I cannot believe here we are at the end of July already. That means we are halfway through our summer and also half way through our summer reading challenge with the five-book series Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan!
This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own!
The series is really getting my kids interested in mythology and they’re asking lots of questions about the legends they’ve just read about in the books. My son is close to finishing the third book, The Titan’s Curse. With just two books left, I am positive we are all going to be sad when we are done with the series! Thank goodness Rick Riordan has a whole universe of stories for my kids to get lost in, like the follow-up to the Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus. The summer can often be a tough time to get the kids to read but finding a series they love has been a win for all!
A theme that runs throughout the Percy Jackson series is the use of the color blue. Not only is it Percy’s favorite color, but it appears as a motif time and time again, from food and drink to clothing.
I thought this homemade Blue Raspberry No Churn Ice Cream would be the perfect treat to celebrate reaching ther halfway point of our Percy Jackson summer reading challenge!
Have you ever made no churn ice cream? Wait until you see how easy it is (and delicious too)!
How to make this Blue Raspberry No Churn Ice Cream recipe:
- 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups cold heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract
- 1-2 drops blue gel food coloring
With a mixer, beat heavy cream until it becomes fluffy and whipped.
Pour in the sweetened condensed milk, the extracts and fold into the cream until smooth.
Stir in the food coloring.
Next, pour ice cream into a freezer safe container. I use a loaf pan.
Freeze for 5-6 hours or overnight.
Let your ice cream soften slightly for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Ice cream is great no matter the time of the year, as are books by Rick Riordan!