Ice Cream Cone Minions
How cool are these Minion Ice Cream Cones?
I mean, really?
Not only are they insanely cute, but they taste like Banana Laffy Taffy. Yum! I laughed until my stomach hurt the first time I saw the Minions fighting over a banana, so I just had to use banana ice cream for my Minions.
Of course, I realize some of you would never fight over a banana. So, for those of you with an aversion to bananas, you can make your ice cream any flavor you'd like. Perhaps you'd prefer lemon, mango, or even just plain vanilla. You can even divide up your batch of ice cream and make several different flavors if you have a family who can't agree on just one.
Just be sure your ice cream is colored yellow unless you want to get crazy and make some purple minions.
The ice cream will take less than 5 minutes to make, then once it's in the freezer you can make all the decorations.
I'm not going to lie, making these modeling chocolate decorations for the Minion Ice Cream Cones was time-consuming. They look so cool this way, but I've created an easier alternative too.
The decorations on the minion ice cream cone above are made out of vanilla and chocolate taffy rolls.
They don't look quite as realistic, but will surely save some time.
I'll show you how to make both in the tutorial below.
Banana Ice Cream Cone Minions
No-Churn Banana Ice Cream-
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 Dram Lorann-Banana Cream Flavor
yellow food coloring
1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
5 blue ice cream cones (Joy, Color Cone Cups
4 ounces white modeling chocolate*
10 black sugar pearls (edible candy beads)
optional, silver luster dust
black food coloring
5 vanilla taffy rolls
5 chocolate taffy rolls
10 black sugar pearls
set of round plunger cutters
food use only paint brushes
clear piping gel
Easy Banana Ice Cream Recipe
- Combine heavy whipping cream with the banana flavoring and a few big drops of yellow food coloring in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Beat on low speed to combine then beat on high speed until the cream is whipped to stiff peaks (when you lift the beater, the peak of whipped cream should hold its shape.)
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and beat just to combine.
- Place in a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 3 hours.
Modeling Chocolate Decorations
- To make the Minion's goggles, roll out white modeling chocolate so that it's about ½ inch thick. Cut small ½ inch diameter circles using a round plunger cutter.
- Make a small indentation in the center of each circle and press a black sugar pearl into the indentation creating a pupil.
- Roll out some white modeling chocolate to about 1/16 inch thickness. Brush the top with silver luster dust. Cut a small hole using a medium round plunger cutter. Cut a larger hole around the small hole creating a silver ring that will become the opening of the goggles.
- Dab a small amount of piping gel on the back of each silver ring and attach it to one of the white goggles.
- Brush all around the sides of the goggle pieces with silver luster dust.
- Knead some black food coloring into the remaining silver modeling chocolate.
- To make the band for the goggles, press black modeling chocolate through clay extruder that is fitted with a small rectangle disc to create long flat strips.
- If you don't have a clay extruder, you can roll out the modeling chocolate and hand-cut the strips.
- Turn a cupcake pan upside down and wrap black bands around the tops of each upside-down well.
- Overlap the ends of the band and attach using a small amount of piping gel.
- Cut off any excess.
- Attach one or two goggle pieces to each band, Use sponges or rolled-up paper towels to hold them in place while they dry for several hours.
Assembling and decorating.
- Fill the blue ice cream cones with banana ice cream.
- Add one scoop on top and level it off using a spatula or knife.
- Add a second scoop on top. Use a clean paper towel to blend the two scoops together into one nice oval-shaped scoop.
- Place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Repeat making a total of 5 ice cream cones.
- Roll out the remaining black modeling chocolate and cut out some small smiles using a plunger cutter or a knife then press some in the clay extruder fitted with a tiny hole disc to create wisps of hair.
- Remove one ice cream cone from freezer.
- Set goggles over ice cream cone. If needed, adjust the strap a little by removing a bit of modeling chocolate and attaching it together again. (I only had to do this once.)
- Attach one mouth.
- Make a small hole in the top of the ice cream and insert a few wisps of hair.
- Return to the freezer until ready to serve. Repeat decorating all your cones.
Storing your ice cream cones.
- You can store your decorated Ice Cream Cone Minions in the freezer, just be aware that after about 8 hours, the cones lose their crunch.
- I've had a few of my Minions in the freezer for a few days and the modeling chocolate goggles are still intact, but the cones are a bit soggy.
Alternative decorating idea.
- Cut a Vanilla Tootsie Roll in half and flatten slightly to create the goggles. Insert a sugar pearl in the center of each.
- Roll a Chocolate Tootsie Roll out into a long thin log and use it for the band.
- Cut off any excess and use it to make a smile and some hair.
- You may need to warm the candies in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them so they are easier to roll.
- Decorate using the same instructions as above.
NOTE: I recommend adding these decorations just before serving. When I froze them, the goggles fell apart.
I hope you have fun making these and be sure to let me know how your kids react!
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