Red Velvet Ice Cream + Catching Fireflies Giveaway

 

Red Velvet Ice Cream {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Cake and ice cream. You can’t have one without the other and with this Red Velvet Ice Cream, you don’t have to choose! Red Velvet cake is crumbled into a cheesecake ice cream base creating quite possibly the best tasting ice cream around! And most certainly the best ice cream for Valentines Day! :)

Red Velvet Ice Cream {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

I always get super excited about homemade ice cream. Especially when it’s a recipe that’s super easy to make and doesn’t require tempering egg yolks! All you have to do is whip together cream cheese, sour cream, and half-and-half to make a super creamy and perfectly tart ice cream base for our red velvet cake crumbs.

Red Velvet Ice Cream {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

You really want to make sure that the ice cream base is throughly chilled before placing in your ice cream maker (at least 40 degrees). A chilled mixture spends less time in the machine, which means the smaller the ice crystals that form and the smoother the final texture will be. Since we seem to be living in the arctic here in Central Illinois right now, I chilled my ice cream outside in negative thirteen degree weather for about 40 minutes and I was ready to churn.

Red Velvet Ice Cream {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Today I’m excited to giveaway a $43 gift certificate to Catching Fireflies. It’s a fun website filled with unique and creative gifts! From unique kitchen gadgetscreative gifts, to cute office accessories, you can find a gift for just about anyone on your list!! Also for a short time catchingfireflies.com is offering 20% off your next purchase when you use coupon code SWEETPEA.

 

Catching Fireflies Giveaway

The wonderful folks over at Catching Firflies sent me one of their unique kitchen gadgets to try in my own kitchen. A 6-inch lily pad silicone lid that seals a tight lid on all smooth rims: stainless steel, glass, plastic, melamine. Prevents spills by creating an airtight, watertight seal for reheating and storing. Can go from the freezer to microwave or oven, then use on your dinner table to keep your food warm. :)

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How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What item would you choose from catchingfireflies.com?” :)

Extra Entries: The following five opportunities below will earn one extra entry into the giveaway for each. You must leave separate comments for each one to ensure that they are counted as separate entries:

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  4. Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Twitter and tweet the following about the giveaway: “Kitchen gadgets #Giveaway! Enter to win a $43 Catching Fireflies gift certificate from @SPKitchen and @whimsicalgifts http://bit.ly/1fZk37G“ Come back and let me know you’ve Tweeted in an additional comment.
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PLEASE REMEMBER: Leave a separate comment for EACH of your entries or only one entry will be counted.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:00am CST  GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!

Winner: The winner will be selected at random by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen using Random.org. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). All entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

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Red Velvet Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
½ cup half-and-half
2/3 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of plain or already icedred velvet cake crumbs

Directions:

1. Cut the cream cheese into small pieces and place in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the sour cream, half-and-half, sugar, salt and vanilla extract; purée until smooth. Chill the mixture for at least 8 hours or until very cold (40 degrees).

2. When you're ready to make the ice cream, churn it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. While the ice cream is churning, place the cake crumbs in the container you are going to use to store the ice cream. Once the ice cream is finished churning, add it to the cake crumbs and quickly fold the red velvet cake crumbs into the ice cream. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, originally adapted from The Perfect Scoop

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108 Responses to “Red Velvet Ice Cream + Catching Fireflies Giveaway”

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    Gigi — February 12, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    I would love to use the 9X13 banana leaf. I have used the lily pads and love them.

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    Maureen — February 12, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

    OH I like the Slush mugs.

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    Jessamyn — February 12, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    I really thin I would pick the lid that you are giving away! so I hope I win! But I also love the cute flower measuring cups and spoons. :)

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    Jessamyn — February 12, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Think* oops! And I subscribe by RSS.

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    Christy Spurlock — February 12, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    mocha handwarmer mug

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    Christy Spurlock — February 12, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    I am a fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Facebook.

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    Christy Spurlock — February 12, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    I Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Instagram.

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    Christy Spurlock — February 12, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

    I Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Twitter and tweeted the following about the giveaway:

    https://twitter.com/christyjs/status/433712515554361344

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    Christy Spurlock — February 12, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    I Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen and Catching Fireflies on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/234679830556828290/

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    Christy Spurlock — February 12, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

    Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen and Catching Fireflies on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway.

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    Tricia Reeser — February 12, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    I saw a few adorable dog salt and pepper shakers that I would love to get!

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    Tricia Reeser — February 12, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    I subscribe by email!

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    Tricia Reeser — February 12, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    I follow on Instagram!

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    Tricia Reeser — February 12, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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    Lisa — February 12, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

    There is so much fun kitchen stuff! The silicone things are cool. My hubby would like the beagle retro print.

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    Lisa — February 12, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

    I’m a Facebook fan.

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    Lisa — February 12, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    I follow on Instagram.

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    NaDell — February 12, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    I like the blossom silicone trivets.

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    NaDell — February 12, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    I’m a fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on FB.

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    NaDell — February 12, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    I subscribe to Sweet Pea’s emails.

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    Shelly — February 12, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    I love the turtle salt & pepper shakers!

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    Shelly — February 12, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

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    Shelly — February 12, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

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    Ilene — February 12, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    I would get one of those lid covers. I recently bought the small ones to cover glasses which is great for keeping out those tiny bugs that get into wine in the warmer weather.

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    Ilene — February 12, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

    I subscribe by email.

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — February 12, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

    I’m loving this recipe! What a fabulous and simple way to get delicious home made ice cream into my face. These are beautiful photos too!

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    Melissa — February 13, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    I love the slush mug!

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    Melissa — February 13, 2014 @ 12:17 am
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    Margot C — February 13, 2014 @ 12:27 am

    You picked the thing that I had on my short list from there – the lilypad! So, additionally I would like the black diamond personal cooler lunch bag please!

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    Rebecca Ednie — February 13, 2014 @ 12:42 am

    I’d get the constructive eating plate for my 2 yo. He has trouble getting some foods on his fork.

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    Rebecca Ednie — February 13, 2014 @ 12:43 am

    I sub by email.

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    Rebecca Ednie — February 13, 2014 @ 12:44 am

    I’m a fan on FB.

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    Rebecca Ednie — February 13, 2014 @ 12:47 am

    I’m a twitter follower and tweeted the giveaway

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    Rebecca Ednie — February 13, 2014 @ 12:54 am

    I’m a follower on Pinterest but when I clicked on the company, Pinterest said ‘user cannot be found’. And when I went to pin this giveaway, there really wasn’t a image to use that will show its a giveaway to the general public. Maybe something to think about next time. But I did my best!

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    Margot C — February 13, 2014 @ 1:35 am

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    Margot C — February 13, 2014 @ 1:36 am

    I am a fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Facebook where I am Margot Core.

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    Taylor — February 13, 2014 @ 6:23 am

    I love those silicone lids! My mother in law has them. And I love the “life’s short” wooden spoon.

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    Heather B — February 13, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    I am loving the cupcake wall clock! It is so adorable.

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    Heather B — February 13, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    I subscribe via email.

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    Heather B — February 13, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    I like you on FB.

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    Heather B — February 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    I follow both on Pinterest and pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/332914597426882512/

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    Margot C — February 13, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    I follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Twitter where I am @AnnaZed; and I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/433865796352106496

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    Margot C — February 13, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    I follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen and Catching Fireflies on Pinterest where I am Margot Core and I pinned here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/33495590952609253/

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    Kelli — February 13, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    I’d choose the banana leaf silicone 9X13 rectangle lid.

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    Kelli — February 13, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    I subscribe via email.

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    MaryB — February 13, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    I would get a gurgle pot.

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    MaryB — February 13, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

    I am an email subscriber.

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    MaryB — February 13, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    I like SPK on Facebook.

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    MaryB — February 13, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    I follow on Instagram.

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