Flaming Ice Cream Snow Balls of Doom

Holiday traditions for my family are pretty much the same as others: hiding the Christmas pickle in the tree, smashing a peppermint pig for luck and losing at least one child at the National Tree in DC. My mother had a different tradition - trying to kill us. Not in a violent, I-hate-you kind of way, more of a I-love-you-so-why-won't-you-eat-this-delcious-oh-my-god-you're-choking kind of way. Every year, she'd dig into the back of Safeway's freezer and find a lone box of Flaming Ice Cream Snow Balls to give her five children on Christmas Eve. We loathed them. But it's your mother so you nut up and bite into the freezerburn and waxy buildup after the candle has dripped into the shredded coconut.

Oh yeah.

You want one, don't you.

Since my mother is 3000 miles away, I'm making a fresh modified version of these for my five children tonight in her honor. Meh. Nostalgia is a powerful thing.  ;)

Recipe: http://bit.ly/Yabf9H 

Merry Christmas!


  1. Oddly enough, I'd never even heard of these until just now. So you're basically responsible for furthering my education. :D

    *Saves recipe for future torture*

  2. Wow. You had me at "flaming," which is my natural state of cooking. But I do love ice cream and coconut, too. I've never heard of these before!

  3. They don't make them anymore, probably due to the lawsuits from kids inhaling the plastic holly leaves.

  4. I have never heard of these strange things before, but wow .... now I want to try one with a passion that I'm sure is both psychotic and masochistic.

  5. I've never heard of these either!

    Smashing peppermint pigs for luck is a new one too.

  6. Piggy luck: http://www.boomerater.com/articles/holiday-traditions-that-stand-the-test-of-time