Fun With Frozen Treats

Lion Ice Cream Sandwich

Lions and penguins and bumblebees… oh my!

As if summertime wasn’t sweet enough, here are some creative ways to make store-bought, frozen treats even more fun. Turn a simple ice cream sandwich into a lickable lion. Transform an ice cream bar into a playful penguin. And make a classic ice cream cone look like a bite-sized bumblebee. All with a few edible accessories and your imagination. I could make an entire zoo if I had the time. (And a MUCH larger freezer.) Ohhhh the possibilities: owls, bears, cats, dogs, pandas, frogs, hippos, giraffes, monkeys…

Penguin Ice Cream Bars

They’d be perfect for animal-themed birthday parties or pool party desserts. Just make them ahead of time and keep them frozen until you’re ready to serve.

Bee Ice Cream Cones

Bee Ice Cream Cones

Ingredients

  • Chocolate-dipped ice cream cones
  • 2 ounces melted chocolate chips
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Black licorice (ropes or wheels)
  • Small Hershey’s Kisses
  • Yellow Laffy Taffy
Bee Ice Cream Cones Bee Ice Cream Cones

Directions

Prepare all of your accessories before removing ice cream cones from the freezer for assembly. Cut antennae from black licorice ropes or wheels. Soften yellow Laffy Taffy (one piece at a time) in the microwave for 5 – 10 seconds. Roll out thin and flat with a rolling pin. Cut into 1/4-inch strips. Tear off and roll tiny pieces of Laffy Taffy for the mouths. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish. Place your frozen ice cream cones in tall glasses to keep them upright while you decorate. Attach the Laffy Taffy stripes first, lightly pressing into the chocolate on the cone. If needed, you can use a little of the melted chocolate chips to secure the stripes in place. Poke holes in the chocolate coating with a knife or toothpick to insert the black licorice antennae. Add a dab of melted chocolate to the backs of the candy eyes and secure in place. Add another dab of melted chocolate to secure the mini Hershey’s Kiss for the stinger. Lightly press the Laffy Taffy mouth on the front. Refreeze your ice cream cone bees until you are ready to serve.

Lion Ice Cream Sandwich

Lion Ice Cream Sandwich

Ingredients

  • Round ice cream sandwiches
  • Yellow candy melt wafers
  • Black food color pen
  • Yellow Mike & Ike candies
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Plain black M&M candy
  • Lemon cookie wafer
Lion Ice Cream Sandwich

Directions

Prepare all of your accessories before removing ice cream sandwiches from the freezer for assembly. Draw the “whisker” dots on the yellow candy melts with a black food color pen. Cut the yellow Mike & Ike candies to make the lion’s ears. Melt 2 ounces of candy melts in a microwave safe dish and attach the candy parts of the lion’s face to the lemon cookie wafer. Remove your ice cream sandwiches from the freezer and attach the cookie faces and candy ears with a little dab of candy melt. Refreeze your ice cream sandwich lions until you are ready to serve.

Penguin Ice Cream Bars

Penguin Ice Cream Bars

Ingredients

  • Chocolate-dipped ice cream bars
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Orange slice candy
  • Oreo cookie wafers
  • White candy melts
Penguin Ice Cream Bars

Directions

Prepare all of your accessories before removing ice cream bars from the freezer for assembly. Gently cut your Oreo wafers with a knife to make the penguin wings. Using scissors, cut triangle beaks from the orange slice candy. Melt 6 ounces of white candy melts in a microwave safe dish. Pour into a small squeeze bottle (or piping bag with small tip.) Remove your ice cream bars from the freezer. Using the candy melt, pipe a large white oval for the penguin’s belly. Add dabs of the candy melt to the backs of the candy eyes and beaks, and secure them onto the ice cream bar to make the penguin’s face. Add a little more candy melt to the backs of the Oreo wings and secure them to the sides of the penguin’s belly. Refreeze your ice cream bar penguins until you are ready to serve.

Bee Ice Cream Cones
  • L Johnson

    Absolutely brilliant! I love them.

  • Beth @ Hungry Happenings

    Coolest ice cream treats ever!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Beth! (These remind me of your pretzel rod animals. So fun…. We could both make an entire zoo, I”m sure.)

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks for the love!

  • http://onelmon.com/blog onel

    They are so cute! I’m sure adults will highly enjoy these too!

  • http://www.teaspoonsf.com/ Caitlin

    The penguins are my favorite! So cute. I love food transformed into something fun.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks. I think the ice cream bars would also make cute owls.

  • http://www.cococakeland.com Coco Cake Land

    so CUTE, sandra! love em all! ^__^

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks so much! (After multiple taste-testings, I’ve determined they are equally delicious too.) ;-)

  • Sandra Denneler

    The brand of lemon cookies I used was Moravian Meyer Lemon from The Fresh Market. I’ve seen them at other natural food grocery stores too. You might try Whole Foods or World Market.