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The Minions movie is out on DVD! Wondering how a toddler fares with it? Want a spectacular dessert to treat yourself while watching? Minion Ice Cream would make the perfect treat!
My son is two-years-old and has yet to sit through an entire movie. Best case scenario, he will watch for 20 minutes and then quietly play with his toys. Worst case scenario: he will scream or cause havoc throughout the entire film.
Suddenly, inspiration hit me. Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. released on December 8th. I picked up a copy and hoped, wished and prayed that we may be able to have our first family movie night. All four of us, cuddling on the couch watching minion mayhem. With fingers crossed, we inserted the disc into our Blu-Ray player and settled in. Click HERE to see where you can purchase Minions.
I knew we had him as soon as the studio logos rolled. As Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment appeared on the screen with the minions singing the theme, “Bam Bam Bam. Bam Bam Bam”, my son started singing along. I kid you not.
He made it through the entire Minions movie with a few play breaks scattered in between. He pushed along on his push car, played with a few LEGO bricks and laughed uproariously at all the minions.
And Boss. Every time the dinosaur appeared, he yelled “BOSS!” at the screen.
It also helped that we made minion ice cream.
How to Make Minion Ice Cream
I loved Superman ice cream as a kid. This is Superman ice cream with a minion twist. It’s incredibly easy to make. You just need a little lead time.
Buy your favorite gallon of vanilla ice cream and leave it on the counter for twenty minutes to let it soften. Once slightly soft, divide the ice cream between two bowls.
In one bowl, add 10 drops of blue food coloring and 1/4 cup of caramel sauce. Stir to combine.
In the other bowl, add 10 drops of yellow food coloring and 1/4 cup of pineapple topping. Stir to combine.
Now, you layer. In either the original ice cream container or in another freezer safe container, drop in a large scoop of blue ice cream. Spoon a scoop of the yellow ice cream on top. Repeat until all ice cream is used.
Once it’s layered, take a large spoon and do four large stirs starting at the bottom of container and bringing the spoon to the top. This will give it that nice marbled effect. Careful not to stir too much, else the minion ice cream will just be green ice cream.
Allow this to set in the freezer for 4-6 hours.
Then, scoop into small dishes. You can also add whipped cream and pineapple sauce for a sundae.
My son now asks for minion ice cream at each meal. Unfortunately, it’s usually, “No, I don’t eat dinner. I want minion ice cream.”
This ice cream is the perfect accompaniment for a Minions movie night. Delicious and sweet with that bit of minion flare.
Ready to host your own Minions family movie night? Find inspiration with these amazing Minions inspired recipes. I would love to hear your favorite recipe!
- 2 quarts vanilla ice cream
- 10 drops blue food coloring
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- 10 drops yellow food coloring
- 1/4 cup pineapple sauce
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Let vanilla ice cream sit on counter for 20 minutes to soften.
- Divide evenly between two bowls.
- Add blue food coloring and caramel sauce to one bowl. Stir to combine.
- Add yellow food coloring and pineapple topping to second bowl. Stir to combine.
- Spoon one scoop of blue ice cream in container. Follow with one scoop yellow ice cream. Repeat until all ice cream is used.
- Stir 4 times starting at the bottom and bringing to spoon to the top.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours.
- Scoop into dish. Make a sundae with a topping of whipped cream and a dollop of pineapple topping.
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