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Snowman Shots: Eat 'Em Fast Before They Melt!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for snowmen!  Whether you live in sunny California or snowy Minnesota, you can serve up these adorable mini snowmen and bring the fun of the winter season indoors.  These simple treats are made with a super-easy (and uber delicious) creamy hot fudge, then topped with vanilla ice cream.  The perfect way to offer a tiny treat to kids at your holiday party, or even as a teensy two-bite dessert for adults that may only like to dabble in with the sugary stuff.  No matter how you serve these snowman shooters, one thing’s for sure…there won’t be any servings sitting around for long.  Which, as is turns out, is good news for snowmen.  Just ask Frosty.

Snowman Shooters

  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Small &  1medium ice cream scoops
  • 8-12 Mini chocolate chips (or peppercorns)
  • 4-6 Small pieces of carrots, cut into tiny spears

In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate squares and microwave them for 35-40 seconds, just enough to soften.  Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate, then return to the microwave for 50-60 seconds.  Remove and stir until the chocolate is fully melted and a thick hot fudge sauce forms.

Spoon hot fudge sauce into the bottom of 4-5 small shooter glasses.  Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, scoop some of the vanilla ice cream into a rounded ball and plop it carefully on top of the hot fudge sauce.  Use the small sized scoop to do the same, placing the second scoop on top of the first one to create the snowman’s head.

Gently press the carrot nose & chocolate chip eyes into the snowman’s head.  Return to the freezer and allow to freeze until ready to serve (to ensure your shot glasses don’t freeze & crack, I recommend making these just about 1 hour ahead of time).

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