Flower Pot Ice Cream Sundae

Preparation

1
Wash out flower pot. Using a hunk of frozen frosting or one sandwich cookie half, seal the drain hole at the pot bottom.
2
Crush up cake, brownies or chocolate cookies, reserve about 1/4 cup for the top “dirt.” Press the remaining in the bottom of the pot. Place in the freezer to set.
3
In a medium bowl, soften the ice cream. Add any optional ingredients (Kahlua, chocolate chips, nuts) and blend with a spoon until smooth. Spread the ice cream layer into the pot. Insert the plastic straw in the middle of the ice cream, cut off top to leave about 1-inch. Place back in freezer to set (about 15 minutes).
4
Once ice cream is firm, spread the top layer of “dirt” in the pot. Refreeze. When ready to serve, add a fresh flower and a few leaves.

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Comments

Helen Pitlick's picture

This is absolutely adorable- I can see some adding some gummy worms for kids or serving this as a clever dessert at a garden party.

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This tiny treat is just plain cute. A great step-by-step demo of this project on The Pioneer Woman Cooks! blog got me thinking about the solo slice of leftover chocolate cake in the freezer. Hey, maybe readers might like a foolproof something to make for Dad’s upcoming day, and I could reinvest that cake slice into tonight’s dessert.

Honestly, you cannot screw this up, and I took fewer steps to reach the same goal as Pioneer Woman. For example, chunks of frozen frosting on my cake became corks for plugging the flower pot drain holes. I smashed up the rest of the cake for the “dirt.” Being as we are DINKs (Double Income, No Kids) I added a grownup splash of Kahlua to soften the ice cream. Larry thought the overall concept was weird, yet he still enjoyed his flower pot.

Yield:

1 Sundae

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 3:24pm

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