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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Homemade Blizzards

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Dairy Queen blizzards are honestly one of my favorite treats, but I rarely make the trek to DQ to get one. After reading about homemade blizzards on a blog Stick a Fork in It, I decided to give it a go!

We had a group of friends over and everyone brought their favorite blizzard mix-ins. As you can see from the picture, we had quite the selection: peanut butter m&ms, strawberries, reese's pieces, crunch bar, kit kat, cookie dough, reese's peanut butter cups...you get the picture!

To make the blizzards, we simply combined big scoops of ice cream with toppings of choice in the kitchen-aid. After mixing for a few minutes (or less) with the paddle attachment, it formed a perfect "blizzard-like" consistency!

You don't want to mix for too long, or the ice cream becomes too runny (this happened a few times and I stuck those in the freezer to firm up a bit).

This is probably a dangerous skill to acquire. We've been making blizzards far too often since this discovery... :)