Welcome to another Ice Cream Sunday. My fave day of the week. Any day where I get to make and share ice cream is a great day in my book. I had some fun with this one. It is a tad messy to make these but I'm not going to lie, that was half the fun.
I wanted to call them Ice Cream Truffles but was worried it would confuse folks. So I went with Ice Cream Bites instead. When I made Chocolate Truffles last week it got my mind spinning to how good they would be in ice cream form. So I just did them with actual ice cream and coated the outside with toppings. The possibilities are endless for these. You could do a bazillion variations and never run out of ideas. I used store-bought vanilla ice cream and my Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream I made last week. I hope you enjoy this one. I know I sure had fun popping them in my mouth while shooting the photos.
- Any flavour ice cream you like. I used vanilla and cocoa pebbles
- Toppings- pistachios coconut, cocoa pebbles
- You can use homemade ice cream or store-bought.
- Be prepared to work quickly. It also helps to have a spot cleared in your freezer so you can do a few at a time and stick them right in there.
- Start by crushing your pistachios by putting them in a ziploc bag and whacking it a rolling-pin. Then roll over it until the pieces are the right size. Transfer to a small dish and set it aside.
- Now do the same things with cocoa pebbles. Place in dish and set aside.
- Place some flaked coconut in small dish as well and set aside.
- Now choose you ice cream. I started with chocolate. Use a wet melon baller to form the balls. Make about 1 or 2 dozen, freezing them as you go once formed.
- Now do the same thing with your vanilla ice cream. Freeze as you.
- Let them harden for about an hour before you start the next step.
- Take the chocolate out and roll quickly in your hand for just a second. The warmth will melt it just enough for the coatings to stick. Roll the chocolate ice cream in topping of choice, then put it on a cookie sheet or small pan. Only do about 2 or 3 at a time and keep popping them back in the freezer as you go.
- Now do the same with the vanilla ice cream using whichever toppings you choose.
- Place them all in the freezer for an hour or more until they harden again.
- Serve with a big old ice cream smile.
Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream rolled in Cocoa Pebbles
Vanilla Ice Cream rolled in Coconut
Vanilla Ice Cream rolled in Pistachios
I also do Vanilla Ice Cream in Confetti Sprinkles.
I also did Chocolate Ice Cream rolled in Pistachios.
What's really cool about this is you can get kids involved if you like. You can let them go nuts. You can drizzle stuff over top or lay them in bed of jam. I mean you can really do anything with this idea. Let your imagination run wild.
Well within reason folks. If you don't have kids and it's just you and the other half, don't be coming back here telling me an X-rated version of this. That would definitely qualify as TMI between me and you. Now I'm not saying don't do anything on the wild side, just don't tell me about it. Or your bestie or the guy at the baseball game who really does not want to know TMI about you either. Seriously people, have some dignity. You can walk on the wild side but keep it to your damn self.
Okay so now that I've gotten significantly inappropriate as usual, I'll love ya and leave ya. It's a holiday weekend here in Canuck Land. So I am heading outside to BBQ. Wish me luck that I don't fall down or blow it up. You all know by now I am the Queen of the Klutzes. I swear to all that is black and blue I need to sleep more. Or wrap myself in bubble wrap. I am healing up from "The Incident" but still a bit sore.
Oh and before I forget I have not forgotten about my caketastrophe I need to share with you. I opted to take a day off yesterday since I was all loopy from pain and whatnot. So you can expect the caketastrophe post on Thursday. We'll have a special day where we can all share baking horror stories with each other. Maybe dub it "National Baketastrophe Day" or something. Tomorrow I have something sort of healthy for you. I know right, shocking. Tuesday is the new series and you all are going to love it!!! Then Wednesday I have a special Burning Down The Kitchen for you. It's Burning Down The Kitchen Canuck Style! It's a secret who it is until then so no asking for hints. Aw, come on now. Don't get your panties in a bunch. Go make ice cream bites and keep smiling!
Toodles and smoochies! xx
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina
I call the coconut ones!
I had trouble photographing those ones cuz I kept eating them all. Love coconut!
these look awesome.... the coconut in partic!
Thanks. Yah for coconut lovers!
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef
Love the ice cream bites. I wonder how many bites a normal person would eat. I think I could eat 20. 🙂
Thanks. I was trying to figure out the serving info and finally gave up. I always want to put "serves 8 to 12 normal people...or me".
Anna @ hiddenponies
Preeeeetty pictures, I love the colour of that background board! These look like the perfect amount of ice cream for me since I'm not supposed to have dairy but sometimes need a fix...great idea!
Thanks. I am tempted to darken it up a bit. It's leftover paint from our spare bedroom which is now my blog room. Dark, rich burgandy, I love colour, can't help myself. These would be perfect for you.
Oh, Kiiiiimmmm.....these are GENIUS! You. are. brilliant! ...and I am drooling!
Thanks. I was in a truffley kind of mood the last week or so. Want everything in life bite size.
Okay... I want at least 1/2 dozen of each combination! What a fantastic idea. I don't know what would be my favorite..... they all look so good... but I am a sucker for coconut! Have a great week! ~ Ramona
Thanks. I was eating lots of the coconut and pistachio.
Amanda at the red table
Hooray for you! These are great. Love the little spoons too -- great display 🙂
Thank you so much. I had way too much fun with this.
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time
I would have not gone anywhere near an x-rated version if not for you. And you know it. TMI my posterior. You'd eat that stuff up.
Like those bites. They look amazing. I love how you come up with these ideas from other ideas.
Lol, that made me howl with laughter. My mind just goes off in theme mood. I can't seem to stop it.
Reem | Simply Reem
i love the idea of ice-cream bites...
I am sure I would be able to stop at few..LOL
Thanks. They are super addictive.
Beautiful photos! Such great color on that background. They all look great, but I think those coconut ones speak to me the most. Fun post - thanks.
Thank you so much. I loved the coconut. So good.
Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen
I'm so addicted to pistachios, you have no idea! I love these!
Thanks Valerie. I adore them too. Have a bowl sitting here right now while I work.
Choc Chip Uru
These are so adorably cute my friend - I always enjoy your ice cream sundays 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks so much. xx
Never had pistachio's with ice cream but this looks so good I might have to try it.
It is really good. I've done it with pistachios various ways. Love it in ice cream.
Dear twin/Future Wife
Please serve these at both our wedding reception and our next birthday.
Done deal girl! xx
Wow, I bet you really do have to work quickly...but how yummy!
I was covered in ice cream and loving every minute of it. Lol.
Gotta say, I'm a fan of the pistachio topping. The pop of green is so pretty.
Thanks so much. It is pretty and omg delicious. I have such a weakness for pistachios.
How cute are these?!! I just love little bites of things....makes it tastier, in my opinion. Little bites of ice cream are perfect!
Thanks so much. I totally agree. It makes me think I can eat more. Which I can't. But then I do.
Emily @ Life on Food
I saw these all over Pinterest. So much fun and I bet they are super yummy too.
That is so nice to hear. I love pinterest. They are wicked good.
Brent | Cookapalooza
The coconut are my favorite! I was thinking lightly toasting the coconut first would be tasty too!
Thanks so much. I love that suggestion. I tend to be lazy and always forget to toast things.
Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook
This is such a simple but delicious idea. I could easy down a dozen of these frozen cuties!
Thanks so much. I pretty much did just that.