Sunday, July 1, 2012

MRLR July Ice Cream Lover's Contest (and June Winner)!



Summertime:

Definitely 'tis the season for ice cream!

Even better...fresh from your own kitchen, homemade ice cream.


Yummmm....Mocha Pecan Ice Cream.

I made this recently in my new Hamilton Beach 1.5 QT. ice cream maker.

Yes, it is as delish as the photo looks. You can find the recipe here.





And the first of 3 prizes in this month's MRLR giveaway is:
                                              

The Hamilton Beach 1.5 Qt. Ice Cream Maker courtesy of Hamilton Beach.
Retail value: $35-40. depending where you buy it.

You can read my full review of this oh so handy small kitchen appliance. And one that will pay for itself in no time if you and your family love ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets....

And the taste compared to commercial (even gourmet) ice cream, well there is no comparison. Oh so yummy and easy to make too.


And for lots of inspiration to go with this ice cream maker; two fabulous new ice cream recipe books courtesy of: Thomas Allen and Son:




The Ultimate Guide to Homemade Ice Cream  ($28.95 CDN/ $$24.95 US)



and







Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home ($28.95 CDN and $$23.95 US)

Click through to read more about these two new specialty cookbooks and for ordering options also (if you just can't wait to see if you're the winner!) :<)
                        

One lucky winner will win all three prizes, value approx. $100!
                           

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To enter, leave a comment below including your favorite ice cream flavour.

No anonymous comments please. They will not be considered as an entry.


Contest open to Canadian residents only.

 (Sorry US readers. More US/Canada contests in the works and coming up soon.)

Contest close on July 31st.

Winner will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. If not claimed in that time, another winner will be chosen.

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And speaking of winners.

The winner of the June Cat Lover's Contest is:   



BongoDog who kindly put in an entry for his human and house-mate cat Scratchy.

Congrats to Scratchy and Bongo!

Send your mailing address to MRLR  at myway.com  and I'll get your catty prizes sent out! You have two weeks to claim your prizes. If not claimed in that time, an alternate winner will be chosen.


I'm taking a break from blogging for the rest of July but will be back first week in August to announce the winner of this contest. And with lots of new product reviews to share too.


Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful summer and good luck with this month's contest!

Ice cream photo courtesy of Flickr.

64 comments:

  1. I love Heavenly Hash ice cream!

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  2. Woo woo! This is too exciting. Scratchy really owes me now. I'll have my person send you our address.

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  3. What a cooooo give away, and what a great prize to win.

    My all time favorite ice cream flavor is homemade Chocolate mint with real mint infused into the custard based icecream. And great big chunks of chocolate in there, it's even better if it's fudge chunks.

    Can't wait to make some....

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    1. That's cool by the way, lol. Not cooooo

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  4. I can't enter the contest (for obvious reasons)but I did want to mention how easy it is to make ice cream with this maker. I've done it myself and it came out great.

    Amd my favorite ice cream flavour is: I can't actually pick just one. I like a lot of them. The pecan mocha one featured in this post was delicious.

    Joe

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  5. Hi Glogirl, I like that flavour too. But my absolute fav is spumoni ice cream. LOVE it!

    Hi Bongo and Scratchy, I hope you and your human enjoy your prizes. Congrats!

    Hi Jen, That sounds like one decadent bowl of delish! And yes, it is a cooool prize, the books too. They are both so beautifully designed and filled with yummy recipes. Great to go with this ice cream maker.

    Hi Joe, The mocha pecan ice cream was so good, I agree. A great combo too. I'll have to make another batch soon.

    Happy Week and Good luck everyone, G :<)

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    1. My grand daughter is playing ice cream lady and just brought me some pretend mint ice cream, maybe she will make me lucky - and my fave flavour is Coconut!

      Keep cool!
      Gayle

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  6. I am drooling...Praline and Cream now called Praline and Caramel....it's its.....fabulous, a heart-metler hum...

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  7. Rolo icecream is my favourite!!

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  8. Loving the PC peanut butter ice cream

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  9. i love organic ice cream the best and in vanilla

    meiklesurvey at gmail dot com

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  10. PS I have changed e-mail, but I can't seem to convince blogger so I'm going to sign anonymously until it straightens itself out, but my new e-mail is LRenaud2@videotron.ca the previous one...'cause they are honest lol

    Lorraine

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  11. sadly, I'm not in canada but that's okay, if win, it will probably be left inside some cabinet collecting dust so I guess it's best I'm not qualify.

    my favorite flavor is between vanilla, strawberry & chocolate, well, not so much chocolate - it's mostly the two flavors. we used to get ice cream that usually comes together in three flavor, so I would eat them together. that was years ago of cause but I always find it a treat to eat 3 flavors every now and then. now it's mostly jsut vanilla.

    sorry for the rambling. I hope you have a restful july.

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  12. Peanut Butter Chocolate is my favorite ice cream flavor! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Wow, I can't wait to make my own ice cream!!!!!

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  14. Strawberry! What a great prize!
    Nancy
    tis-so at hotmail dot com

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  15. chocolate can't beat a really nice homemade chocolate ice cream

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  16. I LOVE ICE-CREAM ALL FLAVOURS AND TYPES...Just not coffee kinds :)
    Cookie dough is always a good choice, my daughters love Cotton Candy & Bubble gum too :)

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  17. I love homemade icecream. I'd love to try homemade yougart. Sounds delicious. Chocolate is my favorite.

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  18. Absolutely love chocolate icecream. I would love to try homemade yougart.

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  19. my favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate and strawberry :)

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  20. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. I am enjoying reading your ice cream fav choices but they do make me crave samplers LOL.

    A reminder re: entries, no anonymous comments please. If at all possible, sign in with a Blogger acct. If you don't have one, it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up!

    Thanks and Good Luck, G

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  21. Mango Peach Ice Cream is what I always crave. Hard to find though.

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  22. I love anything chocolate--with or without other flavours---such as peanut butter,chocolate chips,nuts

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  23. I appreciate your reviews. Thank you for this one.

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  24. oh you broke my heart with the for canadiens only...smiles..nah we have an ice cream maker and love to use it...respberry chocolate chip is my fav!

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  25. Hi Sylvia, That sounds delish! Would be easy to make at home though, no searching required LOL.

    Hi Danielle, Now that sounds intriguing!

    Hi Lynn, Me too but no peanut butter with it for me. I loathe Reese cups etc..Chocolate and coffee, that's my fav combo, as in the recipe I created above for Pecan Mocha. Yummm...

    Hi Sandy, I'm glad to read you are enjoying my reviews!

    Hi Brian, LOL, you're funny! Yum for that ice cream flavour, sounds wonderful. Aren't these a great kitchen helper?

    Happy Thursday, G :<)

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  26. I love Cotton Candy flavoured ice cream. Yummy!

    brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Hi Geraldine, could you please email me? Jen muddybootdreams[@]gmail.com


    Thanks, Jen

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  28. Ooh, this is so exciting! I think my favourite at the moment is Red Velvet Cake, delicious!!!!

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  29. I love Jamocha Almond fudge!

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  30. I love real vanilla bean ice cream!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. Hi Brenda, Now that's a flavour I've never tried, sounds interesting and very pink! ;<)

    Hi Jen, Consider it done!

    Hi Jo, I'm not much of a dessert fan for the most part but I do remember my Aunt Verna's red velvet cakes from many years ago and how delish they were. I'm sure the ice cream flavour is too.

    Hi Spike, Now that's my kind of flavour. You'd probably love the recipe above for Pecan Mocha.

    Hi Emily, And what great things you can do with the basics, add on all kinds of goodies or just enjoy by itself. Always a good choice.

    Happy Weekend and Good Luck to Everyone, G

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  32. I love green tea ice cream! How great it would be to make it at home with wholesome ingredients. Thank you for this generous giveaway. Good luck to all!

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  33. I love coffee ice cream, or a really good vanilla bean ice cream! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. My favorite ice cream flavor is cotton candy :)

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  35. My favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry.

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  36. My fav is cake batter :) Yummmm

    khbride at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love Vanilla! I know, plain but I love it with starwberries or blueberries.

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  38. My favorite is peanut butter and chocolate - so yummy!!!

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  39. Keep those entries and flavours coming! I am sooo enjoying reading all the yummy favs. I'm getting some new ice cream recipes ideas too.

    I made raspberry-chocolate chip yesterday (thanks Brian!) and it was oh so good!

    Good Luck and Stay cool, G :<)

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  40. I love chocolate mint ice cream and oreo flavours! SO yummy! i love ice cream!! :)

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  41. Ger,
    I received the Nature Clean products yesterday.
    Thanks very much. It is a lovely package, and I appreciate it so much!
    I will give the shampoo and conditioner to a good friend, who will love it. (It is for volume, which I have too much of. :) )
    I am looking forward to using the bath soap bar with geranium and mint oils
    I hope your summer is good.
    I think about you, please drop me a line.
    Brenda
    P.S. I am opting out of this icecream contest, having been a winner so recently!

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  42. I like chocolate ice creme with crushed up smarties.

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  43. My favourite ice cream is Pralines and Cream
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

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  44. Hi Corie, Mint and chocolate is so delish, I agree. Yumm...

    Hi Brenda, Glad you received your prizes. I left a comment about this over at your blog too.

    Hi Jordon, What a pretty color combo that would be! As in the ice cream maker above.

    Hi Ginette, Never had this flavour, sounds wonderful.

    Good luck everyone, G :<)

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  45. Dear G., I've had with the Internet, I've had it but I want to stay in touch with my friends so please occasionally sent me a note, and once I have your adress than I will most certainly communicate, my add:

    Lorraine Renaud
    40 du Patrimoine
    Gatineau, Quebec
    J9H 3N7
    Canada ;

    all the best and of course if I didn't sign for a year, if so I'll scream....for ice cream lol

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  46. hey sweet, stuff, I'm cancelling all internet, they're all thieves anyway
    but I want to stay in touch with some of my friends so here's my address and I will write back
    Lorraine Renaud
    40 du Patrimoine
    Gatineau, Quebec
    J9H 3N7
    Canada

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  47. Ger,
    I answered your comment over there. BTW, does this post rival at all your Ed Allen post for number of comments? :)
    Herb and Arthur wonder if Mr. Cheddar is also having a good month off.
    B

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  48. I got mad and almost cancelled my internet and then I thought all the talent that I will miss and you for a temper tantrum....tsk tsk, I ain't going nowhere even if I don't win ;)

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  49. Hi Lorraine, Ya know you can't give up the internet, you'd be miss and you'd miss us all! ;<) I hope things get better for you, very soon. I'm not a snail mail letter writer but would love to stay in touch online. Hope you'll still be around.

    Hi Brenda, I read your comment about the prizes. I had thought that you had previously read the review about the shampoo and conditioner but I guess you didn't. I'm glad you've re-gifted them if you don't like your prize and are happy with that. I love NC products especially their shampoo and conditioners.

    No, this contest does not rival my Ed Allen post over at Veggies...that one has now had over 10,000 reads so I don't think this contest will get that far. I am happy to read the entries as they come in though and all the yummy fav flavours. I was sorry to have to limit this one to Canada only but have a US and Canada contest coming up in early Fall.

    Thanks for stopping in, G

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  50. Geraldine,
    I did read your review, and commented on it back in the spring. I just meant I didn't notice what "type of hair" the shampoo was for. There are generally different products for hair types such as fine hair, or frizzy hair, or dry hair, etc.
    I think these products look really good, and have noticed their house cleaning products at the health food store here, and may try some. I also like that they are made in Canada.
    I'll look to see if they have the shampoo here, and might try one for dry or rough hair.

    Again, I was just tickled to win, and to receive my prize - it was fun.
    My friend Teana, was so happy to get them too!
    (I didn't mean to give the impression of being disappointed in any way. )
    Thanks!
    Brenda

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  51. I know without and my friends I would have nothing. to learn, to love, to enoy x

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  52. So where is my ice cream maker, we all know I'm the winner....(I say it in my meditation. om om om om maker of ice cream ommmmmmm LOL If not me well I'd chose the other lady who loves Praline and caramel... kidding I'll be happy no matter who wins I may grumble a bit but no one will know but my kittens

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  53. My favorite ice cream flavor is maple. Or anything with pecans in it.
    jsmom92 at gmail dot com

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  54. oh my...mocha pecan sounds really nice...we need to get crazy with our ice cream maker as well....

    lol lorraine...smiles....

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  55. Hi Lorraine, You make me LOL my dear. Oh what tales those kittens could tell eh? Speaking of your felines, were they not the lucky winners in one of my other blog contests? Over at Happy Break as I recall. You better ask them about that!

    Hi JS Mom, Maple is one flavor I don't like when it comes to ice cream. Good luck with the contest though!

    Hi Brian, It's a great recipe, let me know if you try it. I'm going to give sherbets a whirl (no pun intended) very soon. Lime or orange sounds so goooood right about now. It's still hot and muggy here. Hope you've got all the power issues behind you, out in the East.

    Happy Week and Good Luck again to everyone. Winner will be announced August 1st or 2nd. G

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  56. I have two favorite flavours depending on my mood: Maple Walnut and Cherry Vanilla!

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  57. my cats remember you, they knw that when it comes from you, it's quality stuf, and they don't usually throw up after, which is kinda pleasant for all concerned.

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  58. I was sure I left comments on your poetry blog yesterday but I don't see them and today they're freezing me out I can't leave a comment darn Praline and Caramel Ice cream (nohint) hum

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  59. Thanks for the ideas. They are very useful and handy

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