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Kiwi Margarita Freezer Pops

Mini Kiwi Margarita Popscicles | Rimmed with salt and a lime, these easy popsicles are the best boozy way to cool down on hot summer months.

Get ready for hot summer days with this cool, refreshing treat!  This non-alcoholic margarita masterpiece is suitable for all ages and will be a crowd pleaser for sure.  With only a few ingredients and some simple gadgets, it’s a breeze to create!  Put this frozen favorite at the top of your list and enjoy it year after year.

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Mini Kiwi Margarita Popscicles | Rimmed with salt and a lime, these easy popsicles are the best boozy way to cool down on hot summer months.


Kiwi Margarita Freezer Pops

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Making your own popsicles has never been easier…or cuter! These quick and simple kiwi-margarita pops bring together the fun look of bright green kiwi with the delicious flavors of margarita mix. Topped with a salt-kissed lime, these popsicles can be prepped in 5 minutes or less, and ready to lick in about 3 hours.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5


  • 1 1/2 cups margarita mixer
  • 4 kiwis, peeled and cored
  • 1 lime, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp coarse sea salt


In a blender, puree margarita mixer and kiwi’s together. Pour puree into prepared yogurt containers. With a Good Cook vegetable knife, slice a thin strip in the center of four lime slices, then press a wooden ice-cream spoon halfway through the center of each lime slice. Gently set a lime slice on top of the puree in each yogurt container, so half the wooden spoon is sticking inside the puree, and the other half is sticking out of the yogurt container. Sprinkle the top of the lime with coarse salt. Transfer carefully to a freezer, freeze until firm, about 3-5 hours. Remove from yogurt containers to serve.


  • Serving Size: 4



Skip The Campfire With This S’mores Ice Box Cake!

S'mores Icebox Cake. An Super Easy, No-Bake Dessert You Will LOVE!
Summer is here and with it comes hours of fun in the sun, giggling kids running through the sprinkler, and evenings spent outside toasting ‘mallows.

We love this time of year!

Truthfully, though, I’m not much of an outdoorsy type of person. Mosquitoes, dirt, and heat. None of that adds up to a good time for me! I’d much prefer to stay indoors where it’s nice and cool.

Then again, I’d happily do just about anything for a s’mores. If that means sitting around a campfire or sleeping in a tent, well, so be it. Melty marshmallows and chocolate are my favorite. In fact, I don’t think there is anything else in the world that could convince me to sleep in the dirt. That’s true love, my friends.

I have a sneaking suspicion that some of you are also not quite as outdoorsy as you could be, so I figured bring s’mores inside would make everyone happy this summer. It’s hard to go wrong with an ice box cake, especially when it’s inspired by our favorite campfire treat.

This s’mores ice box cake couldn’t be simpler. It’s a great project to do with the kids on a hot summer day and I’m sure everyone will enjoy helping you devour the end result!

You’ll need a 9×5″ Loaf Dish for this recipe. If your baking pans are worn out, scratched or rusting, it’s time to upgrade! The Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Large 9″x5″ Loaf Pan may just be the last loaf pan you ever need to buy. Made of heavy-gauge steel to prevent warping, the AirPerfect line is designed with bakers in mind. With a channeled surface on the bottom of each pan to encourage even baking and browning, this pan isn’t just ideal for my no-bake s’mores cake. It’s also an essential for quickbreads, yeast breads–even meatloaf!

  • Sharing this treat? Prep your no-bake cake in our Good Cook Red Ceramic Loaf Dish. This beautiful baking pan is safe for the oven, fridge and freezer. With bright red glazed exterior and fluted design elements, this dish isn’t just sturdy enough to hold your homebaked goods, it’s pretty enough to go straight on the serving table, too.

Once you’ve grabbed your loaf pan, line it with foil or plastic wrap to make it extra easy to remove your ice box cake and keep it looking gorgeous.

You’ll start by whipping up chocolate pudding. A box of instant pudding mix is the way to go here. For the marshmallow layer, we’re just going to fold some marshmallow fluff into a container of refrigerated whipped topping. The whipped topping holds up a little better than whipped cream and is perfectly sweetened.

The chocolate and marshmallow layers just get sandwiched between graham crackers. You’ll love how quick this is to prepare. It does need to hang out in the fridge for at least four hours before serving, though. We want the graham crackers to soften up to a more cake like consistency. If you really can’t wait for a taste (and who could blame you?) grab an extra graham cracker and use it to scrape the bowl of the chocolate pudding and marshmallow topping. Total yum!

Once you’ve got the cake on a serving platter, drizzle some chocolate syrup right over the top and sprinkle with graham crackers. I’ll bet you won’t be able to resist this ice box cake!


S’mores Ice Box Cake

A cool and creamy cake inspired by your favorite campfire treat!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 8


  • 13 graham crackers
  • 1 3.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 8 ounces refrigerated whipped topping
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup


Place a sheet of foil or plastic wrap in a 9×5 loaf pan, pressing to mold to the pan, leaving enough foil or wrap to extend up and over the sides of the pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk until well combined and thickened. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. In a second bowl, fold together the whipped topping and marshmallow fluff. Place 1/3 of the marshmallow mixture in the bottom of the loaf pan. Top with 1/3 of the pudding. Break the graham crackers in half and place 6 halves evenly over the pudding. Spread with the marshmallow mixture, pudding, and top with graham crackers twice more. Set aside the remaining graham cracker. Refrigerate the cake for 4 hours. Place the serving plate over the loaf pan and carefully invert. Gently remove the foil or plastic wrap from the cake. Crumble the remaining graham cracker over the cake and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Serve immediately.

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These quick and easy 3-ingredient Mint Oreo Ice Cream Parfaits will have your guests “oooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” over your beautiful desserts.  Nobody needs to know how little effort you put into them!  They are perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day get together, or just to enjoy with family! 

These 3-Ingredient Mint Oreo Ice Cream Parfaits are the perfect addition to your St. Patrick's Day fun!

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to indulge in your mint obsession isn’t it?  And it also gives us the perfect excuse to make colorful desserts.  Not that it is blaspheme on any other day of the year, but for whatever reason, doing so on a holiday just makes it that much more fun.  And I’ll take any reason I can get to use up my creative juices in the kitchen.  Take these Mint Oreo Ice Cream Parfaits as the perfect example.  Two of a woman’s favorite treats: ice cream and Oreos.  Mix them together, throw in a little color, and you get a dessert that will appeal to the hearts of anyone.

The best part of this dessert is the simplicity.  I absolutely love that it looks complicated, but it is truly the exact opposite.  This no-fuss dessert will make everyone at the table appreciate how simple they are.  Only 3 ingredients and no need to turn on the oven, you are ready to make these delectable delights!  Just take your favorite Mint-Chocolate Chip ice cream, mint Oreo’s and whipped cream and layer them into your finest serving glasses – whether that is martini glasses, wine glasses or mason jars!  Quick and easy desserts that look difficult are the best in my book.  Minimal effort and maximum enjoyment!  Such a perfect way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day in dessert style.

If you carry these around on St Patrick’s Day, you’re sure not to get pinched! But you might get kissed by an Irish.  Or American.  Or anyone else.

Don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day without these super quick and easy 3-Ingredient Mint Oreo Ice Cream Parfaits!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How will you be celebrating this green holiday?

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