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Ice Cream Black Widows

Yield 8 spiders

Ingredients

  • 20-oz. bag frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 8 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • About 22 chocolate licorice shoelaces
  • 1 bottle
  • 16 white-chocolate chips

How to Make It

  1. Puree strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice: Blend on medium speed until smooth. Refrigerate until serving time.

    To make "bodies," place cookies on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet. Put a small scoop of ice cream on top of each cookie and freeze until hard, about 30 minutes.

    Remove bodies from freezer and poke 3-inch pieces of licorice into sides for legs. If ice cream is very hard, poke holes with a toothpick first. Freeze for a few minutes to harden.

    Cover bodies with thick layer of chocolate sauce. Before sauce hardens, press 2 chocolate chips onto front of each one for eyes. Freeze again until ready to serve.

    Pour strawberry puree onto plate; put spider in center.