Inside: Unicorn Ice Cream Pops.
There is something so fun and magical about unicorns, I just can’t get enough of them. Recently my daughter insisted on us making a fun unicorn dessert, and since summer is here I thought what better magical treat than unicorn ice cream!
We found this gorgeous inspiration by photographer Ruth Black and went to town figuring out how to create a similar look on our own unicorn ice cream popsicles.
See how we made all her sweet magical dreams come true in the easiest way possible.
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The best unicorn ice cream maker
I have tried several different popsicle and ice cream pop molds over the years and there are just a few that have really wow’ed me! When it comes to making ice cream pops, especially these unicorn ice cream’s you want the ice cream to get super firm and cold. That is why I love these stainless steel molds, they get the ice cream really firm and ready to be turned into magical unicorns.
Where to buy unicorn ice cream
And if you’re already too hot from the summer sun, did you know you can easily purchase unicorn ice cream – even Walmart carries it now. This save a few steps in the process since you can easily just scoop the ice cream into the molds to create custom ice cream pops or just serve it in bowls with the sprinkles on top.
Unicorn poop ice cream
For an extra special little cream try making this one of a kind unicorn poop ice cream called unicorn poop ice cream to fill your popsicles with, or just for a funny way to create a little extra on the side.
I like to make mine by again using vanilla, strawberry, and cotton candy ice cream. Spread this all out on a cold baking sheet, make sure to swirl the colors around to get fun swirls. Then sprinkle on your favorite glittery sprinkles and candies.
Pop this back in the freezer to harden up and serve together with unicorn ice cream pops!
How to decorate ice cream pops to look like unicorns
Once the ice cream is made, comes the fun part of decorating the unicorn pops to look like unicorns.
For the marbled popsicle look you can follow our marble ice cream tutorial right here.
The easiest way to create a similar look to our favorite inspiration pops shown here is to purchase simple candied cake decorations and use the chocolate to attach onto your ice cream pops.
I’m always a fan of purchasing things like this when possible, instead of making on your own, because the time commitment involved. Who has time for that??
Here are a few easy finds to create a similar look:
A couple tips on working with the gold foil, it’s pretty easy to use and any of the extra gold foil can be repurposed to create a unicorn cake to match.
Unicorn Ice Cream Recipe
Magical unicorn ice cream that looks as good as it tastes! To make similar ice cream pops follow this recipe...
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Cotton Candy Ice Cream
- Popsicle Molds
- Candy Chocolates
- Unicorn Candy Molds
First, you want to start by mixing your ice cream together in swill pattern. You can do this by laying out your ice cream on a cold cake pan and mashing it together. If you want to add a little more magic, throw in some fun glittery sprinkles.
Then scoop up the ice cream and pack it into your popsicle molds tightly.
Let those harden up and freeze for at least 2 hours.
Now it's time to melt your colorful candy chocolates.
Once your ice has frozen completely, dip them into the melted colored chocolate.
Set these back in the freezer to harden.
While you're waiting for your ice cream to harden again. Make your unicorn decorations using chocolate and candy molds.
Then add the decorations to the ice cream pops by using a small amount of melted chocolate as "glue".
Keep these in the freezer till ready to serve!
PS. For more unicorn fun check out these mini unicorn cakes and these fun DIY unicorn pinatas!
(Photography @Ruth Black/Stocksy United).