lazy sundae

Toasted Donut Cinnamon Streusel Sundae:

  1. Slice a donut in half and toast in a toaster or toaster oven.
  2. Top donut halves with 1-2 scoops of your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
  3. Stir a tsp of cinnamon into caramel sauce and drizzle over ice cream.
  4. Top with whipped cream and crushed cinnamon sugar cereal.

Yes, it’s as good as it sounds! Now wipe the drool off your keyboard.

WOCBEATS is a space dedicated to women of color and their music. to navigate a space dominated by men is to recognize that we inhabit a profoundly gendered space, that there is much to make sense of being a woman of color making music, making anything.

women of color in all genres of music are challenged to be and not be and everything in between. much of what defines women of color creating music intersects with race, sexuality, gender, and class. much of what defines women of color in music is and has been defined by men. we are to look a certain way, dress a certain way, sing a certain way, act a certain way, live a certain way.

however, what does it mean… to “live” while having every aspect of our being dictated, controlled, surveillanced?

i sought music for relief. i’m deeply entrenched in the structures of corporate america, and my life is riddled with (what feels like) problem after problem. listening to music created by women of color has helped me get through my the long days and nights at work, the never-ending commutes home, and all the personal baggage that i carry with me.

i connected with these artists and their work, as i’m able to, if for a moment, forget about work and remember that i matter, that i should matter. i created this space for our survival. because our existence and our presence in this white-hetero-patriarchal-transmisogynistic world is a statement. women of color are worthy. WOCBEATS aims to celebrate us and i just hope that you get something out of this space.

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Ben & Jerry’s Baked Alaska Sundae:

(makes 1 serving)

INGREDIENTS:

  • Your favorite cookie, frozen in the freezer for 20-30 minutes
  • 1 scoop of your favorite Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Marshmallow Fluff (enough to cover the ice cream)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add a rounded scoop of your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to a frozen cookie, then put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 C).
  3. When ice cream and cookie are frozen, completely cover the ice cream with a layer of marshmallow Fluff.
  4. Keep in the freezer for 30 minutes or until you are ready to bake.
  5. Bake on a cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes, or until the fluff starts to brown. This can also be done with a brulee torch if you have one. Enjoy!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEYONCÉ GISELLE KNOWLES-CARTER

to ring in the Queen’s 34th I put together a bunch of women of color artists that covered B’s various masterpieces throughout the years

I’d like to think that these artists are Beyoncé fans who covered her songs in dedication to the Queen herself. It’s quite magical hearing different takes of her classics - these woc are so talented and amazing in their own rite

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Liz Lemon Cookie Sundae

(makes 4 servings)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pint Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 16 lemon cookies (Orton Brothers Lemon Cookie Buttons or Back to Nature California Lemon Cookies)
  • 4 oz whipping cream
  • 2 tsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of dried lavender

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine the blueberries, sugar & juice from lemon in a bowl. Mix well & let sit.
  2. In a chilled mix bowl, add the whipping cream and whip using a whisk or a mixer.
  3. As the whipped cream begins to form peaks, add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla & lavender. After the ingredients are incorporated, set aside.
  4. In a serving bowl, place two 2 ounce scoops of Ben & Jerry’s Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt, 4 lemon cookies, ¼ cup of the blueberries & a scoop of whipped cream.
  5. Dig in, ‘cause there ain’t no sundae like a Liz Lemon Sundae!