salted honey ice cream (no churn)

 

who is ready for ice cream season?!?! bonus points when it is a no churn, one bowl, salted honey ice cream! seriously, this recipe is so easy. i am sure you are all familiar with what i call magic ice cream. a recipe that involves very minimal ingredients & steps. you simply just whip heavy cream, fold it into condensed milk, add your favourite flavours or mix ins, freeze it & within hours you have ready to eat ice cream. this technically means if you make it right.. NOW, you will have ice cream ready for dessert tonight.

this post also features some goodies from the online shop uncommon goods! they carry a variety of unique gifts & kitchen + bar tools made by different small makers. they carry quite a few of my favourite artist in the shop like beehive handmade & peg and awl. the basis of the shop is to incorporate functional yet creative (uncommon) goods. designs that serve a purpose, solve a problem or are just simply beautiful. both the soap stone ice cream scoop & the hot and cold ice cream bowls can be found in the shop! it is the most unique ice cream scoop i have ever seen. i love the double ice cream bowls too that help keep the ice cream extra cold & your hands warm. while i made my own salted honey for this recipe by mixing in raw honey & sea salt uncommon goods carries the bees knees salted honey product too! hand made in brooklyn by bushwick kitchen, a condiment company i love (don't get me started on the siracha). so if you are in the market for some unique gifts this spring/summer, check out the beautifully curated shop here & the recipe for my no churn ice cream below!

ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipping cream

directions

  • in a large mixing bowl add the condensed milk, honey, sea salt & vanilla. whisk until combined.
  • in a separate bowl add the whipping cream & beat until stiff peaks are formed.
  • add one cup of the whipping cream into the condensed milk mixture & gently fold in.
  • fold in the remaining whipped cream & pour into a freezer safe loaf pan or container.
  • drizzle with additional honey & sprinkle with sea salt.
  • freeze for a minimum of 4 hours & voila! ready to eat ice cream.

DIY open shelving

 

open shelving SUCCESS!!!

it took longer then expected (like every design related decision does), but the open shelves in the kitchen are installed & i couldn't be more pleased. i finally have huge open shelving to showcase all my pretty props on & a lot more storage space. the shelf space is reserved for all the items in my kitchen that don't belong in cupboards! the shelves are the first thing you see when you enter the kitchen. they also carry nicely into the open concept dining room. i wanted the shelving itself to be as pretty as the pieces i planned to display on it so i opted for these beautiful brass brackets from rejuvenation! i went with the classic look & chose the arched shelf bracket. rejuvenation has a variety of colour & style options when it comes to open shelving, but i kept things simple. like everything from rejuvenation, the quality is amazing & i have no doubt these shelves will hold all my precious pottery safely. i also got the matching rejuvenation brass switch plates because it is all about the details!

for the shelving itself, i had originally purchased the three foot salvaged honeycomb ponderosa pine shelving from rejuvenation because i wanted to bring in a reclaimed wood element. however, we decided to move the shelving last minute to a much larger wall so i could have several additional feet of storage. we ended up purchasing 8-inch wide x 5-foot long pieces of raw oak from the lumber yard. then we gently sanded & stained it! the natural grains in the oak were just too pretty to cover up, so we left it as raw as possible.

anyways, this is the only sneak peak you will get of the new kitchen until the summer! i just couldn't help but share these shelves the second they went up. now brb while i redecorate & rearrange them on a weekly (ok, daily) basis:)

p.s. if you are wondering where that brass industrial style tangled chandelier is from, it is this one from school house electric.

xo

strawberry banana smoothie bowl

 

happy long weekend! since i know we are all busy with easter celebrations tomorrow i will keep this post short & sweet. i am finally on the smoothie bowl band wagon. i didn't understand them at first being a smoothie lover, but now i am all for them! they look pretty, are fun to decorate with all the healthy toppings you can think of & they are super filling for breakfast time. this would be the perfect breakfast to make for mother's day! it is healthy & it will help fuel mom for the rest of the day, with a side of coffee of course. i packed it with fruit, peanut butter (for protien), greek yogurt (for dairy) & topped it with granola for some healthy grains. this smoothie bowl is seriously so easy to whip up! simply throw all the ingredients into your blender & blend until smooth.

to make my smoothie bowls i used the vitamix ascent a3500. it is vitamix's newest blender & it is so powerful. i found my old blenders would leave behind large chunks of frozen fruit, not something you want in a smoothie. you can read all about the vitamix ascent a3500 here (bonus: it's even on sale for mother's day).

have a lovely spring weekend & happy easter! xo

ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • sliced fruit (strawberries, bananas & blackberries) for topping
  • 1 tablespoon granola or muesli, for topping
  • 1 teaspoon chai seeds, for topping

directions

  • place the frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, natural peanut butter, raw honey, greek yogurt & almond milk into your vitamix ascent a3500. blend until smooth.
  • pour into a bowl & top with sliced fruit, granola + chai seeds.
  • enjoy!

this post was created in partnership with vitamix! thank you for supporting the brands that help me do what i love. xo