Yummy Bite-Size Ice Cream!

Ice Cream Bites!!

Today, I decided that I would make some ice cream bites with the remainder of the ice cream in the refrigerator.  I like ice cream. Some people in my house love ice cream.  I normally like ice cream in small doses instead of a bowl of ice cream.  So, this seemed like the ideal thing to make today.   However, when you’re working with ice cream, you have to work fast and it gets to the point where it is downright hilarious.  You don’t get a lot of do-over shots and you can’t move your subject around to get the perfect shot.  And, on top of that, I had the nerve to cover some in hot chocolate.  I left some plain. Overall, it was definitely fun.

I decided to make it more interesting by making shapes with the ice cream.  I used ice trays made out of stars.  Probably a neat idea if you’re having a party and people want bite-size desserts, especially children.  The chocolate ones were actually stars to begin….that is, until I dipped them in warm chocolate.  (Imagine the humor in yelling at someone to hurry up and take the pic.  Too funny!)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon ice cream (Use whatever size you would like.  I had about half of the 1/2 gallon remaining in the fridge.)
  • 1 12 oz bag of semi-chocolate chips
  • 3 tbs of vegetable oil
  • ice cube trays (optional…you can just make balls if you like)

Directions:

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Put ice cream into a large bowl.  I blended mines because I’m going to make star-shaped ice cream bites and I need to put the ice cream into a container to squeeze ice cream into  ice trays.

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I used a container that I have for frosting cupcakes and cookies.  I filled the container with the ice cream.  This makes it so much easier for getting into the ice trays.

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Squeeze enough ice cream to fill each hole.  Try not to overfill.  Set them in the freezer for a couple of hours.  Also, set a cookie sheet into the freezer to chill.  You will use it later when emptying ice trays.

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Now, silly me.  Why did I think that I would freeze these and they would pop right out? Any way, I set them in some not-too-hot bowl of water.  It only took a couple of seconds and I was able to to turn them over on a cold sheet pan that I had set in the freezer to chill.

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Once you pop them out…this may require a little hitting the ice cube tray on the cold sheet pan to get them out…. (LOL), then set them in the freezer quickly to freeze again.  I would say a couple of hours.

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When you think that your ice cream has frozen long enough, begin making the chocolate to cover some of them.   Don’t forget to put in your vegetable oil to make it smooth.

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Keep stirring to get a nice consistency.  Then, let it cool down until it is a nice warm temperature.  Warm enough to dip or spoon over the ice cream stars.

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This is where speed is a must.  Laugh along the way because it definitely gets funny.  I dipped some of my ice creams stars in and I spooned some of the chocolate on some of them.  As soon as you get them covered, quickly put them back into the freezer to freeze again.  I put some ice in the bottom of the dish so that the ice cream bites wouldn’t melt before I took a couple of shots.

I think I like the ones without chocolate.  These small bite-size ice cream stars fills the spot when I need just the right amount of ice cream.  This is a fun thing to do with kids…so much fun!

This reminds me of the Bon Bon Ice Cream that you could buy.  Are they still being sold?  So, what do you think?  Would like you bite-size ice cream or a whole bowl?

Ice Cream Bites

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Sharon,

    These are awesome! I dont have little kids anymore but my teenage children will love them..love them too.
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  2. This will be perfect for us for the 4th of July. You have some really great ideas that we’re going to start implementing to save some money. With a household of 6 we really need to start doing and fixing things ourselves. 🙂
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  3. Hi Sharon, thanks a ton for stopping by and for the lovely thought….these looks yum, who would have thought of bite sizing ice creams!! what a lovely idea….thanks for sharing this and so glad to pin it too.

  4. I seriously love this idea! My two boys would think that the mini ice cream bites were the neatest things, thanks for the idea!
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  5. What a great idea. Perfect treat to make with my girls during the summer months. Can’t wait to try!!

  6. You are a cooking genius, Sharon! Really. Not only is this a sensible way to get your ice cream without overdoing the calories but they are so cute! Thanks for sharing them on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I always smile when I read your nice comments.
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  7. That looks amazing and a great treat for the kiddos on a hot summer day! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  8. Hi Sharon!
    I love this. You are so creative. These would be perfect for those times when you want to have ice-cream but not so much. A time saver to as there is no need to scoop out frozen ice-cream.
    Bismah recently posted…Desperate For CookiesMy Profile

  9. What a great idea! I am in the group of those who love ice cream!

    Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I am happy you are here!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com
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  10. These look yummy! Who woulda thought shaped ice cream? Sounds like a speed challenge to me!

  11. That certainly is creative. I don’t know if I’d have the patience… give me a spoon!! That’s what I’d be thinking… Cheers and thanks for sharing.
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  12. I’m not an ice cream eater but my family is!! I might like the small bites covered in frozen chocolate.
    Love this “do-it-yourself” – I think that they boys and I are going to try this soon!!
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  13. Love these! I prefer ice cream in little portions. These would be perfect. Visiting from SITS. Have a great Sunday.
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  14. What a great idea, perfect for a summer treat!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  15. These sound fun to make! I’m wondering if that magic chocolate that gets hard would work too.
    Tess @ Daycare Plus more recently posted…Rainy WeekendMy Profile

  16. Thanks for including my yummy bite-size ice cream!

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