You guys, the weather.

It literally rained all day yesterday. While never making it out of the 50s.

What is this.

It reminds me of that time last summer when my husband was on 24-hour duty and somehow his humvee got swept away by a flash flood. He came home soaking wet at 1 am and I was all “HOW IS YOUR PHONE?!” and he just stared at me for awhile before saying, “That Private and I almost died!”

And then I said “No, but really, how’s your phone?”

Not because I don’t care but because… in what world does a HUMVEE get swept away in a FLASH FLOOD in COLORADO?

I didn’t full understand what happened until they had to go dig the vehicle out of the mud the next day and sent photos.

And yeah, we totally had to buy a new phone.

In honor of Colorado’s weather being stupid and ruining the last full week of summer for us, I made margaritas! Margaritas make everything better!

These guava margaritas are super delicious – they just taste like summer! My only complaint is that the guava nectar I used wasn’t bright pink, but hey, it still tastes like guava and that’s the important part!

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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream – easy homemade ice cream recipe made with key lime juice, zest, and chopped graham crackers. Everything you love about key lime pie in an ice cream!

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream - easy homemade ice cream recipe made with key lime juice, zest, and chopped graham crackers. Everything you love about key lime pie in an ice cream!

Let’s talk about pie.

Because I cannot stop thinking about pie. Blueberry, strawberry, peach, cherry, I want ALL THE PIES.

It’s weird because I’m usually pretty meh about pie but right now, it’s seriously all I can think about. And the only reason I haven’t made one is because I’m pretty sure that I’d eat the entire thing in one go.

So I made pie ice cream! Key Lime Pie Ice Cream!

I feel like Key Lime Pie is one of those pies that is always good. I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with a graham cracker crust, tart filling, and whipped cream. Or meringue, if that’s what you’re into.

 

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream - easy homemade ice cream recipe made with key lime juice, zest, and chopped graham crackers. Everything you love about key lime pie in an ice cream!

How to Make Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

This is a really easy homemade ice cream recipe. There’s no heating of milk and cream and slowly drizzling that into eggs so you don’t scramble. 

None of that in this recipe. 

It is just milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, and regular lime zest and juice. You just have to whisk all of that together and freeze it according to your ice cream maker‘s manufacturer’s instructions. 

Once the ice cream is frozen, you fold in chopped graham crackers. Then put it in a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. 

It is everything you love about key lime pie and you can even top it with some whipped cream to make it really feel like pie.

More Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Banana Pudding Ice Cream – banana pudding in ice cream form! The bananas are caramelized in butter and brown sugar before being added to the ice cream. Plus vanilla wafers are folded in! This ice cream is one of my favorites!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream – a rich and decadent ice cream! The ice cream itself is butter and brown sugar flavors and then it gets roasted pecans folded in. 

Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Ice Cream – another really easy homemade ice cream recipe! Peanut butter flavored ice cream with peanut butter cups! 

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream - easy homemade ice cream recipe made with key lime juice, zest, and chopped graham crackers. Everything you love about key lime pie in an ice cream!

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice you can use the bottled stuff
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 graham cracker squares roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, zest and juice of limes, and salt.
  2. Pour mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Once it has frozen, stir in graham crackers. Transfer to your freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

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Cherry Beergaritas – tequila, Corona, cherry 7Up, and limeade! This will be your official summer drink! 

Cherry Beergaritas - tequila, Corona, cherry 7Up, and limeade! This will be your official summer drink!

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

It’s our Friday because the kid is off school on the real Friday.

It’s conference day. Eep!

Wish me luck – I always feel like I’m in trouble when I have to go talk to his teacher. And then I end up crying and it’s a big mess.

My kid is in kindergarten. It shouldn’t be this hard.

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