not being picky.
I had a great time up there with those cute girls but I was not at all sad to come home to my nice soft bed and a hot bubble bath.
On to popsicles?
I love the sound of Cookies N Cream 'popsicles' but let's be honest, there's cream in these so really they're just ice cream bars.
I won't tell if you don't.
I'm hoping to be back posting regularly, now that the crazy bits of my summer are winding down. I have missed posting but I certainly haven't slowed down in the baking department. I have lots to share with you.
Have a popsicle and enjoy your weekend!
Cookies N Cream Popsicles
Makes 7-8 pops*-3/4 cup milk
-1/4 cup sugar
-3/4 cup heavy cream
-1 tsp vanilla
-About 12 Oreo cookies
Heat the 3/4 cup milk until hot. (I just do mine in the microwave.) Add 1/4 cup sugar to hot milk and stir until dissolved. Add 3/4 cup heavy cream and vanilla and stir until well combined.
Fill popsicle molds with broken Oreos (about 1 1/2 per pop). Pour cream mixture over top of cookies. Insert popsicle sticks in molds and freeze overnight or about 6 hours before eating.
*My popsicle molds make large full-size popsicles, but you can adapt this recipe for any size molds. If you use the small pop molds you may get up to 16 pops.