We found this recipe on a blog called Worth the Whisk and wanted to share it with you because it’s just so darn neat. That’s right, we said “darn neat.” That’s how much we like this idea. It’s called the flower pot ice cream sundae and even though it’s probably a better recipe for a spring party, you can impress your friends with it all year round. It’s also simple to make!
FLOWER POT ICE CREAM SUNDAE
1 small 3-inch clay flower pot
1 plastic straw
1 cup favorite ice cream
1 slice of chocolate cake, or 2 brownies or about 4 chocolate sandwich cookies with the middle frosting removed (or eaten)
1. Wash out flower pot (it’s probably better to start with an unused pot, which you should still wash). Using a hunk of frozen frosting or one sandwich cookie half, seal the drain hole at the pot bottom. Sealing the hole is important, or else ice cream will melt and drip out while you’re eating it. For some people, that might not be a bad thing!
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 you’d like (chocolate chips, nuts, candy pieces) and blend with a spoon until smooth. Spread the ice cream layer into the pot, filling about half an inch from the top of 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 the ice cream is firm, spread the top layer of “dirt” in the pot, piling it up to the edges, with a nice little mound in the middle. Refreeze. When ready to serve, insert a fresh flower into the straw and add a few leaves.
And there you have it! You can probably do some other fun things with this, like burying a gummy worm in the mix as a nice little surprise for each guest or have his head peeking out the top of the dirt. Maybe some toffee pieces as “rocks.” You could even make this sundae with a larger flower pot for a party. If anyone tries this, let us know how it turned out!