Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Minions Movie Night

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It is no secret that around this house we love ourselves a good movie night. Nothing is better than cuddling up on the couch in our pjs together, and enjoying a night in. Last week was a bit of a doozy, so a movie night is just what the doctor ordered. 

Little Cute ended up breaking her arm and is donning the latest in holiday attire by sporting this fashionable pink cast. Yikes! So when you break a limb in this house you automatically get to pick out the next movie night's featured film. I mean it only seems fair, right? 

As we were cruising through one of our many holiday trips through the stores these days, she spotted from afar some familiar yellow faces. She was SO excited to see the Minions movie that I instantly knew that would be this week's preview. 

Little Cute has never seen the movie, but was introduced to the adorable little guys when the movie premiered. Over the summer we had done a fun Minions © 2015 Universal Studios - All rights reserved - Backyard Bash premier party with some of our good friends, and she fell instantly in love with Stuart, Kevin, and Bob. She thinks the "yellow men in silly goggles" are hilarious. So it definitely worked out in our favor that that the Minions DVD released on December 8th. I grabbed the Minions Blu Ray/DVD combo pack, and instantly started planning our Minions Movie Night.

Knowing it had been a traumatic week for everyone, and learning that the Minions movie was bringing some much needed joy into our hurt girl's week, I decided I needed to amp up my movie night game and make some extra special treats. 

One thing my littles love more than anything is ice cream! I decided to put my thinking hard hat on and come up with a yummy and fun treat that I know The Cutes will just go bananas for (see what I did there? ;) ). I landed on two delicious Minions themed treats that will partner well with our other favorite, popcorn, to give us that ultimate salty sweet combo we always seek during movie watching.

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream - Minions Style
Prep Time: 4+ hours
Serves: 6-8

- 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups of half and half cream
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- Ice Cream Maker 
- Rock salt (for ice cream maker)
- Toppings: Minions fruit snacks (in lieu of gummy bears), chocolate candies, whipped cream, minion eye candy, blue frosting

1: In a large bowl, combine whipping cream and half and half.
2: Whisk in the vanilla.
3: Refrigerate covered. Wait approximately 3 hours until very cold.
4: Remove and whisk the mixture to blend and place in your ice cream maker container. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions and then eat immediately or freeze to enjoy later.

Part of the fun of ice cream is the toppings! Let children put on minions toppings of choice and decorate away.

Sometimes my littles tend to want to drink milkshakes instead of eat ice cream (and it's usually less of a mess for mommy to clean up too!), so I decided to go ahead and think of an alternative just in case.

Minions Milkshake
- Vanilla ice cream (see above)
- Blue frosting or food coloring.
- Toppings or mix ins (if desired): chocolate covered candies, sprinkles, whipped cream, etc.

1: Mix vanilla ice cream with blue frosting/coloring until desired color of blue.
2: Layer plain vanilla ice cream with the blue version until cup is filled.
3: Top with whipped cream and desired toppings.
4: Enjoy!

Cute was more than willing to test out the finished product to make sure it was just right for our movie night later.

I can't wait to snuggle in for our official Minions movie night later! I am already looking forward to seeing The Cutes huge smiles at the yummy treats, and hearing those sweet giggles as they laugh over the silly antics of the minions.

I just know L.C. will be hooked and will want to see the remaining Illumination Entertainment movies featuring these little guys. Good thing we already have Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 on standby ready to go, or I have a feeling I would know Minions by heart before the week is over.

Are you planning your own Minions Movie Night? What fun recipes or snacks will you be making for the celebration? We would love for you to share!

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1 comment:

  1. That looks like the perfect treat for a Minions movie night - poor girl. I hope this helped make her feel a little better and forget her arm for awhile. #client


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