Valentine Sweets: Honey Bear & Cupcakes Galore.

Leave it to Ronne to come up with something enticing, delicious, and creative in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s a grown up milkshake called: The Honey Bear. If this doesn’t tickle your sweet tooth, no tears. She’s got a gorgeous gallery of cupcake recipes that follow.

This drink that is so simple and so perfect, you just have to share with your sweetheart. The secret ingredient is Tennessee Honey. But before you run to the store to look for cute plastic bears near the peanut butter and jelly, let me explain: It’s Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey.

I’ve been thinking and scheming about the perfect recipe for this new, lightly sweet, hint-of-caramel variety. Of course, I packed up my bottle and brought it to Susie’s house. As we talked about life – and cooked up some heart-shaped margarita pizzas to share with our hubbies – we whipped up what just might be the happiest milkshake ever (especially when served with a crispy little Biscoff).

The Honey Bear couldn’t be easier. Try it yourself.

Honey Bear (makes 2 perfectly happy servings)

2 generous scoops vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt * 1/2 cup low-fat milk * 1-1/2 oz. Tennessee Honey * Freshly grated nutmeg

Blend ice cream, milk, and Tennessee Honey in a blender until smooth. Sprinkle with freshly ground nutmeg and serve in lovely glasses.

Or if you’d rather bake up something wonderful … my favorite cupcakes recipes from the archive!

Dreamsicle & Citrus Buttercream with mini fondant hearts.

Autumn Spice & Chai Buttercream

And believe it or not, I’ve got more …

Gooey Butter Cupcakes (!!!) * Lazy Day Cupcakes with AbuelitaBrown Sugar Pound Cupcakes

And I’ve even got a little something if you like cake and ice cream …

Cupcake Croutons. Yes, indeed. Delicious.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

written by ronne