Snowballs in August? You bet! These frozen treats are a tasty way to say goodbye to the final days of summer. Just pick your favorite ice cream or sorbet, a few of your favorite coatings and you are ready to roll… literally!
My kids and I made Summer Snowballs last weekend and we had a ball. For coatings, my triplets chose s’mores (crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallows that have been cut into quarters and Nestlé Toll House Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels), chopped malt balls and crushed chocolate cookies. Once everyone has decided on a coating, place each on its own plate.
Next, you will need to line a baking sheet or tray with aluminum foil, parchment or wax paper. Be sure the baking sheet will fit in your freezer. Keep the lined sheet in your freezer as you get ready to scoop the ice cream.
For our snowballs, we chose vanilla and chocolate Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream (or Edy’s on the East Coast) as well as Strawberry Häagen-Dazs Fat Free Sorbet. The scoop we used served up about ¼ cup of ice cream, which was just perfect for a snowball.
Roll a scoop of your favorite ice cream or sorbet into the coating and swirl the plate gently to coat the ball. You can also press the coating into the ball if needed. Place the coated snowball on the sheet in the freezer. It’s best to work with one snowball at a time. If the snowballs aren’t eaten the same day, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Here are some of the snowballs my kids and I made (and ate!) together.
Pretty cool way to end the summer, right?