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My kids were AMPED about Minions coming to Blu-Ray/DVD on December 8th. Scarlet had seen it in a drive-in theater (which I’ve never done!!) when we were in Cape Cod over the summer and Des had never seen it. Our nights have been so busy lately. We’ve had Christmas shows and Christmas train rides and Christmas Santa visits and Christmas lights viewing. Not to mention, Scarlet had a bad fever virus for 48 hours and we had to push back family time for that and Cassidy’s hectic work schedule. It’s been hard to get the four of us together. Finally, this week, we planned movie night! Minions movie night.
So what was I saying about the best laid plans? I let my kids plan the menu a little too closely to their own visions! Honestly, that’s part of the fun. We decided to make Minions Banana (of course) Ice Cream! Scarlet originally wanted to add frosting and cupcakes and cookies to the ice cream. Des wanted to add a little cat food. I decided to take creative lead and plan the base of the ice cream myself. We received an ice cream maker and an ice cream recipe book for our wedding and it remains one of my most favorite, but largely unexplored, wedding gifts. As in, it’s daunting to make it without Cassidy and WITH kids!
I adapted my bases from an ice cream recipe book. I also added a store-bought vanilla ice cream because our ice cream maker could really only make one base per day and kids get impatient. So I used the vanilla ice cream with blue food coloring.
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 juice of one lemon
- Blue food coloring
- Yellow food coloring
- Edible eyes
- Whatever else you want!
- Whisk two large eggs into a mixing bowl for about 1-2 minutes.
- Whisk in the 1/2 cup of sugar in a little at a time for about another minute.
- Pour in the cream and milk and keep whisking to blend.
- Follow direction on your ice cream maker. We have a churn one so we let it churn for about 20 minutes.
- Then mash the bananas and lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth.
- After the initial ice cream base stiffens, add the banana mixture.
- Put ice cream in freezer until you're ready to decorate with various things!
First, I bought the movie while the kids were at school. I wanted to surprise them when they got home by telling them we’d be having a special movie night. Minions © 2015 Universal Studios All rights reserved came to Blu-Ray/DVD on December 8th. All rights reserved. Illumination Entertainment’s Minions is something we’ve been looking forward to owning for several months.
We are ice cream people for sure, and it’s always fun to be inspired to try a new recipe. Scarlet informed us all that minions love bananas, so we knew we had to make banana ice cream. Before it was completely finished, I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to the recipe to make it even more yellow. Then I softened some vanilla ice cream and stirred in blue food coloring, should the kids want to feature the overalls. I know that yellow and blue really make green, but it was really fun to make yellow and blue ice cream. Both kids wanted to make their own Minions-inspired ice cream treats. I was hands off.
Then it was movie time. As you can see from the photos, I let them eat dinner and dessert in front of the TV. I usually don’t do this and they did get up and dance at times. They were also so entertained they forgot to eat dinner..