It's set to be a lovely day here in Minneapolis, a perfect day really for celebrating our nation's independence. The sun'll be out, the temperature will climb to a comfortable 80 degrees, and you can bet there will be no lack of partying going on later tonight. It's always so much fun when July 4th falls on a Friday. It means we won't have to put on an extra pot of coffee for the next morning just to get ourselves to work.
With the heat increasing in most parts of our country, ice cream is always a favorite treat. One of our absolute favorite flavors around the holidays....okay, let's be real, absolutely any day, week or month of the year....is peppermint ice cream. And, what do ya know, it is both very holiday-ish and July 4th, all wrapped into one.
Now, we've never been too successful at finding our brand in the store in the summer, but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying the flavor of candy canes in the off season. I turn to none other than the Pioneer Woman for a homemade peppermint ice cream recipe! And, if you are more of a mint chocolate kind of ice cream eater, she's got you covered there too. You can find both recipes here.
Here's wishing you all a blessed time with family and friends today, celebrating our freedom!