This post is sponsored by the "Cool Foods for Families" promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.
My kids live for dessert. It's become their favorite event of the day when we sit together and enjoy a treat while chatting and talking about our day. It's also a great incentive for ensuring they actually eat their dinner. After the first semester grades came out, I decided to up the ante a bit on our regular dessert ideas to celebrate their efforts at school. It was perfect timing too, since the Cool Foods for Families promotion is happening now at Publix.
From now until 10/22, you can save on your favorite cool treats at Publix. Simply visit Publix.com or head into your local store and pick up the Extra Savings flyer at the kiosk by the front entrance (pro tip: if you don't see the flyer, ask customer service for one) to see the full list of products included in the sale. You can also keep an eye out for the at-shelf signs located throughout the store that will alert you to special savings during the promo.
I found quite a few treasures during my recent trip to Publix that I knew my kiddos would love, starting with Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream. While they've got an array of flavors, I knew my crew would like the Best of Both Worlds Vanilla. This isn't your average vanilla ice cream; it's artisan and hand-crafted and features Tahitian & Madagascar vanilla beans for out-of-this-world flavor. During the Cool Foods for Families promotion, you can grab 2 Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream pints of your choice for $8.
I also grabbed a box of Tillamook Ice Cream Sandwiches. This has always been one of my favorite brands of ice cream since it's so creamy and delicious, but I especially love their ice cream sandwiches. These are perfect for on-the-go snacking when we want to play outside and not deal with the muss and fuss of bowls and spoons. Right now, you can get two 4-packs of Tillamook Ice Cream Sandwiches for $9 during the Cool Foods for Families promotion at Publix.
So, fun fact about me: I used to be very lactose intolerant in college. I took Lactaid caplets almost daily so I could still enjoy my favorite foods. As I got older, I started tolerating dairy a little better, but I still prefer dairy-free alternatives when I can get them. That's why I love Lactaid Ice Cream. This 100% lactose-free ice cream will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth without bloating or sensitivity. You can grab this treat for 2 for $8 during this promotion.
Another amazing non-dairy treat that you can get during the Cool Foods for Families promotion at Publix is Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. I absolutely love this dessert! It's free from dairy and lactose but it still has all of the creaminess that you crave. Plus, they've got flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Coffee Fudge Swirl, and the classics like Vanilla and Chocolate. You can get any 2 pints of your choice for just $6 until 10/22 at Publix.
Now, for the extra fun! I grabbed several fun toppings like candy, chocolate and caramel sauces, whipped topping and cherries at Publix and let my kids go wild.
I laid it all out for them and their eyes were huge! I think this was a great reward for starting the school year off strong.
My daughter went straight for the Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream and then loaded her bowl with toppings.
She was quite proud of her finished product and went right to work enjoying it!
My son chose the Lactaid ice cream and although he isn't lactose-intolerant, he loved it. They were thrilled with these cool treats and I definitely scored major points with them.
If you want to create a fabulous ice cream spread for your family, head to Publix now until 10/22 to take advantage of the Cool Food for Families promotion. There are some great deals on foods your whole family will love.