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Summer Snowballs

"Snow balls" made from vanilla ice cream and toffee-chip, toasted-almond, or toasted-coconut toppings are a refreshing summer dessert.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2004

Ingredients

Snowballs

  • 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream

Toppings

  • 1/2 cups toffee chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds

Directions

  1. With an ice-cream scoop, form ice cream into 8 balls, dipping scoop in hot water as you work and dropping balls onto prepared dish. (To prepare the dish, tightly cover a baking dish with plastic wrap, stretching it over the top; this will prevent the snowballs from flattening on the bottom.) Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

  2. One at a time, remove balls from freezer, roll in desired coating (1 1/2 cups total), and return to freezer. Freeze until set, at least 10 minutes, before serving.

  3. TOFFEE CHIPS: Use toffee chips straight from the bag, or crush up your favorite candies.

  4. TOASTED COCONUTS: Spread sweetened shredded coconut on a rimmed baking sheet; bake at 350 degrees, tossing occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

  5. TOASTED ALMONDS: Spread sliced almonds on a rimmed baking sheet; bake at 350 degrees, tossing occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

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