Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, is the annual Ben & Jerry’s free cone day!

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This could very well be my favorite holiday!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Today just felt like a dessert kind of day. This homemade ice cream cake was a pleasure to whip up for my family.

20 ice cream sandwiches
1 (16 ounce) container of whipped topping
1 (12 ounce) jar chocolate fudge topping, room temperature
1 chocolate candy bar, grated

Place half of the ice cream sandwiches side by side in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Cover evenly with half of the hot fudge topping, then half of the whipped topping. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and toppings. Sprinkle with grated chocolate bar. I used a Heath bar.

Cover and place in the freeze for about an hour before serving.

This recipe was a big hit with my family. With the variety of ice cream sandwiches that are available, I’m thinking it would be fun to mix it up a little next time. Neapolitan or even mint chocolate chip would also be delicious, I’m sure.

Fannie May Favorites Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Giveaway

We recently celebrated my mom’s birthday by taking her and my step dad out for dinner and drinks. Something I feel we don’t do often enough. It’s just amazing how fast the years are flying by, now that I’m an adult and also have a family of my own. Dinner was great. Skipping dessert, to come back to our place was a good idea. I decided in place of the usual birthday cake, my mom deserved something special. So, I served Fannie May Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and they were perfect! Amazingly fresh berries, covered in a generous amount of the finest chocolate and toppings. Sweet, decadent, and delicious. These berries were a special treat, just perfect for the occasion. To quote my step dad “these are the best chocolate covered strawberries that I’ve EVER tasted!” I totally agree with him. I have to admit, I was pretty heart broken when I saw the empty box sitting on my counter.

“Fannie May Berries can be ordered and in the customers’ home within 24 hours and includes large, luscious berries that are hand dipped in 100% rich, smooth, Fannie May chocolate.

Fannie May Berries includes hand crafted indulgent flavor combinations including Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Caramel, Pink & White Champagne, Toasted Coconut & White Chocolate (Trinidad©), Milk Chocolate Caramel & Nuts (Pixies©) and Holiday flavors—Dark Chocolate Gingerbread, Candy Cane and Eggnog.”

Well, thank goodness for that. Just look at these! They are as beautiful as they are delicious. Which makes for a very nice gift.

I have the pleasure of rewarding one Five Dollar Shake reader with a Free Full Dozen of Fannie May Favorites Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! Just as pictured above, the winner will receive 4) Pixie® Berries: dipped in a divine mix of caramel infused real milk chocolate and covered with crunchy pecans, (4) Trinidad® Berries: dipped in deliciously creamy, real milk chocolate and covered with golden toasted coconut, (4) Mint Meltaway Berries: dipped in luxuriously creamy, mint-infused real white and milk chocolate. A value of $59.99!

Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below, or if you have any issues, enter by email at shakingit@gmail.com.

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About Fannie May Chocolates
For nearly a century, Fannie May Chocolates has been bringing you the finest gourmet chocolates, fudge, and candies that have kept us as your favorite traditional chocolate store. Since the first Fannie May chocolate store opened in 1920 Chicago, we have been developing decadent chocolates, using only the premium of ingredients. Our rich chocolate recipes remain unchanged since the day we premiered them. Even when ingredients were scarce, Fannie May Chocolates kept its original recipes and refused to compromise the gourmet milk chocolate and dark chocolate tastes that put us at the top of the chocolate charts. We guarantee a high standard of excellence with all of our gourmet chocolates. We also stand behind our 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure that the most delicious and high quality of gourmet milk chocolate, gourmet dark chocolate, and gourmet fudge gifts are being sold. In May of 2006 Fannie May joined the 1-800-Flowers.com family of brands. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. – “Your Florist of Choice®” – has been providing customers around the world with the freshest flowers and finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion.

Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti Review

While biscotti is best known for dunking, Nonni’s Biscotti Products has some very sweet offerings that make for delicious snacking at any time.

We are a family that enjoys our snacks. We often chose our snacks over a dessert option. I first discovered Nonni’s biscotti while traveling and looking for sweet individually wrapped treats to enjoy while in transit. Now my entire family is hooked!

After just one bite, it’s no surprise that Nonni’s is still using the same family recipe that the founders Nonni (grandmother) brought over to America with her from Italy, using real eggs, butter and gourmet bittersweet chocolate that gives Nonni’s biscotti it’s light, crunchy texture and delicately sweet taste. What is a surprise, is that the Nonni’s Biscotti Salted Caramel option that I recently received for review is only 100 calories each!
Made of wholesome ingredients, individually wrapped for freshness, and only 100 calorie each – makes Nonni’s Biscotti products the perfect snack choice for my family’s on the go lifestyle.

Visit the official Nonnis website here and you can also follow them on Facebook.

Disclaimer: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed are all my own and honest. No type of monetary compensation was received.

Dairy Queen, Fun Treats for The Whole Family. So Good It’s RiDQulous #Giveaway!

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Did you know that DQ® operators have been providing consumers with delicious treats and food since 1940? Yep, a Father and Son partnership spun a 10-cent sale of a then unnamed product on August 4, 1938, in Kankakee, Illinois. Today, the DQ® system is one of the largest fast food systems in the world, with more than 6,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 18 other countries. Visit the DairyQueen.com About Us Page for plenty more on their successful story.

We are huge DQ fans around here! My husband and I walk there often with our kids. Even Roxy (our basset hound) knows she is in for something special when we head to Dairy Queen. Pup Cup is cup of vanilla ice cream with a crunchy MilkBone in the center, and is a regular menu item. Our Roxy has enjoyed several Pup Cups in her day, but every now and then we mix it up and order her a cone of her own. Today was one of those days!

We tend to visit DQ for their treats, but did you know they also have a pretty full menu? You can check it out here.

Wither you stop in for a juicy burger and an order of fries, or treats for the whole family, DQ items are So Good It’s RiDQulous!

Two Five Dollar Shake readers will win a $25 DQ Gift Card. Enter to win by simply leaving a comment below sharing your favorite DQ item. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by email on September 10, 2012.

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Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed and photos are my own.

National Doughnut Day = Free Doughnuts

Both Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme will be handing out free donuts this Friday (6/1) in celebration of National Doughnut Day.

Celebrate one of the sweetest days of the year by commemorating National Doughnut Day with a one-of-a-kind complimentary treat from Krispy Kreme®. On Friday, June 1 stop in to any participating Krispy Kreme US shops for a free doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary. One per customer.

National Doughnut Day is Friday, June 1 & Dunkin’ Donut fans can get a free doughnut with beverage purchase!