There are some days that just call for easy dessert.
Like, maybe a day where Daylight Savings has wreaked emotional havoc on you and you’re all out of sorts.
Why does 6:30 am suddenly feel like 2 am? Because people aren’t meant to get up when it’s dark outside, THAT’S WHY.
THEN maybe you decided to take your 7 year old son to the mall after school for a Soft Pretzel Date. And while you’re at the mall with your sweet baby boy, the child who hung the moon and the stars, he sees a group of teenage girls and his face turns red and he lets go of your hand.
So you eat almost all the Pretzel Nuggets without sharing, because junk food is your emotional crutch, then you go home and cry and try to pinpoint the exact moment when you became uncool.
Then it’s 7:00 pm, so you tell Mr. Too Cool For School that it’s time to take a shower and get ready for bed, and he looks at you like you’ve lost your brain and says, “But it’s still light outside”.
DO YOU EVER HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT?!
Hope is not lost. Because as long as there are cookies and ice cream, I will find ways for you to turn them into something cool.
It’s like therapy.
This dessert would not only be really fun for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also a great way to serve ice cream at parties. No more making a huge, melty mess in the kitchen and scooping until your arm falls off. Yay!!
There is really no actual recipe for these ice cream cups. All you need is Thin Mint Cookies — approximately 2 per serving, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream — approximately 1 scoop per serving.
Line muffin tins with foil liners (they won’t get soggy) and place a cookie in the bottom of each liner.
Let the ice cream soften (I put mine in the microwave for a few seconds to speed up the process), and spoon into the liners over the cookies. Top with crushed cookies and place in the freezer until frozen firm.
There are actually tons of flavor options for these ice cream cups. You could do Oreo Cookies and Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream, or Birthday Cake Oreos and Birthday Cake Ice Cream…or Samoa Cookies and Salted Caramel Haagen Dazs.
Make them ahead, keep them in the freezer, and serve them at your next par-tay or just keep on hand for a fun and easy snack!!
Enjoy and have a happy Tuesday!!