May 16, 2012

Inconceivable Sundaes: A Princess Bride Ice Cream Party

Does your family have a favorite movie that you enjoy watching together time and time again?

For us, that movie is 1987 film,  
The Princess Bride

It's the perfect blend of clever storytelling,
memorable heroes and villians,
swordplay and rapier sharp wordplay, 
and a sly parody of the fairytale genre
presented in a way that only Rob Reiner can.

When presented with an opportunity by Smart & Final and Collective Bias™ to host a family movie night complete with movie-themed ice cream creations, my mind was off and running with ideas for Princess Bride themed sundaes.

Brainstorming the sundaes with family and friends was an exercise in hilarity.  There were so many clever ideas. There's just so much great material to work with.  We could have made ten times the sundaes.  Ultimately, we decided to go with the combinations that were most...


Once we narrowed down our menu of Inconceivable Sundaes, I headed off to Smart & Final to buy the ice cream and all the accoutrements for our party.

It's wonderful having a one-stop shop for everything we needed for our Ice Cream Party!  It made this party easy and stress-free.  All our guests had to do was show up, enjoy the movie, and be prepared to eat a lot of ice cream!

For lack of a home movie theater, we opted for the cozy approach and packed into our tiny Victorian parlor room to watch the film. The funniest part of the whole evening was when our dog Westley (named after the movie's hero) darted for the TV screen, barking aggressively at the ROUS (Rodents of Unusual Size).  

But let's cut to the chase shall we?  You're here for the sundaes, right?  So, without further ado, I give you...

5 Inconceivable Sundaes
Starring Smart & Final's First Street Premium Ice Creams

 The Six Fingered Man 
(this was a favorite)
 First Street Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Real Maple Syrup
Heavy Whipped Cream
Six-fingered Pepper Bacon Hand

The Crazy Sicilian
(this was our other favorite)
 First Street Chocolate Ice Cream
Heavy Whipped Cream
Drizzle of Italian Citrus Olive Oil
Biscotti Crumbles
Iocane Powder (Sea Salt)
Served in a Silver Goblet

 The Man in Black
 First Street Chocolate Ice Cream
Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Sauce
Black Jelly Beans

 The Princess 
 First Street Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Pretzel Crumbles
Peanut Butter Chips
Caramel Sauce
Salty Tears (A sprinkling of sea salt)
Serve in a a porcelain cup
with a Jeweled Crown

 The Fire Swamp
 First Street Chocolate Ice Cream
Heavy Whipped Cream
Chocolate Sauce
Hot Tamale Candies (Flame Spurts)
Heavy Whipped Cream
Graham Cracker Crumbs (Lightening Sand)
Optional:  Large Gummi Rat

 The Heath Cliffs of Insanity
  First Street Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Heavy Whipped Cream
Mocha Fudge Topping
Crumbled Heath Bars

 The Holocaust Cloak
 3 Scoops First Street Chocolate Ice Cream,
stacked and frozen on top of one another
and covered in Magic Shell;
Surrounded by Bacardi 151 soaked honey peanuts
in a wooden cart and lit aflame.
Highly flammable -- dangerous -- and not at all recommended

We didn't eat this one.  
But it sure was fun.

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  1. These are TOO fun, Jenn! The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. I love the idea of the ice cream concoctions based on the characters and locations!

  2. Jenn what a fun idea. Those sundaes all look delicious and interesting but I think that Princess Bride one looks escpecially yummy!

  3. Oh Jenn! I love this! The Princess Bride is one of our all time favorites too! In fact my 17yo DD recently had a dance at school for which she as to come as a famous couple and of course she chose Princess Buttercup and Westley! We worked hard on her dress and I was sadly disappointed that her date did not take as much care with his costume, but she did not seem to care too much. As for the sundaes - yum! I just might have to do this with my family soon! Thanks for the great ideas!

  4. Wow you are amazing! The Princess Bride is a fav and you somehow made a classic even better with all the clever treats. xoxoxo

  5. How fun! Princess Bride is one of my favs and all these dishes are hilarious!! :) Well-done!

  6. Your sundae creations are awesome! I watched Princess Bride so many times growing up, it's great seeing this post. :)

  7. So fun!!! I had not thought of using movie characters to create desserts. I will have to try this. My friend loves the princess bride they had part of the film intertwined into their wedding vows.


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