This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts.
Often you guys ask how I get multiple things done in a day. So I'll let you in on a small secret: Pop-Tarts.
I'm not joking.
Since I stay up way too late most nights, the morning routine usually begins with me sleeping-in till 8:30, the kids waking up and playing on their own, and dad handing a Pop-Tarts toaster pastry to each child.
They love it! In fact, they each have their preference: Low-fat Frosted Strawberry for Owen and Graham Cracker S'mores for Lucy.
So when Pop-Tarts contacted me about their new Ice Cream Shoppe flavors, we just had to try them.
Lucy loves anything with sprinkles on top. So she and Vanilla Milkshake were destined to be friends.
We popped open a box, smiled at the cute colors,
and started eating!
And then for the next week, the kids constantly asked for "Vanilla Pop-Tarts please!"
I'd say the new flavor went over well.
and it got my creative mind churning too.
Of course Pop-Tarts are yummy just on their own (we don't even bother with toasting them, though that's tasty too). But I'm a girl that lovvvves treats that are cold (which is odd since I hate to be cold). So why not go totally overboard and turn them into a summer-time treat??! Something for a 4th of July celebration? Totally kid friendly? (who am I joking, they're for me too).
all I had to do was mention "ice cream" and Lucy was at the table ready to help.
There's an entire line-up of yummy Ice Cream Shoppe flavors that would work well here (like Hot Fudge Sundae, which my kids are in love with now too) but we stuck with our Vanilla Milkshake packet:
First, you cut off the edges (snack on them later, while the kids aren't looking)
Cut each Pop-Tart into fourths (no rocket science here and really no need for step-by-step instructions, I just love an excuse to take close-up photos)
Grab your favorite ice cream. We went with a very home-made tasting Strawberry. Let it soften a bit so it doesn't crack your Pop-Tart and use one of those mini scoopers (also great for scooping cookie dough),
place it right onto the Pop-Tart pieces,
place another one on top,
and three cheers for Ice Cream Pop-Tart Bites!
Seriously, they're really good. I was being a bad photographer....going back and forth between ice cream Pop-Tart bites and melty-ice-cream-finger camera handling.
Totally worth it.
You can find some other fun recipes on the Pop-Tarts site, some geared toward the 4th of July coming up!
Now you'll need to get your own box, cause ours is empty.
Enter our 2-part Pop-Tarts GIVEAWAY here to win a $100 VISA giftcard!
Think how many Pop-Tarts you could buy with that? Holy moly.
Since this is a 2-part blog series featuring Pop-Tarts, I'll be combining the comments from THIS giveaway post and also the NEXT giveaway post (coming next week) for one grand giveaway prize of....you know.....$100! So there will only be one winner. That winner will be posted after the next giveaway post has run it's course.
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* Winner will be picked via random.org and emailed with additional info.
* Giveaway will run for one week and ends SUNDAY 6/27/10 at 6pm (Central Time).
Check out what other bloggers are doing with their Pop-Tarts HERE.
And you can see all the very official rules for the contest HERE.