Chocolate Ice Cream Bon Bons Recipe

Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti

Shatter the chocolate shell to reveal the ice cream beneath in this cool make ahead dessert.

Notes: For the easiest handling, use a good quality, dense ice cream. Fluffy ice creams that are full of air will melt too quickly when dipped into the chocolate. You may not need the full 16 ounces of chocolate to dip the balls. I call for that much to ensure that you'll have enough. Any unused melted chocolate can be reserved for another use. Chocolate can also be melted in the microwave using 50 percent power, checking and stirring every 30 seconds until melted. If making ahead, store dipped balls between layers of parchment in an airtight container.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Serves: 24 bon bons

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  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream (or your favorite flavor), see note

  • 12 to 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, divided, see note


  1. Using a baking sheet or plate that will fit in the freezer, line with parchment paper and chill in freezer for 30 minutes. Scoop rounded tablespoons of ice cream onto prepared pan and freeze until firm, about 1 hour. If desired, re-roll into round balls and re-freeze until completely firm, about 30 minutes.

  2. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Melt, gently stirring, until smooth. Transfer melted chocolate to a mug.

  3. Working quickly, dip ice cream balls into the chocolate, one at a time, and set back onto lined pan. Freeze until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
115 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 145mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)