A mom/son date night with my 11 year old will most likely involve ice cream. Never mind the temperature outside is in the negative digits. If there is a big bowl of frozen goodness with all you can eat toppings out there, he’s in!
Here’s a quick how to for a little ice cream love, using an ice cream cone cookie cutter and a couple hearts, starting with the dough like this:
I bought these large heart sprinkles, but you can always make your own with royal icing. I pipe mine using a #2 or #3 tip on a piece of wax paper, letting them dry overnight on a cooling rack. Works like a charm and it’s a great way to use up left over icing!
I don’t think ice cream is quite as satisfying in the middle of winter as it is at the height of summer, but spending time with my boy is what our date night is all about anyway. I at least make sure to heat up the car a bit first before we go.