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After laying on the couch for 7 hours on New Year’s Eve, I threw on some of my classiest XXL sweat pants, a dirty sweatshirt from the 70’s, put my hair up on top of my head, and with no makeup on went to my aunt and uncle’s house to ring in the new year.

I think my husband loves having such a fashionable, lady-like wife.

 

Once we had sufficiently stuffed ourselves with appetizers that had sat out for 3 hours, my aunt brought out this amazing dessert.

Our friend Barb had made these incredible ice cream crepes. She is incredible, almost single-handedly planning my wedding and making it an amazing, memorable day.

I’m sure it was just as memorable for her, since she spent the majority of the evening in the restroom with Mother Lovett who needed help with her girdle.

 

These ice cream crepes were honestly one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. I think my husband agreed, because he had 6 of them. I’m so glad I’m not alone in my gluttonous adventures.

The crepes were very simple and fresh tasting – perfect after all of the heavy holiday food.

 

This was the first time I had 1.) eaten crepes and 2.) made crepes.

I was so intimidated by them before, but now I am obsessed. I think a ‘how to make crepes’ post is in the very near future.

Have you ever made them? Love.

 

The ice cream crepes are so easy: take a fresh, cooled crepe and lay it on a plate.

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Scoop some ice cream in the center.

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I used triple vanilla ice cream – it had vanilla bean, french vanilla, and regular vanilla. Who knew they were all different? If you are a foodie, you know.

 

The toppings come next.

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If there was ever a dessert to make the Heavens open, this is it. Just look at this. It may just be the dessert that would make me give up all other desserts.

 

I doubt it, but it really is phenomenal.

 

 

Ice Cream Crepes

12-14 fresh crepes (recipe coming soon)

1/2 gallon on vanilla ice cream

2 cups freshly pureed strawberries

raspberries + blueberries to top.

Scoop ice cream into center of crepe. Roll crepe like a burrito, and place in a large baking dish. Place in the freezer to harden.

Once hard, remove crepes and shape them if needed. Sometime the ice cream needs to be pushed around to look pretty. Let sit out for 5 minutes to soften a bit.

Top with pureed strawberries, fresh raspberries and blueberries.

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I am not even a huge fan of ice cream, and these are just simply incredible. They can also be made more figure-friendly: substitute frozen yogurt for the ice cream. It’s a perfect light dessert for the new year!

 

See that ice cream oozing out? Pure heaven.

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Please make these today. They will make you a better person.

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58 Responses to “Ice Cream Crepes.”

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    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — January 4, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    If they will make me a better person, I’m in! I bet they’ll make me a tad sweeter, too!

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    Peggy — January 4, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    These sounds great! I made crepes just one time, and made them into manicotti! I too was afraid of the crepe-making, but it’s so easy and the results are great!

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — January 4, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    Oh my crepes are one of my faves! Although I’ve never attempted to make them…I’m totally intimidated by them…! Maybe I’ll get the guts to give these a try…they do look completely amazing!

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    Paula — January 4, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    I think I had ice cream crepes while on holiday in Rhodes last year – they were lovely but because I’d already eaten two courses I couldn’t really enjoy them as much as I wish I could have…

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — January 4, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    I had a friend in grad school who would always have crepe parties, and each guest would get a chance to make their own. It was always a good time! She had an amazing orange brandy sauce that she would seve with her crepes. It still makes my mouth water.

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    Erica — January 4, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    hahahhahah- I really hope thats exactly what you wore on New Years (and I wish you had posted a picture ;)). These sound/look so delicious. Love it

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    • Jessica — January 4th, 2010 @ 8:25 am

      It really is what I wore! LOL! Hubby can attest.

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    CCV — January 4, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    Oh I am in love with crepes.

    And you ;)

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    Amanda — January 4, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    I have never been a huge crepe fan… but I might be willing to entertain the thought… only for you though! lol

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    Tracey @ TropicalHappiness — January 4, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Wow…. they look so gourmet!!!

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — January 4, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    i love waering xxl sweatpants and relaxing with the hair on top of my head too!! these surely look like they will make me a better person!!!!

    i cannot wait to hear your crepe recipe!! and you could even make this a bit healthy and fill the inside with LF yog or even greek yogurt!!

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen — January 4, 2010 @ 9:17 am

    OMG. I don’t even know what to say, these look heavenly!

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    Stef — January 4, 2010 @ 9:29 am

    i LOVE crepes but have never made them myself. yum!

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    Evan Thomas — January 4, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    Yum! I so totally get the difference between vanilla, too :-)

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    Lisa — January 4, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    Hey! Im actually hoping to make my own version of crepes this week! Yours look delicious

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — January 4, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    I’m intimidated my crepes too! Sounds like they’re fairly easy to make.

    Can’t wait to try it!

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    RhodeyGirl — January 4, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    I LOVE crepes but I have never had ones with ICE CREAM inside! We usually put orange marmalade and then sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. YUM.

    Also, I am SO obsessed with the Lucini Fig Balsamic Vinegar. It is a problem, because it is pricey! So worth it though!

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    kay (eating machine) — January 4, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    you can make savory crepes too. and fill them with cheese and roasted garlic. mmm crepes.

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    Lauren — January 4, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    Hey Jessica, don’t know if I’ve ever commented, but I love your blog! We made ice cream crepes in my home ec. class in 7th grade! I loved them and made them at home for my family. Maybe that’s when my cooking love truly began? I just read your last post and I really hope your writing dreams come true!

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    Maria — January 4, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    I need to make crepes more often. YUM!

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    The Candid RD — January 4, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    Oh YUM!! This looks amazing. I love crepes, and I love ice cream, so what a fantastic idea to combine them! :) Thanks for sharing your recipe, and delicious pictures.

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    Melinda — January 4, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    They look perfect. I made crepes only once before and it was in my cooking class while working on my nutrition degree. The teacher just kept having me make more and more and I was so nervous. I would love to make some and have them look as good as yours.

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    Emily (A Nutritionisteats) — January 4, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    That sounds like my kind of dessert! And crepes are so simple to make too! I actually have some coconut ice cream in the freezer that would be delicious wrapped in a crepe…..hmmmm

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    Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — January 4, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    ahh… another starred recipe. All your sweets look TO DIE FOR :)

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    dawn — January 4, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    ice cream crepes? oh my stars you are a girl after my own cravings! I love this.

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    Paige (running around normal) — January 4, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    Hey, at least you were comfy!!
    Those crepes sound delicious!

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    Casey @ SpicyandSweet — January 4, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    Wow…that sounds sooo yummy!! Ice cream crepes…fun name too. :)

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    katie — January 4, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    hahah love the last comment!
    THIS LOOKS AMAZING JESS!!

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    Total Fit Girl — January 4, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    Those crepes look delish! I loved having a low-key New Year’s too!

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    heather — January 4, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    a) this post had me giggling the whole way through.
    b) and DROOLING.
    c) yes yes YES- please post an indepth “howto” along with the recipe! that would be WONDERFUL. Crepe’s DO seem a bit intimidating, but I have a feeling they are worth the effort (and possible fear.)
    d) i know this is a long shot, but if you are EVER in the Albany/Schenectady area, we MUST MUST MUST go to this little creperie near my apartment. It is fabulous and adorable and my mother SWEARS BY IT when she visits :)
    e) i simply adore you.

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    julie — January 4, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    wow these sound increeedible!

    your new years sounds a bit too much like mine haha. sitting and lounging in big ole sweats. no other way to do it up :)

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    Light Delight with TouTou — January 4, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Ice cream in the crepe???? sounds awesome and super sweet !! I would love to try it!

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    Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) — January 4, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    LOL hey, at least you left your house on New Year’s Eve.. I rang it in with my pajamas (UH and felll asleep at 11:20). Im a crazy gal, what can I say!?

    Crepes are amazing.. even dairy free ones, believe it or not!! Yours look deilsh!

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    Chrysta — January 4, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    Wow these looks sssoo great!! I love crepes but never had ice cream crepes. Great combo! I lvoe all the fresh fruit on top of it. Always makes it look so festive and tasty. It sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gracie — January 4, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    yummmmm!! I absolutely love crepes. People shy away from making them homemade because they think it’s difficult, but if you have the right pan it can actually be quite fun! And you can do so much with them…so many sweet and savory combinations. There’s actually a restaurant in Burlington, Vermont that I go to every time I’m up there called The Skinny Pancake – all crepes – every type you can imagine!! So if you ever happen to be in Vermont, I highly recommend you go there ;)

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — January 4, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    crepes AND ice cream AND fresh raspberrries….GIRRRRL. Yum! You have rocked it down with this one! I love crepes. They are not allergy friendly but I love them. and fresh berries. muah!

    Glad you liked the PB Vanilla balls. But i would swap out a ball of mine for an oreo ball of yours anyday :)
    xoox

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    Sarah (OC2Seattle) — January 4, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    Love, love, love crepes. One of my favorite places to head for a sweet and savory breakfast is Anita’s Crepes in Seattle.

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    Lindsay — January 4, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    I love crepes! What a fabulous idea to stuff them with ice cream :)

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    Claire — January 4, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    looks great!

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    Nicole — January 4, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    I literally laughed out loud at this one! http://nicolesfavoriterecipes.blogspot.com lol I JUST made them for the first time the other night myself!

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    Nicole — January 4, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    DROOOOL! Those look absolutely fantastic! I’d be intimidated making them too! They always look so delicate and perfect. Delicious!

    P.S. I am the SAME way — sweats and a hot mess. Our poor hubbies ;)

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    Big Boys Oven — January 4, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    I am drooling looking at this dessert, got so much of vibrant colours, delicious!

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    Erin @ Big Girl Eats — January 4, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    I just had crepes for the first time this fall and OMG. I need to make these, stat. I had them with strawberries and nutella. It was like nectar of the gods.

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    Cheryl — January 4, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    Oh how I love crepes! I haven’t had them since I was in France 12 years ago! Time to change that!

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    Shelley — January 4, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    thsi sounds delicious- i love how the recipes you post are unique!

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    Kristine — January 4, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

    oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! I have learned of so many different ice cream recipes today, haha!!

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    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — January 4, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    This makes me want to go out in my pjs to buy everything I need to make these! They look so good!

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    Yum Yucky — January 4, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    “Please make these today. They will make you a better person.”

    oh, stop it! If YOU make them for ME, it will make you even betterer.

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    Jess (Fit Chick in the City) — January 5, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    I haven’t had ice cream crepes either! These look so good!

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    stephchows — January 5, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    crepes are one of my go to dinners when I don’t have anything in the house LOL :) and I love what you wore to your aunts! rock on!

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    Jenny — January 5, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Incredible! I fell in love with Nutella crepes in France…you can buy them on the streets. All day. At 9pm at night even!

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