ice cream

Vashon Island: Stairs to the Sea

Northwest Pearls: Stairs to the Sea Northwest Pearls: Stairs to the Sea

I ventured down to Vashon Island again to go to Minglement for some loose leaf tea and to ZuZu’s Ice Cream (located in the same location as Minglement) for some ice cream. I decided to get the Mayan Chocolate ice cream and it was probably the best chocolate ice cream I've had in my life.

It was made with coconut milk and had cinnamon and what I believe he said was cardamom.

After that heavenly treat, we went to Thriftway for some coconut chicken curry soup. We get it most times we go to Vashon and this time we took it and went to a public pier to eat it. We sat at a picnic table and when we were about to leave, noticed the stairway going into the water. So with a few minutes to spare before we had to catch our ferry, we took some pictures.

Northwest Pearls: Stairs to the Sea

Northwest Pearls: Stairs to the Sea

Photo by M.R.

Northwest Pearls: Stairs to the Sea

Photo by M.R.

There are a lot of fun things to do on Vashon. Have you ever been out to the island? What have you thought?

Sunglasses: Target (old)

Jacket: Loft

Jeans: Loft (old)

Shoes: Nordstrom: Sperry

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Pinterest Win: Cookie Bowls

You've probably seen the tutorials floating around about making cookie bowls for ice cream. One found here. You've also probably seen the failed attempts. Well, my friends and I managed to successfully make cookie bowls (and cookies).

Bowl made from cooked cookie dough

Cooked cookie dough bowls and cookies

We just made a normal chocolate chip cookie dough. Then, for the bowls, instead of placing the cookie dough completely over the space we wanted it to go, we just barely pushed the cookie dough over the edge, just barely forming a wall for the bowl. That way, when the dough expanded, it wouldn't make a huge mess.

And once the dough was cooked, it went well down the wall and turned into a pretty great cookie bowl.

Ice cream in cookie dough bowls

Have you had much success in making cookie bowls?