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This 3 lb ice cream praline will defeat you — guaranteed

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Just what sort of dessert should you choose in the springtime? While in winter, you’d probably opt for a rich praline, in summer you’d probably rather have an ice sundae. With that in mind, what could be better than an Ice Cream Praline? Better still, this rich chocolate and hazelnut dream comes in XXL, so those who are worried there won’t be enough dessert to go round have nothing to fear.

Ice Cream Praline

Course Desserts


  • 3.5 oz couverture
  • 1.67 fl oz cream
  • 0.75 oz chopped hazelnuts
  • 1.5 qt hazelnut ice cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2.75 oz sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2.75 oz milk chocolate
  • 4.25 oz coconut oil


  • Chop the couverture into small pieces and pour the warmed cream over them. Stir in the hazelnuts and let everything cool. Shape the mixture into a ball, then freeze it.
  • Distribute about 2/3 of the hazelnut ice cream evenly in a large bowl lined with clear plastic food wrap and press the chocolate-hazelnut ball into the center. Add the rest of the ice cream on top. Spread the topmost surface flat with a spoon and then freeze the whole thing again.
  • Heat some water in a pan. While that's warming up, put the egg whites, sugar, water, and salt in a bowl, put the bowl on top of the pan, and beat the mixture with an electric whisk until it's stiff. Take the bowl off the pan and set it to one side.
  • Turn the ice cream dome out onto a serving platter and pull away the plastic food wrap. Use a spatula to spread the egg white cream evenly over the entire dome. Then put the whole thing back in the freezer.
  • Let the chopped milk chocolate and the coconut oil melt over a water bath and stir them together to form a glaze. Pour it over the Ice Cream Praline. Chill one last time before serving.


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Tip: When it comes to decorating this sweet masterpiece, anything goes. As shown in the video, one idea is to arrange raspberries and hazelnuts around the outside of your Ice Cream Praline.
Of course, you can take on the challenge and try to conquer this chocolate-hazelnut mountain alone. But for maximum enjoyment, we recommend tackling this giant Ice Cream Praline together with family or friends. Sharing happiness ultimately doubles your happiness — and that's true for desserts too!

And as the weather gets warmer and the pull of ice cream for dessert grows strong, you can always try our Triple Layer Ice Cream Bombe too.