Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring has Sprung and it is SWEET

WARNING: Contents on this post are extremely cute! Please do not continue if you are offended by flowers, chocolate, cuteness, sweetness, pretty stuff, or just plain fun.

Sunday, I spent the day under the tutelage of my dear friend Lora who is a phenomenal cook and is always trying something new, which is only a small reason why I love her. Our plan all started when we were walking one day and she told me about this cute dessert she found and had been dying to try, well she had me at dessert! So we decided to host a Spring has Sprung party for our small group.

Start with clay pots, washed and dried. Some of you may already know where this is going...

Slice pound cake and round out the edges so it fits in the bottom. The main purpose (I discovered) is to prevent any leakage. So fill the bottom space well with pound cake.

The next step is to put a straw in the pound cake, cut just below the brim of the clay pot.

Fill around the straw with your favorite ice cream! The ice cream needs to be soft to fill the easiest. We used Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream, and Coffee.
I was in charge of the Mint, and you can see I made a much bigger mess than Lora. *Sigh* One day I'll be as great as Lora. But, it is okay if you make a mess, make sure that your straw is clear from ice cream (use a tooth pick or a fork to clean it out.) and you can clean off the rim of the pot before you freeze.
Freeze your pots of ice cream
Now it's time to make some dirt! One reason I love playing in Lora's kitchen because she has all the right toys! We made a lot of fun stuff using her fancy tools (you'll see in later posts). If you have one of these big grinders...food processors it will make this step real easy. Crush or grind a box of oreos.
Cover your ice cream with oreo crumbs, try not to get it down the straw.

Finally, right before you serve stick your favorite flower down the straw!
Having a pretty table with flowers on it turns any dinner into a party!
There they all are!
Pretty and delicious! Our small group of fun ladies (who showed up in bright spring colors and even rocked a couple of big hats) didn't even notice right away that they were our dessert for the night.

Way too much fun! Love it!


  1. You are adorable! I had so much fun cooking with you!!! xo

  2. What a treasure, thanks for the lovely idea :)