But this got me thinking, if I love ice cream so much, why not try making it too? And if we're going to make ice cream, we can't just make any ice cream. We're going to choose the most extra ice cream recipe we can find.
Thanks to the Delish fam, we've got a gorgeous mermaid ice cream you've got to try to make for yourself. We've tried it out, and it's got our seal of deliciousness approval. Here's how you make it:
3 cups heavy cream
1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
green, blue, and purple food coloring
1. Pour 3 cups of heavy cream into a large bowl and whip using a hand blender or a standing mixer. Whisk the cream until medium soft peaks form (meaning that it should look like this).
2. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract, and then separate the mixture evenly between 5 bowls.
3. In each bowl, add different amounts of the food colouring to create various shades of purple, blue and green.
1-2 drops purple = purple
4 drops green + 3 drops blue = jade green
5-6 drops blue + 1-2 drops green = turquoise
You can also try variations of these ratios to create the colour you want.
4. Take a 9" x 5" loaf pan, and dollop the different colours throughout the pan until it is full.
5. Take a knife and swirl all the colours together just enough so it looks pretty and whimsical. Avoid over mixing...otherwise you'll get one big pile of blue cream.
6. Decorate the top with sprinkles and candy pearls. Then leave it in the freezer for at least 5 hours and it's ready to serve!
It looks like Toronto isn't ready to restore its pre-pandemic summer plans. On Friday, the City of Toronto announced that they're extending the cancellation of all city-run, in-person events up until the end of Labour Day weekend on September 6.
This includes events like the Caribbean Carnival and the CNE, which announced in February that it hoped to reopen for Torontonians this summer.
Mayor John Tory tweeted that he's working with the CNE to help them come up with a "bigger and better in-person event in 2022."
The City said that the aim of this announcement is to make it easier for organizers to predict what will happen with their events this summer. Their statement includes a list of all 24 major events that are cancelled, many of which will take place virtually for the second year in a row.
Welcome back to the digital dive bar! This week's episode of Now On Narcity is officially live. Join your hosts Lea, Cormac, Tyeler, and Brit for a deep dive into some of the week's biggest headlines.
In This Episode
You guessed it, this week's episode starts with a Shot & Chaser headline round-up to kick it off with some unbelievable recent stories.
New Brunswick health authorities are investigating 48 cases of a mysterious brain disease that is completely stumping doctors. We break down the puzzling symptoms and explore what we know and the big questions we have.
Next, we introduce you to the "Voice of TikTok," a Canadian woman who apparently had no clue that she was the voice behind billions of videos across the app. If you've heard the text-to-speech voice on your For You page, you've heard Bev Standing's voice. We explore her allegations that TikTok is using her voice "without permission," the resulting court case, and the background behind the story.
Of course, we finish off with the Last Call look at what we've got our eyes on in the upcoming news.