Because they’re sold out, I set out on a mission to re-create The Chief’s favorite ice cream treat… Nestlé Dibs®!
These are the little boogers causing me grief. They’re sold out… everywhere! Which is very hard to understand because they don’t even taste that great to me!
Since they’re his favorite (and the only dessert he’ll eat) I had to figure out how to make them… and pass them off as the real deal.
I had no clue how to approach this task but luckily my bloggie buddy, The Outlaw Mom, came to my rescue!
She suggested using a melon baller and some chocolate Smucker’s Magic Shell. The Hershey bar is to melt and mix into the Magic Shell if it doesn’t taste the same as the chocolate coating on the real Dibs.
Hmm yeah, took me a bit to get the hang of using my (never before used) melon baller that hung out in the back of my junk drawer for years. It was so happy to finally come out
I stuck a toothpick through each ball of ice cream. I had to hurry because the ice cream won’t stick to the toothpick if it’s too soft.
I quickly dipped it into a small bowl of Magic Shell. That stuff works great! No drips or mess because it hardens into a chocolate shell in seconds. If I’d used just regular melted chocolate, it would’ve melted the ice cream too fast.
I found a piece of styrofoam in my son’s craft box. This was perfect for setting each one in the freezer so I could finish them all without the ice cream melting.
So here’s the finished product. I think they look and taste exactly like the real Dibs! Ok, maybe not “exactly” but a little kid certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the difference… right? I mean, dude is 3 years old… what does he know? Right???
I failed to realize that you can’t fool ANYONE when it’s their favorite food… not even a 3 year old. He checked them out and was less than thrilled. But Daddy was very happy with them
I may try this again later… giving him enough time to forget that Mommy tried to trick him :/
Next time I’ll make them smaller and use french vanilla ice cream because the natural vanilla didn’t look the same as the vanilla inside the real Dibs. But they did taste yummy… better than the real Dibs!
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