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Ice Cream Tartufo

An Italian ice cream dessert, tartufo is a chocolate shelled dessert filled with ice cream and a fruit filled center. Typically, you'll find two or more ice cream flavors in tartufo. Our recipe however, keeps things a bit more simple, which makes it a hit at every party we host.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this dessert. And if you do prefer to use more traditional ingredients you can - just replace the cookies and cream ice cream with whatever two flavors you'd like.


1 1/2 pints of cookies and cream ice cream

15 Oreo cookies, finely crushed

1 1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 teaspoons vegetable oil

Whipped Cream

Fresh strawberries for garnish


Using a 1/2 cup ice cream scoop, form ice cream into six balls; roll in crushed cookies. Place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for 2 hours.

Heat chocolate chips and oil in a saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth.  Cool slightly. Place the frozen ice cream balls on a wire rack and ladle 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate over each ball; coating the top and sides.  Freeze at least 1 hour or until firm.

Place each tartufo on a plate and cut into quarters, keeping the bottom intact.  Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries.

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