I have become obsessed with these Oreo Ice Cream Bites. They are yummy and addicting; totally dangerous, especially when made with my favorite coffee ice cream. Another great thing is that they really go together fast. These make a great dessert for parties; you can use lots of different ice creams and then add different toppings to make them fun and even more delicious.
To get started just make sure you have room in your freezer before you start scooping the ice cream. I have one of those side-by-sides that leaves little room for my goodies, so I have to be prepared.
Everyone asks how I get that hard shell chocolate topping. It’s like the Hershey’s Magic Shell, and you can definitely use that, but because I think I have to make everything from scratch I’m including the simple recipe for the chocolate coating. The topping is made with two ingredients, chocolate and coconut oil. The coconut oil is what makes the chocolate hard. You’ll love it. I keep the extra in the fridge for pouring over my bowl of ice cream. I just reheat a small amount in the microwave for a few seconds. Google coconut oil and you will also find a gazillion other uses for it, so this jar won’t go to waste just so the chocolate coating.
You need a few kitchen tools to make the little scoops nice and neat. A small ice cream scoop, mine measures 1 7/8″ across, I think it’s a one ounce scoop.Also a bench scraper, which will flatten out the ice cream and pack it down in the scoop which will make it nice and smooth.
You also need~
ICE CREAM, your favorite kind. I’m using Coffee (my fav), Mint Chip and Chocolate
Chocolate – use a good quaility chocolate. I am using El Rey Milk Chocolate.
Lots of fun toppings – be creative. I’m using Oreo Crumb, Heath Bar and Mint Flavored Sprinkles
This is how I make the ice cream bites ~
1. On a small tray or plate lay out your Oreo’ s. Use as many as you want. I made 20 with this batch.
2. I use the ice cream directly out of the freezer, you want it firm.
3. Make a nice big scoop of ice cream, making sure to fill the scoop completely with the ice cream coming over the top.
4. Now with the bench scraper, push down the ice cream into the scoop and then scrape off the remaining ice cream to make a flat top. Pushing the ice cream down gives a nice smooth shape.
5. Place the scoop of ice cream on top of the Oreo.
6. Place the ice cream bite on a plate or tray to be transferred to the freezer. I usually do five before I put in the freezer.
7. Continue this process until you have all the bites you want. Freeze to firm up the ice cream.
8. Once frozen, the ice cream will be firmly stuck to the Oreo.
Here’s the scooping steps~
|Make a nice big scoop so ice cream is coming over the top of the scoop.|
|Using the bench scraper, scrape the ice cream off the top to flatten.|
|Take your bench scraper and clean up the sides to remove the excess ice cream.|
|Viola’, a nice flat scoop of ice cream.|
|I added this picture to show what happens when you don’t press the ice cream down into the scoop. This just won’t look pretty when dipped. However, this one you get to eat.|
|Here you go, the mint chip ice cream, nice and neat on the oreo|
Now is the fun part, dipping the ice cream bites into the chocolate.
Make the chocolate topping.
12 oz. good eating chocolate.
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1. Put the chocolate and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. You can also do this in the microwave.
2. Stir until melted and smooth.
3. Let cool, but not too much because once this mixture reaches 76 degrees it starts to harden up. That’s the beauty of the coconut oil.
If you are feeling a bit crazy try adding some flavorings to the mixture like peppermint, coffee, raspberry or maybe some sea salt.
4. Place your toppings of choice into small bowls. I’m using Heath Bar, Oreo Crumbs and Sprinkles.
5. Remove the ice cream bites from the freezer and quickly dip one bite at a time into the chocolate. Dip the bite so the top part of the cookie is covered in chocolate.
6. Immediately dip into the topping or sprinkle the topping on top.
7. Put back into the freezer.