Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Leprechaun Ice Cream!
This is the last of our St. Patrick's Day goodies that we created and the kids are going to really love this one! My boys adore ice cream and we like to make fun things out of it. We were grocery shopping a few weeks ago and noticed that our Kroger had colored ice cream cones...so we thought it would be fun to make a Leprechaun with the green cones. Kroger brand makes the colored cones....I am sure there are others out there made by different companies.
We made the cones first. We used...
Yellow Mini Marshmallows
Chocolate Cookie Frosting
White Heart Candies
We made a band around the cone with our chocolate frosting and cut a yellow mini marshmallow in a square with our kitchen scissors. Cut through the side and cut out the middle. It will stick back into place. Put the marshmallow (buckle) on the front of the chocolate band and let dry. We used left over heart candies to make a shamrock and attached with frosting.
For the face we used....
1 Green Mini Marshmallow
and Orange Mini Marshmallows
You can find the multi colored mini marshmallows in most grocery stores. We lined a pan with aluminum foil and lined up everything to have it ready to go....
Scoop out your desired amount of ice cream onto the pan into decent sized balls. Place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes of so to make sure it doesn't melt. Pop on the hat and add the eyes, nose and mouth. We cut the mini green marshmallow in half for the nose and cut the Twizzler strings for the mouth. Press on the orange mini marshmallows around the face to make his beard. Pop it back in the freezer until ready to use...
Here is my little 5 year old with his yummy Leprechaun Ice Cream!
I spotted another version of Leprechaun Ice Cream from Sun Scholars after we made ours. Her cones are dipped in candy melts and I love the way she made hers as well. The cherry nose is really cute!