Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

An easy, yet elegant dessert that is not only yummy but impressive to your family or guests. Chill time is not included in the prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 pints rich chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream, slightly softened (to use 2 1/2 cups)
  • 6 dark chocolate-covered cherries
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Scoop ice cream into 6 balls, using 1/2 cup ice cream for each.
  2. While ice cream is still in scoop, push a chocolate-covered cherry into the center of each.
  3. Place in a baking pan lined with plastic wrap and freeze at least 2 hours, until firm.
  4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in top of double boiler over barely simmering water.
  5. Lay a long sheet of wax paper on an overturned jelly roll pan.
  6. Pour chocolate on the paper and spread it to cover the length and width of the paper using a thin metal spatula.
  7. Freeze until just before serving time.
  8. (Chocolate will get crackly hard).
  9. To serve: Break up chocolate into jagged pieces.
  10. Place a few pieces in bottoms of 6 dessert dishes.
  11. Top with ice cream balls and sprinkle each with the remaining chocolate pieces.
  12. (Desserts may be frozen at this time).