Oreo Ice Cream Truffles

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

You scream, I scream, we all scream for…

Ice Cream Truffles!!!

Actually, make those Oreo Ice Cream Truffles.

That’s right.  After receiving my third shipment of delicious Haagen-Dazs gelato this week, I decided it was time to think outside of the “spoon” and see what other ice cream recipe I could create.

My first thought, of course, was to turn the gelato into an ice cream pie, but that’s already been done a zillion time.  I then thought of making mini ice cream trifles, but to be honest I find washing those adorable glass jars a total pain.

And then it hit me.  What about ice cream truffles???

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

In my head, the idea seemed brilliant.  I would just coat some scoops of ice cream in Oreo cookie crumbs, poke them with a cocktail fork, and voila — they would be a perfect way to serve ice cream without having to clean a million dishes, with a bonus of automatic portion control!

The end goal turned out as planned.  But as you might have guessed, the process took just a bit of tweaking.

I will spare you the recipe “development” process.  But let’s just say that I learned that anytime your warm paws touch the ice cream, it’s definitely melts-ville USA.  So be sure that anything that touches the truffles is chilled — a chilled baking sheet for storing, a chilled spoon for scooping, and a chilled plate for serving.  And then the ice cream definitely needs at least a half hour or so to re-freeze after scooping before you roll the scoops in the Oreos.  But if you follow those steps, these ice cream truffles will be a breeze!

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

And oh my goodness, they are SO fun!

You can of course customize them however you’d like.  You can roll them in nuts, or candy, or sprinkles, or whatever floats your boat.  And just about any sort of ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt or sorbet should work.  My friends even pointed out that with dairy-free ice cream, these Oreo Ice Cream Truffles would be vegan!!!

For my last shipment of ice cream from Haagen-Dazs for their Moments For Me campaign, I had recently received a few pints of their Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato.  And I must say, when paired with the Oreos, these treats were double-chocolate trouble.  But so good!!!
Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

Speaking of Haagen-Dazs, this month officially marks the end of my time collaborating with them on the Moments For Me campaign.  For those of you just tuning in, I was approached my Haagen-Dazs this past spring to see if I would want to be the food ambassador for their new campaign focusing on celebrating sweet moments in life.  Especially — hence the name of the campaign — moments (#hdmoment) just for me, when I could set aside time to do things I enjoy but might not always carve out time to do.

So for the past three months, I have received surprise “Moments For Me” boxes in the mail.  And then each box was also accompanied with a smoking dry-ice-filled box of Haagen-Dazs gelato delivered straight to my doorstep.  And as my Instagram followers would tell you, I quickly learned that Haagen-Dazs mail days are the best!!!

Haagen-Dazs was especially thoughtful, and took time to research and send surprises that were especially tailored to the things I love in life — namely, friends, food, and FUN!  From many beautiful bottles of wine and accessories, to my favorite kinds of giftcards (Sur La Table, Pryde’s and Ann Taylor Loft), to cute kitchen accessories, herb planting kits, and more, their thoughtful gifts had a way of completely making my day.

But the highlight of each box was definitely the “experience” gift that they sent.  The first month, it was a gift certificate to attend a local farm-to-market cooking class with a friend.  The second month, it was the opportunity to interview a local chocolatier and tour his chocolate factory.  And then this month, they sent the ultimate gift that I never tend to buy for myself but was a-ma-zing — a day at the spa.

Like I said, thoughtful.  Or perhaps better spelled — thought-FULL.
Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

The experience has definitely been a reminder of the importance of creating time in life for good moments that will turn into good memories.  And while many of those can be experienced on my own as a chance to relax or recharge, most of my favorites always seem to involve moments that are shared with friends.  So a big thank you to Haagen-Dazs for helping make this season all the more special through Moments For Me.  It makes me love their ice cream and gelato all the more, knowing the heart of the great company behind the deliciousness.

Would love to invite any of you to join in the celebration too.  Just hashtag #hdmoment on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Google+ anytime you have a moment worth sharing.  And of course, I’m pretty sure that an awesome way to begin would be to make these ice cream truffles.  They are a delicious moment just waiting to happen.

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links.

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles

Oreo-coated ice cream truffles are a fun way to enjoy this sweet treat.

Ingredients:

ice cream (I used Haagen-Dazs Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato)
finely ground Oreos
(optional) [popsicle sticks|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009EE05PI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009EE05PI&linkCode=as2&tag=gimsomove-20]

Directions:

Place a large [baking sheet|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026RHI3M/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0026RHI3M&linkCode=as2&tag=gimsomove-20] in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.

Using an ice cream scoop (I used a [large scoop|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CCY1C/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0000CCY1C&linkCode=as2&tag=gimsomove-20]), add scoops of ice cream to the chilled baking sheet and immediately return to the freezer. Let scoops chill in the freezer until frozen again, at least 20 minutes.

Place ground Oreos in a bowl. Then one at a time, use a metal spatula to quickly remove a scoop of ice cream from the freezer and transfer to the bowl of ground Oreos. Roll it around until all sides are coated. Return to the chilled baking sheet, and place a popsicle stick in the middle of the truffle. Repeat with remaining ice cream balls until all are coated.

Serve on a chilled plate and enjoy immediately.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #summer #icecream

Disclaimer: For three months, I have been partnering with Haagen-Dazs on their Moments For Me campaign.  I have not been compensated, but received gifts to help cultivate special moments in my days.  All opinions are 100% my own, as always.  This post also contains affiliate links.

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  1. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl — June 30, 2013 @ 8:37 pm (#)

    I have heard of Oreo cake balls, but never Oreo ice cream balls. These sound awesome. Maybe I should try them with cake batter ice cream! ;)

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 30, 2013 @ 8:39 pm (#)

    These are so awesome! Such a genius idea. I can totally see myself eating 10 because, well, they’re small, right? :) And I can bet delivery day would be a good day. #yum

  3. Heather — June 30, 2013 @ 9:14 pm (#)

    For the love – these are ridiculous! I can’t wait to try them – especially with those itty cutey spoons ;)

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 30, 2013 @ 10:08 pm (#)

    Such a fun idea, these would be such a party hit!

  5. Tieghan — June 30, 2013 @ 10:54 pm (#)

    Ali, you have got to be kidding me! These things are awesome and so creative! What a fun idea! I love ice cream in the summer heat!

  6. Marcie — June 30, 2013 @ 11:32 pm (#)

    These are adorable, and they look just delicious! You can’t go wrong with Oreos and ice cream.

  7. sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 1, 2013 @ 3:52 am (#)

    So easy to make!!! And so darn cute and fun for the summer (or any time of year, let’s be honest!) Ali you are so creative. I have to try that gelato flavor! I wish I got shipments of it :)

  8. Kathryn — July 1, 2013 @ 5:47 am (#)

    These are so fun!

  9. Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 1, 2013 @ 6:10 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, these are SO cute and fun! I could probably pop a dozen of those!

  10. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — July 1, 2013 @ 6:29 am (#)

    Wow! Ali, these are genius! (And the portion control definitely makes them healthier, right?) :)

  11. Erin | The Law Students Wife — July 1, 2013 @ 7:16 am (#)

    Such a sweet moment indeed. Plus the more I eat, the more moments I enjoy, right ? ;-)

  12. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 1, 2013 @ 7:25 am (#)

    Seriously in love, such a fun idea! And I can’t get over those cute lil sticks – such a childhood memory!

  13. steph@stephsbitebybite — July 1, 2013 @ 7:38 am (#)

    These could be trouble. Seriously!

  14. Tracey — July 1, 2013 @ 7:45 am (#)

    This is *such* a fun idea for summer, and so cute too! There’s no telling how many of these I could eat in a sitting :)

  15. Deborah — July 1, 2013 @ 7:57 am (#)

    This is a dessert I can get behind!! Love!

  16. Rachel Cooks — July 1, 2013 @ 8:27 am (#)

    I’ve loved seeing all your HD surprises, what a fun partnership! And these look soooo fun and delicious!

  17. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 1, 2013 @ 8:50 am (#)

    These are seriously fun!

  18. carrian — July 1, 2013 @ 9:02 am (#)

    Those look awesome and yes, let’s totally take a little more time.

  19. Maria — July 1, 2013 @ 9:14 am (#)

    These are all kinds of awesome!

  20. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables — July 1, 2013 @ 9:30 am (#)

    Oh my gosh you’re AMAZING! I have leftover Oreo’s from an ice cream dessert over the weekend… so this needs to happen!

  21. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 1, 2013 @ 9:47 am (#)

    Melts-ville USA and I don’t get along at all! Anyway, these ice cream truffles are amazing. I could have at least 5 right now for breakfast.

    Glad you had an awesome time with the campaign – it’s been a blast following along :)

  22. Angie — July 1, 2013 @ 10:20 am (#)

    These are too stinkin cute!

  23. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — July 1, 2013 @ 10:54 am (#)

    this is my idea of perfect dessert

  24. Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic — July 1, 2013 @ 10:57 am (#)

    Such a great and delicious idea! I love anything with Oreos involved.

  25. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 1, 2013 @ 11:22 am (#)

    Mmmmm….these are so stinkin’ cute! I will never say no to an Oreo.

  26. Des @ Life's Ambrosia — July 1, 2013 @ 12:01 pm (#)

    Hold the phone…Haggen-Dazs makes gelato?!?! I need to try that ASAP. And these look amazing, perfect treats for the 4th!

  27. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 1, 2013 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    I love these! I made Oreo ice cream truffles last year…I never thought to put popsicle sticks on them. Great idea!

  28. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 1, 2013 @ 5:32 pm (#)

    Two ingredients?! These are even more amazing than I realized! Such a great idea for a sweet, icy cold summer treat!

  29. Paula - bell'alimento — July 1, 2013 @ 5:57 pm (#)

    Girl! Oh how much do I love these and you. And those HD commercials for the gelato. My fav.

  30. Cassie | Bake Your Day — July 1, 2013 @ 6:32 pm (#)

    These are so fun!! Now I’m totally craving Oreos and ice cream. I love that combination!

  31. Terry Campbell — July 1, 2013 @ 6:49 pm (#)

    Ali~

    What a great idea. My kids eat ice cream every night (or at least until we run out every week). I love new ways to surprise them with dessert and this definitely fits the bill. I will try these and am sure they will be a hit! I liked learning about the #hdmoment too. Good on ya!

  32. Julie @ Table for Two — July 1, 2013 @ 7:17 pm (#)

    Seriously is there anything more delicious than Oreos and ice cream! Love this!!

  33. Nessa — July 1, 2013 @ 9:33 pm (#)

    Yummm! These would be so fun to make with all different flavors of ice cream an Oreos :)

  34. Jackie {The Beeroness} — July 2, 2013 @ 11:07 am (#)

    Oreos are my total guilty pleasure, I can’t even buy them or I’ll eat the entire package.
    These look dangerously good, so perfect for a party! (so that I’m forced to share with others)

  35. ashley - baker by nature — July 2, 2013 @ 5:52 pm (#)

    These are the most amazing things EVER. The end.

  36. meg jones wall — July 3, 2013 @ 9:20 am (#)

    these look SO fun! i’m not very adventurous with my desserts because i don’t have much of a sweet tooth – but i know my husband would absolutely love these, and i really like bite-size desserts since then i can have just enough. great idea!

  37. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 3, 2013 @ 1:44 pm (#)

    Ice cream truffles?? Yes, please!

  38. Nikki @Seeded at the Table — July 5, 2013 @ 9:30 am (#)

    These are like, the best.thing.ever. !!!!

  39. JulieD — July 6, 2013 @ 10:15 am (#)

    What a great idea, Ali! I love these!!

  40. Nutmeg Nanny — July 14, 2013 @ 7:55 pm (#)

    Yum! These truffles look absolutely incredible, I must make them :)

  41. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — October 23, 2013 @ 8:32 pm (#)

    These truffles are amazing looking! They look like mochi. I love the idea of rolling ice cream balls on ground oreo. Gotta try this. Bravo!

  42. Virginia Blackert — January 26, 2014 @ 8:04 am (#)

    Well, thank you! You’ve given me the ONLY reason to be grateful and happy for these hideous subzero temperatures in the godforsaken northeast! I’m making these today— with lots of different ice creams and toppings —entirely outdoors! Delicious!

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