Minions Movie Night With Minions Banana Ice Cream!

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Maybe you know what they say about the best-laid plans…when it comes to kids.

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.

Minions Banana Ice Cream!

Minions Banana Ice Cream!


  • 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!


  1. Whisk two large eggs into a mixing bowl for about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the 1/2 cup of sugar in a little at a time for about another minute.
  3. Pour in the cream and milk and keep whisking to blend.
  4. Follow direction on your ice cream maker. We have a churn one so we let it churn for about 20 minutes.
  5. Then mash the bananas and lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth.
  6. After the initial ice cream base stiffens, add the banana mixture.
  7. Put ice cream in freezer until you're ready to decorate with various things!

Once the ice creams were made, the fun began.

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.

You can find a list of retailers, HERE to find out where to buy the DVD.

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.

Scarlet’s adaptation is really cute.

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..

How would you decorate your Minions Banana Ice Cream?

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  1. Looked like the perfect treat to view the new Minions movie on DVD to me. we just bought the DVD and might have to try this over Christmas break with my gang, too now. Thanks Tamara!! 🙂

  2. NAILED IT! Ooh banana ice cream!! That is my favorite flavor ever and it is always better home made! Thanks for the recipe. I do believe that would be a very welcome addition to our own minions movie watching party!

  3. Oh Tamara – my little one loves this movie soooo much. You know the beginning part where the minions sing the universal theme? He sings with them. This movie is on repeat in our house (along with the first two…and the shorts). Hubs even got blow up minions for the front lawn (and is now the coolest dad/husband ever).

    Great post!

    1. I LOVE that! It also gets me excited because we go to Universal Studios every year. So the song reminds me of that. Plus there’s a Minions ride there!

  4. We would surely decorate with marshmallows. Madison for some reason loves putting marshmallows in everything these days. What a great movie night that was. I think I’ve seen the Minions a little too much. Was just watching it about a week ago and I’m sure she’s going to ask to see it again. After Frozen it’s her next favorite movie.

  5. We have never seen any of the minons movies before. So I wouldn’t know where to start with decorating the ice cream…lol. But we do have an ice cream maker that we don’t use enough 🙂 I need to buy some heavy whipping cream and make some over the break. My son has been wanting to make an ice cream cake and that would be fun to do with some of our free time during our holiday break.

    1. I can’t remember when Minions Fever started around here! Probably with Despicable Me or when they rode the ride at Universal! Since then, it’s been a lot of fun with them.

  6. I have been thinking about getting an icecream maker, but so far there is none in our house hold. But it sound so fun and easy and yummy and – you know what is in it.
    We watched the latest Minion movie last weekend – was it fun or what?! Loved it.

    1. Very fun! The weekend called for it.
      Next movie night they want is Nightmare Before Christmas. Now what kind of ice cream will I make for THAT, I wonder..

  7. I still have to see Minions! Sam and I almost went to see a movie at that drive-in theater on the Cape. Instead we saw Inside Out in the regular theater and I cried all the tears — and think I texted you after I saw it!
    A couple weeks ago Eve and I watched part of Dumbo while we ate dinner, the first time she has ever done that! It was a fun night for us 🙂

    1. Yes, that was very special when you texted me! I totally cried too.
      And seeing Dumbo again as a parent was very jarring for me. Oh god. I can barely write about it.

    1. Sometimes.. my family has dinner in front of the TV, and I don’t waste a second pulling out exactly what I like to do when I eat – read a book!

    1. There you go! Colorado Rockies Minions. Yes.
      The house is magical but it’s 7 degrees here.
      But Des’ amazing shirts do warm the house and hearth.

  8. Is it shameful that we still haven’t even seen Despicable Me? Correction, T just saw it at camp last week. Scarlet’s dessert is the cutest!

    1. If we’re being honest, I haven’t seen about 90% of the movies my kids watch that aren’t our old Disney movies. I just need to use that time to.. read.. or more accurately.. scroll Facebook!

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