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If you think you know Dora…think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet when Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theatres August 9! Get ready for the fun with a bigger than Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by the film.
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Easy Boots Banana Freakshake Recipe
I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold! If you’re like me and watched hundreds of episodes of the cartoon version with your kids, you might be excited for this live-action adventure too. It’s so fun that Dora, Diego and Boots are back! This new film in theaters August 9, will most definitely bring back memories.
To get you in the “swing” of things, I created the ultimate ice cream shake inspired by Dora’s best monkey friend, Boots. This easy Boots Banana Freakshake is filled with banana ice cream, gooey hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!
What is the Dora movie about?
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School.
Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
What is a Freakshake?
A freakshake is basically a mega huge milkshake combining ice cream with candy, then stacking the top of the cup with high calorie desserts such as brownies, candy bars, cotton candy and often entire slices of cake. It’s said the freakshake trend started in Australia, but now basically everywhere! If you can eat the whole thing, you’re a dessert loving rock star! ha!
Freakshake with Dora and the Lost City of Gold Printables
Make the most of summer by making my easy and super delicioso Boots Banana Freakshake! A simple to make banana ice cream, with hot fudge, chocolate drizzled bananas, whipped cream and more! This fun recipe also comes with the free printables you need to create your Dora and the Lost City of Gold milkshake.
This crazy shake will bring out your adventurous side. Not only is it exciting to make, but would be perfect desserts for a Dora themed birthday party. Make a big batch of banana milkshakes, fill small mason jars and let the kids stack the desserts they want on the lid. Better yet, put the slice of cake on top of the glass!
How to make a Boots Banana Freakshake
There are many ways you can make a freakshake. I hope you enjoy some inspiration from this wild banana shake recipe. It will surely get you in the mood for the film in theatres soon.
Step 1: Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
Step 2: Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
Step 3: Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
Step 4: Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
Step 5: Put brownies, rice krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
Step 6: Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
Step 7: Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
Step 8: Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
Step 9: Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD swings into theatres August 9.
Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 bananas
- 1/4 cup hot fudge
- 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies
- 1 brownie
- 1 Rice Krispies treat
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- cherry for garnish
Dora Party Decor
- Dora and the Lost City of Gold printables
- glue dots
- paper straws
- wooden skewers
- Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots the monkey to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
- Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
- Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
- Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
- Put brownies, Rice Krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
- Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
- Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
- Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
- Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!
Greek yogurt confetti rainbow treats with sweet popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.
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Rainbow Yogurt Popsicle Party Treats
I’m excited to share some adorable new Rainbow Confetti Popsicle Party Treats that I made with the new Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or looking for something fun to do with kids this summer, this no-bake recipe is the cutest sweet treat!
Chill out this summer and balance a homemade popsicle lollipop with healthy Greek yogurt topped with rainbow sprinkles. This simple recipe looks adorable on a popsicle party table and since there’s no baking required, it’s also fun for kids to whip up on their own.
Popsicle Lollipop Kit
Popsicles are the cutest, so when I heard that Wilton made a Lollipop Candy-Making Kit that looks like popsicles, we had to try it! This fun kit includes a popsicle-shaped mold, Candy Melts candy, rainbow sprinkles and all the tools you need to melt, mold and decorate.
Lollipop Candy Kit Includes:
- pink, orange and yellow Candy Melts candies
- rainbow jimmies
- 12 lollipop sticks
- three decorating bags
- plastic mold
- project card with step-by-step instructions
Easy Popsicle Lollipops
You really can’t mess these cute lollipops up! The Wilton kit includes enough items to make 12 lollipops. I think ours turned out really cute.
This food craft took us about 30 minutes total. The melted candy dries fast, so popsicles are done quickly. This is a great kit to help bring out the creative side in you!
Greek Yogurt Confetti Treats
There’s nothing more fun than rainbow sprinkles! I used the leftover rainbow jimmies from the kit as a topping for the Greek yogurt. I thought about making ice cream sundaes, but Greek yogurt has such great health benefits and less sugar, so I choose to go the healthier route instead.
What is the difference Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?
Greek yogurt is made by straining out the extra whey in regular yogurt. It makes the yogurt thicker, creamier and tangier. Plain Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt as well.
Just place the popsicle lollipop candy into the yogurt and kids will want to dive into these yogurt bowls!
Wilton Candy and Cupcake Decorating Kits
Besides the DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit, Wilton has several other cute party food kits to choose from!
Gummy Cupcake Decorating Kit Make, color and mold your own gummy candy to use as a cupcake decoration. Kit comes with shaped molds, 24 printed baking cups, 4 oz. of white gummy mix, red and blue food colorings and rainbow jimmies.
Merrmaid Cupcake Decorating Kit Make a splash with the mermaid cupcake decorating kit. This kit includes everything needed to decorate 12 cupcakes, including Candy Melts candy, a mermaid tail-shaped candy mold, 24 printed baking cups, four 12-inch decorating bags, two plastic decorating tips, mixed Sugar Pearls and mini icing decorations.
Cute Critters Decorating Kit Turn friendly, furry faces into edible treats. Start with your favorite baked treat and icing, then follow the recipe card to roll and cut fondant into cute critters. Kit includes black, white and brown fondant, two tin steel cookie cutters and a fondant roller.
Confetti Yogurt Treats
Greek yogurt rainbow confetti treats with popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton Popsicle Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.
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- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 cups plain Greek yogurt
Make popsicle lollipops according to the candy-making kit.
In a large bowl, mix the honey and Greek yogurt together. Add more honey to taste.
Fill dessert cups with the yogurt.
Add sprinkles to the top of yogurt.
Place a popsicle lollipop on top and serve.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Use vanilla yogurt and omit the honey if you prefer a sweeter treat.
Easy Red Velvet Cookies recipe stacked with cream cheese frosting to make a fluffy cake mix cookie cake. A simple dessert that makes a big impression!
Easy Red Velvet Cookies from a Cake Mix
I’m a firm believer that all red velvet cookies should come with cream cheese frosting. If you agree, you’ll be very happy with this easy recipe for Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies. They really do taste just like a red velvet cake, but much quicker and easier to make!
These easy cookies are not only easy to make, but look amazing on a party table. Remember the movie Divergent? I used these cookies for a movie themed party and they looked awesome. So much cuter than cupcakes and just as simple.
What is Red Velvet Cake?
Is it chocolate or vanilla? This staple of the south recipe is made from rich cocoa-flavored cake with a reddish color. It’s typically prepared as a layer cake with buttercream or cream cheese frosting. So why I wanted to layer my cookies.
Easy Cake Mix Cookies
Since I’m a little obsessed with making cake mix cookies, adding red velvet cake to my list of cookie recipes was a no brainer. Instead of making the cake from scratch, I preferred to made it quickly with a boxed cake. The flavor is still bursting with flavor and makes super fluffy cookies.
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How to make Red Velvet Stacked Cookie Cakes
I turned my cookies into cute stacked cookie cakes. You can make regular cookies with this recipe, or stack them. Depends on how much time you have. Stacking them makes for less cookies per person, so these stacked cookie cakes are good for a small group.
What You’ll Need:
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies (print the recipe below)
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Chocolate Bark (optional)
You can make the cookies and frosting from scratch, or buy ready-made cookies and frosting from your grocery store. Either way, these make a big impression for something so simple!
All you need to do is stack three cookies with icing in between each one.
I added some dark chocolate bark to the top of mine. You could use any kind of chocolate or sprinkle chocolate shavings over the top.
Print the recipe below if you want to make these from scratch. They are so good!
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Easy Red Velvet Cookie recipe stacked with cream cheese frosting to make a fluffy cake mix cookie cake. A simple dessert that makes a big impression!
- 1 box Red Velvet cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 8 oz cream cheese (room temp.)
- 1 stick unsalted butter (room temp.)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Chocolate Bark or Chocolate Candy Bar (Optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil together.
- Roll cookie batter into 1 teaspoon sized balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Gently pat down the top of each cookie ball.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- After removing from oven, lightly sprinkle the top of the cookie with powdered sugar and let cool.
- Now make the frosting by whipping the cream cheese until smooth.
- Cut butter into pieces and add to mix.
- Then add the powdered sugar, vanilla and mix it all together.
- Give it a taste and if you want it sweeter add more powdered sugar.
- Add frosting to a bag and swirl it on top of a cookie.
Stacked Cookie Cake
For a stacked cookie cake, repeat the previous step with two more cookies and top with a piece of dark chocolate.
How Do you Make A Red Velvet Cake?
I don’t have a cake recipe for you, but you’ll definitely love this delicious southern Homemade Red Velvet Cake recipe. Here is another amazing Red Velvet Cake recipe as well. Enjoy!
Bring back memories of childhood with an easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe. This classic homemade pineapple upside down cake recipe is combined with vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer ice box cake.
Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake
This easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake is the perfect summer treat! We all know that pineapple upside down cake is amazing when served with vanilla ice cream. So why not combine the two for an even more fabulous cake? Enjoy this delicious and easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe with a twist. Thanks to Divian for contributing this delicious classic summer dessert!
Just Like Mom’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake
When I was growing up, every week my mother would make some kind of amazing cake. We would come home from school, my dad from work and we would have dinner and dessert as a family. I remember it all so clear and each time I do, I smile.
While mom made a host of different cakes, one of our favorite cake recipes that she made definitely stands out to me the most… her pineapple upside down cake! I can still see Mom pulling out her huge rectangular baking pan, covering a piece of cardboard in aluminum foil and turning that cake upside down. It was amazing.
How to make a classic Pineapple cake From Scratch
I had not eaten a pineapple cake in years, but when I made this fun version of mom’s recipe with ice cream for summer, it brought back so many wonderful memories.
As you can see, I added vanilla ice cream, which is a simple twist to create a Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake! I’m a firm believer that nothing makes cake better than a nice scoop of ice cream! Something about the butteriness of the cake, paired with ice cream makes it so much more delicious.
With this recipe, we combine ice cream as a layer with the cake. What better way to enjoy a childhood memory!
Originally Published on September 2, 2014
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ingredients
First of all, you’ll need two 9″ spring form cake pans to make this cake.
- 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 tsp of salt
- 3 tsp of baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup of Pineapple Juice
- 1/8 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 stick of butter (softened)
- 1 Stick of butter melted
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- Pineapple slices or crushed pineapple
- Maraschino Cherries
Vanilla Ice Cream
Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
For the pineapple cake, mix all dry ingredients and then add in your wet ingredients. Mix well.
In one 9 inch pan spring form pan, spread brown sugar evenly to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour your melted butter over it.
Top with pineapple slices and then the cherries.
Pour the cake cake batter over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until top springs back at the touch. You can also stick in a toothpick to check if it is ready. If it comes out clean, it is done!
Allow the cake to cool inside the spring form pan and spray another cake pan with nonstick spray. Pour in your remaining batter and bake until done. Allow both layers to cool completely.
With a cup full of warm water, place your spatula in the warm water. Let your ice cream sit until it is slightly softened. Begin spreading ice cream on your pineapple/cherry layer of cake while in the spring form pan. The spring form pan will help the ice cream stay in place.
How long should I freeze this cake?
Freeze until the ice cream is firm about 15-30 minutes per layer.
Start with the first layer, then remove from freezer and top with the second layer of cake and freeze until ready to serve. After placing all the layers, allow Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake to completely freeze before slicing and serving.
How to Get Pineapple Upside Down Cake Out of the Pan
Place your cake stand upside down on top of your spring form pan, flip it over, remove the spring form and voila! Since this cake is frozen, dip a knife in warm water to make slicing easier.
Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake
An easy homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe turned into an ice cream cake. This classic cake combined with vanilla ice cream makes the perfect summer ice box cake.
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup butter, softened ((one stick))
- 1/2 cup butter, melted ((one stick))
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup pineapple slices or crushed pineapple
- 2 tbsp Maraschino cherries
- 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- For the cake, mix all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, then add in your wet ingredients. Mix well.
- You will need two 9″ springform pans.
- In the first pan, spread brown sugar evenly to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour your melted butter over it. Top with pineapple and cherries.
- Pour in half of the cake batter.
- Spray another cake pan with nonstick spray. Pour in your remaining batter and bake until done.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until top of cake springs back at the touch.
- Allow the cake to cool inside the spring form pans completely before adding layer of ice cream.
- Let your ice cream sit until it is slightly softened.
- Place a spatula in a cup full of warm water.
- While the cake is still in the pan, spread ice cream onto the pineapple/cherry layer of cake using the spatula, dipping continuously to help smooth out the ice cream. The spring form pan will help the ice cream stay in place.
- Freeze this cake layer until ice cream is firm. About 15-30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and top with the second layer of cake.
- Place your cake stand upside down on top of your spring form pan, flip it over, remove spring form and you’re done!
- After placing all the layers, allow cake to completely freeze before slicing and serving.
Stick a toothpick into the baked cake to check if it is ready. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done!
Dip a knife in warm water to easily slice the frozen cake.
Recipe contributed by Divian Conner.
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Here are more of my favorite Pineapple Recipes:
- Pineapple Dream Dessert
- Pineapple Pretzel Salad
- Pineapple Pecan Glazed Green Beans
- Pineapple Sriracha Chicken Salad
- Frozen Pineapple Whip
Best summer cookie recipe ideas! Cute desserts to keep cool at a picnic, bbq, beach or pool party. Fun food for summer parties.
Best summer cookie recipes
These adorable summer cookie recipes are sure to impress guests of all ages! Summer is quickly approaching and that means planning outdoor parties. I love making all kinds of cookies and since festive treats are a must for a summer party, we’ve rounded up our favorite fun and unique summer cookie recipes.
I love these easy cookie recipe ideas! We’ve found the cutest desserts to keep cool at a picnic, bbq, beach or pool party. Such fun food for any summer party.
Originally published on May 27, 2014
Enjoy these amazing summer cookie recipes
From lemon and strawberry cookies to pool and beach themed cookies, these fun ideas are so cute and delicious. It will be hard to choose which cookies to make this summer.
I’m drooling over all of these cookie photos and can’t wait to try some of these fabulous summer cookie recipes! Actually there are more than 15 cookie ideas here, I just keep adding as I make and find more. You will surely find a few recipes below that you can’t wait to make. Enjoy!
Easy Lemon Cookies
Not only are these Lemon Cookies the best lemon cookies ever, but perfect to get you in the mood for summer!
Sand Dollar Cookies
Wow your friends and summer party guests with beautiful Sand Dollar Cookies that look like they came straight from the beach by Diamonds for Dessert.
Teddy Bear Pool Float Cookies
We made cute Pool Float Cookies with store bought dough. So easy and fun!
Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies
These gorgeous Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies by Mom on Time Out are easy to make and perfect for summer!
Flip Flop Cookies
Simple summer Flip Flop Cookies by Amy are easy enough for kids to make and will make a big splash at your next party!
Strawberry Lemonade Cookies
Enjoy summer with refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Cookies by Back For Seconds.
Orange Creamsicle Cookies
Orange Creamsicle Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter combine that creamy vanilla ice cream flavor and orange popsicle. A dreamy dessert for summer!
Barbecue Sugar Cookies
Get inspired for a summer party by these adorable BBQ Cookies by Munchkin Munchies!
Summer wouldn’t be complete without making s’mores! Get in the spirit without the mess with these S’mores Blossom Cookies by Chocolate Moosey.
Picnic Cookie Bars
Creative Checkered Picnic Table Cookie Bars are perfect for a summer party! What a fun idea by In Katrina’s Kitchen.
Nutter Butter Camping Cookies by Party Pinching are adorable cookies perfect for a camping party or summer snack!
Fish Bowl Cookies
Easy Fish Bowl Cookies are cute for summer by Grin and Bake It.
These Pretty Popsicle Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle are easy to make adorable summer cookies!
Ice Cream Cookies
Love these easy Ice Cream Cone Cookies by Rose Bakes!
Welcome summer with simple to make Watermelon Sugar Cookies by That’s What She Said.
Have a fun summer!
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