Summertime Pavlova Party

We love the lush elegance of a pavlova all year long, but this airy dessert is the perfect thing for summertime! The light, meringue-based treat is a lovely base for summer flavors. Another bonus of pavlovas are that they are naturally gluten-free – that means everyone can have a taste without worrying, and it’s not a “tough sell” on picky eaters.

We have three favorite pavlova recipes to share with you that work well with summer produce, and are easy to whip up for a weekend dessert, but fancy enough to serve at a bridal or baby shower!

  1. Cocoa Pavlova with Vanilla Cherries

This pavlova is airy and light but feels decadent and indulgent. The vanilla cherries are lush and flavorful. If you are lucky enough to have sour cherries growing in your area, you can use them and increase the sugar. We love how this recipe marries the flavors of our Gourmet Baking Cocoa and the juicy cherry, vanilla notes in the topping!

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  1. Drunken Cherry Pavlova

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Another cherry pavlova, but this one comes together with a splash of white rum to kick things up a notch! The Rodelle Vanilla Beans make the meringue and filling shine, and your family and friends will love the specks of vanilla bean that add delicious character to this dessert.

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  1. Lemon Curd & Strawberry Pavlova

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This beauty pairs a homemade lemon curd with sweet, summer strawberries. We love the slightly tart filling with the vanilla meringue, and the strawberries make the dessert taste like a summer dream!

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Beat the Summer Heat!

With the 4th of July in our rear view mirrors, the dog days of summer are here! We are using the rest of summer to bask in the Colorado sunshine and trying to appreciate the heat before the seasons inevitably change. We have a few recipes that are helping us appreciate the heat (deal with the heat) and hope you’ll check them out! From vegan ice creams to a couple of bonus recipes, we have something for everyone here!

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  1. Vegan Coconut Black Sesame Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl

This beauty of an ice cream pairs black sesame and strawberries. The unlikely pairing is perfectly coupled with the vegan coconut ice cream base. Our friend Sarah at Snixy Kitchen made this recipe no-churn, so it doesn’t require any special equipment to make at home!

Get the recipe for Vegan Coconut Black Sesame Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl

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  1. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

This decadent ice cream recipe takes 1 hour to prepare, then freezes over night and voila, you have a recipe that’s perfect for this festive time of year! Everyone will be screaming for seconds of this tasty treat!

Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

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  1. Honey & Lemon Thyme Ricotta Ice Cream

Fresh whole milk ricotta blended into a rich and creamy egg-free ice cream – served up with vanilla peaches. We love this as a use for all of the bruised peaches you might have picked up for a deal at the Farmer’s Market!

Make Honey & Lemon Thyme Ricotta Ice Cream!

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  1. Blueberry White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream

The white chocolate chips dancing in this ice cream are the perfect complement to fresh blueberries and raspberries pureed and swirled throughout!

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  1. Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is the perfect way to eat vanilla bean ice cream- between two homemade chocolatey cookies! Our Vanilla bean ice cream sandwich is the something the whole family will love…and, for a new twist, try the ice cream sandwiched between Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers!

Make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches!

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  1. Blueberry Rhubarb Pie Ice Cream Parfaits

Bonus recipe! Our friend Traci at Vanilla and Bean stunned us with her Ice Cream Parfaits and we had to share them! She describes the recipe: “All the deliciousness of pie, deconstructed in an ice cream parfait – super simple to prep ahead and assemble later. Blueberry-Rhubarb Pie Ice Cream Parfaits are fun for summer holidays and anytime ice cream is called for with vegan options included!” … we can’t help ourselves around them! Get the recipe!

Introducing Diane!

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Diane is a certified pro at canning – her blog, Canning and Cooking at Home, inspires countless home cooks to expand their techniques at home and practice safe canning techniques. Beyond her passion for canning, you’ll also find that Diane is an excellent baker and cook – we love the Colorado-inspired recipes that can be made anywhere.

Diane is our newest Rodelle Brand Ambassador and has been whipping up some amazing treats!

Decadent Chocolate Scones: Decadent Chocolate Scones are the perfect compliment to your day.  You’ll love the rich taste that this chocolate scone offers,  mixed with its light and airy traditional scone texture. This scone pairs perfectly with your morning coffee without leaving you feeling ‘overstuffed’ or ‘weighed down.’ Diane packed the best flavors into these beautiful pastries: Rodelle Vanilla, Rodelle Chocolate Extract and Rodelle Baking Cocoa.

Luscious Vanilla Bean and Lemon Curd Cheesecake: Diane took her cheesecake to the next level with this recipe. Combining lemon curd with a great tasting homemade cheesecake infused with one of the best vanilla pastes – it’s a winning combination!

Easy Vanilla Bean Custard: Do you want something more along the lines of a custard but, don’t have the time for making my traditional Pot de Creme?  Try my easier “stove-top” version.  This is a wonderful treat and even better when served with fresh fruit.

Check out Canning and Cooking at Home for your canning inspiration and stay for more delicious recipes!

 

6 Spring Recipes from Our Brand Ambassadors

Our loyal brand ambassadors have been busy whipping up countless delicious recipes this spring! Using Rodelle products, they have made treats, sweets, drinks and more. Step into spring the Rodelle way and try some of these mouthwatering homemade creations. Here are just six of our favorites:

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  1. Apple Upside Down Cake from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats

Apples aren’t just for fall! This fun recipe puts a twist on traditional pineapple upside down cake and uses apples instead. The tasty dessert combines Granny Smith apples, Rodelle’s vanilla extract and fresh baking ingredients for a light and fruity finish to any springtime meal.

View Apple Upside Down Cake recipe

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  1. Fresh Grapefruit Sangria from Will Cook for Smiles

This recipe will have you imagining a seaside resort and Caribbean sunset! No need to travel to the tropics for a taste of paradise – you can enjoy fresh grapefruit sangria in your own home. This simple drink uses white wine, grapefruit, rum, soda and a whole Rodelle vanilla bean to enhance the sweetness and bring out the flavor.

View Fresh Grapefruit Sangria recipe

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  1. Orange Sherbet from Vanilla and Bean

A light palate cleanser on the back porch is the perfect way to end a springtime meal! This orange sherbet combines fresh mandarin oranges, Rodelle vanilla extract, coconut milk, orange zest, lemon juice and a couple other odds and ends for a delightfully refreshing indulgence.

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  1. Carrot Garden Cupcakes from The Taylor House

What’s more springy than a dessert topped with a carrot decoration?! These delectable cupcakes use Rodelle cocoa powder for a rich and moist texture. Plus, the kids will have a blast making the carrot decorations with orange and white candy melts.

View Carrot Garden Cupcakes recipe

Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl from A Cookie Named Desire

  1. Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl from A Cookie Named Desire

Smoothie bowls have become quite the trend, and it’s not hard to see why! Not only is this mango turmeric smoothie bowl like a scoop of sunshine, but it’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Using Rodelle turmeric, fresh fruit and coconut milk, this bowl makes for a great breakfast, power snack or healthy dessert.

View Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl recipe

Almond Date Energy Balls from Wonky Wonderful

  1. Almond Date Energy Balls from Wonky Wonderful

A homemade nutritious power snack is hard to come by, but these almond date energy balls hit the nail on the head! Using Rodelle Ceylon Cinnamon and other all-natural ingredients, this snack is delicious yet healthy as well. Plus, it is Paleo compliant, gluten free, grain free and vegan so anyone can enjoy them!

View Almond Date Energy Balls recipe

Wishing all our baking friends a happy spring and much luck in the kitchen!

 

Feelin’ Irish – Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

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Whether or not you are Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun excuse to eat some sweet and savory treats! From corned beef and potatoes to a hearty Irish stew, we’re big fans of using the Holiday for our culinary explorations! Of course, we’ve got you covered on the dessert front! Here are some of our favorite Irish-inspired dessert recipes that we enjoy this time of year!

Rodelle Saint Patrick’s Shamrock Shakes Recipe (spiked and virgin)
Indulge in this mint chocolate ice cream shake with vanilla and vodka, topped with Peppermint Schnapps, vanilla bean whipped cream. It’s the perfect festive drink to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!
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Creme de Menthe Brownies
These Creme De Menthe Brownies are a tasty masterpiece! They are a decadent combination of mint and our Rodelle Vanilla and Cocoa. We LOVE the vibrant green color for St. Patrick’s Day, but these brownies are seriously always welcome regardless of the occasion.
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Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes
These delicious little treasures are the perfect recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! So rich and creamy, made with all of our staple ingredients and a little Irish Cream Liquor!
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Stout Brownies
The stout flavor really comes through in this unique recipe. It really adds to the richness of the cocoa, and the whole recipe is rounded out with the sweetness of our vanilla extract. Pair them with a Guinness!
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Matcha Bundt Cake
The flavors of matcha green tea and chocolate may have become our new favorite flavor combination! Make this amazing cake and you’ll learn why…add a little extra green food coloring to the matcha section if you want more of that St. Patrick’s flair!
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Rodelle Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys Whipped Cream
We are obsessed with this moist, coffee and cocoa flavored cake. The amazing Bailey’s Whipped Cream harmonizes perfectly and enhances the richness of this incredible St. Patrick’s Day confection.
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Chocolate Matcha Cream Tarts
These mini chocolate matcha cream tarts from our friend Snixy Kitchen have a matcha pudding filling inside a rich dark gluten-free cocoa almond cookie crust with a layer of bittersweet chocolate shell between and pillows of vanilla whipped cream on top! The festive green color is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!!
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