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Monday, July 8, 2019

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Bon Bons

These super fun orange creamsicle ice cream bon bons only take 4 ingredients (including the sprinkles!) and a few minutes to make. They are a perfectly easy and delicious summer treat!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #summerdessertweek. As always all opinions are honest and my own.

bowl full of orange ice cream bon bons covered with orange, pink and yellow sprinkles. One opened to see white ice cream inside.

        Orange creamsicle ice cream bon bons scream summer to me. As your teeth crack through the orange shell they sink into creamy vanilla ice cream. Never has making these citrus and vanilla treats been so easy to make. You'll want to have them all summer long!

      Summer always offers tons of opportunities to make treats. We tend to host a lot of get togethers and enjoy extra time with our family and friends.

      Of course I always volunteer to be the dessert committee. I love having an excuse to whip up something fun.

small scoops of vanilla ice cream on baking tray lined with silicone mat

         With the temperatures ratcheting up, desserts with long bake times become less appealing though. Luckily there are plenty of great no bake options and these bon bons quickly moved up our list of favorites.

       As soon as I saw the package of orange creme candy melts in the box of treats I received from Wilton, I knew I had to make something fun with them. And I was going to have to share them with my dad.  They have the color and flavor right in the candy, so they are super convenient, no worries about the flavoring seizing the candy.

bowl of orange candy melted orange candy made into magic shell and sprinkles ready to make bon bons

      He has a bit of a reputation for liking dreamsicles.  After pondering a variety of ideas, I decided to keep it simple and boy am I ever glad I  did.

       Basically all you do is make some orange cream magic shell with the  candy melts and coconut oil. Then you dip small scoops of vanilla ice cream and quickly apply a few sprinkles.

        After a trip back to the freezer, they are ready to eat. They can be served in a bowl with a spoon or eaten in a few bites with your fingers.

bowl of orange magic shell, bowl of sprinkles and tray of dipped orange creme bon bons

         Either way, you and your guests are going to love them. Plus they store fabulously so you could just make a batch for yourself to have a treat when you need one!

Tips and tricks for making ice cream bon bons

You want to keep everything super cold. Freeze the sheet pan before you scoop the ice cream and freeze the ice cream again before you start dipping.

Use wax paper, parchment or silicone mats on your pan. Otherwise the ice cream melts more quickly and can stick to the pan.

bowl of orange ice cream bon bons with sprinkles on top

A smaller bowl works better for the magic shell.  It is easier to dip into deeper chocolate, using a larger bowl spreads the shell out more and makes it harder to cover the ice cream scoops.

You want to have your sprinkles ready and work quickly.  The shell sets fast, so you need to get the sprinkles on as soon as you pull the ice cream out.

After the dipped ice cream balls are completely set again in the freezer,  they can be transferred from the sheet pan to a freezer bag or storage container without any problem.

bite out of an orange cream bon bone with vanilla ice cream exposed

You can sub in other flavors or candy melts or chocolate for the shell if desired.

More great orange creamsicle inspired recipes:

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Yield: 36 servings

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Bon Bons

These super fun orange creamsicle ice cream bon bons only take 4 ingredients (including the sprinkles!) and a few minutes to make. They are a perfectly easy and delicious summer treat!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 2 Mtotal time: 22 M


  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 8 ounces orange creme candy melts
  • 8 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • sprinkles


How to cook Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Bon Bons

  1. Place a baking sheet lined with wax paper, a silicone mat or parchment paper in the freezer for 5-10 minutes (longer is ok).
  2. Scoop small scoops of ice cream onto frozen sheet pan.  I used a medium cookie scoop, but any size scoop you'd like will be fine.
  3. Place tray of ice cream scoops back into the freezer.
  4. Place the candy melts and coconut oil into a small microwave safe bowl.  Warm in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until you can stir it smooth.  Be careful not to overcook the chocolate and scorch it. 
  5. Get your sprinkles ready in a small bowl so you can work quickly.
  6. Dip a scoop of ice cream into the candy melts and quickly top with sprinkles before the shell sets. Place back on baking sheet and keep repeating until all of the ice cream is dipped.
  7. Return sheet pan to freezer.
  8. Once completely set and frozen solid, bon bons can be removed from baking sheet and placed in a plastic bag or other container for storage.
  9. Serve straight from freezer. 
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These super fun orange creamsicle ice cream bon bons only take 4 ingredients (including the sprinkles!) and a few minutes to make. They are a perfectly easy and delicious summer treat!


  1. What a treat! These look like pure heaven! The perfect Summer sweet snack! Have a great day lovely!

    1. They are a little too fun to eat, I must say!

  2. My favorite summer dessert is anything with dark sweet cherries in it! I also love to just eat them one by one! 😂

    1. We have been eating a lot of those these past few weeks!

  3. Carlee, I could sit here and eat these bon bons all day. What a fabulous idea and I am thinking that there are many flavor options with this recipe and oh so easy. Thank you.

  4. Orange Creamsicle is a favorite in this house....these must be made ASAP.

  5. Oh those are such nostalgic flavors. I'd love to make some of these cute treats!

  6. A brilliant idea to make magic shell with the candy melts!

  7. I seriously cannot wait to make these. And then eat them all because there's no way I'm going to share.

  8. These look so good I don't think I would want to share

  9. These bonbons take me back to a wonderful childhood memory. Delish!

  10. These would be the perfect treat for the boys this summer for when they're playing at the pool!

    1. Definitely! They're a tasty way to stay cool!

  11. Oh wow. This is such a great idea for a summer dessert. I love the dreamscicle ice cream at DQ this summer. Have you tried it?

    1. I haven't, but I saw they have orange dipped cones right after I made these... I think they stole my idea ;-)

  12. Ooo, creamsicles were one of my favorite popsicles growing up. I bet these taste wonderful.

  13. I've never made an ice cream bon bon but these look so fun and easy!

  14. Totally love the flavor of creamsicles! I am definitely going to have to try these. Gorgeous bon bons!

  15. I have never had an ice cream bon bon, but what a fantastic idea for a cool little bite!

    1. They are so good, you should definitely make some!

  16. I love making bon bons! These look delicious!

  17. I just love these orange creamsicle bon bons. They are not only delicious but fun to make! The orange flavor is popping and so good!

  18. Such a special treat! Ice cream desserts are a little extra fun especially on hot days!

  19. Creamsicle is one of my favorite flavors, this is now on my list of treats to make this summer.

  20. Love orange creamsicle can't wait to try it

  21. That orange and vanilla flavor are perfect together!

  22. I ADORE orange creamsicles, and can't wait to try making these bon bons!

  23. Congratulations, your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,441 this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and I am pinning it to our Features Board. Hope you have a very special day!
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  24. These sounda amazing, and so easy to make!! Definitely adding to my summer list!

  25. Your cold treat for summer looks delicious. I'll be sharing it tonight at Merry Monday as one of my features! I hope to see you at the party!

  26. They look absolutely delicious! Little bites of yummy orange cream goodness.

  27. I totally would have thought these would have been harder to make, getting the hot coating on the cold ice cream. Super excited to try this with my bag of orange candy melts!


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