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Baked Potato Ice Cream Sundaes

  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 8 to 10 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, for coating
  • 2 cups whipped cream, for serving
  • Dark green sprinkles, for serving
  • Chocolate Sauce

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Have ready 4 sheets of plastic wrap. Place 3 generous scoops of ice cream on each sheet; gather ends lengthwise and mold into the shape of a baked potato. Set each on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap to hold in place; transfer to freezer to firm, about 1 hour. Repeat 3 more times.

  2. Step 2

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; mix in yellow food coloring. Using an offset spatula, spread yellow butter 1/4 inch thick on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet; freeze for 20 minutes. Cut into 1-inch "butter pats," and set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Unwrap frozen "potatoes," and coat with cocoa powder. Draw a knife through the cocoa on top of each "potato" to expose the inside. Top with whipped cream, green sprinkles for "chives," and "butter pats." Serve immediately with chocolate sauce.