Easter Bunny Ice Cream

Celebrate Easter this year with some adorable and delicious easter bunny ice cream!!!

The layered fresh fruit is perfect for springtime and the festive easter bunny ice cream shape is precious and playful.  This is the perfect Easter Sunday dessert.

easter bunny ice cream

 

The Strawberries
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 tbs lemon juice
1/4 tbs sugar

The Pineapple
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/4 tbs lemon juice

The Kiwi
1 cup sliced fresh kiwi
1/4 tbs sugar

The Ice Cream
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut rum
toasted coconut
sugar sprinkles

easter bunny ice cream

Cooking the Strawberries
Combine all ingredients for strawberries in small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until strawberries have broken apart, much of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture begins to thicken.  Set aside and allow to cool completely.  Then place in the refrigerator to chill.

Preparing the Pineapple and Kiwi
Combine ingredients for pineapple and for kiwi in two separate bowls.  Cover and place in refrigerator to chill.

Making the Ice Cream
Whisk together all ice cream ingredients in a large bowl until sugar has dissolved.  Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn for 25-30 minutes or until ice cream forms.  Place in the freezer to finish freezing.

After about an hour, remove ice cream from freezer and divide it into three equal portions to place in three separate bowls.  Remove fruit from refrigerator and fold into the three separate ice cream portions so that you have one strawberry, one pineapple, and one kiwi flavor of ice cream.  If you would like the color of the ice cream to be more vibrant, you can add red, yellow or green food coloring to the fruit before adding it to the ice cream.  I did not add food coloring, but you certainly can add it if you would like the three separate ice cream layers to be more vibrant.  Place all three flavors back in the freezer for about an hour.

Remove ice cream flavors from freezer and in a shallow baking dish (I used a long glass baking dish) spread each flavor in its own section on the bottom of the dish.  I spread the kiwi along the top edge of the dish and then I spread the strawberry ice cream right next to it with the pineapple directly below that along the bottom edge of the dish.  Place back in the freezer for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Making the Easter Bunny
Remove ice cream from freezer.  Lay bunny cookie cutter or any easter themed cookie cutter you have on top of the ice cream layers so that an even amount of each fruit layer shows within the cookie cutter.  Press down onto ice cream to create the shape.  At this point, I would recommend sliding a spatula underneath the cookie cutter with the ice cream inside of it.  Once you slide the shape away from the block of ice cream, gently press top of the ice cream to release it from the cookie cutter.  Place shape on a plate on top of a bed of toasted coconut.  Top ice cream with colorful sugar sprinkles.

 

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