The hot dog is really chocolate ice cream, the hot dog buns are made from white cake mix, and the condiments are actually frosting. These are as fun to make as they are to eat.
Start making the "hot dogs" by scooping about 1/2 cup of ice cream onto a piece of plastic wrap.
Holding it in the plastic, press the ice cream into a log shape.
Twist the ends, and tuck them under the ice cream, then place it in the freezer. Repeat with the ice cream, making one log shape at a time to get them into the freezer right away.
To make your "hot dog buns," you need to use the aluminum foil to create little bun pans inside the loaf pan. Start with sheets of foil 12 inches by 7 inches.
Fold each sheet of foil in half.
Then fold up the front and back about an inch.
Now pinch the edge as you fold up the side, almost like folding the end of a present you're wrapping.
It should make a nice corner that's slightly rounded.
Repeat with the other corner on that edge.
Fold the other end the same way to make a little oval bread pan. Place 4 of these into each bread pan. Line the bottom of the mini foil pans with a strip of parchment paper, then use spray oil (I used a canola oil) to grease each foil pan.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into each one comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and leave them in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then carefully remove each mini loaf pan, and peel the foil and parchment paper from each one. Place them on the rack to cool completely.
While they're cooling, divide your frosting. Mix red food coloring into one batch and yellow into the other, then put them into a couple of squeeze bottles.
Once your cakes are cool, you can prep them. Cut a wedge out of the top of each "bun."
Unwrap the ice cream "hot dogs," and place them into the "buns." You can use your finger to quickly smooth out any lines or holes.
Then squeeze a squiggle of ketchup and mustard onto each one. Serve these quick before your "hot dogs" melt away! You can also make the squeeze bottles of frosting available for people to add to their "dogs."
You can use any chocolate ice cream for this cute dessert, but it works best if it doesn't have any chocolate chunks or other added ingredients.
Prep time: 30 minutes | Bake time: 25 minutes | Inactive time: 30 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes
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