This tiny treat is just plain cute and got me thinking about the slice of leftover chocolate cake in the freezer. Honestly, you cannot screw this up. For example, chunks of frozen frosting on my cake became corks for plugging the flower pot drain holes. I smashed up the rest of the cake for the “dirt.” Being as we are DINKs (Double Income, No Kids) I added a grownup splash of Kahlua to soften the ice cream. Larry thought the overall concept was weird, yet he still enjoyed his flower pot.
Flower Pot Ice Cream Sundae
Instructions are per sundae, make as many as you wish.
Equipment per sundae: 1 small 3-inch clean clay flower pot, 1 plastic straw
Ingredients per sundae: your favorite ice cream (about 1 cup), plus for the “dirt” either a slice of chocolate cake, a couple of brownies or about 4 chocolate sandwich cookies with the middle frosting removed (or eaten)
Options: 1 Tbsp. Kahlua, 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips, 1 Tbsp. chopped nuts
Wash out the flower pot. Using a hunk of frozen frosting or one sandwich cookie half, seal the drain hole at the pot bottom.
Crush up cake, brownies or chocolate cookies, reserve about 1/4 cup for the top “dirt.” Press the remaining in the bottom of the pot. Place in the freezer to set.
In a medium bowl, soften the ice cream. Add any optional ingredients (Kahlua, chocolate chips, nuts) and blend with a spoon until smooth. Spread the ice cream layer into the pot. Insert the plastic straw in the middle of the ice cream, cut off top to leave about 1-inch. Place back in freezer to set (about 15 minutes).
Once ice cream is firm, spread the top layer of “dirt” in the pot. Refreeze. When ready to serve, add a fresh flower and a few leaves. Enjoy!