July- National Ice Cream Month

Thanks to President Ronald Reagan, we now have an excuse to consume even more ice cream in this month than any other months in the year. In 1984, President Reagan deemed July the National Ice Cream Month and hey, I'm not complaining! In celebration of this steamy month, I'm whipping up my Ice Cream Cake Flower Pots. They're easy with a touch of whimsy. And most of all they'll keep you cool on these hot summer days. • 4-6 3” or 4” terracotta flower pots • 1 Devils Food cake mix, baked and crumbled into pieces • Your favorite ice cream • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips • 1 cup heavy cream • 1 cup water • Mix-ins: mini oreos, crushed oreos, heath bars, M&M’s, Reese’s pieces, any chocolate or caramel candies.

Put chips, cream and water in heavy small saucepan. Cook on low stirring until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Place cake at bottom of pot, layer some ice cream then chocolate sauce. Continue layering with cake, ice cream and chocolate. The number of layers will depend on how big your pots are. Mix-ins can go in anytime or on top. Have fun with it and share your own creations with me via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LuluPowersFoodtoFlowers  TIP: Run a short straw through the middle of the pot and feed a flower threw it. Voile! Your edible flower pot is complete. Just be sure to eat it before it melts!