November 15, 2010

Pickles & Ice Cream Baby Shower

Does the mama-to-be in your life have a pickles and ice cream palette? Satisfy her craving and honor her at the same time with a Pickles & Ice Cream themed Baby Shower.

Pickles and Ice Cream Baby Shower

This pickles and ice cream invitation sets the perfect color scheme for the party -- Invitation by Inviting Company, available at

Invite guests to wear casual clothing to the shower, and let the mama-to-be kick back and enjoy herself -- Photo via Parents

This recipe for Salt and Sugar Pickles not only creates a pretty dish, but will satisfy sweet and sour cravings -- Martha Stewart

For simple decor, place single blooms in ice cream cones or old fashioned sundae glasses -- Parents

Set up a sweets table, complete with these ice cream cone cupcakes -- Martha Stewart

If you’re feeling risky in the kitchen, try out this recipe:

"Pickles & Ice Cream Cupcakes"
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground dill
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 6 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle juice (from the jar)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dill pickles

1. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder dill, salt and onion powder in a med. sized bowl.

2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in eggs and sour cream until blended.

4. Alternately fold in flour mixture and pickle juice, beginning and ending with the flour.

5. Fold in the chopped pickles.

6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full, then bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes.

7. Once completely cooled, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, complete with a dill spear.