Smucker’s Ice Cream Basket Giveaway

Contest ended 9/10/11 at 2100 EST. Congratulations to Stacie. Thanks you!

And what a trip it was! We just got back from our dream vacation, eleven years in the making. We left Europe in 2000 after living there for three years in the small and quaint village of Hockenheim, Germany. Every year we said, “this is the year to go back!” Then each and every year passed with our savings being spent in other ways, sometimes ways we did not choose. So this was the year we finally made it, bringing Doots back to the land he played as a toddler, and the place where Zuzu was born. We visited wonderful friends, hung out at our old haunts, and ate tons of ice cream!

So many flavors to choose!

So many unique options.

Sure, I’ll have a glass of Prosecco with my Sundae.

You can even eat some on the train.

And learn new ideas too.

With only a few weeks of Summer left I have joined up with Smucker’s for this one last way to hold on to the warm weather before donning sweaters and sipping hot cocoa.

Smucker’s is giving away ONE gift basket, valued at $125, to one of my readers! The basket includes…

1. Set of four premium ice cream dishes
2. Smucker’s ice cream scoop
3. New Smucker’s ice cream toppings varieties including spoonable Blueberry Topping, Microwavable Hot Caramel Topping, and our classic Microwavable Hot Fudge Topping
4. $75.00 gift certificate to to purchase whatever additional ingredients you need
5. Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk- to make a super fast ice cream!
6. Recipe booklet full of ideas and coupons

To enter…
1. Leave a comment stating your favorite ice cream topping.
2. You must have a US address.
3. Leave your email address or link to your site so that I may contact you if you win.

Contest ends 9 pm EST Saturday 9/10/11. Winner will be determined by the random number generator.

I received the same lovely gift basket from Smucker’s for running this contest.

For more fun ice cream recipe ideas, go to

Congratulations to Stacie!


  1. amy mara
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM | Permalink

    fresh pineapple

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM | Permalink

    So fun! My favorite topping is peanut butter sauce:-)

  3. Melissa
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:21 AM | Permalink

    Orange Chocolate Hot Fudge (homemade at a ice cream shop near me)

  4. chowbellaroma
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:35 AM | Permalink

    Rainbow sprinkles – boring I know, but I'm still a little kid at heart!

  5. Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:20 AM | Permalink

    There's no such thing as ONE favorite topping! First I pour maraschino cherry juice over my ice cream. I add crushed maraschino cherries, hot fudge, crushed cookies, and lots of whipped cream. Oh! I forgot, on top of the whipped cream I add ground walnuts and one whole cherry — maybe two. This is a heavenly way to gain weight.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:28 AM | Permalink

    Love Hot Fudge Sauce and by Smuckers! Love your blog..from mjs at!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Biz
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:33 AM | Permalink

    So glad your trip was great! Woot – what a gift basket – my daughter and husband are the icecream lovers in our house, but I do love a good vanilla bean ice cream with magic shell on top!

    I still have a recipe to make homemade magic shell using coconut oil and chocolate chips – I need to get on that!

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM | Permalink

    i'm a simple gal – i love hot fudge on my ice cream and that's typically it! although i don't mind peanut butter or caramel either 😉

  9. Sally
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

    Hot fudge HAS to be my favorite ice cream topping. Glad you had a good trip. Thanks for the chance to win. ~Sally

  10. Eva
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:22 AM | Permalink

    Chocolate Sauce with fresh coconut on top

  11. Karen @ Goofy Can Cook
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:27 AM | Permalink

    Hot fudge! And maybe a little whipped cream too! 🙂 That gift basket is aaaaawesome! 😀

  12. Britomart
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

    Hot fudge!

  13. Mama L
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:45 AM | Permalink

    Well my favorite topping is caramel, nice and warm and gooey ! Of course you have to top that with whipped cream and walnuts 🙂

  14. Blair
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:49 AM | Permalink

    my grandmothers hot fudge sauce is number 1, but I love creme de menthe on vanilla ice cream!

  15. Nat
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM | Permalink

    Chocolate fudge and pecans – I am a traditional girl!!

  16. Anonymous
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:53 AM | Permalink My favorite is peanut butter sauce!

  17. Anonymous
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:01 AM | Permalink

    Does Banana's Fosters over vanilla ice cream count? Thanks for the give-away and I hope you enjoyed your trip!

  18. hannahbananalee
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:05 AM | Permalink

    Gummi Bears!

  19. indirasidhu
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM | Permalink

    ground walnuts and smoked almonds

  20. BBro
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM | Permalink

    I am a huge caramel fan.

  21. Anonymous
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

    What a great basket!! Butterscotch sauce of course!! thanks

  22. Becky
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:27 AM | Permalink

    I love Hot Fudge from Smuckers and Hot Carmel comes in a close 2nd!


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  23. kitchen koala
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    Depending on what flavor ice cream I'm having, I like: rainbow sprinkles, caramel, and Oreos!

  24. Susan
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    Love those crunchy things you used to be able to get your Dairy Queen cone dipped in. It's been years so I have no idea if they still offer them or not!

  25. Heidi
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 10:12 AM | Permalink

    Hot fudge! Might be boring but oh-so-good!

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