Seriously, has the super hot weather hit your area this week?
It has here. 90 + degrees. Humidity. Ah..I despise humidity. Grumble. Grumble. You would think after all these years(my entire life) in the Midwest I would be used to humidity.
Nope. I blame my age. As I get older, it's gets more annoying every year. That's it..my age. I'm old. The fact that when I was 10 years old, I also didn't like it is irrelevant, right? Also,being
trapped living in my house with 5 bored kids that won't play outside for more than 5 minutes due to the heat is kinda getting to me. I love them, but, whew..
It will be better by the weekend. Keepin' my eyes on the weekend. By Saturday, it is suppose to be 80 and comfortable. Yippee!
For now..just trying to keep cool.
Aside from this short heat wave, this summer has brought a berry explosion in my house. Strawberries, mulberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, it has been great. We have been eating them like they are going out of style. We simply love them.
This little drink is a great combo of keeping cool and enjoying some of those strawberries. It's sorta like a root beer float without the root beer and adding in strawberries and jello and 7UP instead.
Maybe not that close to it, but, you do pour soda into ice cream. Dreamy. I love doing that.
You will too. Drink up..and cool off.
- 1 quart fresh strawberries (4 cups), cut into pieces
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1-3 oz pkg strawberry Jello
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 liter- lemon lime soda (ex: 7UP/Sierra Mist/Sprite)
In a mixing bowl, mash strawberries well. Add in ice cream and mix. In a separate bowl, dissolved Jello in boiling water. Add in lemon juice and mix.
Add Jello mixture into strawberry/ice cream mixture. Put in a freezer safe container with lid.
Freeze for at least an hour before serving.
When serving, scoop desired amount of ice cream mixture into a glass.
Fill the rest of the glass with desired amount of soda.