Summer is just around the corner! And for my third recipe for Austin Woman this month is perfect for our spring here is Austin that is always a just a liiiiiitle bit warmer than everywhere else. Honestly, this No-Churn Blackberry Ice Cream is one of the better recipes I’ve ever made, especially when it comes to desserts! I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth until recently. I guess tastebuds really do change! This creamy, fruity and yes, sweet ice cream is just what you need to end your meal.
I am always looking for simple, easy sweet bites for when guests pop over. Trust me, when you have a food blog, people tend to just show up! I love it but it definitely keeps me on my toes. I love this simple take on a banana split. Plus, it’s just enough to get that sweet fix at the end of the meal without taking up too much time or calories!
Earlier this summer, yes summer is still in full swing in Austin even though school is back, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Antigua with the tourism board. I went to learn about the Mango Festival and the culinary scene in Antigua. I got to visit a mango farm, eat at some wonderful restaurants and course sneak in some beach time and cocktails.
One of the most memorable parts of the trip for me was the cooking class we took at Nicole’s Table. Nicole was born and raised on a neighboring island but spent a lot of her formative years on the East Coast where she met her husband and had two girls. They moved back to Antigua a few years ago and Nicole started a cooking business out their kitchen. This kitchen has sweeping views of the island and the sea. I kept saying to myself that I can’t believe someone actually gets to live here! It was truly a lovely experience and Nicole was so gracious in sharing her home with us.