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Leprechaun Ice Cream Sundae March 15, 2011

Filed under: Food — Lizz @ 1:14 am
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If you were reading our little blog yesterday, you probably read *This Post* for Muffin Tin Monday.  Our St Patty’s Day theme was really fun to work with, and I promised to detail how I made the Leprechaun Ice Cream Sundae.  This is really one of the cutest foods I’ve made in a while.  I wish I could say that the idea was born in my head, but the credit definitely goes to Sun Scholars (which is quickly becoming a sight I’m lovin’!).

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So here’s the handsome wee man:

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And here’s what you’ll need to make him:

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  • vanilla ice cream
  • green ice cream cone, or regular ice cream cone and green candy melt
  • white or yellow square piece of gum
  • orange frosting
  • black frosting
  • chocolate chips (or brown sprinkles)
  • maraschino cherry
  • shamrock candy (cake decoration)

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First, if you don’t have a green ice cream cone, you will need to cover a regular one with green candy melt (melted in the microwave according to the directions on the package).  I did this in a baking dish over wax paper.  I moved it over before everything dried, so there wasn’t extra candy melt at the bottom.

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Set those aside, or in the fridge, to set.  In the meantime, create a ball of vanilla ice cream for the head.  (Sorry no pictures…I needed both hands)  This needs to be done quickly, because as the ice cream warms up, it gets very difficult to work with.  Since I couldn’t find my ice cream scoop, I used a large plastic serving spoon, and another smaller spoon to make my spheres.  Once done, put them into the dish you will be using, and put it in the freezer to get cold again.

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While the ice cream firms back up, add the details to the hat.  I put some black frosting into a ziplock bag with the tip cut off (if you have pastry tips that would work too).  Pipe a black line around the hat.

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Stick the gum to the front, right onto the black frosting (it will act like glue).  Add a small line of black frosting onto the gum to make it look like a buckle.

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Pop the hat onto the ice cream ball.

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Use orange frosting, again in a ziplock bag with the tip cut off, to add a squiggly beard and eyebrows.

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Now add the rest of the facial details.  Cut a cherry in half, and dry it completely with a paper towel.  Use a little frosting to add it to the face.  I used chocolate chips for the eyes, and black frosting to make a little half-smile.  If you choose, you can add a candy shamrock to finish it off.

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And there you have an adorable little leprechaun ice cream sundae that your kids are sure to love!  Mine sure did!

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Enjoy!

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Lizz

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