Let’s have an honest real conversation about… ice cream! It’s such a staple inside the Disney Parks from your Mickey kitchen sink sundaes, Mickey ice cream sandwiches, Dole Whips, and the famous, Mickey bars!
And yes, in the recent past year, local U.S. grocery stores have starting carrying a variety of Mickey ice creams. Items include Mickey bars, tubs and cups of ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches. But if you can’t find it in your local grocery store, or can’t get to one. Don’t worry! We’ve got your back with the Mickey Bars recipe and some fun variations you can make at home!
Mickey Ice Cream Bar Recipe
This is a very simple recipe that doesn’t require a ton of supplies. Chocolate topping should harden immediately.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Mickey cookie cutter
- Jumbo craft popsicle sticks (wide sturdy ones)
- 1 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- Let vanilla ice cream soften a little. Not too soft or else you’ll have a milkshake. Just soft enough to handle easily.
- While ice cream is softening, mix together semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat 30 seconds and mix. Repeat until completely melted.
- Scoop ice cream to fill Mickey cookie cutter and then lift cookie cutter.
- Hold over chocolate mixture and spoon over chocolate to complete cover.
- Lay on tray and repeat steps 3-5 until 4 Mickey Bars are made.
- Place tray back in freezer for 15-20 minutes to have stiffer ice cream.
Other Character Variations
You can make the magic shell with white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Add food dye in color inspirations of different Disney characters. Then it’s like Mickey is dressed up as your favorite Disney characters!
Seasonal and Holiday Variations
- New Years – celebration: use butter pecan ice cream and white chocolate shell; add champagne colored sugar crystals on top
- Valentine’s Day – chocolate covered strawberry: use strawberry ice cream and semi-sweet chocolate shell
- St. Patrick’s Day – Leprechaun’s Gold: use mint chocolate chip ice cream and semi-sweet chocolate shell; dust with gold flakes
- Spring Time – Easter egg: use lavender ice cream and white chocolate shell: mix different food dyes in white chocolate to make pastel colored chocolate in separate bowls; cover with white chocolate and then drop pastel polka dots all over
- Summer Time – Sunshine: use peach ice cream and white chocolate shell; swirl orange food dye throughout white chocolate before covering Mickey bar
- Fall Time – Apple pie: use dulce de leche ice cream and white chocolate shell; sprinkle very Pumpkin pie spice in white chocolate
- Winter Time – Hot Cocoa: use chocolate ice cream and semi-sweet chocolate shell; drop mini marshmallows in semi-sweet chocolate
- Christmas – Gingerbread: use gingerbread ice cream and semi-sweet chocolate shell; add red and green sprinkles
Disney Ice Cream Merchandise
If you need ice cream inspiration, nothing better than some Disney eats ice cream kitchenware! This Disney eats merchandise collection is so incredibly cute and gives you that outdoor picnic feel. If you’re looking for something more wearable, Loungefly has princess themed ice cream backpacks and bags. And the one that’s been around for awhile, the Disney parks snack merchandise, which includes Mickey bars, such as the plushes and Loungefly wallets and bags. Disney even has a Mickey ice cream bar chew toy for the pet in your life!