If you’re anything like me (someone who loves food), your kitchen cabinets look like a tornado of ramekins and bundt pans and other specialty items. In one of my kitchen drawers, for example, a batter dispenser cozies up to a set of rice-ball molds. In a corner cabinet, a cupcake cone baking rack sits precariously atop a donut baking pan. There’s no room for anything new, but you know what? I DON’T CARE. There is no such thing as too many cooking implements.
Which is why I’m jazzed for this Pampered Chef sweepstakes , and why you should be, too:
SWEEPSTAKES Make summer (and your ice cream) last forever! We want you to have the sweetest, most delicious treats all…
“Make summer (and your ice cream) last forever!” reads the sweepstakes post on the Pampered Chef Facebook page. “We want you to have the sweetest, most delicious treats all summer long.”
In honor of National Emoji Day, the kitchen gadget purveyor is asking foodies to comment on their Facebook post with their favorite summer activities. The catch? Those who want a chance at winning the sweepstakes can only use emojis to describe their warm-weather hobbies. In commenting, however, you’ll be entered to win one of three Sweet Summer Sweepstakes Sets, and, honestly, I don’t even care what they include because I already know I want it all.
But if you’re curious, here’s a glimpse at some of the items you’ll have the chance to win.
Freezer Storage Containers
These newly stocked storage containers (normally $25) are shallower than your average freezer containers and, according to the Pampered Chef website , this means your homemade ice cream will freeze more quickly and end up more smoothly textured. The set includes two stackable 1-pint containers with lids. The containers are also oven- and dishwasher-safe. Unfortunately, the cookies-and-cream ice cream in the photo below is not included.
1-Quart Cool and Serve Bowl
Another new addition to the Pampered Chef catalog, this $29 bowl has a cooling insert that keeps food cool for 4-6 hours, making it ideal for backyard barbecues and beach-bound picnics. It includes a spill-resistant lid that nestles perfectly beneath the bowl for when you’re serving up that guacamole everyone raves about.
Ice Cream Spade
Seeing this sleek $8 ice cream spade , I now feel silly for ever having believed that my traditional ice cream scooper was good enough. It has a soft-grip handle and can also be used in non-ice cream-related kitchen adventures, such as folding batter or scrambling eggs.
Ice Cream Maker
Here’s the big-ticket item you’ve all been waiting for. This $89 ice cream maker can be had for just a few winning emojis — how sweet is that? Use it to make custom-flavored ice cream , custard, fro-yo and more in just 45 minutes or less. The bowl comes with a silicone lid so you can easily store your ice cream for later. It makes up to 1 quart of ice cream
Emoji Cookie Cutter Set
These emoji cookie cutters (usually $12 for the full seven-piece set) sport a variety of popular emojis, allowing you to use your cookies in order to convey your emotions. Want to express your love? Say it with sugar cookies that feature heart eyes. Want to eat your emotions? Bake up a batch of sad-face emojis and scarf them all down yourself. These cookie cutters make 3-inch cookies and they snap together for easy storage.
Love all these kitchen goodies? Get yourself over to that Facebook post and share your favorite emojified summer activity by July 19 at noon Central time.
As for my entry … is there an emoji for reading books indoors in a heavily air-conditioned living room?
You can find the rest of the contest rules here .
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