No one enjoys a good food pun more than me. And Valentine’s Day is my favorite funny, punny holiday. There’s just so many clever ways to say “I love you.” Or in this case, “I lava you.” Serve up a silly, chilly, ice cream volcano dessert that’s erupting with sweet sentiment. Kids and kids-at-heart alike will get a thrill from this pyroclastic pun-on-a-plate.
Other possible volcanic wordplays that are sure to get a smile:
I lava you so much.
My love for you overflows.
Just a side note: I was impatient, wanting to assemble my volcanoes before they were completely frozen. For best results, allow 24 hours in the freezer.
What You Need
- 1 1/2 quart chocolate ice cream
- 3 cups crumbled brownies
- 1 can whipped cream
- 1/2 cup red candy melt wafers
- 1/4 cup yellow candy melt wafers
- 6 martini glasses (I used plastic martini glasses)
In a bowl, mix together the chocolate ice cream and the crumbled brownies. Spoon and spread evenly into plastic martini glasses. Place in freezer and allow them to harden for at least 4 hours.
Using a knife, loosen the ice cream volcanoes from the sides of the martini glasses and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Widen the tops with a knife to form the openings of the volcanoes. Put them back in the freezer for 12-24 hours.
Meanwhile, place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and squirt dollops of whipped cream to make the volcano ash clouds. Keep these in the freezer until you are ready to assemble the volcanoes.
To make the lava, melt the red and yellow candy melt wafers in separate microwave-safe dishes. Heat for 30-second intervals, and stir until smooth. Pour into plastic squeeze bottles. Remove the ice cream volcanoes from the freezer and pour red & yellow candy melt over the tops, creating the desired lava effect.
Place the frozen, whipped-cream ash clouds on toothpicks and insert them into the tops of the volcanoes. Put the ice cream volcanoes back into the freezer until you are ready to serve.
For an extra-special Valentine’s message, write “I lava you!” on your serving plate with red candy melt. Place the ice cream volcano next to your message using a metal spatula.