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This Unicorn Milkshake is just about the most fun you can have staying cool this summer! Colorful and cute, it’s almost too pretty to drink but you won’t be able to resist the taste of this deliciously smooth and creamy shake!
Are you ready for an ice cream adventure? We are…but then again, we’re always ready for ice cream. It’s our favorite dessert, whether we’re setting up an ice cream sundae bar or making our favorite milkshake recipes!
Ice Cream Adventures With Publix
With all the great deals at Publix right now, we can have all the ice cream adventures we want! From 7/3/21 through 7/16/21, we’re saving on our favorite ice creams like Edy’s Ice Cream and Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream. I couldn’t resist picking up the strawberry cheesecake flavor…yumm!
Love Entenmann’s? Pick up their Mini Brownies, Donuts, Cakes and Pies. Did you know that you can make adorable unicorns from Entenmann’s mini donuts?
With all the fun summer treats, you’ll want dessert toppings too! Why not try Fisher Chef’s Natural Walnuts or Blackberry Patch Syrup (or both). Eating Keto? You don’t have to miss out…Publix has deals on Halo Top Keto Pops and Pints too.
Head to GetTheSavings.com for print-at-home coupons and to see all the other offers available during the Ice Cream Adventures promotion. You can also pick up the July 3rd Extra Savings flyer at the Publix entrance or customer service and look for shelf signs throughout the store.
I’m totally stocking up so my girls and I can enjoy these tasty treats all summer long, starting with this fun unicorn milkshake!
How To Make A Unicorn Horn, Ears And Eyes
The milkshake itself is a super easy recipe but first you’ll need to spend a few minutes getting the garnish ready. In this case, that means making a unicorn horn, ears and eyes. This is a fun way to keep the kids entertained too…they can make their own!
You’ll just need white fondant and food coloring (bright colors or neon food coloring work best). Start by taking three small balls of fondant, one for each color you plan to use. One at a time, flatten the fondant slightly (to about the size of a quarter) and add a drop of food coloring to the center.
TIP: Fondant can dry out quickly. Be sure to wrap up your remaining fondant first so that it’ll be fresh and pliable for the next time you want to use it.
Knead the fondant between your fingers until the color is blended throughout. Work in more food coloring for darker shades or more white fondant to get lighter shades.
Roll each piece into a rope-like shape that becomes thinner as you go.
Twist the fondant together, starting with the thick ends. Pinch the thick ends together to keep the horn from unraveling.
Twist the fondant together until you have your unicorn horn. If it’s too long, just trim a little off the top and twist some more. Finally, insert a lollipop stick (or a wooden skewer) into the thick end. This will keep the horn from sinking into your milkshake.
To make the unicorn ears, flatten two pieces of white fondant into an oval and pinch the ends. Do the same with two pieces of pink fondant, just make them slightly smaller.
Attach the pink fondant to the white with a gentle pinch.
Finally, color some fondant black for the lashes.
TIP: Save time by making the fondant garnishes the day before. Just wrap in plastic wrap and store at room temperature until ready to use.
How To Make Colored Whipped Cream
Make your whipped cream the way you normally would. Combine whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and use the whisk attachment on your stand mixer (or hand mixer) to whip until stiff peaks form.
Next, place an icing tip into a piping bag and drape the bag over the sides of a tall glass. Add a few drops of food around the sides of the bag (I used six drops, two of each color).
Take a knife or an extra lollipop stick and spread the lines of food coloring a little.
Now fill the bag with whipped cream. You’ll be able to see the color on the sides.
Place the whipped cream in the refrigerator until you’re ready for it.
Decorating The Glass
Get your milkshake glass or a mason jar ready by spreading frosting around the outside rim. You can also use marshmallow creme if you don’t have frosting.
Add sprinkles, pushing them gently into the icing so that they stay put.
Add four scoops of ice cream to your blender container. We used Edy’s Classic Vanilla Ice Cream to take this tasty unicorn milkshake recipe to the next level! Not only did we get the Publix deal, but you just can’t beat the delicious flavor of this smooth and creamy ice cream. It’s a total win/win!
Next, pour milk over the ice cream. I didn’t add any extra flavoring this time but if you really want to go all out, add fun extracts like cotton candy or cake batter.
Blend until smooth and creamy, then divide into three small glasses. Add a drop of food coloring to each and stir.
Pour into milkshake glass, a layer at a time (the layers will blend quickly but they look really pretty when you first pour them in!)
Top the milkshake with whipped cream.
Add the unicorn horn and ears. I even added some candy flowers, just for fun. How cute is this adorable unicorn drink?!!!
Finally, add the unicorn eyes. My original plan was to put them in the whipped cream but when I did, it didn’t look right. I thought they looked cuter on the glass (I used frosting to make them stick).
This unicorn milkshake is almost too pretty to drink…but don’t let that stop you!
This idea is so much fun for a unicorn party too! The kids would have a blast making their own unicorn horns and ears!
I can’t think of a better way to cool off this summer!
More Fun Ideas
- Dip a waffle cone in candy melts and use it for the horn instead.
- Use a rock candy stick for the horn.
- Add mini marshmallows on top.
- Blend the milkshake with fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries for a fruity taste and color.
What awesome ice cream adventures will you have this summer?
For The Garnish (unicorn horn, etc)
- White fondant
- Food coloring (I used black, purple, teal and pink)
- White frosting
- Candy flowers
For the Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
For The Milkshake
- 4 scoops Edy's Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- Lollipop stick or long wooden skewer
- 2 toothpicks
- Break off three small pieces of white fondant. Roll them into balls, then flatten them slightly. Add a drop of food coloring to the middle of each (I used teal, purple and pink). To save time, make the pink ball slightly larger so that you can break off a pink piece to use for the ears.
- Fold each circle and gently knead until the white fondant turns the same shade as the food coloring. Roll into snake like shapes that start thick on one end and thin out on the other end.
- Starting with the thick end, twirl the three pieces of fondant together to form a horn. If it's too long, cut off the top end and twirl together some more to form a point.
- Push your lollipop stick or skewer into the thick end of the unicorn horn. This will keep it from sinking down into your milkshake.
- Flatten two small pieces of white fondant into oval shapes. Pinch gently at the top and the bottom to shape them into ears.
- Repeat with two slightly smaller pieces of pink fondant. Place the pink fondant on top of the white fondant, then press down gently to hold in place.
- Color another small piece of fondant with black food coloring (though purple will work if you don't have black). Break into two pieces to make the eyes.
- Make the whipped cream by combining heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use the whisk attachment on a stand or hand mixer to whip until stiff peaks form.
- Add a tip attachment to a piping bag, then place it in a tall glass with the bag draped over the edges to hold it open.
- Add drops of food coloring around the sides (I added six...two of each color), then use a knife or lollipop stick to slightly spread the "line" of color.
- Spoon the whipped cream into the piping bag and refrigerate while you make the milkshake.
- Combine ice cream and milk in a blender. If you're going to add extra flavoring or extracts, do that now too. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Divide into three glasses and mix food coloring into each. One at a time, pour into your milkshake glass.
- Top with whipped cream, then add the unicorn horn, ears and eyes.
This recipe makes one large milkshake or two smaller kid-size ones.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1457Total Fat: 83gSaturated Fat: 49gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 260mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 166gFiber: 2gSugar: 145gProtein: 17g