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Ice Cream Tacos Bring a New Kind of Taco Night


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It's a different kind of taco night tonight with these yummy dessert Ice Cream Tacos! Transform your usual grocery store kit into a delectable treat by painting the hard shell tacos with chocolate and filling them up with the toppings of your choice.  

For this round of taco dessert night, we went with three different toppers (with ice cream, of course!) - s'mores, Oreos, sprinkles, and nuts - but the sky is truly the limit, and you can add other fruits or candy, too! Get ready for a new fiesta night!

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  • 1 package melting chocolate
  • 1 package Old El Paso stand n' stuff taco shells
  • 1/2 gallon ice cream of choice

Optional toppings

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Graham cracker chunks
  • Oreo cookie chunks
  • Chopped peanuts/pecans
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sprinkles


Melt chocolate in a double boiler or fondue pot.

Brush melted chocolate onto the outside and inside of your taco shells and place them onto a cooling rack and/or parchment paper.

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Slice your half gallon of ice cream, cutting the width of your taco shell.

Once you have a slice, cut the slice in half and you will have two slices of ice cream that will fit perfectly inside the taco shell.

It's easiest to do 2-4 of these at a time, put them in the freezer and then do more. You don't want to let them get too melty while you finish the batch.

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Cover the top of the tacos with your toppings of choice. We did four versions of these tacos and used crushed Oreos, nuts, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips and crushed graham crackers.

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Keep them in the freezer until you're ready to serve.

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