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On 8:00 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks in , , , , ,    1 comment
This post and recipe was created specifically for #SummerDessertsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsors but all words, photos and opinions are mine.


Triple Berry Biscuit Trifle: Like a parfait but better. This is one of those desserts where the end result looks impressive and possibly labor-intensive, when all you did was literally WHIP UP a fantastic confection. A little whipped cream never hurt anyone, right?





Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!







There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!


Scroll down to the bottom to take a look & enter to WIN 1 of 5 PRIZES, like this...




PRIZE #1







Leftover biscuits are not common in my house, but it's been known to happen from time to time. If you don't have biscuits, you can make them: From a can (which I do not recommend), from a mix or from scratch. I can't stand leftovers, so transforming them into something completely different is the way to go.

Use deep, clear glasses, cups, bowls or a footed glass trifle dish so the layers can be seen. Don’t worry if the layers look slightly uneven or if the layers mix — that's what makes the trifle delicious.


Trifles can be time-consuming to make from scratch. Save time by using store-bought biscuits, leftover pancakes, French toast or croissants.


The result is a pretty super fantastic berry trifle that can be made in 30 minutes or less.


Triple Berry Biscuit Trifle with Honey Whipped Cream

Yield: 5-6oz cups or 1 40 oz trifle dish

Ingredients

2 pints mixed berries, fresh
1/2 cup blackberry jam

1-1/2 cups cold heavy cream
5 Tablespoons honey
4-5 cups day-old biscuits, cubed

Directions

1. Set aside a few berries for topping the trifle. Combine fruit and blackberry jam in a medium bowl; set aside.

Honey Whipped Cream:

2. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Use the wire whisk attachment to whip the cream on medium speed until it begins to thicken slightly.

3. Turn the mixer off and add the honey. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl to push the honey into the cream. Whip the cream on high speed until it holds stiff peaks.

Assemble trifles:

4. Divide 1/2 of the biscuit cubes among glasses/cups while spreading cubes to even layer in bottom of glasses.

5. Add 1/4 of the berries then top with half whipped cream. Repeat process (biscuits, berries, whipped cream) ending with whipped cream on top. Add reserved berries on top just before serving). Store in refrigerator until ready to serve



PRIZE #2




Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar


PRIZE #3


Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


PRIZE #4


Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


PRIZE #5


Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan


Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th - July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.



Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

On 6:00 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks in , ,    4 comments

This post and recipe was created specifically for #SummerDessertsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsors but all words, photos and opinions are mine.




Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!


There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

Scroll down to take a look & WIN 1 of 5 PRIZES, like this one!

PRIZE #1







SOooo, mermaid cake, right?

I've been on this no-bake, icebox cake kick lately. And while I am not one for themed items unless the theme is food, this cute little DIY-lish kit from Wilton STOLE my heart. The mermaid cake is an aesthetic, not just a molded cake with glitter and sugar.



I would absolutely drop $15 on this kit just to get the tail molds in order to make the chocolates. In addition to the molds, Sweets And Treats Boutique sent sprinkles and I am in love. Look.




The cake itself is layers of vanilla wafers topped with a "funfetti" or sprinkle-laden layer of whipped cream topped with sweetened whipped cream and garnished with the mermaid tails, more sprinkles and my attempt at creating seaweed.


And while the recipe below seems labor intensive, it's really not. The most time-consuming part is trying to open up the box of cookies.



No-Bake Mermaid Cake
Yield 10-12 servings
Ingredients
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar, divided
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon almond extract
(1) 15-ounce package Nilla Wafers
Rainbow Sprinkles (pink, blue, purple)
Instructions
1. Beat 2 cups heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add sprinkles and beat 30 seconds more on high to incorporate. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill.
2. Clean mixer bowl, add 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and almond extract. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Beat 30 seconds more on high to make stiff peaks. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill.
3. In a 9×13 pan, spread a thin layer of sprinkled whipped cream to hold the bottom layer of cookies in place. Arrange 6 cookies side by side in a row, making 5 rows.
4. Spread the rest of the sprinkled whipped cream on top of the cookies. Repeat with another full layer of cookies. Ending with a layer of plain whipped cream and decorate with candy mermaid tails and DIY-lish sprinkles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
5. Before serving, sprinkle with additional sprinkles.





Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!



Ice Cream Recipes:



  • Strawberry Siren Shake from A Blender Mom




  • No-Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen



  • Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches from Family Around the Table



  • Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  •    















  • Red, White & Blue Funfetti Ice Cream from Books n' Cooks
  • Summertime Pies:

         















    • Mississippi Mud Pie from For the Love of Food
    • Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:

           















      • Strawberry Limeade Popsicle Cupcakes from Southern from Scratch
      •    















      • No-Bake Mermaid Cake from Nik Snacks
      •    















      • Mermaid Ice Cream Cone Cakes from Eat Move Make
      •    















      • Lemon Cupcakes from The Bitter Side of Sweet
      •    















      • Peach Upside Down Cake from Home Sweet Homestead
      •    















      • Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake from Sweet Beginnings
      •    















      • Beach Cupcakes from Everyday Eileen
      • No Bake Treats:

             















        • Frozen Chocolate Chip Dessert from Who Needs A Cape?
        •    















        • Sprinkle Filled Birthday Cookie Dough Dip from Cooking With Carlee
        •    















        • Candy Dipped Fruit Cones from Blogghetti
        • Baked Desserts:

               















          • Mermaid Cakesicles from Big Bear's Wife
          •    















          • Strawberry Lemonade Bars from Jen Around the World
          •    















          • Amaretto Cheesecake from The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine
          •    















          • Lemon Blueberry Scones from The Beard and The Baker
          •    















          • Key Lime Pie Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
          •    















          • Lemon Bar Cheesecake from Fake Ginger
          •    















          • Blueberry Pretzel Bars from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
          •    















          • New York Style Cheesecake from Back To My Southern Roots
          •    















          • Chocolate Coconut Congo Squares from Love and Confections
          •    















          • Blueberry Buckle from Our Good Life
          •    















          • Indian Rice Pudding from Palatable Pastime
          • Cookies:

                 















            • Key Lime Thumbprint Cookies from The Domestic Kitchen
            •    















            • Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Doughmesstic
            •    















            • Chocolate Swirl Meringues from My Sweet Zepol
            •    















            • Sweet Corn Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie
            • Candies:

                   















              • Peach Pie Fudge from Sweet ReciPEAs
              • Summer Drinks:

                     















                • Blackberry Spritzer from My Baking Heart
                • PRIZE #2




                  Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar


                  PRIZE #3


                  Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


                  PRIZE #4


                  Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


                  PRIZE #5


                  Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan


                  Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th - July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.



                  Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

                  On 6:00 AM by Nikki @ NikSnacks in , ,    2 comments
                  This post and recipe was created specifically for #SummerDessertsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsors but all words, photos and opinions are mine.


                  No ice cream maker? No problem! This decadent ice cream is an easy and fun way to cure your ice cream cravings.





                  Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!







                  There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!


                  Scroll down to the bottom to take a look & enter the giveaway to WIN 1 of 5 PRIZES!




                  PRIZE #1







                  Banana pudding ice cream is one of those things that so many blogs have and many a blogger uses instant pudding mix to create their version of the same thing. Not me!

                  When I make pudding, I do it the old-fashioned way: with eggs! And this recipe is no different.


                  Using raw eggs makes the ice cream extra creamy and slower to melt once you've scooped it or set it on the counter, so it won't be rock hard when you try it. If you're afraid of salmonella, use pasteurized eggs.



                  Once you’ve made your ice cream, it will be time to freeze it. Know that a metal container will freeze the ice cream faster and than a glass pan or dish. If you will be making ice cream often consider investing in a set of insulated ice cream tubs or containers. Or be like me and use paper containers like these for individual servings. Simply cover with plastic wrap or wax paper and secure with a rubber band.



                  No-Churn Banana Pudding Ice Cream
                  Yield: 1 quart

                  Ingredients

                  3 eggs

                  1 3/4 cups Dixie Crystals granulated sugar

                  1 pint heavy cream

                  2 teaspoons Adam's vanilla extract

                  1 cup vanilla wafer cookies, crushed

                  1 cup bananas, sliced and frozen
                  1 cup bananas, mashed

                  Instructions

                  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat eggs until foamy. Add in sugar until mixture is thickened.

                  2. Add heavy cream and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form.

                  3. With the mixer on, add frozen banana slices and vanilla wafer cookie crumbs. Once combined, remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the mashed bananas.

                  4. Pour the mixture into a metallic baking or loaf pan. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the ice cream. Cover plastic wrap with aluminum foil. Freeze ice cream for 6 hours or overnight, until completely frozen.

                  5. When ready to serve, let ice cream sit at room temperature 10 minutes, then scoop and dish.
                  ___________
                  PRO TIPS:
                  Slice and mash the bananas a day ahead. Sprinkle lemon extract or lemon juice over bananas to prevent oxidation (from turning brown)

                  Chill the mixer bowl and wire whip in the freezer prior to making the ice cream to help keep all ingredients chilled while making the recipe




                  Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
                  Ice Cream Recipes:

                      




                  • Butterscotch Ice Cream from Pastry Chef Online
                  •    




                  • Individual Mermaid Ice Cream Treats from Family Around the Table    




                  • Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Bon Bons from Cooking With Carlee
                  • Pies of Summer:  




                  • Creamy Peach Pie Delight from Who Needs A Cape?  




                  • Key Lime Coconut Pie from Doughmesstic
                  •   




                  • Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pie from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen    




                  • Mini Fresh Strawberry Pies from Cheese Curds in Paradise   




                  • Cherry Limeade Icebox Pie from Sweet Beginnings
                  • Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:   




                  • Coconut Custard Almond Cake from The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine
                  •    




                  • Strawberry Ice Cream Cake from The Beard and The Baker
                  •   




                  • Fiesta Lime Cupcakes from My Baking Heart
                  •   




                  • Nana's Strawberry Shortcake Cake from Daily Dish Recipes
                  •   Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
                       




                  • Summer Berries Pavlova Cake from Home Sweet Homestead
                  •  




                  • Buttermilk Chocolate Cake from Back To My Southern Roots    




                  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Charlotte A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
                  •   




                  • Mermaid Layer Cake from Love and Confections   




                  • Vanilla Icebox Cake from Books n' Cooks    




                  • Peach-Basil Coffee Cake from The Spiffy Cookie
                  •   




                  • Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes from Cookaholic Wife




                  • The Perfect Vanilla Cupcake from Our Good Life
                  • No Bake Treats:  




                  • No Bake Lemon Chiffon Dessert from Miss in the Kitchen
                  •   




                  • No Bake Berry Cheesecake from Desserts Required
                  •    




                  • Pineapple Pretzel Fluff Salad from 4 Sons R Us
                  •   




                  • Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert from Blogghetti    




                  • No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake from Everyday Eileen    




                  • Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dessert from Creative Southern Home
                  • Baked Desserts: 




                  • Sea Shell Beach Cakesicles from Big Bear’s Wife
                  •  




                  • Mermaid Splash Cookies from The Domestic Kitchen
                  •   




                  • Blueberry Crumble Cheesecake from A Blender Mom
                  •   




                  • Cruise Ship Strawberry Crepes from Southern From Scratch
                  •    




                  • Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake from Eat Move Make
                  •    




                  • Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake from Shockingly Delicious
                  •   




                  • Blackberry Roly Poly from Nancie's Table
                  •   




                  • Strawberry Monkey Bread from The Bitter Side of Sweet




                  • Raspberry Custard Bars with Almond from My Sweet Zepol
                  •    




                  • Caramel Corn Cheesecake from Sweet ReciPEAs
                  •   




                  • Blackberry Cheesecake with Blackberry Compote from Karen's Kitchen Stories
                  • Cookies:

                        




                    • Easy Mini Fruit Pizzas from Jen Around the World
                    •    




                    • Sunflower Cookies from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
                    •    




                    • Orange Creamsicle Chip Cookies from Palatable Pastime
                    •    




                    • Viennese Whirls from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
                    • Puddings:




                    • Mason Jar Caramel Banana Pudding from For the Love of Food
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                      PRIZE #2




                      Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar


                      PRIZE #3


                      Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


                      PRIZE #4


                      Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


                      PRIZE #5


                      Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan


                      Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th - July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.



                      Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.