Pentecost Sundaes


I made the children (and the grown ups) Pentecost Sundaes using a bed of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of strawberry syrup, and of course a Red Hot Cinnamon “Lava Ball” as the cherry. The kids loved the fire-y kick it left on their tongues as they bit into the Lava Ball. Bluebell actually went running for more water to cool her mouth down!

To continue the celebration we sang Happy Birthday to the Church, we made an Angel Food cake covered in cool whip and tongues of fire .. hidden among the “tongues” you’ll notice there are sprinkled Lava Ball pieces all over the cake.

Before the dessert part of the meal, the girls set the table with festive red and white colors. We made ginger ale drinks with a splash of Maraschino cherries.. and for the grown ups, we enjoyed a glass of champagne with the cherry. I made sure to provide red pepper flakes to the dinner.. just for that extra kick!

For fun, we all shouted out the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. The seven gifts are found in Isaiah 11:2-3. They are fear, piety, fortitude, knowledge, understanding, counsel, and wisdom. The primary function of these seven gifts is to purify us and make us docile to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

How did you celebrate?

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4 thoughts on “Pentecost Sundaes

  1. Aw! This is so cool. I never do anything like this! Maybe it’s because I grew up protestant and I’m still getting used to celebrating the liturgical year in other ways besides attending Mass. GREAT ideas!!

    • Thanks Elisa, I also grew up Protestant. I found that making it real for the kids helped me to remember the important dates as well. We look forward to some of the same “Liturgical food treats” year after year.

  2. So many of my Protestant Chaplain friends are so intrigued and a bit jealous of the liturgical year. The feast of the Ascension, and the feast of Pentecost, were not even mentioned at their services here in Kandahar. When I told them what was up, and what was so special about these days, they were bummed to have missed out! Today is the Army’s birthday, and you know we’ll make a big deal out of that….hmm.
    Love the ideas Em! I think I would have voted for bigger Sundaes! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you guys! Hugs for all…

    • Hi Father Kevin, Yes, I know the sundaes were “small” BUT, you didn’t see the slice of cake they all got! Cookie didn’t even finish her dessert! Opie finished mine!

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