Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowy Day Treat

After a month of spending at least a couple of days a week snowbound at home, one is definitely looking to mix things up a little...I am lucky that my kids are young, so things like paper bag puppets and paper plate masks are still super cool and interesting projects for an icy afternoon.

I saw this idea for a festive winter treat on babble and I loved it. Snowman shooters will be making an appearance in our house this week (my guess is just in time for the predicted Wednesday snowstorm/snow day)! Directions for bringing these little guys into your own freezers are:

Snowman Shooters

•1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
•2 squares unsweetened chocolate
•1 pint of vanilla ice cream
•1 small & 1 medium ice cream scoops
•8-12 mini chocolate chips (or peppercorns)
•4-6 small pieces of carrots, cut into tiny spears

In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate squares and microwave them for 35-40 seconds, just enough to soften. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate, then return to the microwave for 50-60 seconds. Remove and stir until the chocolate is fully melted and a thick hot fudge sauce forms.

Spoon hot fudge sauce into the bottom of 4-5 small shooter glasses. Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, scoop some of the vanilla ice cream into a rounded ball and plop it carefully on top of the hot fudge sauce. Use the small sized scoop to do the same, placing the second scoop on top of the first one to create the snowman’s head.

Gently press the carrot nose & chocolate chip eyes into the snowman’s head. Return to the freezer and allow to freeze until ready to serve (to ensure your shot glasses don’t freeze & crack, I recommend making these just about 1 hour ahead of time).

1 comment:

  1. this looks yummy. i'll try making this sometime.

    come over and join my giveaway.



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