Kids’ Kitchen Unicorn Ice Cream Float

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A magical unicorn recipe, our Unicorn Ice Cream Floats with homemade unicorn ice cream are a fun Family Movie Night recipe the kids will love!

A fun unicorn recipe for kids, this Unicorn Ice Cream Float uses homemade unicorn ice cream for a tasty unicorn dessert for a family movie night or unicorn party

Unicorn Party Punch Recipe

For the last year, daughter has been deep into the unicorn obsession.

Unicorn clothing. Unicorn crafts. Unicorn costumes.

Unicorn EVERYTHING.

I know without a doubt that anything unicorn-themed will go over like gangbusters, and it’s a simple way to add a bit of magic into our days.

While we still have family movie nights every Friday, most nights are filled with extra-curriculars, crafts, and reading. (Along with all of the various practices that go along with those extra-curriculars.)

Since Ella started full-time school, it felt like reading had become less a part of our routine; I read Ella a chapter of a novel at bedtime, and picture books here and there – mostly on the weekends. I hadn’t completely dropped the ball, but we read less in the last year than I would have liked.

We recently had a three week “screen break” which was awesome and helped us reset some bad habits that had started to form over the summer (like putting on Netflix so I could enjoy my coffee without a million questions…) – and it gave us the perfect opportunity to add more reading back into our routine.

I’m loving our nights of family reading time. We read independently, and together, and sometimes Ella is inspired to do a craft or engage in some imaginative play inspired by what we’ve read.

I’ve started to make an effort to make our reading nights more special. Sometimes we go out to the backyard and light a bonfire, and some nights I prepare a special treat like these Unicorn Ice Cream Floats.

Why should movie nights have all the glory?

(By the way, does anyone know a great children’s book with a unicorn in it? I’m stumped!)

What flavor is unicorn ice cream? The beauty of this recipe is that you can customize it to your own flavor preferences! I really liked using raspberry flavor extract or birthday cake flavoring in our homemade unicorn ice cream.

How can I reduce the sugar in this ice cream float? Skip the sweetened condensed milk and just opt for colorful whipped cream. You can also opt for a sparkling water or sugar-free soda.

You can also serve the ice cream in pretty unicorn-inspired cones or these pretty ice cream cups. (We used them for our popsicle party a couple years ago.)

You can also make this recipe as a party punch – just pour the soda in a large punch bowl and top with scoops of the ice cream.

A fun unicorn recipe for kids, this Unicorn Ice Cream Float uses homemade unicorn ice cream for a tasty unicorn dessert for a family movie night or unicorn party

Ingredients for Unicorn Ice Cream Floats

Makes 4.

To make the ice cream from scratch:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: we used a cream soda for this recipe, but ginger ale or 7UP would be great.

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How to Make Unicorn Floats

Add two scoops of unicorn-style ice cream to each mason jar and top with 1 cup of soda.

Add unicorn sprinkles and a straw.

Enjoy immediately.

 

To make the unicorn ice cream from scratch:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until frothy peaks form then fold in the sweetened condensed milk and stir until just combined.

Divide the ice cream mixture into 4 bowls and add 4 drops of food coloring to each – pink to one bowl, orange to one, etc.

Stir the food dye in until just combined, do not over-mix.

Spoon into a loaf pan and then run a butter knife through the loaf pan to swirl it all together.

Place in the freezer until completely frozen, at least 6 hours.

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A magical recipe for kids, this Unicorn Ice Cream Float is a fun unicorn drink recipe perfect for a unicorn party or family movie night

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Yield: 4 servings

Kids’ Kitchen Unicorn Ice Cream Float

Kids’ Kitchen Unicorn Ice Cream Float

A magical unicorn punch recipe for a Unicorn Party or fun family night. Make our no-churn homemade unicorn ice cream and then turn it into tasty floats!

Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops unicorn ice cream (see recipe below)
  • Unicorn sprinkles
  • 4 cups soda of choice (ginger ale, cream soda, 7Up)

To make the ice cream from scratch:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • Purple, blue, orange and pink gel food coloring

Instructions

  1. Add two scoops of unicorn-style ice cream to each mason jar and top with 1 cup of soda.
  2. Add unicorn sprinkles and a straw.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

To make the unicorn ice cream from scratch:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until frothy peaks form then fold in the sweetened condensed milk and stir until just combined.
  2. Divide the ice cream mixture into 4 bowls and add 4 drops of food coloring to each - pink to one bowl, orange to one, etc.
  3. Stir the food dye in until just combined, do not over-mix.
  4. Spoon into a loaf pan and then run a butter knife through the loaf pan to swirl it all together.
  5. Place in the freezer until completely frozen, at least 6 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 954Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 106gFiber: 1gSugar: 104gProtein: 14g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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These fun and frothy Unicorn Ice Cream Floats are the perfect Unicorn Party recipe or a fun Unicorn Dessert for kids!

For more unicorn fun, check out our DIY Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids or our Unicorn Kiss Meringue Cookies, or any of these other fun Unicorn ideas:

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  1. I can’t see when this blog entry was made, so you may have discovered this book since then, but “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great” by Bob Shea is a a terrific book! It has a sequel now, too – “Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All.”

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