Ice cream caramel bonbons (Plus: Kosher Connection July linkup)

By | July 16, 2012

What’s better than ice cream on a hot summer day? And what’s cuter than a bite-sized ice cream bonbon? Nothing, that’s what.

These ice cream caramel bonbons are my favorite sort of recipe: They’re delicious, they’re adorable, and they look amazing even though they require minimal effort.

Start by “painting” the bottom and sides of a mini muffin liner with melted chocolate. Placing them in a mini muffin tray helps hold their shape while the chocolate hardens in the freezer. Next, scoop a bit of ice cream inside each cup.

Put the tray back in the freezer to firm up the ice cream, and whip up some quick caramel on the stove. You know what happens next…

After one more re-freeze, top each bonbon with more melted chocolate to seal them up. And don’t forget to decorate! I used finely chopped peanuts, sprinkles, white chocolate chips, and — coolest of all — tiny pink edible hearts! O-U from Wilton. Best baking accessory ever. (Thank you, Imma!)

Do I even need to tell you what to do with these? Bring them to a vort! Or a bris! Or a birthday party! Or make them with your kids just because it’s summer. Or…just because it’s Monday. That works, too.

So about this Kosher Connection linkup thing…

I’ve wanted to participate in a linkup for a long time, but wasn’t comfortable with the idea of doing a “mainstream” linkup that could take my readers to non-kosher blogs. The Kosher Connection group is the perfect solution. This month’s theme is frozen desserts, so make sure to check out the other kosher bloggers’ creations (below the recipe).


MM on July 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm.

These are beautiful. I’m speechless.

(And really really jealous of whoever’s getting to eat these.)


Notable Exception on July 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm.

These look INSANELY amazing!

But you also took my summer project idea, and considering mine won’t turn out this good, I need a new idea.

Ah well.


Yiska Ben Avraham on July 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm.

Whoa. OK.

1) These are SO COOL. This makes me want to banish the spices taking up my freezer to the fridge.

2) Thanks for the step by step pictures. They make it seem very cool and less daunting to make neato little things like this.

3) Liking the linkup idea! Very cool! Thanks!

4) That plate matches your photogenic food-prop pillowcase.

Have a lovely day :)


Tali Simon on July 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm.

It takes a really loyal reader to notice which props match. You get a bonbon. :)


Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn on July 17, 2012 at 12:31 am.

I can not wait to make these! They are so dainty and pretty. I can just taste that chewy caramel and creamy ice cream…


Micky on July 17, 2012 at 3:38 am.

These are too cute for words. I love the photos as well. Not only do they look great, but they sound delicious as well.


Couldn't Be Parve on July 17, 2012 at 8:08 am.

These are so fun! I usually use chocolate cups for mousse and things, but ice cream is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.


Miriam @ Overtime Cook on July 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm.

I saw these on Bakerella recently and was thinking that I want to try them. Yours came out so cute, and I love those hearts!


Tali Simon on July 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm.

I also saw Bakerella’s bonbons, and I was so glad my husband came up with this idea before I saw them! (Impressive, right? For a guy to think up ice cream bonbons?)


Sarah Klinkowitz on July 18, 2012 at 2:19 am.

Its candy..and a dessert! Love it!


Victoria (Itsy Bitsy Balebusta) on July 18, 2012 at 4:09 am.

Not only are these absolutely adorable, but they must taste amazing!! I cannot wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing this!


alessandra on July 18, 2012 at 4:13 am.



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