Nothing Says Thank You Like Ice Cream

My blog now is almost half a year old. Even as I say it I cannot believe how much it has grown since then. From grotty pictures and posts which lasted one paragraph to a slightly more sophisticated style of photography and ultra long posts which I sincerely hope entertain you.

It is necessary though to say that I would never have lasted so long if it weren’t for all of you – the food blogging community – and my friends and family (who go without saying :D)

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Your support, comments, encouragement and awesome networking has been the reason I have continued this blog. You all inspire me, are friendly and share the same love of food that I do. Honestly now, I cannot imagine how weird it would feel not to be posting at least once a week (though you may have to forgive me during my half yearly weeks in 2 weeks time) or replying to all your comments or commenting on your fabulous blogs :D

I am grateful and love you all and just wanted to take a moment from my insane stories and super long posts to tell you that. You have no idea how special you make an ordinary 16 year old girl feel :)

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One form of such wonderful encouragement and support for me has been through blogger awards. They are cute, they are funny but more than anything they connect the blogger community together and show appreciation for each other :D

I was so lucky that in this week, I got awarded three more awards from three beautiful blogger buddies!

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Firstly, Kimby @ A Little Lunch, one of the most homely yet decadent blogs I have had the pleasure to meet, awarded me with The Sunshine Award. Most sweet of you my friend! You too brighten up my computer screen with your delicious food!
Since the questions which accompany this award remain the same and I have answered them before, check out this post to see what comes from receiving it :)

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Secondly, a relatively new foodie friend I have met @ Food Lovers Club (cool name no?) tagged me with the Versatile Bloggers Award!
Thank you very very much :D
If you have never checked out this blog, then you must drop everything and go because this truly is for food lovers only – WARNING: Do not come on hungry stomach ;)
I posted about receiving this award from another wonderful blogger in my a couple of posts ago and since it requires you to tell 7 things about yourself, you can check it out there :)

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Last but certainly not least, Sheelagh @ The Irish Village Pantry has gracefully given me the ABC Of Me Award (a.k.a The Awesome Blog Content Award) – how cool is that??? :D
The Irish Village Pantry is definitely a blog I could look at all night (don’t think I haven’t tried, my parents always catch me ;)) – All rounded chef, perfect pictures, really it does not get any better than this!

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I have never received this awesome award before so let us get to the crux of it: The rules are simply to share facts about yourself using each letter of the alphabet before sharing the award along. Ok, here goes nothing…

A: ‘Amazing’ is a word I use too much while commenting on blogs – I can’t help it because they are!

B: Butterflies – did you know even if you touch the wing of a butterfly, it will never be able to fly again?

C: Cartoons – I can never get enough of Tom & Jerry!

D: Driving – Best. Fun. Ever.

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E: Elephants – I finally rode one when I went to India last – love it!

F: Finger Buns – My daddy and I share a bond over their sweet fluffy taste :)

G: Games – Pass the parcel anyone? A favourite :D

H: Halloween – One of my favourite days of the year because I love horror (also starts with H!)

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I: Indian heritage me :)

J: Jewellery – the best is definitely rings and earrings!

K: Kitchen – one day I want to have the best kitchen in the world – easy right ;)

L: Lindt – Sorry had to make a mention to my favourite chocolate brand

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M: Meteor Shower – Something I am yet to see but dream of

N: Nincompoop – one of my favourite insults “Duh, you nincompoop!” – effective no?

O: Opera – I love operas, musicals, theatre the lot – one day I will visit Broadway I promise!

P: Painting – something which I never could do in art

Q: Questions – sometimes I ask way too many (especially in maths!)

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R: Rebel Without A Cause – ILY James Dean, too cool!

S: Shopping – Yep, when it comes to the beginning of new seasons, I am the first one to drag my mummy shopping!

T: Telepathy – If I had one gift to share with my best friend!

U: My name begins with a U :D – crazy right?

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V: “Without a P as in Venezuela” – Quoting Thomson from Tin Tin

W: Webs – my greatest fear is to get tangled in one!

X: X-rays – I love getting them – how cool is it to see your own bones :D

Y: Yawn – something I do much too much of!

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Z: Zoologist – only recently learnt they were real…

‘Now I know my ABC, next time won’t you sing with me’ :D

Thank you again my friends, these awards were fantastic and I had so much fun! I would now like to pass them all on to these ultra multi-talented food bloggers – Congrats mes amis!

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Now, um, besides my sappiness and overwhelming happiness I shared through said sappiness, you must have been looking at the photos. One after the other after the other. Since this post is already so long, I will cut to the chase for once and not tantalisingly tease as I always do – or at least try to ;)

Maple Raisin Ice Cream. MAPLE RAISIN ICE CREAM.

STAYS PERFECT CONSISTENCY IN FREEZER ALL THE TIME EGGLESS MAPLE RAISIN ICE CREAM.

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This ice cream is  my favourite I have made to date. It is soft and creamy, eggless, and has the most delicious flavour I have ever tasted. It is the perfect blend. And I am in love with it. Absolutely and utterly in love with it.

Printable Recipe!

The bacon had to go. Obviously. Raisins had to replace it. Obviously. I also decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup and increased the maple syrup to a whopping 1 cup. Obviously.

Also I dissolved the sugar in the milk not by beating it but by heating it because that is what I find easier (just below simmering point then take off heat). And just a couple of tips:

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  • The mixture will be runny, even after refrigeration (at least 24 hrs) but don’t stress, just churn away in your beloved ice cream maker :D

So as a thank you again to you all, I make this ice cream. Since it cannot be sent around the world without melting in less than 10 minutes, I enjoy it on behalf of you all ;)

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Much love my friends :D

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  2. Janet@FCTC says:

    Yay on the awards and on the half year mark!!

    And a definite yay for this ice cream. I LOVVVVEEEEEE maple ice cream but haven’t yet made it myself. I will now!! :-)

  3. Just Baked says:

    Congrats on your awards! They are so well-deserved! :D This ice cream looks incredible! Even though I worked at an ice cream shop when i was in high school, I still am crazy in love with ice cream! Now that it is getting warmer in Chicago, I have to start using my ice cream maker again. This would be a great recipe to break it in with! :D

    • Thank you very much my friend on both counts :D
      And I can’t believe you worked in an ice cream shop you are so lucky! Warm or not, I am always first choosing my ice cream maker – hope you enjoy it to welcome your warmed weather :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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  5. Maple ice cream – YUM YUM YUM! I’d be digging my fingers into that, without a care in the world! Loved the ABCs – I love horror movies too though lately, I’ve been a bit chicken to watch any and I didn’t know that about butterflies, I caught them all the time as a kid and they always flew away :S

    • Thank you so much :D
      I know exactly what you mean, this ice cream is for the shameless ;)
      And I desperately think horror movies are a necessity in life – seen in woman in black???
      Don’t worry it might be a rumour that is just what I have heard :S
      Anyways hope you have a good week :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  6. Tya @ Note Etc. says:

    Congratulation for 6 month to be blogger chip! I’m still wondering how could you have lots of fan, friends from blogging on your short period.. that is just amazing! your Ice cream looks fabulous, looks soft and smooth, love it

    cheers

    • Thank you so much my friend – 6 months is actuallly quite a while to me but it does take comments and becoming a regular reader :D
      Which I love doing!
      Glad you liked the ice cream too – it is exactly as you described it! :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  7. Congrats on more awards. I love your blog.

    I also love this ice cream. Ice cream is my absolute favourite dessert and I make it all the time. I’ve never made ice cream with a cup of maple syrup though. (Rum raisin with a lot of rum)

    Going to try this one.

    • Thank you very much :D
      Nice to see you are another ice cream obsessee like me – rum and raisin is soooo nice but I think I prefer maple syrup (do you have a recipe on your blog because I would love to see it! :))
      Enjoy this one my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  8. I love watching blogs transform.. I’ve had mine for almost 2 months and even from my 1st post til now it’s changed SOOO much.

    I just bought the ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid and it’s currently in the freezer waiting to be used! I might need to try your recipe! =)

    • Me too – it is slow and gradual but build up is awesome :D
      And can’t believe you have only been blogging for 2 months! That is incredible :)
      So good!
      And if your ice cream attachment IS in the freezer I see no harm in that ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  9. samology says:

    Awww!! Congratulations CCU!! That’s awesome!! Only 6 months old and you have already become so established and well-loved by the blogging community!! Look at all your lovely comments and your award nominations! Anyway, yeah, that sounds about right! Ice-cream will do the trick for anything ;)

    • Thank you so much my friend! Blogs are like universes – ever expanding :D
      Your support means so much to me!
      Definitely glad you enjoyed the ice cream as well :)

      Cheers
      CCU

  10. Becky says:

    I am so proud of you! Your blog has grown and continues to grow everyday. Your posts are beautiful and funny and very entertaining. But beyond all of that, I love how supportive and encouraging you are of all the rest of us bloggers out there. Your comments are always kind! Keep up the great work! :)

    • I am blushing my friend you are very kind to me :)
      Thank you for such a sweet comment – I am glad you enjoy my blog and what is the use of being part of the community if you cannot have fun with others and compliment people :D
      Thanks again!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Thank you my friend :D
      And my blog may be young but I have basically all the ‘posts’ (written on microsoft word) from last year :P
      I appreciate your support and encouragement and wish the same to you and your wonderful blog too!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  11. Liz says:

    Congrats on the 6 month mark! I’ve seen you grow leaps and bounds in just the short time I’ve known you…you continually amaze me! You are a star already at 16! Your ice cream looks marvelous…I’d love a scoop :) Have a wonderful weekend~

    • Thank you my friend :D – And I hope to grow many bounds more ;)
      I truly appreciate such wonderful feedback and support!
      And I am thrilled you enjoyed this ice cream – I wish I could give a huge scoop with crushed pecans :D
      Hope you too have an awesome weekend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  12. Happy Anniversary, CCU, and congratulations on yet more awards (which you totally deserve). I once had a college teacher who put my essays on the bottom of the pile–said he was saving the best for last. Well, that’s exactly what I do with your blog. Each time I spot it, I save it to read it last, because it’s the best!

    • Thank you my friend – I appreciate your comments as some of the best I receive :D
      It makes me feel so good that you think of my blog in this way
      Honestly thank you again and again and again :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  13. texaspinay says:

    Way to go, girl! You’re an amazing blogger (much more amazing than I think I am), so I’m pretty sure that you’ll go a long, long way! Congratulations on all the awards! So well deserved, my dear! More power to you and your blog.
    And before I forget, the ice cream sounds really good. It’s a lot better than the maple chocolate bacon ice cream which I find a little weird. hehe. It will be a good alternative to the maple pecan ice cream that I love.

    • Thank you so much my friend – but ahem have you seen your dishes?One of the most creative and best for sure! Your kind words though have made my day :D
      I am also really glad you enjoyed my version of the ice cream – for once, chocolate in ice cream doesn’t feel right to me as well!
      And this ice cream with some pecans in it (like my mum eats it) will be perfect for you – enjoy!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  14. Courtney says:

    Congrats on your half year! I’m so glad that I’ve found your blog – love your recipes, humor, and pictures. And thank you for the ice cream recipe – looks delish!

  15. Elaine says:

    I am so impressed that you have only been blogging for half a year and that you are so young. You are doing a lovely job! Congratulations on your blogger awards! Your maple raisin ice cream looks to die for.

  16. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Congratulations on all these awards! And happy 6 month! You’ve been doing wonderful job and we enjoy visiting your site. Looking forward to your new recipes and I wish I have this ice cream with me. Looks so delicious. I will soon making ice cream when it gets warmer and I need to come back here to make this! Fun reading your answers A-Z!

    • Thank you my friend, your words mean a lot to me :D
      I wish I too could give this ice cream for you – but one word of advice: make ice cream in hot and cold weather ;)
      Glad you had fun reading this post!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  17. Deeps @ Naughty Curry says:

    aw, u made icecream for us? thats the best thankyou i got to-date :) congrats on allk the awards… i looooove tom & jerry too always has me rofl-ing, and i share ur dream of owning a big & beautiful kitchen someday (like the ones they show in magazines)

    • Yes I did ;)
      And even though I ate it myself am I not the most generous soul :P
      Jokes jokes!
      Thank you my friend :D
      We obviously share good taste in many things!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  18. delicieux says:

    Congratulations on your awards and making it through 6 months of blogging! Your ice cream sounds amazing, and you’re right, nothing says thank you quite like ice cream ;)

  19. mjskit says:

    Congratulations on all these well-deserved awards! It was fun reading so much about you and you did GREAT with the ABC award! And then the ice cream – looks scrumptious!

    • Thank you so much my friend – I am glad you enjoyed the ABC part since I loved writing it :D
      Also, the ice cream is defintiely a must try believe me – have fun :) and a great weekend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  20. akiasi says:

    Forgive me if this is a duplicate comment. WordPress prompted me to log in and I believe I lost the last post that I typed. I was saying that my son’s birthday party is on Saturday, and I’m making ice cream at the party. I hope it turns out as luscious looking as this ice cream!

    • Not a problem my friend – WordPress can be a little off sometimes ;)
      Hope you son has a wonderful birthday party and I already know your ice cream will turn out wonderful :D
      Thanks for enjoying mine and can’t wait to see it!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  21. akiasi says:

    My son’s birthday party is on Saturday, and I’m looking forward to making ice cream at the party. I plan to blog about it, and I really hope my ice cream turns out to be as luscious looking as yours. Wow!

  22. shagun says:

    Dear Uru

    Loved looking at your ice-cream…..it looks so yummy. I love Maple syrup too…so yummy on porridge. I came across this blog some time back and though it is mainly indian food…I like the way it is presented- so creative. Thought you might like to view it so sharing-http://www.padhuskitchen.com/2011/09/breakfast-ideas-for-kidsindian-kids.html
    Go Girl with the Blog…looking forward to the anniversary post.
    Love
    S

  23. Paula says:

    I live in the Maple Syrup Capital of Eastern Ontario so was really happy to see Maple Syrup in this post LOL.

    Congratulations on all these blogging awards that are coming your way. Very well deserved by the way.

    Great recipe for the ice cream…looks scrumptious.

    • You lucky lucky person – Constantly surrounded by delicious essence of maple syrup :)
      Thank you so much my friend on both counts – I am glad you enjoyed it!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  24. Congratulations Uru on your awards and such wonderful success with your blog. It’s delightful and inspiring. The ice cream sounds so yummy – a delicious combination and your pictures are terrific!

  25. Congratulations on all your awards.. mighty fine for a young lady!! I would love to see a meteorite shower.. but I’d like to see a bowl of this ice cream more!! Love Canadian maple syrup:) xo Smidge

    • Thank you very very much my friend :D
      And ice cream over meteor shower – we are bffs straight away ;)
      Glad you enjoyed this ice cream (nothing beats Canadian maple syrup right? :))

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  26. Soni says:

    Lovely and delicious and droolworthy and gorgeous!!I could go on and on!!
    Btw have given a well deserved shoutout to you in my new post :)

  27. OMG Guru ! I have never received so many awards together. Not the ABC one which needs to tell some facts about you. I love it. thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. You just made my day.

    I am saving the maple raisin ice cream recipe to read it later. Your sweet post already filled me up. Thanks once again and Happy Thursday Morning!

    • My pleasure my friend – you have almost been like a blogging mentor to me which is so cool! Of course you deserve them all (I love the ABC one, so novel!)
      Haha and I hope you do enjoy the ice cream when you read it my friend – your kind words are much appreciated :)
      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  28. Wow! Only 6 months, your blog is amazing, it’s hard to believe it’s been such a short time! I’ve never heard of the ABC Award before but congrats on all of them! I loved your word for N, I don’t think I’ve heard someone say nincompoop in forever!! LOL!

    On another note your ice cream sounds amazing and I so want a bowl with whatever pastry that is that you’ve placed the ice cream on! Looks delicious!

    • Thanks my friend :D
      And 6 months has gone by in the wink of an eye I swear! Is nincompoop not the best ever? ;)
      Glad you also enjoyed the ice cream – I actually put it on top of a donut we got from the shops (though now I want to make homemade sometime :))

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  29. juanitascocina says:

    Congrats once again on your awards!!! You’re just raking them in!

    And ohhhh, what I would give to have some of this yumminess right now!! Looks amazing!

    • Haha thank you so much (though your imagery gave me the most vivid thought of gardening ;))
      Thrilled you liked this post my friend – wish I could give you some ice cream right now!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  30. #1 – You’re 16?!?! Wow, that’s awesome.

    #2 – This looks so yummy. I love Maple anything. I’ve been wanting to make ice cream but I need to find a no-churn recipe. No ice cream maker here :(

  31. I hope this doesn’t come through twice as I just commented, then remembered something and came back, and my comment was gone! First, congratulations on your awards! All well deserved, Uru. You work so hard on your blog and it shows! And thank you so very much for nominating me. You’re so sweet and kind to think of me, and I’ll do my best to come up with some great answers. Cheers to you, and thank you again! ~Betsy

      • Haha my friend it means a lot to me that you commented three times to get it right :D
        – it does tend to stuff up a little at times!
        Thank you very very much for your supportive and encouraging words – they mean a lot to me :D
        And if anyone was going to deserve these awards it would be you! You are kind, professional and one of the yummiest cooks ever :)

        Cheers
        Choc Chip Uru

  32. Oh, you are so sweet in so many ways, Uru! Thank you so much for the award, I’m so flattered and honored that you’d nominate me. Love your answers, and I shall try and do justice to this lovely award. That’s some terrific looking ice cream you’ve made…yummy!

  33. Ramona says:

    Yay!! Congratulations on all the awards. I wish I had the fortitude and discipline you have as a teen when I was a teen. You are an amazing young lady and I am sure your parents are beyond the moon proud of you. :) I know I would be if you were my daughter… yes.. I am definitely old enough to be your mother’s age. I know. This ice cream will definitely have me screaming for more… I like egg-less ice creams. It’s the only kind I have made myself. :) Happy half year blogiversary!! You are wonderful. ~ Ramona

    • Thank you my friend for so many kind words – beiing my passion, I promise I have no discipline ;)
      Many a time my mum has to haul my sugary person out of the kitchen :D – it means a lot that you are proud of me my friend – your blog is such a wonderful imaginative place!
      So happy this ice cream is made for you! Grab a huge spoon and dig in egglessly – there is no better way to do it :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  34. Jasline says:

    Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! You’ve got three awards so I’ll need to congratulate you at least thrice! Your ice cream looks so yum! Wish I can take a bite!

  35. Heather says:

    Congrats – I always enjoy stopping by to see what sweetness you have conjured up!

    and THANK YOU for being such a loyal follower and visiter to SMBP; your comments never fail to make me smile :)

    mmmm and lets not forget the Ice Cream- AMAZING! (I love that word too :) )

    • Thank you my friend :D
      And I love stopping by your blog – one of the highlights when I blog is commenting all over the world!
      Happy you liked the ‘amazing’ ice cream too ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • I love how much you can say with two words :D
      Thank you so much for enjoying it!
      And we are not bff right now? I can’t believe this ;)
      How about we do a trade – I give you ice cream, you give me that ice crea granola parfait :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  36. navane64 says:

    Besides congratulating you on the number of blogs award given, I am going to congratulate you on making the eggless ice-cream which is making me drool to the maximum. I have never tried making ice-cream and your post come on time to remind me to get down on doing one, That step to step all the more is going to guide me throughout the whole process of coming up with the gorgeous ice-cream.

    • Thank you on both counts my friend :D
      Hope you can get an ice cream maker soon – to be honest, how I managed without it before is beyond me!
      Have fun making it – the first time is always an unforgettable experience :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  37. Congratulations on the half year mark, love your beautiful blog and this ice cream recipe is wonderful, love the maple syrup in it. Your pictures are really really good, do you have someone who works with you taking photo’s the pictures of the dish are so inviting they make me want to just grab a sppon and reach into the picture.

    • Thank you on both counts my friend – your encouragement means a lot to me :D
      So glad you enjoyed the ice cream too – and actually, I use my phone for photography since it is small and easy to manoeuvre (spelt that wrong sorry ;)) and capture quick pics :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  38. Joanne says:

    MAJOR congrats on all the awards and on your bloggiversary! It’s no easy feat!

    This ice cream looks like the perfect way to celebrate…majorly delicious!

    • Thank you so much :D
      Can’t wait for when it comes to one year of blogging!
      And glad you enjoyed this ice cream – how could anyone possibly celebrate any other way? ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  39. I love homemade ice cream!!! I think I may work this out with maple and nuts… pecans maybe? Congratulations again! Happy posts, “amazing” recipes, super photos & a name that starts with “U”– you totally deserve all the awards that come your way :)

    • Doesn’t everyone ;)
      And my mum loves this ice cream topped with some pecan or walnuts – they are made for maplism :D
      Thank you so much for your support my friend – much appreciated!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  40. Simply Tia says:

    Uru,

    Firstly, congrats on your awards. If anyone deserves them, it’s definitely you. Know why?

    1. You post so much delicious goodies.
    2. You work hard at your blog. You keep things fresh, tempting and you are consistent with your posts. Above all, you take the time to visit other blogs, comment, comment on the comments on your blog, go to school, study and cook/bake. Sometimes I wonder if you’re allotted an extra 6 hours each time. Where do you find the time?
    3. You are one of the friendliest and sweetest bloggers I have met.

    For all these reasons YOU, my friend, rightfully deserve allllll awards bestowed to you. Congrats on making it to 6 months and I wish you many many many years more. Don’t stop tantalizing us with all your enticing treats.

    Secondly, I would like to let you know that I appreciate you. You are one of my most consistent blog visitors and I know it takes time to even leave a comment so thank you for that. Thank you for always saying encouraging things that gives me that motivation I need to continue on my blogging path.

    Thirdly, thank you so much for awarding me. I am grateful that you thought of me to make mention on your blog to your readers. I truly appreciate that!

    *Hugs*

    • There is so much I have to be thankful for from you – I am blushing :)
      My blog has become my after school activity – some kids play football, I visit and comment on inspirational people like you’s blogs :D
      Always find time for the things you love no?
      I am thrilled you enjoy my blog so much – just as much as I enjoy your fresh and wonderful entertaining writing and dishes!
      It was a pleasure to give you this award my friend- you deserve it and everything else you will get in the near future!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  41. Becky says:

    Congrats on all of your awards, which are well deserved! Your blog has come a long way in a short time.

    I want ice cream for breakfast., especially this Maple Raisin Ice cream. Maybe I’ll put in on pancakes:)

    • Thanks my friend :D – I feel like it will forever be improving though :D
      And I love this ice cream because like you said, it can be put on pancakes but with half the calories since the maple and ice cream are in one ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  42. hotlyspiced says:

    Congrats on the huge and enormous success of your blog. That’s an incredible achievement in six months and now you have three more awards! Great effort. And I love the look of your ice cream. How delicious. I’m sure the maple syrup gives it a wonderful flavour xx

    • Thank you very very very much my friend :D – Support like this is what fuels me and my blog :)
      Very happy you enjoyed the ice cream too – if anything is going to flavour up something good, I promise it is maple syrup!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  43. Veronica says:

    I’m excited to see what you will make for your 2-year anniversary if 1 1/2 years brings such a delicious treat! I liked reading your alphabet revelations about yourself–very cool. Congrats on the award!

    • It is actually 1/2 a year I have been blogging, not 1 1/2 sorry :P
      But I would love to make it to 2 years and beyond :D
      Thank you so much my friend on both counts as well!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  44. Your blog really has come a long way in such a short time, so it is easy to understand why your blogger friends keep honoring you with awards-it is so well deserved.
    Maple ice cream does sound like a tasty treat and I love the change with the raisins. I will need to try this, but first I have the grueling task of organizing my freezer to make room for it.
    Glad you are in my circle of friends!

    • My friend you are one of the most supportive blogger friends I have. I too am most lucky to have you in my circle :)
      Thanks for enjoying my ice cream too! And how I permanently made a spot was to allocate a sweet section in the freezer – my mum doesn’t touch that bit ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  45. beccysfoodies says:

    congratulations on this blog for going for half a year!!
    i am the biggest ice-cream fan, and combined with the maple and raisins this is a match made in heaven! i am sooo trying this ASAP!
    thanks again for another stellar recipe! :)

  46. Purely.. Kay says:

    Thank you so much for awarding me this award. I am just so humbled and excited all at the same time :). Each time I receive these awards, it feels like the first time I’ve received it :). Thank you so, so much. And Congrats on winning these awards yourself. You are truly a great blogger :). LOVE this ice cream

    • My pleasure my friend :D
      And I agree completely – each time is like the first time for sure (I feel so special!)
      Thank you very very much – I say the same if not more for you :)
      And glad you dug the ice cream!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  47. Ohhhh that’s SO sweet of you!!!! I can beliebe you have only just started this blog not long ago! Its amazing! Thank you so much!!! I m a new blogger too ~ so it’s very encouraging when I receive an award it means I m at least doing something right :)

    Thanks again! Xx

    • My pleasure my friend – I hope you enjoy this :D
      And thank you so much for so many kind words!
      Too be honest, I had no idea you were a newbie either, your blog looks totally pro! You are doing more than right, you. are. awesome!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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