Need a last minute idea for a Christmas dinner dessert? Here's your answer: vanilla ice cream rolled in crushed peppermint and set on a bed of chocolate sauce. Yum! What an appropriate treat to serve your guests during the Christmas season. So festive and simple to make, too.
1 quart good vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups peppermint candy
Good quality chocolate sauce
1. Crush Peppermint candy by placing broken pieces into a sturdy ziplock bag. Crush with rolling pin or wooden mallet. Pour the crushed candy into a small (not tiny) bowl.
2. Form ice cream into approximately two-inch balls and roll in the crushed peppermint. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and keep in freezer until ready to serve. If making many of these, freeze small batches at a time to keep ice cream from melting.
3. When ready to serve, pour a "pool" of chocolate a few inches wider than the snowballs on individual plates. Place snowballs in the center. If desired, place a single cookie on the plate too.
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Good cooking to you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!