Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars

These Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars are the homemade version of everyone’s favorite childhood Walt Disney World/Disneyland treat! Each chocolate covered bar is crisp on the outside, but soft and smooth on the inside. The dark chocolate coating is so easy to make, and are the perfect compliment to vanilla ice cream. Bonus? You can use Homemade (No-Cook!) Vanilla Ice Cream or even your favorite store-bought brand. Put it all together and you have an ice cream bar that’s chocolatey, creamy, sweet vanilla hinted throughout, delicious, and have a perfect crunch from the dark chocolate shell. These mickey bars are everyone’s favorite treat! It’s truly the perfect summer dessert to keep stocked in the freezer for the hottest days of the year.

a mickey bar with flowers on a concrete board

About The Recipe

I cannot begin to explain how many memories these little mickey ice cream bars have for me. From when I was a little girl, these would always be my absolute favorite treat from every trip! From hiding from the rain at Magic Kingdom to walking through sweltering heat in Animal Kingdom.

These ice cream bars were always at my top “i need to eat” list. Well, those and the giant rainbow lollipops..

No matter how hard I tried, I would almost always wind up with chocolate and ice cream all over me! It’s really a wonder why my mom ever let me wear white shirts to the parks.

And, to be honest, all these years later, nothing has changed! I am still just as messy.

mickey bar being held up with flowers and three bars in the back

Kidding!

Okay, not really.. I’m still that messy.

It’s just now I don’t have to wait for a trip to Disney to enjoy just a little bite of magic.

These sweet treats are now my absolute favorite thing to make and keep in the freezer for summer! Nothing beats homemade, right?

Oh, and did I mention that they are super easy to make? It’s seriously no wonder that these bars are such a fan favorite amongst kids and adults alike.

three stacked mickey ice cream bars with flowers and a chocolate covered spoon

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

vanilla ice cream, chocolate, and coconut oil on a marble counter

Instructions

Spread the softened vanilla cream onto a lined baking sheet. You’ll want it anywhere between 1/2 to a full inch. Place the sheet pan the freezer and let the ice cream harden.

If your ice cream is a little messy like mine, use the back of a spoon to smooth out the top. This step is totally optional. I did it because I wanted my mickey bars to look as smooth as possible!

But, now it’s time to cut the mickey’s out of the ice cream. There will be some excess ice cream so feel free to just toss that back into the container to enjoy later. Also, be sure to put the newly cut mickey’s onto a clean piece of parchment and a new sheet pan.

From here, if your ice cream is more than a little melty, put it back in the freezer for a few minutes. DON’T let it harden!

Once they’re cut, push the popsicle sticks into the middle of each mickey ice cream. Make sure to push it 1/4 way through the stick to ensure the ice cream will be stable. Place back in the freezer until hardened.

mickey ice creams with popsicle sticks

Okay, once the ice cream hardens, get the chocolate ready! Go ahead and place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium to large sized bowl. Put in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Let cool slightly.

It’s time to dip! I recommend using a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the ice cream. Just make sure you’re working fast! The ice cream will start to melt as soon as you take it out of the freezer. You may need to put it back into the freeze in between dippings.

mickey ice cream bars on sheet pan with bowl of chocolate

Once the ice creams are coated, place them back in the freezer until they are hardened. From there, enjoy!

How To Store

These bars are the perfect summertime treat! Why? Because after they are done with the final freeze, you can place them all into a freezer safe bag and keep them for about a month. Seriously delish.

mickey bar with a bite taken out of the ear with flowers

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, your favorite store-bought brand will do just fine.
  • I personally adore dark chocolate because it cuts some of the sweet! But, feel free to use milk chocolate or whatever else you may like.
  • If you don’t have coconut oil, you can use vegetable oil. You may need to slightly cut back on the amount of oil.

Expert Tips

  • Be warned! Depending on temperatures, your ice cream may melt faster and you may need to freeze it more often or longer than recommended.
  • If your ice cream melts while you’re cutting out the shapes, don’t worry! Just get them into the freezer as soon as you can. You can always cut off the melted excess.
  • Try and get the popsicle sticks in the middle of the ice creams so they have more stability.
  • You may need to place your fingers between the ears to be able to fully push the popsicle sticks into the ice cream.
  • The chocolate will immediately start hardening once you place it onto the cold ice cream. You can always do a dunking method to try and get a more even coating of chocolate.
  • If your chocolate solidifies before you’re able to dip the ice cream, don’t worry! You can place it back into the microwave for 30 second intervals until it’s melted.

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a mickey bar with flowers on a concrete board

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars

Caylie
A sweet tribute to my childhood. Homemade vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate make these Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars taste just like, if not better, than the treats inside the parks!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezing Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 671 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Spread softened vanilla ice cream to about 1/2 inch thick onto a lined baking sheet. Set in the freezer until hardened, about 30 minutes.
  • Once ice cream has hardened, take out of the freezer and cut out mickey mouse shapes with a cookie cutter.
  • Set the mickey ice creams on a new lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until beginning to firm up, about 5 minutes.
  • Push popsicle sticks into the middle of each mickey ice cream. Set back in the freezer until hardened, about 30 minutes.
  • Combine chocolate and coconut oil in a medium sized bowl.
  • Set in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring each time in between. Total time should be 2 minute and 30 seconds (6 times). Set aside and let cool.
  • Take ice cream out of the freezer and dip into cooled chocolate mixture.
  • Place back on a new lined baking sheet and freeze.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • If you don't have Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, your favorite store-bought brand will do just fine.
  • I personally adore dark chocolate because it cuts some of the sweet! But, feel free to use milk chocolate or whatever else you may like.
  • If you don't have coconut oil, you can use vegetable oil. You may need to slightly cut back on the amount of oil.
Expert Tips:
  • Be warned! Depending on temperatures, your ice cream may melt faster and you may need to freeze it more often or longer than recommended.
  • If your ice cream melts while you're cutting out the shapes, don't worry! Just get them into the freezer as soon as you can. You can always cut off the melted excess.
  • Try and get the popsicle sticks in the middle of the ice creams so they have more stability.
  • You may need to place your fingers between the ears to be able to fully push the popsicle sticks into the ice cream.
  • The chocolate will immediately start hardening once you place it onto the cold ice cream. You can always do a dunking method to try and get a more even coating of chocolate.
  • If your chocolate solidifies before you're able to dip the ice cream, don't worry! You can place it back into the microwave for 30 second intervals until it's melted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1BarCalories: 671kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 7gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 91mgFiber: 7gSugar: 59g

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4 Comments

  1. My youngest son’s birthday is next week…perfect for end of summer too! I know the kids will LOVE these! Thank you SO MUCH!

    1. Hi Laurel! You’re SO welcome! I hope you and your kids enjoy these just as much as I do. Also, happy early birthday to your son! I hope it’s a great day. xo Caylie