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Celebrate Your Love of Ice Cream (Guilt Free)

There’s probably nothing I love more during the summer than several scoops of Blue Bell’s Cookies N Cream. Or some Cookie Two-Step. Heck, I could go for a cone of vanilla right now….

It’s National Ice Cream Month and you bet I’m going to be enjoying a cone or two. However, since I’m trying to limit my sugar and dairy intake, I want to find other ways to celebrate my love of this deliciously creamy treat. And what better way to celebrate than by combining this love with crochet? (0 calorie, 0 sugar, 100% diet friendly)

This pillow, designed by the one and only Twinkie-Chan, is the perfect way to declare your love of a double scoop of Mint Chocolate ice cream to every visitor who plops down on your couch this summer. I made my own recently with some I Love This Yarn. I loved that the blue I chose had some color spots that reminded my of sprinkles.

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This was part of an Instagram give away in Spring 2018.

This was a fun project to make. The original project has three scoops, but I sadly did not have enough yarn to make the third scoop.  Thinking back on it now, I could have added in another color to make a scoop between the blues. Oh, hindsight. What a frenemy you are to the creative souls of the world.

If I were to do this project again, I think I would try to make a pillow form to sew the crochet pieces around. In my effort to make this a firm throw pillow, the cone came out a little misshaped. In fact, some people thought the cone was a peanut when I posted a few pictures online. 😦 I think that issue would be resolved (and maybe the trim wouldn’t stick out as much) if I had a similar shaped pillow to put inside. Twinkie-Chan had flawless execution with regular stuffing, so it’s not something you HAVE to do.

This ice cream cone pillow chills out on the couch of my Instagram follower, traneuman. I made this delicious piece of home decor earlier in the year and put it up for a giveaway in the spring. Be sure to follow me at xblueunicorncrafts to have a chance to win handmade creations throughout the year.

If you’re still hot and your sweet tooth is unsatisfied, may I suggest some delicious 3- ingredient Nice Cream? All you need is a frozen banana, a dash of vanilla, and your choice of additional fruit (optional). I tried this with some frozen strawberries in a food processor and was happy with the results. I’m trying to transition to a plant based lifestyle and sweets are my hardest obstacle- especially since a small pint of Bluebell is $3 cheaper than the non-dairy alternatives. -sigh-

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream or ice cream alternative? Give me some ideas of how I can keep cool and healthy this summer.

Keep crafting-

Bertie

3 thoughts on “Celebrate Your Love of Ice Cream (Guilt Free)

  1. I’m mostly dairy free because I’m lactose intolerant, but I picked up some mango sorbet over the weekend, and as far as I can tell, it is a good vegan alternative to ice cream 🙂 and cute pillow! Love the yarn for the ice cream

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    1. Oooh! I’m not sure if I had sorbet. I used to eat lime sherbert all the time with my nana. We’d mix it together with 7Up and have a cool treat during the summer. Maybe I can find a lime sorbet to recreate those memories. 🙂 Thank you! I think I have a smidge of the yarn left. Enough to be pretty, but not enough to really do anything with.

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      1. I would definitely recommend giving it a try! It’s super refreshing and fruity 🙂 and without the dairy goodness (badness) in ice cream haha You could always save scraps for granny squares!

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