Make it a Minions Movie Night

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It’s really easy this time of year to get wrapped up in stress and forget to take time for your family and yourself. A movie night is an excellent way to enjoy some of the fruits of your labor and spend time with family and friends. This summer’s fabulously funny family movie, Minions is sure to be a hit with the kids and Adults! Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. by Illumination Entertainment is sure to have your family rolling on the floor laughing. You can grab it now in stores or shop directly from the Minions movie website here. These little yellow guys are bound to bring laughter and joy to your family movie night this holiday season.

Make your Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. extra special by letting your family create their own completely homemade Frozen Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches!  My recipe is inspired by the minions and their LOVE for bananas. These yummy treats would surely entice your little and big minions into the kitchen to help you create these frozen desserts. Oh! Pssst! I have secret. Don’t let your little minions know but the actual ice cream part of this recipe is vegan AND healthy! Making homemade ice cream sandwiches is a great way to utilize any left over holiday cookies (in my case I had baked six dozen sugar cookies alone) you have sitting around, leaving you as much time as possible to enjoy Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Chewy Sugar Cookies (Makes 36 cookies)

1 Cup (2 whole sticks) unsalted butter, softened.

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 egg

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/4 cup granulated sugar (for the yummy glittery effect)

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking trays with either parchment paper or a non stick baking mat.

Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer. Creaming usually takes about 3 minutes. Once you get a light and fluffy mixture incorporate your egg.

Gently stir in flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla.

Using a tablespoon, scoop your cookie dough out and roll into a ball.

Add the remainder of your granulated sugar to a bowl for rolling prior to baking, Roll your cookie dough ball in the sugar and place on your baking sheet. Gently press your cookie dough ball flat. Repeat this process making sure to leave at least 1 1/2 inches of space between your cookie. Bake 8-10 minutes until slightly brown. Remember these are chewy cookies, if you prefer a harder cookie let them bake until browned.

Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream (For 12 Ice Cream Sandwiches)

6 very ripe bananas

A good food processor

Slice your bananas into rounds. The size doesn’t matter here as they are going into the food processor later.

Put your banana rounds into a freezer safe bag. Freeze for at least 2 hours but 24 hours is best.

You are going to need a really good food processor. Add your bananas in batches. For this recipe I did it in batches of 3 evenly divided banana rounds as I have a larger food processor

Start by pulsing your frozen rounds for 10-15 seconds until they break down into what I say looks like little chunks of what I would say looks like those little ice cream orbs usually found in amusement parks and such.

Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the food processor. Continue this process until your banana rounds break down completely and form a creamy “ice cream”. Place in a freezer safe container to let it set. Eat at your leisure.

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What your dairy free banana ice cream will look like after setting.

Yup! That’s it. Now I know what you’re thinking? “Is she for real?” Seriously, Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream is the easiest, one of the most delicious desserts I have ever had. It is relatively healthy for you (in moderation!) and a great substitute for regular ice cream. I’m sure that the minions from Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. would love this too!

Assembling the Ice Cream Sandwiches (As pictured makes 12)

Chocolate Sprinkles

24 Round Sugar Cookies

Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream

Rubber Spatula

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Let your Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream sit at room temperature to slightly soften. Attempting to spread the ice cream while its hard will break the sugar cookies.

Flip your sugar cookies over and place them side by side. Add as much or as little of your softened ice cream to the cookies on the right. Place the cookie on the left on top creating your sandwich.

Pour some chocolate sprinkles on a plate. Roll the ice cream sandwiches in the chocolate sprinkles. Freeze to set.

You can really turn your Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. movie night into an extra special event by adding minions related plates, cups, decor, etc that is available at retailers nationwide. The kids can create custom minions googles and other crafts while watching the movie. I also like to add to the festivities and let my guests “create” their own cookie sandwich, letting them be as messy as they want to be.

Please take the time to enjoy your loved ones this holiday season. Plan your Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. movie night and use this Minions inspired recipe to create memories that will last a lifetime.

XOXO

Ashley

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  1. I do the same type of thing with peaches, buying a big batch when they’re in season and freezing them. My kids swear they like it better than ice cream. These look like fun treats for a great movie night #client

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