Monday, March 8, 2010

Goodies for Mom

Usually when I ask my mom what gift she'd like for her birthday.  She says, "You don't need to get me a gift.  I have everything I need".  This year, however, she had two requests. I was so excited!

(1) She asked if I'd make her an apron.
I went to the quilt shop in Katy to look for BLUE and YELLOW fabric.

I pre-washed it and as I was pulling it out of the dryer, Hope came in the laundry room and said, "I know who those will be for!"  That was a good sign.  They are definitely "HER".


(2)For her cake, she requested another ice cream cake.  She wanted it to have coconut and pineapple ice cream .... "and you know I love raspberries" , she added.

I went all over town looking for coconut ice cream, sherbet, sorbet or the liking ... no luck. I was telling a friend about my dilemma and she came up with a brilliant solution.  She said why don't you add coconut to some pineapple sherbet and do a layer with raspberry.

Waa Laa!

"Coconut Raspberry Ice Cream Cake"
aka Coconut Raspberry Frog Pie

(Years ago,my cute dad (also known as Frog) made a frozen pie with a graham cracker crust and strawberries mixed into vanilla ice cream .  We loved it and named it "Frog Pie")

  • 1 qt. raspberry sherbert
  • 1 1/2 qt. pineapple sherbet 
  • 1 cup coconut
  • fresh raspberry (can use frozen raspberries) 
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 2 packs from the box)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 T. melted butter

Remove sherbets from the freezer.  Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter.  Press in the bottom of a spring form pan to make a crust.  (Reserve a portion to layer between sherbet.)

In a large bowl combine raspberry sherbet , pineapple sherbet (to taste) and raspberries.  Mix until blended and spoon onto the graham cracker crust.

Place cake in freezer until sherbet layer is firm.  Remove from freezer and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the top . Put cake in the freezer.  

Stir (slightly melted)pineapple sherbet in a big bowl until smooth.  Add coconut (to taste).

Spread pineapple coconut mixture over graham cracker layer and return cake to the freezer.

Freeze cake for a minimum of 6 hours.

To serve, garnish the top with fresh raspberries.
Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.


The Birthday Girl l♥ved it.
(we all did!)
Thanks Heather!


Marci said...

That cake was so good...I'll have to post the recipe on my blog. And her apron was SOOO cute!!!

Christina said...

Great Job on the apron! It's soo cute yet has a sophisticated touch (like the person it was for!) Happy Birthday Sister Partridge!

kelley said...

Am I a lucky gal or what? I love the apron and the "frog" pie was absolutely yummmmmy...Thanks Kelley Anne you are a precious daughter. I love you....

Cheryl Joy said...

Grandma Kelley has good taste!!! Love the apron and that cake sounds DELICIOUS!!!

Heather said...

Kelley Anne - what a darling apron! I am sure that your mom loved it and that cake looks delicious!

Diane said...

I will be putting in my birthday order soon :)

LOVE the apron, the cake looks beautiful and yummy!

Amy & Mark said...

The cake looks divine!! And the apron is so cute! I can just see your mom in it!

McKell and John said...

That cake looks to die for! And that apron is so beautiful! And I just have to tell you how much i LOVE livy's bloomers. I've always wanted some and what you put on them is PERFECT! I look forward to every chance I get to smack those on her little behind!

Brittany said...

That apron looks like a dress, much too cute to get food onto! The cake looks delish too. Beautiful creations as always from you :-)

Jennifer said...

beautiful's so nice when we can give them what they want....

wendy said...

It is so fun when you KNOW what they want --and YOU CAN DO IT FOR THEM.
love the apron
and that ice cream cake is spectacular....rasberries are my VERY favorite.

Pyatt said...

Kelly Anne, I don't know if you remember's Jamie Stubblefield (Pyatt now) I love your darling blog and family! Long story about finding you...but I have a question about your 100 days of summer YW activity...:) We want to "borrow" it!:)