I had an idea to make home-made ice cream poppers, like a small scoop of ice cream covered in chocolate and frozen, sort of resembling a large version of those dippin’ dots or dibs ice cream. Then, I took it one step further. Why not make mini bite-sized banana and ice cream poppers – a tiny ice cream sunday bite!
These are super easy to make and de-licious! You can also make them plain without a banana, or add any other slice underneath like a strawberry, or even a cherry on top! You can cover em in sprinkles too if you like! or crushed nuts!
Two-Bite Ice Cream Sundaes – Recipe by Me!
You will need:
- A chilled cookie tray
- Tooth Picks
- Parchment / Wax paper / Aluminum foil
- Ice cream – Any flavor you choose
- Bananas – 1 or 2, depending on how many you wish to make
- Good quality Chocolate – 4-5 baking squares, or about 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips ( again depending on how many you are making you will need more/less chocolate for dipping
Cut banana(s) into slices
Scoop ice cream
Place ice cream balls and banana slices into freezer to chill
cut up chocolate and melt over double broiler
place ice cream balls onto banana slices and place toothpick into center
dip into chocolate and place back into freezer to chill completely
Place baking sheet lined with parchment paper into freezer to chill. I didn’t actually have any so I used aluminum foil, but either one works.
Cut the banana(s) into slices. Make sure they aren’t too thin. Place the slices, in a single layer, on one side of the chilled baking sheet and place back into the freezer for about 20 minutes.
Take the chilled cookie sheet out of the freezer.
Next, using a melon baller or a small ice cream scoop, scoop the ice cream to form a small ball about 1 inch round. You may want to have a glass of warm water to dip the ice cream scoop into so it is easier to form the ball.
Immediately place the ice cream balls onto the other side chilled cookie sheet. Working quickly make the rest of the ice cream balls, as many or as little as you like.
Once you have made all the ice cream balls you want, place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes until they are completely set and frozen.
Make sure you put the rest of the ice cream back into the freezer.
Take them out, and place the ice cream ball on top of a banana slice. Place a toothpick through it to keep them together. and place back into freezer for about another 15 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, in a double boiler melt the chocolate on low. If you don’t have a double boiler, use one larger pot and a smaller one placed on top so that the water is not touching the pan. Leave a small opening, you will want some of the steam to escape. Turn the burner on low so the water just starts to simmer. Melt the chocolate thoroughly, and remove from heat. Allow the chocolate to cool down until it is just warm. You can also pour some of the water into a bowl and rest another bowl on top of it with the chocolate in it to keep it warm until you are ready to dip so it doesn’t harden.
Take the frozen ice cream/banana ball out of the freezer and dip them into the chocolate until fully coated. Gently tap off the excess chocolate back into the bowl. Then stick them back onto the frozen cookie sheet. You may want to do a few at a time. You can also add chocolate sprinkles to it.
Repeat until all the ice cream and banana bites are coated and freeze for an additional 20 minutes.
When you are ready to serve, place on a chilled plate and eat immediately. Make sure you freeze any leftovers.