Wednesday, June 7, 2017

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

The day is almost over and I just got home from work and my walk at the college. I didn't even realize it was National Chocolate Ice Cream Day until I was already at work and had no time to  indulge in chocolate ice cream.  The college has French Lilacs that are so fragrant, and it was a gorgeous evening. 

Instead, I pulled these Lavender Cookie Bars from the archives. I served these at my ice cream social several years ago. If you like lavender, these are fabulous. 

Debbie's Lavender Cookie Bars
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons chopped lavender

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, with electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in chips. Spread evenly in an ungreased 15 x 10-inch shallow-rimmed pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool in pan. Cut into bars.

I topped my bars with black cherry ice cream. I opened the box of ice cream, and quickly cut it into slices. I placed the ice cream slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and put in the freezer until solid. Then I wrapped the slices individually with wax paper, and put in zip loc bags.

National Best Friends is June 8. Do something even more special for a friend. 

I am joining Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday. 


  1. Beautiful lilacs, and the lavender bars look delicious. Missed the chocolate day, but Happy National Best Friend Day. Looks like I'll try to do something special for Mr. P. ;)

  2. Your walk at the college must awake your senses of sight and smell, Debbie, and make you ready for coming home and enjoying a nice dessert, like your lavender bars. I had grandkids over yesterday, and they did enjoy a bowl of vanilla ice cream, with chocolate sauce, after swimming at my neighborhood pool. We should've made some chocolate ice cream! Hope you're having a good week. xx

  3. Debbie... these ice cream bars are a work of Art!! I bet they are as good as they look, too! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Oh, yum! I love lavender and chocolate! Just read that Trader Joe's has a coffee ice cream sandwich made with brownie crisps and coffee ice cream. Adding it to my shopping list.
    Have a great day!

  5. Beautiful photo of flowers - your Monday walks must be fun! Lavender Fest is July 8-9!

  6. Well, no wonder I had an ice cream craving last night! I rarely eat ice cream but was tempted by some chocolate gelato my son stashed in the freezer and thought I would just take a bite or two...wrong, I finally had to pry the near half empty pint from my spoon and put it back in the freezer! Luckily National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is only once a year!! Your lavender bars look heavenly!

  7. Oh this is so pretty and I am sure delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy the summer dear friend..


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