A Delicious New Twist on Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Everyone loves a good batch of cookie dough ice cream. Our only complaint, however, is the lackluster cookie dough to ice cream ratio, right? If you’re like most people we know, you’ve been known to pick through a pint of chocolate chip cookie dough to extract out all of the dough, leaving just the ice cream for your roommate, significant other, or little sibling. But with these easy to make Cookie Dough Ice Cream Balls, you can get the perfect ratio of dough and ice cream in every bite.
We went with readymade ice cream and cookie dough, but if you’re really feeling bold we recommend experimenting with homemade ice cream and cookie dough – the flavor possibilities are endless! :)
– ice cream
– cookie dough
Break off small pieces of cookie dough. We used dime sized pieces, but the ratio is totally up to you. Roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet. Place in freezer for about one hour until hard and frozen.
Let the ice cream melt for about 10 minutes until pliable. Toss dough balls into the ice cream and scoop ice cream using a round ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to surround each one.
Place on a the frozen cookie sheet and return to freezer immediately.
If your ice cream is sticky (like ours was) and doesn’t form to a clean ball, place in freezer for about 1 hour until frozen. Remove from freezer and wrap each in cling wrap, rolling into a ball with your hands. Return to freezer for 1-2 hours until frozen.
Once frozen, remove from freezer, unwrap each ball, and serve. We recommend piling a few cookie dough ice cream balls on a cone and giving your guests one of the best dessert surprises ever. That’s right. Ever.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)