This post was sponsored by Baskin-Robbins as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
With school break coming (or here for some!), it means lots of time for family gatherings. This past weekend we had family over for a low-key gathering. We want to all see each other, but with schedules of who sees whom when, it gets difficult to get everyone together in December. But, we try!
Making it easy and surprising my family
To help keep the dinner easy, I knew I had to cut some corners. It didn’t mean I was going to have less for everyone, it meant I was going to outsource more. I had a few appetizers which were basically “put in the oven for 20 minutes,” a dip I actually made, and then a simple dinner. Now, dessert is something that my kids told me flat out could NOT be pie. Apparently they’re already pumpkin-pied out!
So, I decided to take up Baskin-Robbins on their option to review their festive, holiday-themed treats. I’m so glad I did– it was a major hit! I chose the Baskin-Robbins holiday ice cream treats I was able to order online and pick up the day before everyone came over. The most difficult part was rearranging the food in the freezer, but honestly, online ordering was simple!
I decided to have two dessert options: The Ganache Poinsettia Cake and the Peppermint & Winter OREO® Cookies Polar Pizza. With these holiday treats from Baskin-Robbins, I’ve taken our holiday gathering to the next level. They were absolutely loved by all! In fact, my guests couldn’t believe it when I said they came from Baskin-Robbins!
Even better, there is a $2.00 OFF Polar Pizza Dual Coupon available now through 12/31/16 that can be used in person or online for these holiday treats! With dessert basically taken care of, I was able to focus on time with family and serving great appetizers and a light dinner.
The cake was something that I wish I had ordered two of because everyone wanted a second piece! This Ganache Poinsettia Cake is a 9” round ice-cream cake with Winter OREO®Cookies decorated as a very festive poinsettia. I mean, you can’t get a better Christmas-themed ice cream cake as festive and as delicious as this cake!
The Peppermint & Winter OREO® Cookies Polar Pizza has peppermint ice cream, OREO® Cookie Pieces sprinkled atop while having a fudge topping and perfect marshmallows to balance the chocolate. It is on a double fudge brownie crust. It will seriously keep your sweet tooth at bay.
My secret, shhh!
Okay, let me also share a secret: When I picked up the order, I also tried the Baskin-Robbins ice cream Flavor of the Month – Peppermint Bark in the Dark. Hello! It may be cold out, but it was worth the treat! The peppermint bark was perfectly minty, while giving ribbons of chocolate in each bite. Divine!
When it comes to our next family gathering, it’s a potluck. I’ve already signed up for dessert. Can you guess what I’m bringing?