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Coconut crème pie no-churn ice cream and easy summer celebrations.

Summer celebrations just got tastier. And easier. I’m sipping a delightful caramel macchiato, eating a delicious donut, and dreaming of coconut crème pie no-churn ice cream as I write. Thanks for sponsoring this post Dunkin’ Donuts and ramping up the good times!

Dunkin' Donuts Coconut Cream Latte

Remember how summer seemed to stretch on forever when you were a kid? No one tells you days will be longer, nights will be shorter and time speeds up when you grab that diploma and arrive on responsibility’s doorstep…

…except in summer—that glorious season of picnics, parades, and permission to procrastinate! My brain is in vacation mode and I intend to stay here for a while.

Fourth of July Cake

Vacation mode is a lot more fun when you’re sharing it with friends, but entertaining can mean a lot more work. That’s when you remember casual get-togethers might be the best kind! Invite a few friends, add a few decorative items plus yummy treats and you’ve got something good happening.

July 4th Ideas

We’re up for any excuse to celebrate at our house and we’re gearing up for the Fourth now. Red, white, and blue are easy to find and I like adding a few stars and stripes to the festivities.

Key Lime Pie

My menu includes specialty beverages and a trio of desserts: donut cake, key lime pie, and no-churn coconut crème pie ice cream.

Donut Cake Ideas

A donut cake is simple to put together and everybody loves them. For the Fourth, I’m stacking a few rounds of Dunkin’ Donuts on a pedestal.

Dunkin Donuts Cake for 4th of July

I’m featuring stars this year so my donut cake is topped with glittered stars on star-struck straws.

Dunkin Donuts Sprinkles Donuts

Red, White and Blue Food Ideas for 4th of July

Dunkin’ Donuts are legendary but their handcrafted beverages are also impressive: cappuccino, espresso, hot and iced lattes, and hot and iced macchiatos. Perfect for solitary enjoyment or sharing with friends and all you do is drive by and pick them up.

Dunkin Donuts Coffee

I’m enjoying a Caramel Macchiato here…with a side of summer silly. Delicious!

The full-flavored Macchiato is the newest addition to the Dunkin’ Donuts espresso lineup. It features a layer of steamed milk topped with a double shot of espresso, finished with a perfect thin layer of milk foam. Pick Caramel, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Mocha, Butter Pecan, or Coconut Crème. Choose it hot or iced.

Are you salivating?

Magnum Ice Cream

While you’re at Dunkin’ Donuts, flavored hot or iced lattes are another option to explore. I especially like the coconut crème pie flavored latte. The silky vanilla, coconut, and pie crust flavors are sweet and very good.

All of Dunkin’ Donuts signature espresso beverages are made with freshly ground, 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified, high-quality Arabica beans. That’s quality you can feel good about drinking. And serving. Fourth of July or anytime.

No Churn Coconut Cream Ice Cream Recipe

The only recipe I’m making for our Fourth of July celebration is Coconut Crème Pie No-Churn Ice Cream. It’s easy. It’s delish. That’s part of my vacation mantra for good times. How ‘bout you?

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No Churn Coconut Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Coconut Crème Pie No-Churn Ice Cream


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened milk
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • ½ cup toasted coconut
  • 1 heaping cup of roughly chopped shortbread cookies

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together coconut milk and vanilla pudding until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip cream until it increases in volume and stiff peaks start to form. Do not over whip. Turn mixer on low and pour in sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Gently stir in pudding mixture and shortbread cookies.
  4. Pour into a bread pan and top with toasted coconut.
  5. Place in the freezer for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve with caramel and toasted coconut.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.