Ice Cream Bonbons
This recipe turns store-bought ice cream into a playful dessert. If you have young kids, this is a perfect family project.
Why This Recipe Works
Ice cream bonbon recipes were wildly popular at one national ice cream chain, but we wanted a recipe we could prepare at home. Bittersweet chocolate gave our Bonbons recipe the best flavor, and adding a little vegetable oil to it ensured that it spread smoothly over the balls of ice cream. Scooping the balls of ice cream and refreezing them for at least one hour kept them hard when dipped into the warm chocolate. The chocolate hardens quickly, so we add chopped nuts or coconut for a professional-looking finish.