Dulce de Leche Balls

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The kids are going to love this one! Which topping tastes best with the dulce de leche ice cream? You’ll have to do some heavy-duty investigation!

Tags: Intermediate, 20 Mins, Desserts, Holiday Insider's Report® 2010
Serves: 4
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 15  minutes
Cooking time: 7  minutes
Total: 22 *  minutes

* Freeze time: 1hour

Additional Information


¼ cup (50 mL) pecan Halves
¼ cup (50 mL) sweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup (50 mL) finely chopped PC Sweetened Dried Fruit - Cranberries
1 tub (1.65 L) PC Cream First Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
¼ cup (50 mL) PC Old Fashioned Dark Chocolate Ice Cream and Dessert Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Spread pecans on rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Set aside to cool. Finely chop. Place pecans, shredded coconut and dried cranberries in three separate shallow bowls.
  3. Using medium size ice cream scoop, makes 12 even sized balls of dulce de leche ice cream, placing each on wax paper-lined baking sheet as you scoop it. You will use half the tub of ice cream. Place baking sheet in the freezer until scoops are firm, about 20 minutes.
  4. Roll four ice cream balls into each of the three toppings, making sure each ball is well coated, and return to baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  5. Place one of each ball in shallow dessert dish. Warm chocolate sauce in microwave for 15 seconds. Drizzle over ice cream balls and serve.


Nutritional Information

Makes 4 servings; Per serving:
450 calories
fat 21 g
sodium 110 mg
carbohydrate 59 g
fibre 3 g
protein 6 g