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Sunday, April 3, 2011

{purple cows}

Purple cows are a tradition in my family. When I was growing up, they were our favorite part of General Conference weekend. I've kept the tradition in my own family, and we then enjoy them all summer long. And even sometimes in the winter. (Especially since it's winter like 8 months out of the year here, lol.)

You'll find different variations of them, using grape juice and/or making a milkshake out of the ingredients. The best way (in my humble opinion) is using two simple ingredients, and making a float.

I like to start with the ice cream first...

Then add the grape soda...


Enjoy them anytime...they are delicious, and a fun twist on a root beer float.

The color is so fun--they also make great Easter treats!


It's already April! Can anyone else believe how fast this month flew by? I'm totally excited, because the start of a new month means that Lei will be here for another post in the photography series (April 6th). This month she will be talking about composition, and I for one, can't wait to see what she's going to share.

Lei will also be featuring readers' photos to show off from our lighting discussion, and it's not too late to send them to her if you want tips or a chance to get featured. I would totally take her up on this...she is fabulous! E-mail her at!




Blogger just call me jo said...

I've never had a purple cow. Looks yummy. Enjoy Conference.

April 3, 2011 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Evelyn Campbell Curtis said...

I am a new follower of your blog, and I love it. My mom made purple cows for us when I was growing up too! My hubby doesn't share his affinity for them, so we haven't passed on the tradition in my family. :) We would have the for family home evening treats every now and then. Thanks for bringing back fun memories.

April 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Tiffani said...

I make these with my first graders at the beginning of the school year after we have reviewed colors by reading a book called the Crazy Color Creatures. There is a creature called Yurple Purple and he drinks slurple, so we make Purple Slurples {purple cows}. YUM!

April 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My family always made coke floats. I've never tried it with the grape soda before.

April 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I haven't thought of those is years... I may have to make them soon! YUM !!

April 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

OH yum! I love all manner of floats! I really like them with orange soda. it's just like creamsicle.

April 3, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Plants seeds of knowledge...for our future! said...

I make these with my kindergartners at the beginning of the year when we learn the color purple. We also learn this cute little poem to go with it.

I've never seen a purple cow.
I hope to never see one.
But I can tell you anyhow.
I'd rather see than be one!

My kinders just love that!

April 3, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I've never had a purple cow--sounds yummy.

Great to have Conference traditions--my hubby always makes fried chicken to eat in-between the sessions. Always a treat.

April 4, 2011 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger The Allen Family said...

What a fun, cute and yummy tradition!

April 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Tracy F said...

I haven't had a Purple Cow since I was a kid. We used to have them for FHE. I wonder if I would still like them? I think I'll try it again! Thanks for the memory!

April 5, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Ammy said...

I love Purple Cows....BUT I love Orange Cows even more...with orange soda instead of grape!

April 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

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