If a key to a kid’s heart is ice cream, then the recent recipe from Jenn Fujikawa over on starwars.com is just what all parents asked for. Star Wars ice cream pops for the win, please. If you’re not familiar with Fujikawa’s amazing concoctions, you should know she’s incredible when it comes to masterful creations. She has so many ideas, she recently admitted on Instagram, “During lockdown I wrote 10 books.”
Fujikawa is a go-to when it comes to treats the whole family will enjoy, so it’s no surprise she’s crafted wonderful ice cream desserts your kids are sure to love. Who doesn’t want a Star Wars ice cream pop resembling Darth Vader? Plus, I’m pretty sure a Stormtrooper ice cream pop will not miss the mark either.
Retro Star Wars ice cream pops just in time for National Ice Cream Day
Fujikawa’s recipes are perfect for National Ice Cream Day, which lands on July 17. As with any parent who is trying to find a path to the Force into their child’s heart in some way, ice cream seems like a fantastic opportunity to bring them over to the Dark Side.
On top of trying to find a way to get your kids into Star Wars, these recipes are super simple. There are only four steps for the retro Darth Vader ice cream pop, while the Stormtrooper pop only has three steps. All you need are two pints of ice cream, chocolate and vanilla, popsicle sticks, dark chocolate to melt, chocolate shell syrup and a few different candy-coated chocolate pieces.
This is my kind of activity! My kids would love making these, so I know parents out there would be happy to let their kids take a crack at making these. If you’re unsure about your kids holding a sharp knife, perhaps run some warm water over a butter knife. This is also a great exercise in patience as these sweet treats will need to go back into the freezer between steps.
Being a part of the process will get them excited for each step, so hopefully that will help them resist the urge to rush the critical carbonite process. Although National Ice Cream Day is just one day, these Star Wars ice cream pops seem worthy of revisiting more than once during the summer months. If you want more ideas like this, don’t forget to follow Jenn Fujikawa on Instagram.
Would you make these fun Star Wars ice cream pops? Do you have younglings in your family who would be excited to craft these themselves? Share your thoughts in the comments below!