Prettier than pumpkin pie and tastes better too! This darling dessert will bring the entire family together for fun in the kitchen from Halloween through Thanksgiving!
6 three-inch-round scoops
- Baking cups
- Cutting board
- Food processor or blender
- Ice cream scoop
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing spatula
- Mixing spoon
- Serving dish/dishes
- 4 cups French vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin pie mix
- 5 whole graham crackers broken up into bite sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- Butterscotch sundae topping
- Mint leaves (for pumpkin stems)
- Chocolate bar or candy bits (if creating jack o' lantern faces)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
- Soften ice cream and measure into food processor. Add pumpkin pie mix and blend.
- Transfer to mixing bowl and stir in graham cracker bits, marshmallows, and white chocolate chips.
- Cover, and freeze overnight.
- After 3 hours, while ice cream is still a little soft, use a mixing spoon to mix ice cream from the bottom as the white chocolate will sink and should be redistributed through the ice cream.
- After ice cream is solid, prepare garnish.
- Cut sprigs of mint leaves for your pumpkins' stems and break apart chocolate bar into pieces for your jack o' lantern faces.
- Set out baking cups on serving dishes and scoop big round balls of your ice cream into the cups.
- Top each pumpkin with 1 teaspoon of butterscotch topping sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs.
- Make stems by adding a piece of broken graham cracker and mint leaves. Add jack o' lantern faces with chocolate or candy bits if desired.
- A pumpkin patch makes a sweet fall treat when you place several of these on a serving dish together!