As St. Patrick’s day creeps upon us like a mischievous leprechaun in the night (it’s late, don’t judge me for that random description, please & thank you 😉 ). To help you prep and be that awesome host(ess) when friends come over to
battle over play Settlers of Catan, I dreamed up this droolworthy ice cream float to make your night the best e-v-e-r! Click any of the photos here to see a video of how I made this dessert!
Hint: It’s filled with all sorts of goodness…
Whipped “frosting” (serves 2 people with a serious sweet tooth, 6 people with a moderate sweet tooth)
- Marshmallow fluff | 1/2 cup
- Powdered sugar | 1/4 cup
- Vanilla extract | 1/2 tsp
- Cream cheese | 1 tsp
Body of the ice cream float, reinvented
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream | as much as you want!
- Lemon or lime soda | 1/2 cup
- Lucky Charms green marshmallows | a scattering
- Green sprinkles | just a dash
- Bowls | 2-3
- Spoon | 1
- Mixing bowl | 1
- Mixer (standing or hand) | 1
- Spatula | 1
- Microwave | 1
And with that settled (in Catan), let’s see what resources we have to work with!
Step 1: Add the vanilla extract, powdered sugar, marshmallow fluff and cream cheese to a mixing bowl and whip it all together until it comes together like so.
Note: This is the “longest” part of the project, so this will take about… 3 minutes.
Step 2: Place the ingredients in the following order. What’s the purpose of the image above? It makes me happy to see a brand new container of ice cream get initiated into my stomach. I wanted to share that with you :).
- Add 1/4 cup of soda (eyeball it) to your glass. I used a glass cup because it showcases the goodness seeping through on every level! It filled up 1/3 of the way.
- Scoop 3 scoops of ice cream and add it to the glass. The reason for this is that the amount of foam decreases if you add the ice cream to the soda, not the other way around. But then again…
- Now we’re going to add the other 1/4 cup of soda! It does fizz up more, but I like the look of it on top. It helps to make the dessert look like it’s on cloud nine!
- Put the whipped frosting you made earlier into a plastic bag and snip off a corner to pipe the topping through. I went ahead and filled the glass up to the brim with this goodness, which is awesome but super sweet. If your guests don’t love sugar as much as me, then you can add just a little bit and save more for yourself!
- Sprinkle the marshmallows (that you picked out from the Lucky Charms cereal) and the sprinkles over the top, and enjoy!
Time elapsed: 7 minutes.
Enjoy this decadent dessert! If you want to see a video of how I made this, you can click the beauty of a dessert below and it’ll take you straight there!
Enjoy, and may the best settler win! xoxo