I was excited for my trip back to Wisconsin to visit this ice cream place, BRIQS! I was unaware how disappointed I would be when I walked up to the window to order the "Funky Monkey." The sign read:
I may sound stupid saying this but I was about to have tears coming down my face. I came 5 hours to get a funky monkey and now there is no Krunch coating for the tasty treat my tongue has been waiting for. So the funky monkey is vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, banana, and last but not least krunch coat. It was a very sad day! So I understand it was a manufactruing issue for the Krunch shortage so I actually went online and was looking to find my own Krunch to order and I to found it difficult. I saw several items "currently out of stock!" I did however find a recipe! So keep checking back for my adventure in making my own crunch coating! :)
So I still ordered the Funky Monkey and did add sprinkles but it was not near as delicious with the original krunch!
These two kids could care less about my disappointment. When you are 6 and 3 you find the simple pleasure of mom taking you to get ice cream- so maybe I should focus on that! My kids have been spoiled this summer with ice cream! I am thankful I can afford to splurge treats on them and I have enjoyed all the different places we have been at.
Overall, Briqs is a great outside ice cream shop. When we lived in Wisconsin it would close after Christmas till February and opening day we would take the youth kids on a walk to get ice cream. Yes, it still was snowy and freezing outside and walking back in the freezing cold weather holding ice cream was not an easy task it was still fun and a thrill!
When you get the Krunch Coat in can you send me some? I need to create my own Funky Monkey at home since there is no Briqs in Iowa! I promise each summer when I visit Wisconsin to still pay you a visit! :)
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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