Introduction: Ice Cream Pops


Finally, you too can enjoy ice cream on a stick!  These tiny bonbons are the perfect sized snack, and they come in every single flavor you like.  Beat the summer heat with Ice Cream Pops!

Step 1: Ingredients


You need to acquire the following:
  • Ice Cream or other frozen delight (sherbet and sorbet work too)
  • Magic Shell - homemade is best, and you can create your own flavor combinations
  • Sticks

Step 2: Scoop


Scoop out a bunch of tiny ice cream balls onto a sheet that will fit in your freezer.  Check to make sure it fits in your freezer first, or you will have to transfer them all to a smaller sheet, and they will be good and melty by this point.  Don't ask me how I know.  Just trust me.

If they're not too melty, add the sticks.  If they are too melty, pop them in the freezer for a bit to let them firm up, then add the sticks.

Step 3: Freeze


Refreezerate your pops for at least 30 min.  It helps to turn your freezer all the way up!

Don't forget about them though, or they may get icky freezer taste. Yuck!

Step 4: Dip


Get your magic shell ready for dipping.  I had to microwave mine to liquify it, but it still didn't get warm enough to melt the ice cream.

I recommend two dippings per pop.  The first dip may be compromised, and ice cream will quickly show you where.  A second dip gets things firmed up nicely, and you can layer different flavors of shell.

Step 5: Freeze and Eat


Since I wasn't eating these immediately, I put them back in the freezer for a bit.  After about 10 minutes, I separated them into bags according to their flavors.

I came up with the following taste sensations:
  • Vanilla ice cream in Dark Chocolate shell
  • Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream in Mint Chocolate shell
  • Blood Orange sorbet in Dark Chocolate Orange shell (vegan!)
  • Blood Orange sorbet in Vanilla shell
  • Vanilla ice cream in Creamsicle shell

What combinations will you make?

Comments

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ShrutiC5 made it!(author)2016-05-02

can we use Hershey's Chocolate syrup?

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kikigrace made it!(author)2015-07-29

YUM!! :)

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nuthara made it!(author)2015-05-15

how do you make the magic shell because I scream for ice cream!!

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alisa.schumaker made it!(author)2014-11-21

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stanley.chen.77312 made it!(author)2014-10-26

I put the ice cream in the magic shell for one hour. Cause I took my dog for a walk. It was too too sweet

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Monkeydizzy212 made it!(author)2014-10-09

Awesome!

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seanthesheep101 made it!(author)2011-11-13

Try this:after dipping it in once or twice and let it go hard then after I has gone hard dip in caramel so that there is a thick layer of caramel. Then dip in the chocolate again a couple of times and let it go hard-pls reply

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Ravirar made it!(author)2014-01-06

Great Idea!

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Ravirar made it!(author)2014-01-06

Cool! The Magic Shell is a wonder and so simple to make too! :)

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freely+dandelion made it!(author)2013-08-02

wow!!I love Ice ream

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ashbegash made it!(author)2012-05-22

Totally trying this! Awesome idea.

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seanthesheep101 made it!(author)2011-11-13

When I get home I am making these amazing little things.m in school so I gotta be quick making them so mum and dad don't find out ;)

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mrkake made it!(author)2010-08-05

There's a great 'ible on making your own "Magic Shell". Here's the link; https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Magic-Shell-Recipe/ ................................ I like to keep it in the "family" whenever I can. ;-)

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Lance+Mt. made it!(author)2010-08-30

Hahaha, um.. Scoochmaroo authored that recipe Mr.kake =D

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mrkake made it!(author)2010-08-31

@Lance Mt. - I realized that after I posted, but I meant the Instructables "family" at large. I wish I was in Scoochmaroo's family! I could be a beta tester for all the yummy stuff being made! :-b

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Lance+Mt. made it!(author)2010-09-15

Dear Mrs.Scoochmarro and/or there abouts,

I am writing to express my interest in applying for a job as a beta tester towards your experimental food recipes..

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2010-11-30

Hah! Accepted. You will need to relocate to San Francisco. You will be paid in food experiments. The food experiments will not always make you happy. But mostly they will :D

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Lance+Mt. made it!(author)2010-12-07

BEST JOB EVER =D

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mary+candy made it!(author)2010-09-24

omg hummmyy

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JustforArt731 made it!(author)2010-09-11

I made a root beer float flavor. XD so good. The magic shell was vanilla, and the inside i put root beer ice cream.

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Ugifer made it!(author)2010-08-09

Great idea. If you pre-chilled the metal sheet then they might not turn out so melty so quickly.

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2010-08-09

Ooh, good tip!

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winterfresh made it!(author)2010-08-14

Metal baking sheet it is! Nice instructable! :)

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Leosmama made it!(author)2010-08-13

Scoochmaroo, you rock!!

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Lettucehead made it!(author)2010-08-08

These look so good! I'm gonna make some!

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maltesergr8 made it!(author)2010-08-06

Love ice cream & these look awesome!! Thanks for another great instructable ;-)

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babatao made it!(author)2010-08-05

So how do you make the home-made Magic Shell?

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2010-08-05

Follow the link in the ingredients (or this one) that says "homemade is best"

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Robot+Lover made it!(author)2010-08-02

I think you should try it with pockey!

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Thur made it!(author)2010-08-05

Don't you think the pocky would break if it was used to support a scoop of ice cream?

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Senior+Waffleman made it!(author)2010-08-03

its pocky, no e

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2010-08-02

I can't believe I didn't think of that.

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Lindie made it!(author)2010-08-05

What a good idea! And great for portion control,too!

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rasengan96 made it!(author)2010-08-03

looks really nice and tasty:)

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miso_soup made it!(author)2010-08-03

this looks so yummy! i cant wait to try it! :b

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Senior+Waffleman made it!(author)2010-08-03

cool

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frenzy made it!(author)2010-08-03


NOM NOM NOM NOM!

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Ministry+Of+Sound made it!(author)2010-08-02

mmm i like Cream Pops with shocolade.

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Culturespy made it!(author)2010-08-02

So.... there are more of those for tomorrow?

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scoochmaroo made it!(author)2010-08-02

I think all four dozen were consumed in about 2 minutes.

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Robot+Lover made it!(author)2010-08-02

You guys have no idea how much I would like to work with you!!

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randofo made it!(author)2010-08-02

For the record, these are delicious.

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unbentcrayfish made it!(author)2010-08-02

Even better, get a small square of ice cream cake and put that in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then dip in the magic shell chocolate. Its hella good.

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