Jun 9, 2014

Chocolate covered ice cream on a stick


One day, I thought it was getting a bit boring to eat ice cream again straight from the carton. So I made a big mess...the good kind, you know.








Chocolate covered ice cream on a stick
adapted from La Prova del Cuoco
time: 10 min preparation + 30 min inactive

ingredients
160 g (6 oz) milk chocolate, broken in pieces
18 ml (1 full Tablespoon) vegetable oil (any oil without a strong taste, I used canola)
3 ice cream scoops, bourbon vanilla, f.ex.

instructions
In a small pot, melt chocolate with oil over hot water (not boiling), mixing constantly. Let it cool for 15 minutes or so.

Prepare a small tray lined with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop a solid mass (no cavities in the middle) of ice cream and dip it in the tepid chocolate sauce. Set it on the prepared tray. Repeat with the others. Place them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from the cold and insert the sticks into the ice creams.

NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES
  • the original amounts where: 400 g (14 oz) dark chocolate + 45 ml (3 Tablespoons oil) and a larger amount of ice cream;
  • I used all the chocolate I had, but I can see the point of using more...
  • my first ice cream turned out the best: there was a lot chocolate to dip in and the dip still had the right temperature;
  • the second and the third one - there was less and less chocolate and it was getting cooler and harder...rather fast; for a larger amount, it probably would be OK to reheat the sauce a bit;
  • dipping in chocolate switched to rolling in chocolate, using my fingers... I told you, not all that bad... 

25 comments:

  1. Such fun! The messier, the better!

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  2. I've always wanted to try that chocolate shell topping! 'tis the season!!! Thanks!!!

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  3. Sounds perfect since it's 100 degrees here today. Summer means lots of ice cream around here. I like your cute popsicle sticks Wish I didn't have to be on the road today, I'd rather be in the kitchen making one of these.
    -Gina-

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  4. What a fun idea to make your own chocolate covered ice cream treat. It looks so good and perfect for cooling down on a hot day - love this Ela :)

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  5. I love the sound of this, really look delicious too.

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  6. The perfect treat for a hot day!It looks delicious!

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  7. I love that you made these! They look so good especially for this summer heat!

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  8. I know this mess and I totally LOVE it!

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  9. This is such a fun recipe!! Love it!

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  10. I love chocolate covered ice cream.thanks for the recipe

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  11. I almost bought vanilla covered chocolate bars today, instead I bought vanilla ice cream. Now I know what I am going to make.

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  12. I love the idea of chocolate shells around ice cream.

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  13. Delicious! A great summer treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. Oh those messy little miracles!

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  15. A quick and delicious summer sweet!

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  16. Yes! A classic summer treat! I would easily down a few of those bad boys!

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  17. Messy and two word: yes please :-)

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  18. Wow! This looks AMAZING!
    Seriously! What a fun, unique recipe for summer!!

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  19. I love this idea and might try making some bite sized versions :)

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  20. This looks like a wonderful, delicious mess! Reminds me of my childhood somehow. :) Oh, your post just got me all sentimental....

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  21. Mmm, love crunchy layer of chocolate over the icecream!

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  22. That looks great- and the messyness kinda made the pictures artistic!

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  23. Oh, I love these! That looks like a very fun mess to make!

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  24. So delicious!! That looks so yummy I love it because chocolate is my favorite. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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