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!
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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?

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

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
Great Idea!
Ravirar1 year ago
Cool! The Magic Shell is a wonder and so simple to make too! :)
wow!!I love Ice ream
ashbegash2 years ago
Totally trying this! Awesome idea.
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 ;)
mrkake4 years ago
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. ;-)
Hahaha, um.. Scoochmaroo authored that recipe Mr.kake =D
@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
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.4 years ago
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
mary candy4 years ago
omg hummmyy
I made a root beer float flavor. XD so good. The magic shell was vanilla, and the inside i put root beer ice cream.
Ugifer4 years ago
Great idea. If you pre-chilled the metal sheet then they might not turn out so melty so quickly.
scoochmaroo (author)  Ugifer4 years ago
Ooh, good tip!
Metal baking sheet it is! Nice instructable! :)
Leosmama4 years ago
Scoochmaroo, you rock!!
Lettucehead4 years ago
These look so good! I'm gonna make some!
maltesergr84 years ago
Love ice cream & these look awesome!! Thanks for another great instructable ;-)
babatao4 years ago
So how do you make the home-made Magic Shell?
scoochmaroo (author)  babatao4 years ago
Follow the link in the ingredients (or this one) that says "homemade is best"
Robot Lover4 years ago
I think you should try it with pockey!
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 Lover4 years ago
I can't believe I didn't think of that.
Lindie4 years ago
What a good idea! And great for portion control,too!
rasengan964 years ago
looks really nice and tasty:)
miso_soup4 years ago
this looks so yummy! i cant wait to try it! :b
frenzy4 years ago

mmm i like Cream Pops with shocolade.
Culturespy4 years ago
So.... there are more of those for tomorrow?
scoochmaroo (author)  Culturespy4 years ago
I think all four dozen were consumed in about 2 minutes.
You guys have no idea how much I would like to work with you!!
randofo4 years ago
For the record, these are delicious.
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.