Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bon Bons

August 5, 2011

Happy August, everyone!

I can’t believe that fall is almost here! Well, it doesn’t exactly feel that way at all here in Florida, but I’m hoping the heat and humidity will subside soon and cooler temperatures will be on the way. Wishful thinking, huh?

Since we’re in the process of melting here, there’s really only one remedy for a hot day: ice cream, of course!

A couple of weeks ago, I did a weeklong series of ice cream recipes, since July was National Ice Cream Month. Sarah asked me to do a post on mint chocolate chip ice cream, and though I had every intention of making a batch happen, I got a little burned out on frozen treats.

Apparently I only needed a two-week break from ice cream before I was ready to get in the kitchen and whip up a new batch. Oh ice cream, I can’t stray from you for long!

I wanted to mix it up and make something a bit more unique, so I settled on ice cream bon bons! They’re pretty much the cutest things ever. I saw a recipe for them in an issue of Food & Wine, and tried making them a few months ago. Sadly, they were an epic failure; the melted chocolate completely liquified the ice cream, and there was nothing stabilizing the chocolate to make sure it set up and hardened.

This time around, I took my time to ensure that these bon bons would be much more successful! I’m happy to report that these ice cream bon bons are so simple to make, and impossible to mess up! Kids would love to get in on the fun of assembling them, and what could be more fun than enjoying a little frozen bon bon on a hot day?

The mint chip ice cream is deeply flavorful, and reminds me of my childhood; visits to the ice cream parlor around the corner for waffle cones stacked tall with minty, chocolatey scoops of ice cream.

If you don’t want to make your own ice cream, you could easily use a store-bought ice cream to make these bon bons in any flavor you like! You could also top the bon bons with sprinkles or crushed peanuts before the chocolate hardens for an extra fun touch!

Ice cream bon bons: the sweetest (and definitely most adorable!) way to beat the summertime heat!

See you next month, with a delicious recipe that’s perfect for ushering in the beginning of Autumn!

Sweetly,

Jaclyn
food + words

{The yummy recipe and gorgeous photos were created by Jaclyn, thank’s lady!}

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