Introduction: Ice Cream Pops

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?


ShrutiC5 (author)2016-05-02

can we use Hershey's Chocolate syrup?

kikigrace (author)2015-07-29

YUM!! :)

nuthara (author)2015-05-15

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

alisa.schumaker (author)2014-11-21

stanley.chen.77312 (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

Monkeydizzy212 (author)2014-10-09


seanthesheep101 (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

Ravirar (author)seanthesheep1012014-01-06

Great Idea!

Ravirar (author)2014-01-06

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

freely dandelion (author)2013-08-02

wow!!I love Ice ream

ashbegash (author)2012-05-22

Totally trying this! Awesome idea.

seanthesheep101 (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 ;)

mrkake (author)2010-08-05

There's a great 'ible on making your own "Magic Shell". Here's the link; ................................ I like to keep it in the "family" whenever I can. ;-)

Lance Mt. (author)mrkake2010-08-30

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

mrkake (author)Lance Mt.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

Lance Mt. (author)mrkake2010-09-15

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..

scoochmaroo (author)Lance Mt.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

Lance Mt. (author)scoochmaroo2010-12-07


mary candy (author)2010-09-24

omg hummmyy

JustforArt731 (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.

Ugifer (author)2010-08-09

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

scoochmaroo (author)Ugifer2010-08-09

Ooh, good tip!

winterfresh (author)scoochmaroo2010-08-14

Metal baking sheet it is! Nice instructable! :)

Leosmama (author)2010-08-13

Scoochmaroo, you rock!!

Lettucehead (author)2010-08-08

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

maltesergr8 (author)2010-08-06

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

babatao (author)2010-08-05

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

scoochmaroo (author)babatao2010-08-05

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

Robot Lover (author)2010-08-02

I think you should try it with pockey!

Thur (author)Robot Lover2010-08-05

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

its pocky, no e

scoochmaroo (author)Robot Lover2010-08-02

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

Lindie (author)2010-08-05

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

rasengan96 (author)2010-08-03

looks really nice and tasty:)

miso_soup (author)2010-08-03

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

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Ministry Of Sound (author)2010-08-02

mmm i like Cream Pops with shocolade.

Culturespy (author)2010-08-02

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

scoochmaroo (author)Culturespy2010-08-02

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

Robot Lover (author)scoochmaroo2010-08-02

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

randofo (author)2010-08-02

For the record, these are delicious.

unbentcrayfish (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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