Pumpkin Ice Cream

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Pumpkin Ice Cream

Prettier than pumpkin pie and tastes better too! This darling dessert will bring the entire family together for fun in the kitchen from Halloween through Thanksgiving!

Prep Time: 20 minutes prep and overnight to set in freezer
Makes: 6 three-inch-round scoops

 

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups French vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin pie mix
  • 5 whole graham crackers broken up into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tbs. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips (optional)
  • Butterscotch sundae topping
  • Mint leaves for pumpkin stems
  • Chocolate bar or candy bits (if creating jack o’ lantern faces)

Supplies

  • Baking cups
  • Cutting board
  • Food processor or blender
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spatula
  • Mixing spoon
  • Serving dish/dishes

Directions

  1. Start by measuring out all ingredients, except the ice cream, and setting out in small bowls to make it easier for Sproutlets to participate!
  2. Soften ice cream and measure into food processor. Add pumpkin pie mix and blend. Only a responsible adult should use and operate the food processor.
  3. Transfer to mixing bowl and ask your Sproutlet to use a mixing spoon to stir in graham cracker bits (set aside enough bits to use for pumpkin stems!), marshmallows, and white chocolate chips. Cover, and refreeze overnight! After 3 hours, while ice cream is still a little soft, use a mixing spoon to mix ice cream from the bottom as the white chocolate will sink and should be redistributed through the ice cream.
  4. After ice cream is solid, prepare garnish. Cut sprigs of mint leaves for your pumpkins’ stems and break apart chocolate bar into pieces for your jack o’ lantern faces. Set out baking cups on serving dishes and scoop big round balls of your ice cream into the cups. These will be your pumpkins! If you want a lot of little pumpkins, try mini baking cups and smaller scoops of ice cream. Refreeze. Top each pumpkin with 1 teaspoon of butterscotch topping sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. Make stems by adding a piece of broken graham cracker and mint leaves. Add jack o’ lantern faces with chocolate or candy bits if desired.
  5. A pumpkin patch makes a sweet fall treat when you place several of these on a serving dish together!

 

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