Growing up one of my favorite movies to watch was The Last Unicorn. It is a trippy film all about a unicorn that goes on an amazing journey to find others like her, gets turned into a human, fights a giant red bull, and (spoiler alert) saves the other unicorns from an evil king that had them imprisoned within the sea. Though it may be dated and feature some moments that definitely were not the best for a child to watch at the time, it inspired me to make this delicious recipe. It's perfect for a birthday celebration, unicorn-themed party, or if you just want to lay on the couch and watch old terrible movies.
Did I mention this recipe is also 100% gluten free?
Goodie Girl Birthday Cake Cookies (Purchased at Whole Foods)
Whipped Cream (You can make your own or use store bought to save time)
1/2 C of Milk (regular milk is the creamiest, but you can use soy, almond, or coconut)
White Chocolate Candy Melts (For decoration)
Your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream (Scoop as desired for creaminess)
1 - Vanilla Bean (optional)
Unicorn Cupcake Toppers
Step 1: Decorate your glasses first to set aside and chill quickly. You will want to do this first so that the chocolate can harden and stay in place. This will keep it from sliding off the glass. Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Check and stir between each time. Once melted, hold your glass at a horizontal angle and use a spoon to drape chocolate over the edge. GO SLOW. The chocolate can move fast if you don't guide it. Use your spoon to create the desired design. Let it chill for a couple seconds before slowly pouring sprinkles over the chocolate. Tip: This will be messy, so it's best to do this step over the sink. Once your sprinkles are in place quickly place your glasses into the freezer to harden.
Step 2: For one large shake I would suggest 4-6 cookies. Break them into pieces to help your blender cut through them easier. If you want a more distinct cookie flavor, add more to the blender. Add in a cup of ice along with four scoops of ice cream. Once again, add as much as you would like for taste purposes. The more ice cream you add the creamier it will be. Add the milk and, if desired, half a vanilla bean. Tip: Cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the inside into the blender. Do not put the bean in there whole. Add your cookies and you are ready to blend.
Step 3: Run the blender until desired consistency. The more ice you add the thicker it will be. Tip: The thicker the shake is the easier it will be for the decorations to sit on top without sinking. Once blended, take out your pre-decorated cups and pour the mixture in. Top with whipped cream and desired decorations. I found my unicorn decorations at Walmart. They are made out of edible compacted sugar.
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