Ice Cream Snowballs Recipe

Ice Cream Snowballs are a tasty treat to beat the summer heat.  From malt balls to s’mores to chopped cookies, these refreshing ice cream balls will be a big hit for kids and adults alike.  You could make these snowballs with any flavor of ice cream and roll them in your favorite candy or nuts.  The possibility are endless.  This is such an easy dessert idea. Making these snowballs is a fun way to dress up ice cream and beat the summer heat.



Ice Cream Snowballs



Ice Cream Snowballs Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice Cream Snowballs Recipe
S'more Snowballs:
  • 1 graham cracker rectangle, crushed (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows, cut into qurters
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate mint morsels
  • 1 cup light chocolate ice cream
Malt Ball Snowballs:
  • 1/2 cup malted milk balls, chopped
  • 1 cup light vanilla ice cream
Lemon-Coconut Snowballs:
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, flaked and toasted
  • 1 cup lemon sorbet, fat-free
Raspberry-Chocolate Snowballs:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate cookies, chopped
  • 1 cup raspberry sorbet, fat-free
  1. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place in the freezer.

  2. Place the coatings for each individual snowball variety on its own sheet of wax paper or in separate shallow plates or bowls.

  3. Roll a scoop (1/3 to 1/4 cup total) of ice cream or sorbet in the coating; pat coating onto the ice cream if necessary.  Tip:  I used a #16 scoop which holds about 1/3 cup of ice cream, but you could make them any size you’d like.

  4. Arrange the prepared ice cream balls on the prepared baking sheet in the freezer.  NOTE: It is best to work with one snowball at a time.  Freeze the prepared ice cream balls until solid, approximately (1) one hour.

  5. Store the frozen snowballs in airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

  6. Each of the above individual snowball recipes makes 4 servings for a total of 16 servings.


Sources  Recipe adapted from the Nestle’s web site.  Photo also from the web site.




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