Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Three Things Today! An Award to Share, The Brenda Photo Challenge AND Big Red Ice Cream!

Many Thanks to Lille Meg!! I always feel so honored to receive an award!! That means...ya'll really do "read" me!!LOL....SO, I'm suppose to pass this on to the blogs I feel, fit the award....Hummmmm...let me see...How about ALL OF YOU on my blog roll!!! You are All brilliant to me and I Just cannot pick a few! So if You are reading this, grab a copy of it and display it on Your blog! And Know, I cherish each and Every one of you!!!

NEXT, is the Brenda Photo Challenge! Photos are due to be displayed, Friday morning, July 11th...Are 'ya Ready??LOL......

And lastly, How to make Big Red Ice Cream. I had several friends ponder and wonder what the heck Big Red is...It's soda! Like Dr Pepper, Pepsi or Coke...If you Can't get it in your area, try using a strawberry flavored soda and a little 7Up! Works just as well. Ready? Here we go!

I Do believe all the ingredients in the picture are self explanatory....LOL...but here they are:
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
2 cans evaporated milk
2 cartons real whipping cream
1 - 2 liter bottle of Big Red

Mix the sweetened condensed milk, the evaporated milk, and the whipping cream in your ice cream mixer can.

Push in the paddle...I'm Waiting here....lolol...Ready?

Start pouring in the Big Red...slowly! You Don't want to create more bubbles than necessary!

Remember! Do Not fill it up and over the top of your paddle!! It will expand when it freezes!! Fill it to the Bottom of the top part of the paddle.

OK? See? What???!!!LOL....Ok,Ok..so I filled it a Little too high...Don't worry, I took care of the extra.....Hahaha...Good!!! Oh, Did I mention you need to taste the the stuff before you freeze it???

Put the lid on.....come on....Got it?

Plug in the motor and start adding your ice and rock salt. When you've got it filled with both, turn on the tap and put some water in with the ice! I find it freezes faster...and don't be afraid to Use That Salt!!

Now I'm not sure what kind of freezer You have, but mine is an old (30 yrs) one and it will freeze the 4quarts in about 45 minutes. It cost a Whole $12.00, so I Do Not scream at it....when I walk by, I just pat it...Good Baby.....

While it's freezing, get your freezer container ready!

Well, That's more like it!! She's Ready!!

Put the ice cream in the container, pop the lid on and put in the freezer (if it makes it to the freezer...LOL). It'll Really set up better after a couple of hours. Now HOW did that Christmas spatula get in there??LOL..

Now Wasn't that easy?? Remember also, you can use Any flavor soda you want! Trial and error! You'll find what you like after a couple of tries! For Us? It's Big Red, all the way! Happy night or day folks!!


Kellan said...

Congrats on the award!

That icecream looks yummy and you MAKE IT LOOK EASY!

Take care - Kellan

jenn said...

That looks so yummy right now! My throat has been sore from yesterday, and that would just hit the spot!

Donna said...

Kellan- Thanks sweetie! It Really Is easy...And grab a copy of the award! I enjoy your blog So much! Happy night!!hughugs

Jenn- Oh Baby Doll!! Wish I could ship it to you!!! Hope you're feeling better!!! Love you!!!hughugs

Donna said...

Congrats on your award!

And that ice cream looks so yummy, I could eat some right now! I never heard of Big Red but it sounds refreshing.


Donna said...

Donna- Thanks Sweetheart! Grab a copy of it!!... It is a Really good ice cream...and the best thing about it is, you can change it to orange soda, or add the spices and it becomes apple pie ice cream!!lol...Happy night sweetie!!

Annie Jones said...

I don't know if we can get Big Red around here anymore. I can't even remember what it tastes like, but I'm thinking it might be a creme soda flavor.

Donna said...

Annie- Hi Girl! Sort of...not quiet creme soda...geez, lets see...LOL!!! I can't Even think of What else it might even be close to in taste!! Hubby couldn't think of anythinf Either!!lolol...Strawberry soda mixed with 7Up is the closest I can come!! Happy night sweetie!!hughugs

Donna said...

Hotdiggitydog, that looks scrumptious!

Donna said...

Donna- Dadgum Straight Sweetie!!LOLHahaha...Have a Wonderful night!!!hughugs

Unknown said...

Congrats on your award Donna. And by the way, I'm on my way over for some of that ice cream. Ice cream is my favorite dessert. You have an ice cream machine, how much fun is that??

Dawn said...

Congrats on your award!

I am impressed that you make it your self. I thought you were taking vanilla ice cream and putting the Big Red over it. LOL


Brenda said...

Ok, now I'm going to have to drag out that ice cream freezer, go buy the ingredients, and make some. It sure looks good, did you eat a bite for me?

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Amanda said...

Wow, that looks good enough to eat!!!
Congratulations on your award:)
Amanda xx

Brit. (lille meg) said...

You are so welcome. It is really deserved.
And that ice cream seems to be a real temptation!
May be I should try it once.But I can't eat it only by myself. When I get summerguests, I can make it.
Have a great day!:)

Dellene said...

Oh Donna that ice cream looks yummy, wish we had big red here in Aus. only big red we have is tomato soup, now can you imagine that in an ice cream, LOL just might try it, not!! hugs & happy day , sweetie :-)

Dell xxoo

Donna said...

Joan-LOL....Come on sweetie!! You Don't have a machine??? For Shame!!LOL...Happy day to you!!!hughugs

Dawn- Yeah! You can get regular vanilla and just pour Big red over it...like a float! Great!! Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Brenda-Hahaha...I ate Several for 'ya!! I had to roll my way down the hall this morning!!LOL..Have fun making that ice cream!! We want Pictures!!!LOL...hughugs

Ac- Got a machine?? Little Sugar would Love to help you make some ice cream!!!hughugs

Amanda- Thanks sweetie! Grab a copy!!! You've got a Fun blog!!hughugs

Lille- That's Right!! Make some! Doesn't matter who's with you! Make some Just for You!!!hughugs

Dell- Yuck-O...LOL....No thanks! I'm adventureous but not That much!!lolol...Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

nonizamboni said...

You need to bottle this stuff!
This is seriously the most delicious thing I've seen in a long time--and in a rose tea cup no less. My kinda gal!
Have a great Wednesday.

Dick said...

The ice cream looks delicious, I think we don't have all those things and never seen a machine like that. Maybe you can send me one. lol.

Jennifer said...

I love the award!! Congrats! :) you really do have such a nice blog over here!! :) I always enjoy reading it... and for some reason I can you typing it all with a big smile and a warm spot in your heart. :)

The ice cream looks sooo yummy!! I'm going to have to do an internet search for an ice cream maker and also maybe some Big Red soda... sounds too good to miss out on!!

thanks for sharing the recipe... I'm off to try to locate those thigns.


Donna said...

Noni- LOL....It Is That!!lolol...get a machine and go for it girlfriend!! Fun! hughugs

Dick- LOLHahaha....If I Could, I Would!!! Get on the internet and google search, Electric ice cream makers!! They're cheap and Fun!! And I want Pictures of you Making it!!LOL...hughugs

Jennifer-LOL....Like I said to Dick, If you can't find one at your hardward shops or a Sears store...JC Penny? Get on the internet and Google it! You'll find it!! Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Tabitha said...

Well done for getting the award!!

The ice cream sounds so yummy ~ I will have to give it a try!!
I have been out with the camera today ~ I think I will post the photos late Thursday night here ~ as I will not have time Friday morning and am out most of the day!!
I have no idea what I am doing ~ but hopefully it will be ok ha ha!!
love and hugs to you ~ Tabitha XX

Donna said...

Tabitha- Thanks sweetie!! Grab a copy!! I'm passing it along to All my friends!!
That'll be fine!! I think I'll go ahead and schedule mine so it'll publish itself...Aren't you on Blogger? You can do the same! Happy picture taking!!hughugs

Amanda said...

Thanks donna for the award! i will proudly display it on my blog!
Amanda xx

Donna said...

Amanda! Great sweetheart!! So Glad you grabbed a copy!!! Happy day to you!!hughugs

Eve said...

So, I go to your new cooking blog and here you are over here putting on an ice cream (OMG) recipe to die for. I just went on a diet but I never let that come between me and ice cream. Maybe I'll haul out that Ice cream maker and give this a try. Seems easy enough.

Crystal said...

It ain't Tuesday no more and where the heck is the APPLE PIE ICE CREAM!?!?!?!?

Donna said...

Hi Eve!! So glad you made the trip over!!lolol...I Just started working on my cooking blog Today! I figured not everyone is interested in what me or Hubby are up to in the kitchen, so I'll be posting our kitchen efforts over there! Forget that diet!!LOL...have some ice cream instead!!!LOL...Happy day sweetie!!!hughugs

Crystal Anne- Bad girl!! Next week, I Promise to do the Apple Pie ice cream.....OK?? YES???LOLHahaha....mammy

Sally said...

hmmmmm, let me get this straight.

You call for an intervention.

Then the very next day you're still talkin' about it?

Telling how to make it?

Showing pictures?


I've been thinking about homemade peach, but that looks good also. P.S. I thought the photo challenge was Saturday. Not o.n.e. pic have I taken!! ACK!!!

JunieRose2005 said...


That looks so good I gotta try it!!

:) Also- I see you have Old Country Roses (in your post below!) So do I!!! :)



Donna said...

Sally Girl!!! That there intervention didn't Work!!LOL...Everybody talked about what kinds of ice cream they liked so much...I Just couldn't Help myself!!!Hahaha.....Hope all is well with you!!! Love 'ya!!!hughugs
PS- I Know you can do it! I Still need one more picture!!LOL...night sweetie!!hughugs

Junie- Yes! Don't you just love that pattern? So dainty!! And if you can get Big Red, try it...it's Wonderful!!LOL....(don't tell Sally I told you)LOL....night sweetheart!!hughugs

Donna Kay said...

Donna - you are so right - we are a lot alike - not only do we share the same name - but BIG RED is probably my most favorite drink in the world - and I'm in Louisiana - so you know I KNOW Big Red!!!! What a wonderful recipe - will be trying that very, very soon!!!!
You're a hoot - thanks for the visit!!!!!
Can I add you to my blogroll??

Donna said...

Hi Donna! Love that Big Red too!!!LOL....And Sure you can add me...I've Already added you!!LOL...Have fun shooting those pictures Girl!! Bet you let out a Huge sigh of relief when you saw it!!!hughugs

Christine said...

That was a really great tutorial for making ice cream! I have a little (ancient!) battery operated ice cream maker around here somewhere. I'll have to see if I can find it and give it a try :D

Donna said...

Christine- Thanks Babydoll! Whup it out and Go for it!!LOL...Hope all is well and happy, your way!!hughugs

Crystal said...

Uummmm....Is it still Tuesday over here??? Girl, you know your gonna be making ME some of that apple pie ice cream!!! lol!

Donna said...

Crystal....Next week...the direct tv guy just left...promise. How was lunch? mammy

dabrah said...

Hi Donna. I've never even heard of big red before, but this looks like a good recipe even if it has megacalories. What I'd like to know though is whether it needs to have soda in it or if you can just use a fruit juice. I haven't taken any pictures yet, only just found out what the subject is.

Donna said...

Dabrah- Hi sweetie!! Hope all is better?!! And Sure! You can use something like apricot necter with fresh peaches...mush up bananas and throw in nuts...The basic recipe is just that...you can do Anything with it! Enjoy!hughugs

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Gosh Donna, that ice cream looks just wonderful - you make it sound so easy! If only I had an ice-cream maker!! Sigh.. Hugs, Margot xx

Donna said...

Margot- They are SO easy to buy!!LOLHahaha....Now Go Get One!!! This is Really Tasty...you'll be So glad you did!! Happy night sweetie!!hughugs