Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tortilla Ice Cream Scoops

Staying home for Reading Week?

It might not be as big of a bummer as you think.

I recall being in that situation one year at university and remember using the time to kick my fitness plan into high gear. There's so much you can do at home while your friends are having the time of their life at some beautiful...warm...tropical location...

Oops, sorry about that. I'm sure they're having an awful time.

Of course staying home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun and indulge a little. Think of this recipe as a way to do a bit of both.

I saw the idea of putting ice cream in a taco shell in Pillsbury's Kids Cookbook. I opted for the smaller "scoop shaped" tortilla chips after seeing mini ice cream cones served at my niece's birthday party (the cookbook was part of her gift)As you can see, I piggybacked off both ideas with this recipe. 

It blows my mind how well the sweet ice cream and chocolate works with the salty tortilla chips! They are small but they deliver more than enough sweetness to keep any sweet tooth extremely happy!

See...staying at home isn't so bad after all!

What's your home based plans for reading week?

Chocolate Chip and Pecan Ice Cream Scoops
Ice cream drizzled with chocolate and topped with pecans in a scoop shaped tortilla chip
Recipe adapted from: Pillsbury Kids Cookbook
Time it takes: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 Scoops

12 scoop shaped tortilla chips
Chocolate chip ice cream (use frozen yogurt for a lower fat version)
¼ cup milk chocolate chips
2 tbsp chopped pecans (or use chopped peanuts or walnuts)

Spoon ½ tbsp of ice cream into each tortilla chip. Place each ice cream filled chip in a cup of a 12-cup muffin pan. Cover with plastic wrap a place in the freezer.

In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips and cook in the microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave. Stir chocolate chips with a spoon until smooth.

Remove ice cream filled tortilla chips from freezer. Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over each scoop (the chocolate with still be sort of thick so put just enough on the end of a spoon and shake it until streams of chocolate fall off onto the ice cream). Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

Cover scoops with plastic wrap and store in the freezer again for at least 5 minutes so the chocolate gets hard before eating them.


  1. Thanks for the visiting my blog! Funny, you say reading week, and I think what you're referring to is what we call spring break :) This is such a great idea for parties! I love it.

  2. For some strange reason we Canadians call Spring Break "Reading Week" even though I doubt much reading actually gets done.