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Everything tastes better on a stick! Give these 3 ingredient chocolate dipped ice cream bars a try and you’ll love it! Try this technique with any flavor of ice cream!
Growing up, did you have a favorite summer treat? I can’t think of anything specific that I couldn’t get enough of, but I can definitely think of a few treats that I did love! Orange creamsicles, for one. Slushies. And revels. At least, that’s what we called them growing up. I’m not sure they’re still called that…or maybe it was just a family thing? Or Canadian thing? I don’t know. Either way revels are sooooo good! I mean, could there be anything better than ice cream on a stick, smothered in chocolate!?
Typically revels (or we can just call them chocolate dipped ice cream bars) are plain vanilla with a dark chocolate shell. The REALLY fun thing about making your own is that you can use ANY flavor of ice cream!
Speaking of which, what’s your favorite?!
I can’t pick, but I do really love anything with chocolate, caramel and chunks of something. Like Rolo. But I also really love licorice flavor. I know that’s weird for a lot of people, but I just love it!
So, on to these bars.
Did I mention you only need 3 INGREDIENTS?!
How do you make chocolate dipped ice cream bars?
As I mentioned, you only need 3 ingredients for these bars!! Ice cream and……chocolate.
Start with the ice cream!
So there’s 2 methods for the ice cream for these bars. You can start from scratch with a no-churn ice cream recipe (I’ve got quite a few to choose from on the blog) and pour the ice cream before it’s frozen into your mold of choice, or you can use store-bought ice cream that has softened a little.
If you’re using store-bought ice cream, you only want to thaw the ice cream enough to make it soft and scoopable, about 10 minutes at room temperature.
For these photos I went with 4 different flavors: vanilla bean, matcha, salted caramel and strawberry. My fave was the salted caramel!
Once you have a pourable/scoopable ice cream, fill your popsicle molds up to the top, making sure the ice cream is packed in well with no air bubbles. Freeze the popsicle molds for about 40 minutes before removing from the freezer and inserting a stick in each one. You need to make sure the ice cream is very, very frozen before you start dipping them in chocolate! I usually freeze them for at least 4-5 hours.
This is the popsicle mold I have but you can use any mold you’d like. The silicone ones would work really well too!
When you’re ready to dip the ice cream bars, melt chocolate with a bit of coconut oil until it’s silky smooth. The coconut oil is what gives the chocolate that nice snap once it’s frozen!
Remove the ice cream bars from the mold and keep them in the freezer. I usually run my mold under warm water until the bars pull out easily. Keep the bars in the freezer, on a baking tray lined with wax paper or silicone until you’re ready to dip. Remove them from the freezer one at a time and quickly dip it into the chocolate, placing it back into the freezer.
What kind of chocolate should you use for these ice cream bars?
I just used semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe, but you could really crank things up a notch and use very high quality chocolate, like Callebaut or Lindt! Really any chocolate of choice will do. Even white chocolate would be delicious!
How long do these ice cream bars last in the freezer?
Once the bars are frozen, you can remove them from the baking tray to a freezer bag and seal it, and these would last for a couple of months! If your family is like our family though, they won’t last long at all 😉
We have a HOT week of summer ahead of us and I can’t wait for it. You can bet we’ll be treating ourselves to a few of these!
Some of my other favorite ice cream recipes:
- no churn matcha ice cream
- tiger-tail no churn ice cream
- birthday cake ice cream sandwiches