Frozen Friday: Ice Cream Truffles

By: Camilla Brandfield-Harvey
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We're in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we're bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.

Does a full ice cream cake seem like too great a commitment? (Are you crazy?) If so, go for a more poppable alternative that also happens to be one of the easiest and most gourmet-looking summer desserts around, especially for the minimal effort it requires. Perfect for a party of one or a house full of hungry guests, ice cream truffles sport that crunchy exterior and smooth interior that is almost too quick to delight. Suddenly sitting around all day eating bon bons doesn't sound like a bad idea at all.

1. Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Truffles: It's love at first sight (like Valentine's Day months early) with Hungry Happenings' black-raspberry-chocolate ice cream truffles coated in chocolate shavings and pink candy melts (pictured above).

2.  Pistachio Ice Cream TrufflesBitterSweet prepares a homemade orange-scented pistachio ice cream dipped in liquid chocolate that just so happens to be vegan.

3. Peanut Butter-Pretzel Ice Cream Truffles: When preparing the homemade peanut butter-pretzel ice cream, Endless Simmer lets toasted pretzels steep in warm milk and cream for a complete fusion of flavor before combining it with peanut butter.

4.  Ice Cream Truffles (Mixed)Billy Parisi plays around with three pints of ice cream and a handful of toppings to produce cocoa-powdered coffee truffles, cherry-covered chocolate truffles and pistachio-crusted dark cherry truffles that will have guests asking who catered.

5. Blackberry-Cheesecake-and-Brown-Sugar-Granola Truffles: Who says ice cream isn't an ideal breakfast?  Vintage Kitchen Notes rolls her homemade blackberry-cheesecake-brown-sugar ice cream in honey oats and coconut. No judgment here on when you decide to eat it.

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