Ice Cream Bon Bons

These Ice Cream Bon Bons are homemade chocolate covered ice cream bites, just like the pricey ones in the freezer aisle, but better! Customize them with your favorite flavors!

Ice Cream Bon Bons

Have you ever bought those chocolate covered ice cream ‘miniatures’? They’re the perfect way to have a little dessert while maintaining the illusion that you haven’t really indulged. They’re ingenious. The problem is they come in teeny tiny boxes, and they are so expensive! But guess what? With homemade  chocolate coating you can easily make them yourself. Another score for the DIY team. And  I love the built in portion control because, if it’s hot enough out, I can easily lose myself in a carton of mint chip. These two-bite Ice Cream Bon Bons are delicious little problem solvers…they’re going to be my best friends this summer.

Ice Cream Bon bons with sprinkles

I only had vanilla ice cream in the freezer when I decided to make these, but if you like the idea you can go crazy with variations. Coffee ice cream is on my list, maybe with a milk chocolate coating, topped with toasted almonds. I have a few different ‘Magic Shell’ recipes on the blog for you to try, one using NUTELLA, and another with WHITE CHOCOLATE. and still another with VANILLA BEAN. The concept is that you melt chocolate with a little bit of coconut oil, and the coconut oil makes the liquid mixture harden on contact with the cold ice cream  It’s a lot of fun, and very easy.

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I made these using a small  scoop to form the little balls of ice cream. After a quick dip in the chocolate coating they go back in the freezer until you want to devour them. Because they are coated with a chocolate shell they are easy to store and easy to serve. The Coating will keep in a jar at room temperature if you want to make extra.

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How could you not love these?

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Each one of these little Bon Bons is two-bites of pure ice cream bliss!

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3.55 from 11 votes

Ice Cream Bon Bons

Ice Cream Bon Bons are homemade chocolate covered ice cream bites, just like the ones in the freezer aisle, but better! Customize with your favorite flavors!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Yield 12 -16 bon bons
Author Sue Moran


  • ice cream any flavor you like

Magic Shell Coating

  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips or squares
  • 8 Tbsp coconut oil
  • sprinkles


  • Put a baking sheet in the freezer to get it cold. Then use a small 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop to scoop out 12 scoops of ice cream and place them on the cold tray. Work quickly and then put the tray back in the freezer.
  • To make the chocolate coating, put the chocolate in a smallish, deep bowl or measuring cup. If you are using bar chocolate, cut it up in small pieces first. Add the coconut oil and microwave it for one minute. Stir well. If the chocolate is not completely melted, put it back in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir again until the chocolate is completely smooth. Set aside to allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the ice cream from the freezer. Dip each scoop into the chocolate using a fork to hold the ice cream, and a spoon to help cover it completely. Tap off any excess and lay the bon bon back on the tray. Immediately add the sprinkles, before the chocolate hardens. Continue with the rest of the scoops. You may have to work in shifts so that the ice cream doesn't melt. You can freeze a another plate and transfer a few scoops at a time to the plate if you like.
  • Store the bon bons in the freezer in a plastic or glass food storage container, or in freezer baggies, until ready to eat.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Make these bon bons your own ~

  • Use ready made Magic Shell for an every quicker treat!
  • Chopped nuts, coconut, or mini chocolate chips can be used instead of sprinkles.


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  • Reply
    January 27, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Do you have a suggestion for subbing out the coconut oil? I am allergic but would love to make these:(

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      August 21, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      Yes, you can actually use shortening (Crisco) or vegetable oil.

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    July 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    OK that’s it, I’m making ice cream bonbons this weekend.
    I completely forgot about the new, fabulous magic shell, so I this will be much easier.
    Yours came out great!

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    July 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Oh! Easy! Never would have thought. Coconut oil! That must be the secret to the magic shell. Summer goodness!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

    A lovely idea and so simple. I could hurt myself popping these in my mouth. I’m afraid to start making this magic shell. I won’t be able to stop 🙂

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    July 7, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Ice Cream Bob Bons – nothing could be better.

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    July 7, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Have to make this too…might be with white chocolate as my husband loves it!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
    July 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love this idea so simple, but brilliant. A super yummy treat for the summer months.

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    July 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    what a lovely idea – a summer version of a little chocolate truffle but I can imagine all kinds of flavour variants here. Pinning this to try out with my sprinkle-loving little girl!!

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      July 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      So glad you found them, if your daughter is anything like mine, she will flip over these!

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    July 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    they look wonderful – I could do with about 10 of these right now!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    July 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This is it for making bon bons????? I love them, but you are so right—they are expensive. Gosh I can choose what flavors I want for the ice cream. Oh my life has taken an upward turn. Yes!

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    Julia @Vikalinka
    July 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    My goodness, these are absolutely brilliant! It wouldn’t even occur to me to make them at home. My kids would go crazy for them!

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    July 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    These are so small and beautiful that I feel sure they don’t have any calories!

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    July 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    These are so beautiful! i think I want to try to make some using coffee ice-cream.

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      July 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Coffee ice cream bon bons are totally happening here asap Jennifer!

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    July 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Oh my these look so good! Perfect for summer and so simple.
    Also, thanks for the reminder about magic shell…I love it so much and I keep meaning to try it at home!

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    July 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Cute and cold bites. My granddaughter will love these!

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    July 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Perfect for the grandchildren and adults alike! I been seeing a lot of thing with the Magic Shell coating and look forward to trying it. The possibilities are ending with these! Great idea.

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      July 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      These would be crowd pleasers for sure, Susan!

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    July 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I promise I’ll make these too:)

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