Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scream for Ice Cream! Treats for children and adults too....

Here are some delicious treats for your kids and you!

For Kids

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Use prebaked frozen cupcakes.
Thaw well before serving time. before the cupcakes are served top each with a scoop of ice cream.

Graham Crackers and Key Lime Ice Cream

Cut Key Lime Gelato(Ciao Bella) with a warm knife and trim to fit the graham crackers.

Brioche and Chocolate

Scoop out the insides of the brioches and replace with a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

Chocolate mint ice cream sandwiches
Form 4 sandwiches with 8 chocolate wafer cookies and i cup vanilla ice cream. Roll the edges of the sandwiches in 1/4 crushed peppermint candies.

Peanut Butter Cup and Pretzel Terrine

Line a loaf pan with parchment,leaving an overhang.
Press 11/2 pints softened vanilla ice cream into the pan. Top with 20 chopped mini peanut butter cups,another 11/2 pints of vanilla ice cream and 3/4 cups broken pretzels.
Freeze until firm, at least one hour and up to two days.
To serve, remove from pan and slice!

For Adults only

Boozy Strawberry-Orange Milk Shakes
In a blender puree 1 pint vanilla ice cream,11/2 cups strawberries.1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup Cointreau( orange liqueur) until smooth. Divide among 4 glasses.

Banana Rum Sundae
Beat 1/2 cup heavy cream with 1 tablespoon sugar until soft peaks form. Divide 1 pint vanilla ice cream,2 sliced bananas,the whipped cream,1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans and 1/4 cup dark rum among 4 bowls.

Sundaes with Fig Port Sauce

bring 4 cups ruby port, 2 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar to boil.
Stir until sugar dissolves about 3 minutes
Simmer for 25 minutes( reduce heat). Stir in 1/2 cup mission figs( dried or fresh), 6 thin orange slices and 2 star anise. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
Discard orange slices and anise. let cool at room temperature. Serve over ice cream (vanilla or cinnamon) and garnish with walnuts.

Banana Rum Ice Cream

 6 Tablespoons rum,4 ripe bananas peeled and mashed.
 pinch salt
1 egg white
3/4 cup of cream
3/4 cup milk
Set the refrigerator at the coldest setting. Blend the rum with the mashed bananas and add salt. Stiffly whisk the egg white and fold in. Stir in the cream and milk very slowly until well mixed; a blender set at a medium setting is best for this. Pour the mixture into a freezing tray,remove from the refrigerator when half -frozen and stir once. Freeze until firm.

Layered Ice Cream Sundae- yum! Just place everything on a table and let kids make their own or assist them, this is great for entertaining at any time!

 2 to 3 scoops ice cream vanilla or fruit flavored.
fruit- slinced peaches, crushed pineapple,raspberries,sliced fresh strawberries, bananas or passionfruit pulp
2 tablespoons whipped cream
strawberry sauce or other fruit syrup
your choice of toppings of course! Nuts, cocnuts, jimmies.

In a tall soda glass, start with a scoop of ice cream, then a layer of fruit, then a layer of ice cream,then a second layer of fruit and more cream and more fruit. Then add sauce and choice of toppings.



Sources- In Style, Real Simple,Fashionmom

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