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July 4th, 2011 at 5:00 am

Cool off your 4th of July with a yummy dessert!

Okay, so I know I promised you a look at my take on a household book that hangs on my wall. But, I forgot that it was going to be the 4th of July today!

I wanted to share this great dessert recipe that not only will help cool you off in the summer heat, but comes with a great 4th of July story!

About 8 years ago I made this delicious frozen dessert for my family’s 4th of July picnic. We go to a small town picnic and sit in the sun and heat for several hours in the early afternoon. As we sat and watched the parade my husband thought about this great dessert waiting for him back at my parents’.

After we finished our lunch I grabbed this out of the freezer and sliced up a serving for everyone. As my husband was eating and remarking as to what a delicious dessert this was, he bit into something. Out of his mouth came a band-aid – YUCK! (I thought to myself ~ there is that band-aid that I lost yesterday – OOPS)

I proceeded to take everyone’s plates back and threw the entire dessert away. We then went to the local fireworks. As we arrived back a couple hours later for some fireworks at my parents’ my husband was looking all over for the rest of the dessert. When I told him I threw it away he was bummed; I guess he had been craving another piece throughout the fireworks.

So I proudly share with you Pink Ice Palace (or as we lovingly call it ~ Band-aid Dessert)


Pink Ice Palace

Serves~ 16


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 10 oz frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped (Cool Whip does not substitute well)


Combine cream cheese and honey in a bowl and blend well. Mix fruit in lightly. Fold in whipping cream (which should be already whipped). Pour into a Jello mold or any plastic dish. Freeze! Serve frozen. I like to flip it out of the container.

This  makes a great dessert or can be used instead of a Jello.

I hope your Independence Day is filled with lots of fireworks, family and friends, fun and of course GREAT food!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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