Hi everybody, and welcome to the best Monday since last week! You want to know why it’s the best Monday? Because this isn’t going to be just any other Disney post…it’s gonna be a GREAT Disney post! Starring…ice cube trays!
Now if you’re anything like me, you’ll know that as soon as the temperature gets above 75 degrees (don’t freak out, I’m talking about Fahrenheit), you’ll start melting like the Wicked Witch of the West or at the very least your hair will look as if it hasn’t been washed in about a week when in reality you washed it this morning.
To help combat that issue, I took it upon myself to come up with four different Disney-themed ice cube treats that’ll cool you down whether it’s morning, afternoon, or late at night (and yes, for those of you who don’t experience this problem, it can get VERY hot at night as well).
Now before I start on any recipes, I needed to clean out my two ice cube trays due to the dust it was gathering in the cupboard. Then, it was time to get the party started.
Lilo and Stitch’s Hawaiian Ice/Sulley’s Milk Before Bed
Both Monsters Inc. and Lilo and Stitch are fun movies to watch, and I would definitely recommend them if you’ve yet to see them. These are the only ingredients I used to make the cubes. Lilo’s ingredients are on the left, Sulley’s is on the right.
To make the Lilo and Stitch ice cubes, I poured OJ, Guava Juice, and Pomegranate syrup into the molds and just let them set overnight. The cool part about this is you can mix and match any tropical flavors you have, and it’ll still be delicious.
For Sulley, I took regular milk and giant sprinkles that have the same color as his fur. For this, you can technically take the colors of any character, but these sprinkles were calling to me at the grocery store. I knew I had to go with Sulley on this one!
The first thing I did, though, was NOT put milk in first, but actually put in some sprinkles at the bottom. Then, I poured the milk in and about an hour or so later, I putsome sprinkles on top of the hardened milk.
I waited to put sprinkles on top for one big reason. I figured the sprinkles would actually be heavier than the actual milk. If I tried to put them on top before the milk hardened, they would just sink to the bottom.
Now what could possibly result from all this hard work?
CUE THE DELICIOUS ICE CUBE POSSIBILITIES!
Here are the finished products the next morning! (I might have taken one of the hawaiian cubes before taking this pic…oops)
Sulley’s ice cube is awesome – it provided the perfect amount of milk to go into my morning cup of coffee! Or it could go into someone’s cereal if they’re up to waiting for it to melt. Hats off to you guys for all that patience.
And here’s the Lilo and Stitch cube! Once it melts, it adds that perfect amount of tropical flavor! Here it is when I put it in…
And here it is 5 minutes later! Now I had some Sprite to put together with this delicious gift from the heavens, but honestly, even a spritzer or vodka would work too! (quillegible does not condone underage drinking)
Now what could be better than something to add to your drinks? How about mini popsicles? Or chocolate? Don’t worry – I’ve got that covered too! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…
Cinderella’s Pumpkin Popsicle/Mickey and Minnie’s Chocolate Delight
These took a little longer to make than the previous ones, simply because there was more preparation necessary for these. But with fall coming up, what better way to get ready for all things pumpkin flavored than a pumpkin popsicle? And not just pumpkin…pumpkin pie.
For the popsicles, I used plain greek yogurt and pumpkin pie flavoring (both the pumpkin pie and pomegranate are made by the same company Torani). I mixed the yogurt and the flavoring in a mixing bowl and then poured it into the molds. I bought five greek yogurts because I didn’t know how much I needed. Turns out I only needed two. Ah well. If you’re not a big fan of greek yogurt, then any yogurt will work.
After an hour in the freezer, I took popsicle sticks, cut them in half, and then stuck them into the hardening yogurt. Now it’s the perfect little snack on a hot August day, AND it’s the perfect way to get your pumpkin fix if you’re enthusiastic about fall coming. (#pumpkinspicelatteiscoming)
For Mickey and Minnie’s Chocolate Delight, I used white chocolate and strawberries. Technically speaking, dark chocolate would probably have worked better for the color scheme, but I had their outfits in mind when I put these together. Basically, I melted the chocolate, diced strawberries and put them on the bottom of the molds, then poured chocolate into the molds. Lastly, I sprinkled some more diced strawberries on top, and threw them into the freezer. The result is amazing! The tartness of these strawberries worked really well with the overly sweet white chocolate.
They’re just as delicious as they look. It’s okay, you can be jealous if you want. Or, you can go and make them for yourself! That’s why I did this blog post was to share ways to stay cool with you this summer.
Are there any other Disney fanatics who have other great recipes? Let me know in the comments or if you have a Disney idea in mind, hit me up in the Contact page!