Friday, July 30, 2010

FREEZER FOODS FRIDAY

 Florida is just plain H-O-T in the summer and I'm all about cool treats right now.  
Freezer meals are perfect for summers because for the most part, you're just re-heating, right?  But right now I'm still stuck in the "cool" treats/summer mode! So indulge me.

Frozen Mocha Loaf
2 cups finely crushed oreo cookies (about 22)
3 TBSP butter, melted
1 pkg (8 oz) softened cream cheese
1 can ( 14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
2 TBSP instant coffee granules
1 TBSP hot water
1/2 cup chocolate syrup

Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with foil.
In a bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and butter.Press firmly onto the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the sides of the pan.
Breat cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Add milk and vanilla and mix well.   Fold in the whipped cream.  Spoon half of the mixture into another bowl and set aside.  Dissolve coffee in hot water; fold into remaining cream cheese mixture.   Fold in chocolate syrup.
Spoon half of the chocolate mixture over crust.  Top with half of the reserved cream cheese mixture.  Repeat layers.
Cut through the layers with a knife to swirl the chocolate (the pan will be full!)
Cover and freeze.
To Serve: Lift the loaf out of pan; remove foil, cut into slices.

and, because I love strawberries and lemonade.....
Strawberry Lemonade Slush
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
10 oz pkg frozen, sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
3/4 cup ice
1 cup lemon-lime soda

In a blender, combine the water, lemonade, strawberries and ice cubes.
Pour in a ziploc type freezer bag, ice cube trays, or pan and freeze.
When ready to serve, let stand for approximately 1hour, scoop into glasses and pour lemon-lime soda over.

ok, now it's your turn.  Do you have a make ahead recipe, tip or idea?  It doesn't have to necessarily be a freezer recipe, but definitely something that can be made ahead, or in bulk.  Then join in the fun!  I've installed McLinky below for you to link to your post.  The one thing I ask, though, is that you link back here to the Freezer Foods Friday so everybody can get in on the sharing.



8 comments:

  1. Ohhh the Strawberry Lemonade slush sounds good!

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  2. That mocha loaf looks delicious. The perfect hot summer treat.

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  3. You have just got to share some of that mocha loaf with me. After that I will need to wash it all down with a Slush ;)

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  4. That frozen mocha looks delicious thank you Jeanette for sharing the recipe

    I love your blog btw :)

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  5. It is so hot here, I was drooling looking at the pictures of your slushy.

    Plan B

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  6. That Frozen Mocha Loaf sounds really good! I know that my kids would go nuts for it (if they can get to it before me) :)

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  7. The mocha think looks really good!

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