Flower Pot Ice Cream
- 1 whole Pound Cake
- 1 gallon of any flavored ice cream (chocolate would be the most realistic, but any flavor is fine if you don't want a chocolate overload)
- 1 package Oreo Cookies (your dirt)
- 1 package Gummy Worms
Special Equipment You'll Need:
- 6 Small Clay Flower Pots, Lead-free
- 6 Paper Straws
- Fake flowers
- 6 paper towels
- 6 spoons
Step 1: Clean the flower pots - Scrub with warm soapy water to remove any dirt, knowing you would soon be eating from them as bowls. Rinse with hot water, and let the pots dry thoroughly (it may take several hours).
Step 2: If you are using an actual terracotta plant pot, I would suggest wrapping some clingfilm/saran wrap around the inside of the pot and cover the bottom. You might also want to put a whole Oreo on top of the hole in the bottom of the flower pot so that the ice cream does not leak out.
Step 3: Slice the pound cake (frozen is fine) into 1 to 1 ½ inch slices. Next, with a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter that fits the bottom of the flower pot, cut the slices into rounds.
Step 4: Into each of your pots, drop a round of pound cake, lightly pressing to make sure they are down. Hold a straw up against the side of a flowerpot and snip it, so it’s about ½ to 1 inch shorter than the top. Then, use that as a guide to cut the rest of the straws. Stick each straw into the center of each pot, anchoring it into the cake.
Step 5: Now, grab whatever flavor ice cream you’d like to use, and either set it out on the counter to soften it or nuke it for 20 seconds or so. It needs to be slightly soft for this step. Just spoon it into the pots, working it around the straw, until it almost reaches the very tip-top of the straw. Clean up the top edges of the pot with a damp paper towel. Now return the pots to the freezer until firm.
Step 6: In a food processor, pulse the Oreo cookies until they resemble nice, rich topsoil. (You can also crush them in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin). When they are nice and firm, take the pots out of the freezer and spoon the dirt (crushed Oreos) over the top. Be generous here!
Step 7: Place some cleaned fake flowers (I ran mine under hot water and let them dry on a towel), and insert them into “dirt”.
Step 8: After you stick in flower, go ahead and spoon more cookie crumbs up against the top of the straw and garnish with gummy worms.
There you have it. A dessert that is fun and easy to make, super adorable, creamy, refreshing, and delicious to eat.
Whether it’s to recognize a special birthday or cool down the crowds at a backyard bash, this fun dessert is perfect for all ages to enjoy.