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Pumpkin-Shaped Ice Cream Balls

These adorable ice cream pumpkins have a harvest look but folks will be pleasantly surprised to find a mix of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet inside. These treats taste like the classic summer ice cream bar.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet blend, slightly softened
  • 10 to 12 ounces orange candy coating disks
  • 6 pretzel sticks, halved


  • Scoop ice cream blend into twelve 2-in. balls, about 1/4 cup each. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; freeze until firm.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating.
  • Remove one ice cream ball at a time; coat with melted coating. Insert a pretzel into the top for a stem. Place in a freezer container; cover and freeze. Repeat with remaining ice cream balls.
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  • Jill
    Oct 10, 2018

    Name doesn't match picture. This is a picture of an apple with a bite taken out. Presumably a "poison apple" ala Snow White. Cute idea, but the execution is not as easy as one is led to believe.

  • Effieshant
    Oct 30, 2010

    This recipe was a dismal failure and a waste of money for the ingredients. I, too, had difficulty with this recipe. The melted candy coating would not smoothly cover the ice cream. It would adhere in some areas and in other areas it was thick and lumpy. I was very disappointed that I did not have a dessert for the party that I was attending.

  • Ivorydragon
    Oct 28, 2010

    I had a really hard time getting them to look nice. I'm not really sure how to get the coating on. If you roll the ice cream in the melted coating it becomes paste like and slides right off but if you just drop the coating on it looks lumpy. I'm going to keep trying, though.