Pretty Sweets | Summer Treats

It’s almost summer, and that means craving all sorts of ice cream and frozen treats. Here’s a round-up of some delicious and pretty summer treats that I can’t wait to try out.

Pretty Sweets | Summer Treats

Grapefruit Tartlets | Spring Bouquet Popsicles | Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Kebobs
Champagne Raspberry Popsicles | Frozen Raspberry Banana Muffins | Honey Lavener Cupcakes
Ice Cream Cookie Cups | Birthday Ice Cream Cake | Rhubarb Tart

If you want more pretty sweets inspiration, I have a whole archive here. What will you be making for treats this summer?

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Ice Cream, Ice Cream

Now that June is here, my mind is totally in Summer mode (even though I feel like we barely had a Spring??) So what better way to share some Summer treats than with a round up of pretty ice cream? Nothing says Summer more than ice cream. So enjoy a sweet summer treat:

Ice Cream Round Up | Kyla Is Inspired

1 | Birthday Ice Cream Cake // Sweetapolita

2 | Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream // Baking Magique

3 | Chai Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches // Minimalist Baker

4 | PMS Ice Cream Concept // The Dieline

5 | Ice Cream Sandwiches // Pass the Sushi

6 | Japanese Desserts // The Road Forks

7 | Purple Ice Cream // Cereal Magazine

8 | Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream // Hungry Girl Porvida

9 | Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream // Minimalist Baker

Personally, I’m a big fan of black raspberry ice cream, though classic vanilla with rainbow sprinkles will always be a favorite. What’s your favorite ice cream?

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Pretty Sweets | Take 4

When spring hits, I always seem to crave sweets more. I’m not sure what it is, but all I want is ice cream and donuts! Am I just weird? Anyway, I thought this would be a good time to post with easter coming up (and even if you don’t celebrate, it’s a good excuse to bake!).


Kyla Is Inspired | Pretty Sweets

pumpkin ice cream sinckerdoodles | french toast cupcakes | lemon poppyseed cupcakes | glazed mini donuts | wedding cake | lavender chocolate ice cream | yellow cake with caramel buttercream | chocolate glazed ice cream sandwich | plum ice cream

And if you want even more pretty sweets inspiration, check out my archive here…posting these have kind-of turned into an ongoing series;)

Have you tried any of these recipes? What’s your favorite dessert to make?

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Recipe | White Bean Dip

I don’t normally share recipes on my blog that I create, but I really do love to cook! My problem is I always get too hungry and forget to photograph whatever I’m making. However, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite snack foods, white bean dip with corn tortillas. My friend gave me this recipe last year and it’s a go-to for entertaining. The corn tortillas can be substituted for flour tortillas, but I am trying to cut as much gluten out of my diet as possible, so I’m going with corn. This is a super-simple recipe, yet is packed with flavor. I dare you not to enjoy it!

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Ingredients for dip & tortillas:

  • 2 cans of cannellini beans
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (DOUBLE CHECK)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh parsley
  • 4 Corn tortillas
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions for dip

  1. Drain white beans completely
  2. Chop up garlic into small pieces
  3. Place beans, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne into blender and mix until slightly coarse in texture
  4. Transfer dip into bowl
  5. Add some fresh parsley on top for decoration

Directions for tortilla chips

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Cut tortillas into triangle shapes
  3. Cover a baking sheet in aluminum foil and arrange tortillas in a single layer
  4. Drizzle with olive oil
  5. Sprinkle each tortilla chip with salt, pepper and cayenne
  6. Bake chips for about 5-7 minutes, or until the edges begin to get crispy

kyla is inspired | white bean dip & corn tortilla chips

Then serve & enjoy! :)

Looking for a party idea? Why not host a ladies’ poker night? Ever since going to Foxwoods for the first time last year, I have really enjoyed gambling and table games. (some of my favorite other snack options include guacamole & gluten-free chocolate cookies. These would also be an ideal snack to serve during the game. Personally, I think this is the perfect snack to make if you’re having a party. It’s light, refreshing, and seems to please most people. A fun break while playing!

kyla is inspired | white bean dip & corn tortilla chips

Not into poker? No problem! This delicious dip can be served almost anywhere, for whatever kind of party you’re hosting! I do recommend hosting a ladies’ poker night though – think Desperate Housewives ;)

What are your favorite snack ideas to serve at a weekend party?

This post is in collaboration with Poker Listings.

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Pretty Sweets, Take 3

So, I really like sweets. Like, really like. In fact, if I could eat dessert every day for every meal, I would be happy. You can see more ‘Pretty Sweets’ posts here, here & here. So here’s another installment where I just drool over desserts!

pretty sweets

chocolage & salted caramel cupcakes // purple ombre cake // lavender cheese cake // mini donuts // brown butter snickerdoodles // black raspberry ice cream // salted caramel cake // baked alaska // lemon sandwich cookies

Have you tried any of these? What are some of your favorite dessert recipes?

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