Here is something interesting, creative, and something many have not seen before. Very unusual idea to decorate your desserts. Some may ask you why do you keep your flowers in the fridge, but anyway, you found the perfect way to hide it from your children when you don't want them to eat too many sweets. Haha
First, you should wash the flower pots with soap and water, knowing you would soon be eating from them as bowls. Then you should crush the chocolate cookies into small pieces to represent dirt. Pack the "dirt" into the bottom of the flower pots to cover the drain hole, but let me warn you, no matter how thick you pack it, ice-cream is bound to seep out. To avoid (any more) sticky ice-cream puddles, you can get creative and fashion the plugs using paper towels and tape. Use the bottom of a pot as a stencil and cut the paper towels into small circles and taped them over the drain holes. If you can find a thicker material such as the bottom of a styrofoam cup, it would be excellent.
Then spread the ice-cream over the cookie layer, mixing in your seeds and chocolate chips.
To top it off, cover the ice cream with more cookie crumbs (guiltily eating some in the process).
The last step is to take a straw and insert it into the center of the pot. Then stuck flowers and leaves through the straws (so the flowers wouldn't touch our ice-cream directly) and get your dessert spoons ready. You really should give your flower pot sundaes 15 minutes in the freezer to chill, but we understand if you are too hungry to wait. What a weird feeling eating a potted plant, but wow, it is so delicious!
I can tell you firsthand that these are super easy to make, so why not put together a bunch to give out as appetizers or make an activity out of it and have each of your guests make his or her own? For an extra hint of fun and style, write your guests' names on popsicle sticks and place one in each pot. Remember to post pictures on the Smarty Facebook page!
What you'll need:
- 3 small clay flower pots
- 3 paper straws
- one tub of any flavored ice cream (chocolate would be the most realistic, but any flavor is fine if you don't want a chocolate overload)
- ½ bag chocolate chips and/or sprinkles (your seeds)
- 1/2 box chocolate cookies, 2 thick slices of cake, or 3 brownies (your dirt)
- 3 fresh flowers and 6 stemmed leaves
- 6 paper towels
How to make it:
- Wash out your flower pot and cover the drain hole at the bottom with the cookie half.
- Crush up the cake or brownies and fill the pot with the pieces, leaving ¼ cup to the side.
- Soften the ice-cream and mix in chocolate chips and/or sprinkles. Then pack the ice-cream into the pot until approximately ½ inch from the top.
- Slide the paper straw through the middle of the potted ice-cream and cut the top so that only ½ inch sticks out.
- Let your dessert chill in the freezer for about fifteen minutes.
- Cover the top with a layer of the remaining cake or brownie pieces and insert a flower into the straw along with a couple of leaves.
Take your spoon, and dig in!