Snowman ice cream is a great winter fun – imagine your child’s friends around for the afternoon play, or a New Year’s Eve or birthday party, and you serve the beautiful shots of ice cream decorated as a snowman. You can feel free to decorate your snowmen as ever you want (maybe to personalize each of them). This is an easy-making dessert which is more than anything a great fun, so there are no rules.
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
1 small and 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 and 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 and crack, the best is making these just about 1 hour ahead of time).