Photo: Miki Duisterhof; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep Time
20 Mins
Freeze Time
6 Hours 30 Mins
12 bonbons (serving size: 2 bonbons)

Scoop your favorite flavor of ice cream into balls and cover in melted chocolate and candy sprinkles for these easy 4-ingredient ice cream bonbons.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line two baking sheets with parchment. Using a small ice cream scoop, portion 12 scoops of ice cream. Put 6 on each sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or overnight.

Step 2

Place sprinkles in a bowl. Combine chocolate and vegetable shortening in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan filled with about 1 inch of water. Place over low heat until water is just simmering (be sure bowl's bottom does not touch water). Cook, stirring often, until shortening and chocolate are melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl from pan and let stand until chocolate is just warm (not hot) to the touch.

Step 3

Working quickly, scoop up 1 ball of ice cream with a fork; hold ball over bowl of chocolate and spoon chocolate over to coat, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Hold coated ice cream ball over bowl of sprinkles and top ball with sprinkles. Use another fork to gently push coated ice cream ball back on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ice cream balls. Freeze until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

sdf2012's Review

July 12, 2014

Kaia123's Review

August 18, 2012
Wow! Never again! Two Suggestions for the brave: only melt a little chocolate at a time as it cools and clumps too quickly for more than a few balls and in Step 3 "working quickly" means "become bionic" or hire The Flash. Not sure how the bonbons in the picture came out so nice. Good luck!

Mitzi52's Review

April 12, 2011