Sucré is a dessert boutique in New Orleans specializing in macarons, chocolate and cakes.

It’s been nearly six months since my trip to New Orleans but I have a few more posts to share. Some of you might recall that I did two very sweet giveaways with Sucre a few years back. At the time, I didn’t have any plans to visit New Orleans any time soon, so while I loved the chocolates and macarons, I soon forgot where their store was located. When I was researching for my trip, Sucre kept coming up as a good spot to buy King cake, and I thought the name sounded awfully familiar. And then it came to me.

It was pretty exciting to see the storefront after tasting their sweets years ago. Inside, it’s like a confectionery heaven. Colorful macarons, mini cakes, ice cream, chocolate, etc.

Vanilla Almond Cake

This creamy lemon ice cream uses just 3 ingredients. It’s super easy to prepare and you’ll have no-churn ice cream the next day.

Summer is here. It seemed to happen overnight. Before I left for my trip, it was still cold and gloomy in San Diego. Then I came back a week later and it was summer. I guess a lot can happen in a week. For instance, my tomato plants grew about 2 feet tall and are all sprouting tomatoes. And one of my shishito pepper plants has a full sized shishito pepper hanging off of it even though it didn’t have any when we left. Yay!

Recently, I had some girlfriends over after yoga class and we quenched our thirst with this super tasty and colorful assortment of non-alcoholic mimosas. For the base of my cocktails, I used Sparkling ICE® Waters and then mixed them with fruit purees.

Sparkling ICE Waters are zero calories and come in an assortment of naturally flavored fruit options.