Ice Cream Baked Potato

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup pecan bits, roasted
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) sweet butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow food coloring
  • Chocolate sauce, recipe follows
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Directions

Form Potato: Take 3 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream and place in aluminum foil. Mold to shape of baked potato and return to freezer until firm, about 1 hour.

Make Chives: Mix roasted pecan bits with green food coloring until well coated.

Make Butter Patty: In mixer, cream butter with powdered sugar and add yellow food coloring. Spread 1/4-inch thick on foil-lined pan and freeze about 20 minutes. Remove and cut in 1-inch pats.

Assembly: Spoon a generous amount of chocolate sauce on the bottom of a dessert plate. Unwrap frozen "potato" and dust with cocoa powder all over. Spoon whipped cream on top of potato, sprinkle with "chives", and top with "butter patablespoon".

Chocolate Sauce:

Put all ingredients in glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute on high. Remove and whisk until smooth.


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