If you believe in magical frosting, sprinkle parties and marshmallow dreams, then this jimmie- and sprinkle-bedecked, white chocolate–enhanced popcorn ice cream sundae is the dessert for you. And because it’s unicorn-hued and can be made entirely in the microwave, it’s actually a dessert that’s easy for your kids to make too!
When it comes to kid-tastic recipes like this one, we turn to Amirah Kassem. She’s a New York City baker and the founder of Manhattan’s Flour Shop, where she’s known for her whimsical custom cakes, from rainbow-colored layer cakes to glittery “cakeballs” for one. She’s also the brains behind our Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit, a collection of super-fun party favors and accessories, and the author of The Power of Sprinkles.
This dessert, which she calls a Unicorn Popcorn Sundae, has all the festive feels of a Funfetti cake but is a whole lot simpler to make! In fact, your kids can accomplish this one all by themselves.
Unicorn Popcorn Sundae
Amirah Kassem came up with this fun unicorn sundae that incorporates both popcorn and rainbow sprinkles. Try chocolate or vanilla ice cream, if you like or feel free to experiment with any of your favorite flavors.
- 2 cups (1 oz./30 g) popped corn (from about 2 Tbs. unpopped kernels)
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 lb. (125 g) white chocolate, melted
- 3 Tbs. rainbow sprinkles
- 8 scoops ice cream
1. Spread the popcorn on a baking sheet, drizzle with the butter and sprinkle lightly with salt. Toss to combine. Drizzle with the white chocolate and the sprinkles and toss again to coat the popcorn.
2. To assemble, place two scoops of popcorn in a tumbler or a parfait glass. Sprinkle a quarter of the popcorn on top of the ice cream and down the sides of the glass. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to assemble three more sundaes. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
Recipe by Amirah Kassem, owner of Flour Shop, New York City