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15 Ways to Use Up a Pint of Chocolate Ice Cream

Got a few scoops left in that pint of chocolate ice cream? Before you go to town with a spoon, check out these recipes that make the most of this frozen dessert.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakes

These rich chocolate peanut butter milkshakes will make you feel as if you’re sitting in a 1950s soda fountain. Make it modern with an over-the-top garnish like skewered doughnut holes, chocolate-dipped cookies or fluffernutter sandwich squares. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos look just like the real thing—but they’re stuffed with chocolate ice cream and topped with cherries and coconut instead of tomatoes and lettuce. These are as much fun to make as to eat. —Karen Oney, Fort Worth, Texas
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Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas

I keep the ingredients for these ice cream sodas on hand so I can enjoy a treat anytime I want. You can easily make more when feeding a crowd.
—Anna Erickson, Terrebonne, Oregon
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Macaroon Ice Cream Torte

My family loves frozen treats. With chocolate four ways, this one is so beautiful, people think it came from an ice cream shop. —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
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Chilly Coffee Punch

For a twist on the usual fruit punch, try a flavored coffee with ice cream, brought together just before serving. — Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona
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Hazelnut Brownie Bombe

I love making ice cream bombes—they look so elegant yet are incredibly simple to make. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina
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Chocolate Eggnog

I love Christmas so much that I decorate in October. I don’t care for eggnog, but it’s such a tradition at Christmastime that I created an eggnog that even I like! —Debbie Holcombe, Brunswick, Georgia
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Caramel-Pecan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cool, creamy, salty, sweet, crunchy and nutty…what’s not to like? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Black-Bottom Ice Cream Pie

Since we live in an area where dairy farming flourishes, an ice cream pie seemed like a natural dish to create. It’s an easy dessert to prepare anytime. —Mrs. Malvin Mauney Jr., Cordova, Tennessee
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Cherry Chocolate Floats

Old-time ice cream parlors may be gone, but this fabulous float will bring back as many memories as it does raves! Plus, these cool treats are such fun to make, the whole family will want to help. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ladyfinger Ice Cream Cake

No one will believe you didn’t fuss when you bring out this show-stopping cake. On a hot summer day, it will melt all resistance to dessert—one cool, creamy slice at a time. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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Berry-Banana Split

The fruit flavors plus chocolate ice cream make this a very tasty, pretty dessert. There’s an explosion of flavor with a delightful crunch of pecans.—Margie Williams, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
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Mint-Chocolate Bombe

This is a refreshing dessert you can keep in the freezer and take out anytime. It’s gorgeous, and never fails to impress! —Mary Kisinger, Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte

This delectable dessert layers my favorite ice cream (chocolate) and my husband’s favorite (butter pecan) on a shortbread crust, along with chocolate candy pieces, toasted pecans and caramel topping. It never fails to impress our guests. —Kelly Arvay, Barberton, Ohio
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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Ice Cream Torte

What’s not to love about peanut butter, chocolate, ice cream and Oreo cookies? This fancy peanut butter cup ice cream is a cinch to put together. Peanut butter ice cream cake is great to have on hand for unexpected guests this summer! —Dana Southwick, Manton, California

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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