Joanna Anastasia

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3 ingredients Peaches & Cream ice cream recipe

Easy 3 ingredient recipe for peaches and cream ice cream

Summer is all about the sences- how the sun kisses your skin, how the ripe peach smells and the homemade ice cream tastes- it’s all unforgettable!

And one of the biggest summer pleasures is homemade Peaches and Cream ice cream- there’s nothing better on a hot summer day to be honest! And these easy to make Peaches & Cream ice cream are my new obsession- creamy, sweet and a bit tangy, perfect for those endless summer days!

peaches and cream ice cream
peaches and cream ice cream

Best thing- you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, and all you need are three simple ingredients! If only adulting would always be as simple as making these ice cream!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ripe peaches

Start by peeling the peaches and then cutting them in medium chunks. ( Leave one on the side for decorating the ice cream) Then, using a potato masher, mach them in a mushy pulp ( ok this does not sound yummy, but if your peaches are really fresh and ripe it will smell delicious!) in a large bowl. Try to pour out excessive liquid ( but don’t throw it away! It’s a freshly squeezed peach juice, my baby loved drinking it!) Now set aside.

Whip the cream ( you can add a small teaspoon of sugar)

Now very slowly mix the whipped cream, with the condescended milk and the peach pulp.

Pour into a glass dish, add slices of the peach you have set aside before, and freeze overnight!

Serve in an ice cream cone or in a bowl and enjoy on a hot summer day!

peaches and cream ice cream

And if like us you love ice cream, check my other ice cream recipes! I promise they are all easy ( even my older girls are now making homemade ice cream!) , fast and really delicious!

The homemade raspberry ice cream:

The best ice cream I ever had in my entire life and only three ingredients so needed!

The homemade Strawberry Rhubarb ice cream:

Strawberry rhubarb ice cream, so easy to make, no churn recipe!

The home made mango ice cream:

he best mango no churn ice cream

The homemade blueberry ice cream:

This no-churn recipe is simply amazing! So easy and so good, you simply won't buy ice cream again! #nochurn #icecream

I guess we are really obsessed about ice cream!

Very berry gin punch

What you might not know about me is that when I’m not pregnant or nursing I love mixing and sipping on cocktails! 

Any occasion is good to have a little cheer me up , friends over, Friday night or simple date in with my hubby – and this gin berry punch is as lovely and romantic as it gets without being overly complicated or difficult to put together! Plus, it has just the right balance of sweet and sour !

very berry gin punch

And if you ask me, I think it would make for a lovely signature drink for any party! Because who doesn’t like a fun and colorful gin drink?

I love sprucing up my drinks with fruits and herbs, as they always add a bit of freshness and make even the simplest mix feel fancy! 

What you’ll need:

-gin

-sparkling water 

-lime

-mix berry juice 

-maple syrup 

-fresh berries 

-fresh rosemary 

Mix and enjoy! 

Pineapple confiture & my best canning tips

Pineapple confiture

Ever since I was a little girl we used to do preserves with my mom: from pickled cucumbers to marinated beets, homemade confitures and ready to serve ratatouille, we used to make them all. See, canning is a big part of my Polish heritage, and something that makes a home feel so much more cozy during the winter months! Sure, you can buy everything ready now, but the taste is just not the same. Not to mention the fact that while canning at home, you can really control all the ingredients and the nutritional value!

Pineapple confiture

Pineapple confiture

So while now, as a mom of three, I may not have time to make all the preserves I’d like to, still every year I do a little something. Earlier this month I made Polish cucumbers with my mom, and now I want to share with you my all time favorite Pineapple confiture recipe. See, Pineapple confiture is hard to find and if you do get it, it’s usually packed with sugar.

Now, my recipe is super easy to make, and it’s like sunshine in a jar!

Disclosure: this post was brought to you by Bernardin, all opinions remain my own.

Pineapple confiture

Canning is really easy, but you need to remember that it’s all about preparation and using the right tools for the job! I think that using the canning starter kit from Bernardin is the best way to get in to canning! Also, if you’re a busy mom like me, then you can divide it in two days: cook the fruits in the evening, and then the next day start canning.

What you’ll need for your own sunshine in a jar – aka Pineapple Confiture:

  • 2 large Pineapples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • One package of Pectin

Start by cutting pineapple in large pieces,and then using a food processor or a blender turn it into a chunky pure. Pour to a large pan, add sugar and let cook until boiling. Turn down the heat to medium low and let it simmer for another 20 minutes. On the side mix Pectin with 3/4 cup of boiling water until dissolved, and then add it to the cooking pineapple mixture,mix it in well and then let it cook for 2 more minutes, and then take it off the heat. ( You can proceed to canning right away, or let it wait overnight – however in the morning when you’ll be ready make sure to heat it up but don’t let it boil. ) Now, follow the steps for canning attached to the Bernardin starter kit like I did.

Pineapple confiture

Pineapple confiture

Pineapple confiture

Pineapple confiturePineapple confiture

Pineapple confiture

 

You can use this Pineapple confiture for your morning toast, or as a part of a yummy yogurt Parfait! Though to be honest, it’s delicious straight from the jar!

Now, don’t you think that mornings are a bit better with a homemade confiture? Well, I thought so!

pineapple jam

Pineapple confiture

This post was brought to you by Bernardin, all opinions remain entirely my own. 

 

 

 

Peach Cinnamon Bagel French Toast

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
― A.A. MilnePeach cinnamon bagel french toast

My love language is breakfast at all times, and just like Pooh I like it on the sweet side. Preferably with a serving of warm, sweet and comforting french toast bake, like this Peach Cinnamon Bagel French Toast! Best thing about this dish is that thanks to the use of cinnamon raisin bagels it’s super easy to make, leaving you time to scroll through your favourite feed – or chase toddlers- whatever your morning routine is!

Also, you could do all the preparation the night before, and just pop it in the oven after waking up! Which makes for a perfect solution when hosting family or friends!

 

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

All you’ll need is:

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cinnamon raisin bagels
  • 1 cup milk ( or 35% cream )
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 spoon brown sugar
  • 3 ripe peaches ( or frozen )
  • 1 cup blueberries ( optional)

Cut the bagels in fours and place them in the baking dish. Mix eggs with milk ( or if you want a truly decadent french bake go for cream!) , vanilla essence and sugar, and pour the mixture over the bagels. Press the bagels in to the mixture so they can soak in all of it. Meanwhile cut peaches in slices, and place them in between bagels. Add blueberries and bake on 350 F for around 35- 45 minutes.

Remember to serve your Peach Cinnamon Bagel French Toast still warm, and preferably on a lazy weekend morning while surrounded with friends and family! Enjoy

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

Peach cinnamon bagel french toast

Easy & perfect fluffy pancakes

Easy & perfect fluffy pancakes

I could have pancakes every day of the week, and I don’t think I would ever get bored with them; and these pancakes here are seriously so easy, perfect and fluffy every time we make them that they have become a staple in our home lately!

I love them best with the cream cheese vanilla souse and a home-made berry souse, or any type of fresh fruits. And while my kids are loving these pancakes with fruits and maple sirup on top, my hubby is a simple pancake and maple sirup fan – but we all agree that these are the fluffiest and perfect pancakes ever!

So if you’ve been looking for an easy and foolproof recipe for your perfect weekend breakfast, then here it is!

best fluffy pancakes

best fluffy pancakes

What you’ll need to make the fluffy pancakes :

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

What you’ll need for the cream cheese vanilla souse:

  • 2/3 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1/4 icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

What you’ll need for the berry fruit souse:

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp sugar

How to make pancakes: In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Set aside. In another bowl mix together melted butter with milk and egg. Then gently and slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well together.

On a large pan melt some more butter, and bake your pancakes untill golden.

We usually keep them in the warm drawer of our oven to keep them warm and serve them all at once.

How to make cream cheese vanilla souse: Mix all the ingredients in your kitchen aid. Just make sure that your cream cheese is really soft!

How to make berry fruit souse: heat all the ingredients in a small pan until hot, or microwave for around 1 minute! I must say I usually go for the easiest second version!

best fluffy pancakesbest fluffy pancakes

best fluffy pancakes

Now if only every-morning could be a weekend morning, and if only I could have these pancakes every day!

 

No bake chocolate cups

no bake chocolate cups

One of the things that have marked my pregnancy so far are sugar cravings. And not just any sugar cravings, but very specific dessert ideas. And out of one of these pregnancy dreams these no bake chocolate cups were made. I woke up one day wanting chocolate ganache mixed with chocolate cheesecake and raspberries – and this is when I came up with these chocolate cups! They are more chocolaty than a cheesecake would be, but still very creamy thanks to all the cream. And they are a no bake dessert – which is a huge plus when you’re an impatient pregnant lady like I am!

no bake chocolate cups

What you’ll need:

  • 1 & 1 tablespoon cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips ( milk or dark- whatever you prefer) 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons maple sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup teaspoon butter

Crust

  • 1 1/4 graham crackers
  • 1/4 melted butter

Toppings:

  • fresh raspberries
  • maple sugar

Prepare a muffin pan with paper liners. Then start by combining together melted butter and graham crackers for the crust. Once well mixed together, add around of one teaspoon of the graham cracker mixture to each muffin tin. Press with your fingers so it’s not in crumbles.

Now take a small pot and on a very small heat gently mix together cream and chocolate until chocolate is melted. Stir constantly, and then slowly add cocoa, maple sugar vanilla extract and soft butter. Keep on stirring until everything is well mixed together. Let it chill for a couple of minutes, and then pour over the graham cracker crust. Then leave the cups in the fridge to completely cool down and set.

no bake chocolate cups

no bake chocolate cups

no bake chocolate cupsno bake chocolate cups

Top your chocolate cups with fresh raspberries or maple sugar – or both! And if you’re feeling extra special, serve them with a bit of vanilla ice cream on the side – I promise you’ll love them!

Enjoy !

beasy easy and so yummy no bake chocolate cups

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