Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bites

Easy to make Chocolate covered ice cream bites are the perfect cool treat for a hot summer day. Just a mini scoop of ice cream, a dunk in dark chocolate, and loads and loads of your favorite toppings. Great for kids parties and backyard barbecues.

Ice Cream bites on white plate with one cut open.

Ice Cream Truffles

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love ice cream! Give me multi-scoops of coffee ice cream (absolutely my favorite),  chocolate ice cream or ice cream sandwiches and I’m down with it. But these little babies are the perfect sweet treat that I never feel guilty about eating. They’re bite-size balls, covered with lots of dark chocolate, then sprinkled with your favorite toppings.

Ice Cream Truffles on white table with chocolate bar.

These chocolate dipped ice cream treats are a great way to cool off from this crazy summer heat. I just grab one, OK, maybe 2, and pop them in my mouth for a quick cool mid-afternoon snack. They’re also great for kids parties and backyard barbecues. I’ve even set up an ice cream truffle bar for a party. I have the ice cream bites all ready, melt some chocolate and put tons of toppings out for everyone to pick and choose. Let them have fun then freeze for a treat after all the presents have been opened. Check out how simple they are to make.

Easy Steps to Make Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bites

Scooping frozen ice cream into balls and placing on wax paper-lined cookie sheet.

  1. First, place a mini scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. I used a french vanilla bean for mine.
  2. Freeze for about 30 minutes.

Dipping frozen ice cream ball on a toothpick into warm melted chocolate.

  1. Melt some dark chocolate, white chocolate or any kind of chocolate for that matter. Place a toothpick into a ball and dip into the chocolate. 

Sprinkling warm chocolate covered bites with toasted coconut.

  1. Place back on lined cookie sheet and, working quickly, sprinkle on your favorite topping. I used toasted coconut, chopped chocolate chips and peanuts and, of course, colored sprinkles. ‘Cause who doesn’t like colored sprinkles!
  2. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until frozen through.

Ice Cream Truffles on white table showing sprinkled with nuts, coconut and sprinkles.

Aren’t they just the cutest, most delicious looking, chocolate dipped ice cream treats? Now take a big bite. Ummm, they’re so good!

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream piled on white plate with one cut open.

Make as many of these ice cream truffles as you like at a time, as they keep really well in a ziploc baggie in the freezer. I can’t think of a better, more delicious, way to keep cool this summer!

More cool summer treats

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches – Creamy ice cream nestled between two fresh chocolate chip cookies then rolled in sprinkles (of course).

Cake Batter Funfetti Popsicles – an easy mix of cake mix, vanilla ice cream and plenty of sprinkles makes this a favorite kid’s summertime snack.

No Churn Coffee Ice Cream –  An easy one-step no-churn ice cream with plenty of coffee flavor.

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Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bites

Easy ice cream truffles are the perfect cool treat for a hot summer day. A mini scoop of ice cream, a dunk in dark chocolate & your favorite toppings.
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings: 18 truffles
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream or your favorite flavor
  • 7 oz dark chocolate, broken up
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil (I like to use a combo of almond & coconut oil)
  • Garnishes: sprinkles, chopped peanuts, toasted coconut, crushed cookies, chopped candy bars


  • Linda small cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop vanilla ice cream into balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to assemble, line up all garnishes so they are ready to go.
  • Place chocolate and oil into a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl. Melt in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until melted.
  • Remove ice cream balls from freezer. Working quickly, dip into melted chocolate mixture then immediately sprinkle with topping of your choice.
  • If chocolate hardens too quickly for topping just spoon a little extra on top and sprinkle topping quickly.
  • Return to freezer for at least 30 minutes then enjoy.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bites