Are these two girlies the cutest or what?
I can’t look at their sweet, smiling faces and not crack a big grin.
My sister, Hannah, is on the left and one of her closest friends, dating back to about five-years-old, Sydney, is on the right.
I love it when they pose for me, and I especially love it when they liked what I make. And in this instance, I won on both!
I had a busy weekend, guys. So sorry for the missed Friday post, but it was just too much. Sometimes life gets in the way and you lose a day, but then it just goes on and Monday comes and you can post again!
Oh the joy of constant change.
I do have a good reason as to why I am writing this post in the backseat of a car driving through the night (it’s 12:11am as I write this) from Orlando, Florida.
I had two fun events to attend to this weekend: my bf’s golf tournament and the weekend with my favorite six and a half year old, Vivian, at the most magical place on earth, Disney World.
We’re obsessed. We know it. And we don’t really care. IT’S TOO FUN.
I was in total “mom” mode, or maybe “grandma” mode because I bought her every.single.thing. she wanted and I took her on every.single.ride that she wanted to go on. And face paint.
And dumbo. And pictures. And Mickey, Minnie, Wreck-It-Ralph, Mr. Incredible. And food. And walking. Oh my.
But we had a blast (at least I did)!
Here’s a question for you… would you stand in line for 4 ½ hours to see Anna and Elsa in Norway? Vivian and I woke up super early and ran to Epcot to get in right when it opened, at 9, and we ran to Norway… but like a million people beat us there and by the time we made it to the line (at like 9:10) it was a 4 ½ hour wait!!! FOUR AND A HALF HOURS PEOPLE! TO SEE TWO PRINCESSES. I just don’t understand. How is it so long? And why can’t it be shorter?
Frozen is ruling the world. And it deserves it I guess. Even though I really wish the line was like 10 minutes instead. Needless to say, we saw Anna and Elsa through a crack in the door for .5 seconds. Better luck next time.
But this cinnamon boston cooler could totally cheer us up. I made this kind of in honor of two of my favorite people; Jordin and Kylie, because Boston Cooler’s are like “the thing” up north, where those two nuggets are from. I have zero understanding of the northern ways considering I’m a fourth generation Floridian.
But whatevs. From what they say, Vernors is a must to complete the perfect ice cream ginger ale float combo that IS the Boston Cooler. I decided to make it unique by adding cinnamon ice cream (homemade, yo.) instead of just regular vanilla.
Why be boring when you can be fabulous?
- 3 cups soy milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
- 1 2-liter bottle of Vernors ginger ale
- Heat the milk, vanilla, sugar, corn syrup, and cinnamon sugar in a medium bowl on low heat.
- Whisk the mixture until the sugar and corn syrup have dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into a medium glass bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight (about 8 hours).
- After the mixture has cooled completely, remove from the fridge and using an ice cream maker, follow the directions to make the ice cream* (I have the kitchen aid ice cream attachment).
- When the ice cream is made, freeze it until completely firm, about 2 more hours.
- Scoop the ice cream into a large cup and pour the ginger ale on top.
- Stick the most creative straws you have in the cups, and sip away!