Ice Cream Turtle Recipe

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Ice Cream Turtle Recipe
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Ice Cream Turtle Recipe

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I found this recipe in an old magazine and thought it would be perfect to make for my grandson's birthday. It was so cute and my grandson loved it.—Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 chocolate-covered coconut candy bars (1-3/4 ounces each)
  • 12 vanilla or white chips
  • 6 ice cream waffle bowls
  • 6 scoops ice cream of your choice
  • 24 pecan halves
  • 2 chocolate licorice twists, cut into thirds

Directions

Cut a third off each candy piece, reserving large ends for turtle heads (save small ends for another use). Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with frosting. On each turtle head, secure two vanilla chips with frosting to resemble eyes. Pipe a dot in the center of each chip for pupil; pipe frosting over top of chips for eyelids. Pipe a turtle shell pattern onto waffle bowls; set aside.
Place a scoop of ice cream on each serving plate. Working quickly, position four pecan halves around each scoop for feet; press slightly to secure.
Press a licorice piece into ice cream for tail. Place waffle bowl over ice cream, making sure feet and tail show. Position head at opposite end of tail. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 desserts.
Originally published as Ice Cream Turtle in Country Woman May/June 2005, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 304 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 3 chocolate-covered coconut candy bars (1-3/4 ounces each)
  • 12 vanilla or white chips
  • 6 ice cream waffle bowls
  • 6 scoops ice cream of your choice
  • 24 pecan halves
  • 2 chocolate licorice twists, cut into thirds
  1. Cut a third off each candy piece, reserving large ends for turtle heads (save small ends for another use). Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with frosting. On each turtle head, secure two vanilla chips with frosting to resemble eyes. Pipe a dot in the center of each chip for pupil; pipe frosting over top of chips for eyelids. Pipe a turtle shell pattern onto waffle bowls; set aside.
  2. Place a scoop of ice cream on each serving plate. Working quickly, position four pecan halves around each scoop for feet; press slightly to secure.
  3. Press a licorice piece into ice cream for tail. Place waffle bowl over ice cream, making sure feet and tail show. Position head at opposite end of tail. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 desserts.
Originally published as Ice Cream Turtle in Country Woman May/June 2005, p24

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brynders User ID: 2177783 149815
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Love this! Turned out so cute, added my own touches and loved every little bit."

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darcyann User ID: 2491826 137340
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"This is so cute! To Ethel24 and Bapomalley11, use your imagination just a bit if you need to and a cup of frosting is more than enough to pipe the design onto the "turtle shell" and eyelids on the eyes. You could pipe the frosting on the waffle bowls first and then place them over the ice cream so that you don't have a puddle of ice cream on your plate."

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Ethel24 User ID: 5191605 56060
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"This sounds great but the complete list of ingredients are not included."

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Bapomalley11 User ID: 1467386 149814
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"this is adorable and I am anxious to try but there is no mention of how much chocolate frosting is needed"

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