Magazine article Sunset

Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons

Magazine article Sunset

Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons

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SERVES 8 to 10 TIME 40 minutes, plus about 6 hours to freeze BAKERS' TIP When you dip the ice cream balls in chocolate, make sure you coat some of the skewer too--this keeps the ice cream from sliding off as it melts.

  1/2 cup vanilla ice cream, softened 
  1/4 tsp. peppermint extract 
  8 oz. white chocolate, chopped 
  2 tbsp. vegetable shortening 
  1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies 

1. In a small bowl, stir together ice cream and extract unit blended. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and freeze alongside.

2. Using a large melon baller, quickly scoop all the ice cream into balls and place them on one side of the cold baking sheet. Freeze until firm, 1 5o 1 1/2 hours.

3. Insert a decorative skewer or pick * into the center of each ice cream ball and return to freezer to set, about 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, put chopped chocolate and shortening into a small metal bow. …

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