Coconut Ice Cream Snowballs

The playful presentation of this simple ice cream dessert will bring out the kid in all of your guests.


  • 2 cups (500 mL) any flavor ice cream such as peppermint
  • 2 cups (500 mL) thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) light corn syrup
  • 1 bottle (2.25 oz/63.8) colored sugar (about 1/3 cup/75 mL)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) prepared chocolate frosting
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Place Large Sheet Pan in freezer at least 15 minutes or until frozen. Line sheet pan with 10-in. (25-cm) piece of Parchment Paper. Using Ice Cream Dipper, scoop eight rounded balls of ice cream onto pan. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.

  2. Remove ice cream balls from freezer. Scoop a level scoop of whipped topping over one ice cream ball using Large Scoop. Frost top and sides using Small Spreader (return pan to freezer as needed to prevent ice cream from melting). Sprinkle coconut over top and sides of each snowball, lightly patting coconut to adhere; return to freezer. Freeze at least 2 hours or until firm.

  3. Meanwhile, decorate plates with mitten design. Make paper stencil (see Chef’s Corner). While holding stencil in place, brush corn syrup onto Plate Simple Additions® Medium Square Plate using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush. Remove stencil. Sprinkle colored sugar over corn syrup; tilt plate to allow excess sugar to fall off corner of plate into CoatingTray. Repeat with remaining plates. Fill Decorator Bottle with frosting and attach round tip. Outline mitten design with frosting.

  4. When ready to serve, place one snowball onto each mitten design and sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.


  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 250, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 12 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 105 mg, Fiber 3 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

1 starch, 1 fruit, 2½ fat (2 carb)

Cook's Tips:

To easily frost snowballs, place one large scoop of whipped topping onto top of each ball. Spread the whipped topping to bottom of ball using Small Spreader.

To make mitten stencil, cut a piece of paper into an 8-in. square. Draw a mitten design about 6 x 4 in. (15 x 10 cm) in center of paper. Cut out center of paper, being careful not to cut outer edges of paper. Remove mitten cut-out and use remaining paper as a stencil.

Use your favorite colors of sugar and create your own mitten design.

Vanilla frosting can be substituted for the chocolate frosting, if desired.

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